Going After the Messenger

September 23, 2009

The Mainstream Media completely missed the boat on investigating ACORN and they were scooped by two 20-somethings so what do they do now?  Imagine if they went after Woodward and Bernstein this way (with simple name substitutions):

The proposition seemed outlandish. Two Washington Post reporters, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, would accept information from a secret source who would only be known as “Deep Throat.” This information would be so damaging to president of the United States, it would unleash a scandal that would shake the foundations of the nation’s government to its core.

Woodward and Bernstein deny being beholden to left-wing interests, but admit taking advice in their reporting from left-wing editor Ben Bradlee. They insist that no left-wing organization bankrolled their reporting efforts.

A mainstream media that doesn’t even try to uncover corruption of ANY party is next to worthless when their own party is in power.


While Democrats rule, 20 things the press won’t report on

September 16, 2009

Regardless of which party is in power, SOMEONE has to provide the checks and balances..

But when 90% of the media vote for one particular party no one is left to watch the hen house

It’s sad to say, but American journalism is so heavily dominated by Democratic reporters and editors that, as long as Democrats hold power, we cannot expect our biggest news agencies to look for or report any big story that would cast our leaders in a poor light.

Just consider the muffled peeps of reporting on the Van Jones controversy, ACORN’s corruption and even the Tea Party rallies.

While Democrats rule, if these news stories occur, don’t expect to see them on any front page…


Jon Stewart is even embarrassed by the mainstream media…

September 16, 2009

The mainstream media refuses to cover the ACORN corruption and even Jon Stewart takes them to task..


Pew: Only 18% Believe That The Press Treats Both Sides Fairly

September 14, 2009

And…

Just 29% of Americans say that news organizations generally get the facts straight, while 63% say that news stories are often inaccurate.

News consumers need someone to collect facts and present them.  Who is up to it?


Why did the press ignore the Van Jones scandal?

September 8, 2009

From Byron York:

Times readers didn’t know it, but the causes for Jones’ departure included the fact that he signed a 2004 petition supporting the so-called “9/11 truther” movement; that he was a self-professed communist during much of the 1990s; that he supported the cop-killer Mumia abu-Jamal; that in 2008 he accused “white polluters” of “steering poison into the people of color communities”; and that earlier this year, speaking to a friendly crowd in Berkeley, Calif., he called Republicans “a–holes.”

When controversy erupted, Jones apologized for the “truther” episode and his remarks about the GOP, but the Times, having not reported the original story, also failed to report the apologies.

Mainstream news is going to continue to bleed subscribers/money until they learn that customers are looking for news, not opinion.


The Van Jones (non) feeding frenzy

September 4, 2009

9/11 Truther, Mumia cop-killing supporter and white house green jobs czar is somehow not in the news…