Tag: media

Give it a rest, Fox News

Even for a regular watcher like me, Fox News is becoming tedious. I tuned in this morning and they were harping, as before and before that, about President Barack Obama not showing up in Paris to march with the dozens of other world leaders in support of free speech. I’m just as bothered by Obama’s... Read more »

When the "new media" kill

Bloggers and all deriders of the “legacy media” should read this piece. Professional journalism becoming replaced by the kind of laissez faire, anything-goes new media touted by what I would cal communications libertarians has its consequences. Sometimes deadly. 

MSNBC's Keith Olbermann suspended after donating to Dems

By SIMMI AUJLAReporting from Politico MSNBC host Keith Olbermann has been suspended indefinitely without pay after POLITICO reported that he made three campaign contributions to Democratic candidates. MSNBC President Phil Griffin said in a statement Friday: “I became aware of Keith’s political contributions late last night. Mindful of NBC News policy and standards, I have... Read more »

Gulf oil spill update: 96 percent of federal waters now open

Los Angeles Times photo by Carolyn Cole / May 17, 2010 The oil spill. Where did it go? Hey, wait a minute. How did this happen–without our noticing? I thought this was supposed to be an environmental disaster of unimaginably historic proportions. Funny how this news doesn’t get reported. If anyone’s interested, here’s the press... Read more »

BP bashing is getting a little out of control

Getty Images photo by Win McNamee / May 17, 2010 With protesters behind him, BP America Chairman and President Lamar McKay, right, waits in the audience to testify before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in Washington, DC. McKay, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Coast Guard Deputy National Incident Commander Rear Adm.... Read more »

Leaving "illegal" out of the "immigration" debate is dishonest

Participants in the International Workers’ Day Mass March and Rally in Chicago gather at Union Park today to support illegal immigration. (Abel Uribe/ Chicago Tribune) Yet, everywhere, the fight over the new Arizona law is called a debate over “immigration,” rather than over “illegal immigration.” Thus, a New York Times headline said “Immigration advocates rally... Read more »

Hurray! Obama leaves the press behind.

It is being reported as a breach of protocol, the president going somewhere without the press pool trailing, Turns out Mr. Obama wanted to watch his daughter play soccer, so he left a couple of hours before the press pool had been told to gather.  This is good news. For someone who can’t seem to... Read more »

Blago emerges, again

Now here’s a creative way to get some attention when no one is paying you any: Apologize for some offense that no one noticed. Blagojevich must have noticed all the press that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid got for saying something some people considered to be offensive about President Barack Obama.Reid’s offense and his subsequent... Read more »

Another stupid Illinois tax

In an effort to mine every source of revenue, the desperate and financially collapsing state of is comes up with some real doozies. This one, to take effect on Jan. 1, imposes a big jump in the fee imposed on non-profit organizations for registering with the state.  For the American Civil Liberties Union, the cost jumps... Read more »

Left wing media hypocrisy

UPDATE: For all you lefties who don’t see any hypocrisy in this, did you notice the subhead: “She’s bad news for the GOP–and everyone else too” To continue the comparisons: What if Newsweek ran a cover picture of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with the caption, “She’s bad news for the Democrats–and everyone else too.” Which... Read more »
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