Posts Tagged ‘Mainstream Media’
Contessa Brewer of MSNBC is essentially sorry that the bomber wasn’t a member of the Tea Party. Absolutely pathetic. And MSNBC wonders why their ratings are in the toilet.
Looks like the documented citizens of AZ knew what they were doing after all when they passed the recent Immigration bill. Predictably, the Mainstream Media has ignored this story. From My Fox Phoenix:
A Pinal County sheriff’s deputy is recovering after he’s shot by a group of suspected illegal immigrants and drug smugglers Friday during patrol south of Phoenix.
It happened during patrol on the I-8 west of Casa Grande and south of Phoenix. The deputy radioed in to report he was shot in the abdomen with an AK-47 assault rifle while in a desert area, Pinal County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Tamatha Villar says.
Villar says the deputy found several bales of marijuana and approached a group of five suspected illegal immigrants when he was shot. Two of the five suspects were armed.
Rupert Murdoch is finally going after local advertising in the NY editions. From Thomas Lifson in the American Thinker:
The jugular vein of the New York Times Company is local advertising in the New York editions, and the company just acquired a price-slashing competitor that is likely to cost it dearly. In early 2006, Jack Risko and I explained why local ads in the New York market are so important to the Times’ revenues, and why they are highly vulnerable to competition from Rupert Murdoch of News Corp. In mid 2007, I predicted that with the Wall Street Journal under News Corp control, upscale New York readers were going to be targeted for circulation, and that eventually the WSJ was going after the Times’ biggest local advertisers, and was likely to cut prices.Yesterday came the announcement I have been waiting for. Jennifer Saba of Reuters writes:
The Wall Street Journal is offering some businesses firesale prices for full-page ads in its highly anticipated New York edition to seduce advertisers away from The New York Times.Wall Street Journal Managing Editor Robert Thomson and other executives plan to unveil the edition during a press briefing on Monday morning.The section will cover local news, culture and sports, and will be incorporated within the Wall Street Journal. It will be circulated in the New York area. [snip]To entice advertisers onto the pages of the New York edition, the Wall Street Journal is deeply cutting the cost of a full-page ad and, as a bonus, throwing in a full-page ad in the New York Post, also owned by News Corp.
Yet not only is the Mainstream Media silent on this, but they continue to reference this incident as right-wing extremism. Truly pathetic. (which could also be said of their viewership/readership).
Voter info for John Patrick Bedell from Michele Malkin.
ResAddr1,ResAddr2,ResCity,ResState,ResZip 110 Georges Dr Hollister,CA
“It’s not your business model that sucks, it’s you that sucks”. Preach it Brother.
The owner of the Denver Post, another liberal newspaper with dwindling circulation and advertising revenue, plans to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
From Yahoo! Finance:
DENVER (AP) — The holding company for MediaNews Group Inc. newspapers, including The Denver Post and San Jose Mercury News, says it plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Affiliated Media Inc. said Friday it would file a “prepackaged” plan already approved by lenders, which should allow it to emerge from bankruptcy more quickly.
It would be at least the 13th bankruptcy filing by a U.S. newspaper publisher in the past 13 months. The owners of dozens of newspapers have been pushed into bankruptcy protection as the recession and competition from the Internet have sapped advertising revenue.
View the entire article here.
Hope and Change is trending downward and for the most part, has been since taking office. The Mainstream Media rarely mentions Obama’s approval ratings. Then again, that’d be like biting the hand that feeds them. From Clarice Feldman of The American Thinker:
The Rasmussen presidential monthly approval polls show a breathtaking drop in Obama’s approval ratings, something we might miss in the daily reports:
The Obama Administration’s latest failure occurred yesterday while trying to exclude Fox News from an interview with Pay Czar Kenneth Feinberg. Though the interview was granted to the White House Press Corps, the Obama Admin told Fox News it couldn’t be part of the interview. To the White House Press Corps’ credit, they told the Admin that if Fox News couldn’t attend, then none of them would either.
As much as the Mainstream Media is disliked, major props to them for yesterday’s actions.
The Obama administration on Thursday failed in its attempt to manipulate other news networks into isolating and excluding Fox News, as Republicans on Capitol Hill stepped up their criticism of the hardball tactics employed by the White House.
The Obama administration on Thursday tried to make “pay czar” Kenneth Feinberg available for interviews to every member of the White House pool except Fox News. The pool is the five-network rotation that for decades has shared the costs and duties of daily coverage of the presidency.
But the Washington bureau chiefs of the five TV networks consulted and decided that none of their reporters would interview Feinberg unless Fox News was included.
The administration relented, making Feinberg available for all five pool members and Bloomberg TV.
The pushback came after White House senior adviser David Axelrod told ABC News’ “This Week” on Sunday that Fox News is not a real news organization and other news networks “ought not to treat them that way.”
Media analysts cheered the decision to boycott the Feinberg interview unless Fox News was included, saying the administration’s gambit was taking its feud with Fox News too far. President Obama has already declined to go on “Fox News Sunday,” even while appearing on the other Sunday shows.
“I’m really cheered by the other members saying “No, if Fox can’t be part of it, we won’t be part of it,'” said Baltimore Sun TV critic David Zurawik, calling the move to limit Feinberg’s availability “outrageous.”
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From The American Thinker’s Graph of the Day feature by Randall Hoven for October 22, 2009. It’s simple really. When content is bad, people stop buying.
“American society must now take some collective responsibility for supporting news reporting… through varying combinations of philanthropy, subsidy and government policy… What is paramount is preserving independent, original, credible reporting, whether or not it is profitable…”
Leonard Downie Jr., VP at large and former executive editor of the Washington Post and professor of journalism at Arizona State University, and Michael Schudson, professor of communication at Columbia University’s School of Journalism.
Source: Newspaper Association of America.
Hoven’s Index for October 22, 2009
Number of NYT employees laid off in March 2009: 100.
Amount of pay cut for most employees of the NYT announced in March 2009: 5%.
Number of NYT newsroom layoffs announced in October 2009: 100.
Total compensation package of Janet Robinson, CEO of the New York Times, in 2007: $4.14 million.In 2008: $5.58 million.
From The American Thinker’s Graph of the Day feature for October 20, 2009.
Number of Jobs in the US (last 5 years, through Sept. 2009)
Source: St. Louis Federal Reserve.
Hoven’s Index for October 20, 2009
Changes (quarter to quarter) in Real Gross Private Domestic Investment, last five quarters of data:
2Q2008: down 2.7%.
3Q2008: down 1.8%.
4Q2008: down 6.7%.
1Q2009: down 16.1%.
2Q2009: down 6.5%.
Source: St. Louis Fed (GPDIC96 series).
Yet the White House and Mainstream Media outlets claim the recession is over?
Excellent interview in the Wall Street Journal with Andrew Breitbart titled ‘Taking on the Democrat-Media Complex’. Breitbart is one of the rare Hollywood Conservatives who grew up in Hollywood as a Liberal, as most do. But the Clarence Thomas hearings in 1991 opened his, and many others’, eyes to the hypocrisy of Liberalism. Andrew’s been on quite a tear since.
View the interview here.