Category Archives: press failures

It’s Politics In Summer, Yayyyyy

Thank God the state of the United States free press is strong, and no such falsehood would ever stand.

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POLITICO Slips The Surly Bonds Of Earth

The website-that-shall-not-be-linked found a way for the defeat of Artur Davis to be a defeat for Obama. With the headline “Short Obama coattails for black pol,” POLITICO opined: The stunning defeat suffered by Rep. Artur Davis — one of the … Continue reading

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Your Liberal Media At Work

So I was watching CNN yesterday morning as they interviewed Gary Berntsen, author of Jawbreaker: The Attack on Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda: A Personal Account by the CIA’s Key Field Commander. Berntsen laid out the missteps and miscues in Washington … Continue reading

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The Great Unraveling of Media

In 1964, William Buckley led a rebellion of the conservative intelligentsia against the John Birch Society and its hoopleheaded paranoia. In 2009, the same JBS hooplehead paranoia is in charge of the conservative movement — and the intelligentsia is now … Continue reading

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Pinning A Win

Watching this first half of Major Garrett’s interview with Obama for Faux Noise, it’s abundantly clear that Garrett chose the “lightning round” pacing in hopes of pinning Obama to commit on issues that haven’t worked their way through Congress. It’s … Continue reading

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..and on the third day, the public option rose

Sundays brought a cycle of rumor and denial about health care reform. Huffington Post late Saturday night: President Barack Obama is actively discouraging Senate Democrats in their effort to include a public insurance option with a state opt-out clause as … Continue reading

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Business Press

Via Barry Ritzholz at The Big Picture, an exhaustive study of the business press as the meltdown approached proves what everyone already knows: not enough investigative journalism and far too many puff pieces. If only Jon Stewart had had a … Continue reading

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