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The “Military Recruiting Goals” Media Lie

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 19, 2009 at 9:28am 1/19/2009 at 9:28am

The media is all aflutter today with reports — as headlined in the NY Times — that “all active-duty and reserve forces meeting or exceeding their recruitment goals for the first time since 2004, the year that violence in Iraq intensified drastically….”

This is the perfect mainstream media story because it perpetuates...

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Should Newspapers Become Charitable Organizations?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 1:35pm 1/18/2009 at 1:35pm

I recently received a renewal invoice for The Providence Journal, in the amount of $259 annually. The national and international coverage in the ProJo simply regurgitates wire service stories, but the local and state coverage is superb. ProJo investigative reporters have uncovered numerous government scandals, and as the only statewide newspaper,...

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Abid Katib – Palestinian Shoe Fauxtographer?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 17, 2009 at 10:32am 1/17/2009 at 10:32am

The image on the home page of The New York Times website is startling. A bombed out building in Gaza with a single brightly colored child’s shoe in the middle of the photo. The imagery is powerful, particularly the contrast between the blackened floor and the bright cheerful color of the...

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Abid Katib – The Shoe Fauxtographs?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 17, 2009 at 9:56am 1/17/2009 at 9:56am

Here are the photos referenced in the post above:









 
 
 

Dying NY Times Runs Dying CBS Ad on Front Page

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 5, 2009 at 2:18pm 1/5/2009 at 2:18pm

The New York Times has run an advertisement on its front page for the first time ever. What a precious moment, made all the more poignant by the fact that the ad was from CBS television.

So the dying NY Times breaks with tradition to run an ad by the dying...

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It’s Not Left v. Right, But Blogosphere v. Mainstream Media

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 4, 2009 at 9:19am 1/4/2009 at 9:19am

The rise of the blogosphere owes to two developments: (1) the technology of the internet which allows individuals to be heard by a potentially unlimited audience without filtering by traditional news organizations, and (2) the agenda-driven mainstream media, which has driven tens of millions of conservatives and liberals to the internet...

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At Least Caroline Kennedy Didn’t Lie, and People Didn’t Die

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 29, 2008 at 9:25pm 12/29/2008 at 9:25pm

The mainstream media loves Ted Kennedy despite the fact that Ted left a woman to die in a ditch and then lied about it.

But Caroline Kennedy, for some reason, doesn’t pass the test, even though she didn’t lie, and people didn’t die. Caroline’s liberal creds are impeccable, she’s a Kennedy, she’s...

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NY Times’ Clinton-Blagojevich Impeachment Double Standard

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 28, 2008 at 2:33pm 12/28/2008 at 2:33pm

What a difference a decade makes. In the fall of 1998, President Bill Clinton faced impeachment for obstruction of justice and perjury in giving false and misleading testimony under oath regarding his affair with Monica Lewinsky. Congressional impeachment proceedings, while focused on the issue of testimony under oath, were against the...

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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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