Category: msm

14 victims

Why is it that the media is reporting the victims of the Fort Hood shooter as 13 people? One of the murdered ladies, Pvt. Francheska Velez, was pregnant. And her child died, so why does that not make the total count 14? Sloppy reporting? Or something else?

why hasn’t obama’s election ended terrorism?

MSNBC Anchor Frets: Why Hasn’t Obama’s Election Ended Terrorism? “File this one under “Deluded Expectations.” During MSNBC’s coverage of the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, on Thursday, daytime anchor Alex Witt seemed frustrated that the election of Barack Obama 23 days earlier — and the accompanying “global outpouring of affection, respect, hope” — had not [Continue]

orson scott card on honest reporters

Would the Last Honest Reporter Please Turn On the Lights? “An open letter to the local daily paper — almost every local daily paper in America: I remember reading All the President’s Men and thinking: That’s journalism. You do what it takes to get the truth and you lay it before the public, because the [Continue]

no media bias my ass

Boston Herald:Leftist media sire hypocrisy : “When the story first broke that Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards had cheated on his cancer-stricken wife and sired a baby with a bimbo on his campaign payroll, The New York Times [NYT] refused to run it. But when the news hit that not the president, not the vice [Continue]

go granny, go!

Gun incident near President Bush’s ranch “CRAWFORD, Texas (CNN) — A Danish journalist came this close to getting shot Saturday by an elderly woman packing a pistol near President Bush’s ranch here in what was easily the strangest incident I’ve ever witnessed covering the White House. It all started so innocently as I sat with [Continue]

media myths about the jena 6

This was in today’s (October 24th, 2007) Christian Science Monitor: Media myths about the Jena 6 A local journalist tells the story you haven’t heard. By Craig Franklin “By now, almost everyone in America has heard of Jena, La., because they’ve all heard the story of the “Jena 6.” White students hanging nooses barely punished, [Continue]

101 top incidents of media dishonesty

It’s missing several stories that I think should be included ( I didn’t see anything on the “murder” of Mohammed Al-Dura or on “green helmet guy”), but still, pretty good article. Or bad, since it’s fairly depressing how blatantly dishonest reporters can be and get away with it. Media Dishonesty Matters “We are being fed [Continue]

huh?

Read this headline from cnn.com: “Enslaving Egyptian girl, 10, gets prison sentence” Does it mean that an Egyptian girl who is 10 was enslaving someone and received a prison sentence? Does no one look at the headlines there? Since the article says that the two adults who enslaved the 10 year old received prison sentences, [Continue]

just us

I’d been wondering what was going on with the Duke rape case. Then I get an email pointing me to ab article on the CBS/60 Minutes website. The money quote, from page 6: “Asked if he thinks the D.A. committed prosecutorial misconduct, Coleman says, “Yes, I mean I think thats the whole point. And if [Continue]

maybe reuters should go back to school?

Chapter Six: Picture Manipulations by Paul Martin Lester From Photojournalism An Ethical Approach “Photojournalism has a long and cherished tradition of truthfulness. The impact of the visual image on a viewer comes directly from the belief that the “camera never lies.” As a machine, the camera faithfully and unemotionally records a moment in time. But [Continue]