Internet vs. Newspapers

December 30, 2008

The bias of blogs is nearly the same as the mainstream press though at least blogs are open about it.  Perhaps the mainstream press could save themselves by doing something novel like actual reporting instead of the partisan banter that people are increasingly willing to get straight from the web…  There is a market for actual reporting.

Web Blows By Papers as News Source

“The Internet’s gain in 2008 was partly fueled by the heated presidential election, during which a record number of people flocked to the web daily to get their political news. But the survey also confirmed perhaps the worst-kept secret in the media industry, that the viability of the printed press is in grave danger. The two trains have passed each other in broad daylight.”


Puerto Rican Name That Party!

December 30, 2008

Why can’t the media (UPI in this case) simply reveal the name of the party of a corrupt politician even if it is the party of the reporter?  Treat all corrupt politicians equally and stop covering!

via Glenn

The Media is Shocked…

December 30, 2008

The media is shocked to discover that their own made up narrative of George Bush is off the mark.  And then Richard Cohen is critical that Bush doesn’t read books by those who hate him…

The media should be in the business of reporting the news instead of creating caricatures.  What bias?

The Archives of the Times

December 30, 2008

That’s from late 1908, which should give us pause when considering how today’s mainstream views may appear to readers one century from now.”

A New Source for News

December 29, 2008

Why pay for biased reports from Reuters and AP when you can pay the interest groups directly?

Mission Accomplished

December 29, 2008

“TV News Winds Down Operations on Iraq War. Hey, they got Obama elected. Why stick around and maybe report stuff that doesn’t fit the narrative?”

source: Glenn

The Year in Review

December 28, 2008

A higher truth ratio in a single column than in an entire year of election coverage from the press.  By Dave Barry.