Tag Archives: MSM

Don't tell us we're ignorant. Educate us.

While I was putting away groceries last night, I caught a glimpse of Hardball on MSNBC. Chris Matthews has been taking a break, so Mike Barnicle (great name) was guest-hosting. Barnicle had an unremarkable panel of pundits at his disposal and the topic moved to a quote from Obama at a recent fund-raising event: We […]

The quote explains the graph

Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan: If anything, the national press corps was probably too deferential to the White House and to the administration in regard to the most important decision facing the nation during my years in Washington, the choice over whether to go to war in Iraq. The collapse of the administration’s […]

Proof that the media pushes the drama

After reading that headline, I know what you’re probably thinking. We already have plenty of empirical evidence that the media loves drama. The balance between news and noise is so skewed that in 2006 half of the U.S. still thought Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. That’s three years after the war started, and a […]

Who is talking about Bush & torture?

You know how I know our country is a little screwed up these days? THE PRESIDENT APPROVED THE TORTURE OF DETAINEES AND NO ONE IN THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS TALKING ABOUT IT!!!!!!!!!!!! Isn’t this at least as big a problem as cheating on your wife in the White House? Or, you know, trying to steal […]

Election '08 media narrative: In pictures

See if you can guess which picture matches which candidate: vs. vs. Flickr photo of a flag burning from ManilaRyce Flickr photo of a calculator from Twylo Flickr photo of a GI Joe from CG76