Archive for the ‘Death of the MSM’ Category
The Washington Post’s ombudsman has admitted once again that the Post has been unfair to Sen. George Allen: Allen supporters think he canâ€™t catch a break; I sympathize. The macaca coverage went on too long, and a profile of Allen was relentlessly negative without balancing coverage of what made him a popular governor and senator. Yeah, that’s [...]
WashTimes: The Big Three television networks have used unprecedented midterm election coverage to bash the Republican Party with negative stories, and plenty of them, a study says. Only 12 percent of election stories that aired on NBC, ABC or CBS were favorable toward Republican candidates, according to a study released yesterday by the [...]
Have you seen the Inside Politics blog over at the Washington Times’ website? It’s surprisingly not bad, for a media blog. The focus is largely on Virginia and Maryland politics, as you might have guessed. Some interesting stuff over there from Christina Bellantoni and company. Certainly worth adding to the RSS reader (which [...]
Patrick Hynes: I hope Virginians get answers to these questions before they vote on Election Day, Nov. 7th. But for that to happen, the media need to ask him.
Jon: Will the media finally scrutinize Jim Webb â€” and these stories about Webb â€” in the last few weeks of the campaign? So far, they appear uninterested in doing much more than transcribing Webb campaign press releases. He makes a pretty good case over there, but I can’t say that I’m surprised by anything I’ve seen [...]
Wow. Bwana’s seven-year-old son qualifies to be a Washington Post reporter!
You may have been following the story about Virginia Senator George Allen and absurd allegations about some stock options. As the AP summarizes: For the past five years, Sen. George Allen, has failed to tell Congress about stock options he got for his work as a director of a high-tech company. The Virginia Republican also [...]
This is a complete joke. UPDATE: Bwana has his usual thoughtful take on the story.
Norm points us to the brand spanking new blog of Bart Hinkle (of the Times-Dispatch). Here, Hinkle discusses why he is blogging. So, now Hinkle is moving into the arena that has already been perfected by Norm. The question is: when is the Richmond Times-Dispatch going to ask Normie to be a regular [...]
Here and here, The Malcontent says that the WaPo crusade against Sen. George Allen has gotten ridiculous.
Lots of hand-wringing about press passes being denied to bloggers. I just can’t get worked up about it. I’m not a reporter, and don’t claim to be. Of course, it occurs to me that I might be eligible for press credentials now, thanks to my gig at Campaigns & Elections. Don’t [...]
You have to listen to the latest Bearing Drift podcast, with Rep. Jo Ann Davis. I love this comment by Squeaky: So let me get this straight: You went to the SOURCE for FACTS and let her quotes stand on her own without editorial input or editing?!??! Revolutionary! Who ever heard of such a thing. Indeed.
Shaun Kenney has caught the Daily Press manipulating a quote: Instead of reporting what happened though, someone at the Daily Press decided to turn this into something else, as if Rep. Jo Ann Davis were backtracking on Iraq. Clearly not the case, but for some odd reason, someone made the decision to generate a news story [...]
How many times are we going to see something like this from outfits like the AP and al-Reuters? It’s unconscionable.
Jerry is going into the belly of the beast to write op-eds for the Roanoke Times, “a motley collection of leftist lunatics who write crap most Southwest Virginians can’t comprehend or relate to.” Good luck, Jerry.
Everyone’s twelfth favorite newspaper, the Daily Press, has started a blog. Gotta give ‘em credit for their press release, however, which I enjoyed: Calling all political junkies. The Daily Press in Newport News has launched a spiffy new political blog for all things Virginia. It’s called The Shad Plank. It can be found at www.dailypress.com/shadplank. You must [...]
MSM caught again. Reuters sent this photo out over the wires: The caption was: “Smoke billows from burning buildings destroyed during an overnight Israeli air raid on Beirut’s suburbs August 5, 2006. Many buildings were flattened during the attack.” It didn’t take long for the photo to be exposed as having been photoshopped. Heck, it may [...]
As Fidel Castro’s health falters, some old friends are remembering him fondly…and I expect the media to laud him as well, upon his death, whenever that is. I won’t remember him fondly at all. He’s a blood-thirsty tyrant who has murdered countless innocent people.