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The Media Permits Iran’s Christmas Eve Hangings To Pass Silently In The Night

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 28, 2008 at 9:27am 12/28/2008 at 9:27am

On Christmas Day, British television Channel 4 provided Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a platform to broadcast “an alternative Christmas message on British television to rival Queen Elizabeth II’s annual address.” In the message, Ahmadinejad said that “if Christ were on Earth today, undoubtedly he would hoist the banner of justice and...

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Is The Wall Street Journal Now Covering For Obama In The Blagojevich Scandal?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 27, 2008 at 10:06am 12/27/2008 at 10:06am

The Wall Street Journal has been an exception to the mainstream media rule of unquestioned support for Barack Obama, and to this day the WSJ’s editorial page is one of the few places where Obama’s proposed policies are questioned. But a news article in today’s WSJ, “Reform Law Might Have Aided...

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NY Times — The Orphan Who Killed Its Parents

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 24, 2008 at 3:26pm 12/24/2008 at 3:26pm

I recently placed “tags” on my prior posts, to make it easier for readers to find posts by topic. Among the tags were “NY Times” and “media bias.” As I began tagging the stories, however, I realized that every story I tagged “NY Times” also was being tagged “media bias.”

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NY Times: $73 Does Not Equal $73

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 8:51am 12/10/2008 at 8:51am

There is no better example of why the NY Times is crumbling than the article $73 an Hour: Add...

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Media Bias Infects The Media’s Self-Examination

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 28, 2008 at 8:59am 11/28/2008 at 8:59am

The mainstream media, which swooned over Barack Obama, is going through a mild period of self-examination. Howard Kurtz‘ piece, A Giddy Sense...

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Did David Brooks Diss Martin Luther King, Jr.?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 22, 2008 at 2:36pm 11/22/2008 at 2:36pm

In a November 21, 2008 column, NY Times columnist David Brooks made the following statement:

“Obama seems to have dispensed with the romantic and failed notion that you need inexperienced “fresh faces” to change things. After all, it was L.B.J. who passed the Civil Rights Act. “

During the primary campaign, Hillary Clinton...

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Where Is The Video Of NY Times Editors Butchering The News?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 22, 2008 at 11:34am 11/22/2008 at 11:34am

“A Sarah Palin Thanksgiving”

I thought this story was a joke, when I saw it posted on the Internet, but it is true. The NY Times Editorial Board has posted a blog entry criticising Sarah Palin for conducting a videotaped television interview against the backdrop of turkeys being slaughtered. According to The...

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“Palin Lied, People Died” And Other Media Fictions

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 8:42pm 11/11/2008 at 8:42pm

The widely reported news that Sarah Palin didn’t know Africa was a continent has been revealed to be a hoax. The news “source” supposedly inside the McCain campaign was an impostor, who even created a phony research institute to give legitimacy to his claims, and a faux blog on which to...

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President Bush’s Dog Bites Reporter

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 7, 2008 at 8:11am 11/7/2008 at 8:11am

What took so long? Finally, a rational reaction to media bias, but alas, too little, too late.

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Groupthink, Obama, The Media, and “I Told You So”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 3, 2008 at 8:14am 11/3/2008 at 8:14am

Robert Shiller’s recent article, Challenging the Crowd in Whispers, Not Shouts, addresses the phenomenon of Groupthink in understanding speculative economic bubbles. Groupthink is a concept developed by Yale psychologist Irving L. Janis to understand why “experts” fail to speak out publicly to warn that the speculative bubble will burst. As described...

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The Press has Destroyed Our Right to a Free and Fair Press

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 9:18am 10/25/2008 at 9:18am

The mainstream media has been so biased in this election, that most journalists no longer deserve the title. So says ABC News journalist Michael Malone in a great blog post:

“The traditional media is playing a very, very dangerous game. With its readers, with the Constitution, and with its own fate.

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