Category Archives: Media

Tabloid Journalism

In tonight’s debate, the Democratic candidates discussed Iraq, appealing to Southern whites, the economy, jobs and the involvement of young people in politics. What, then, would you expect to be Paula Zahn’s first post-debate question to John Kerry? Surely not … Continue reading

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America’s Voices?

I was really looking forward to this show. I’ve always thought Republican pollster Frank Luntz’s focus groups were the best part of Hardball, giving us a window into what some “average” (if more informed and articulate) people felt about the … Continue reading

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Faces of Death

I just watched Hardball, and they displayed pictures of Uday and Qusay Hussein’s dead bodies no fewer than six times. First, let me say this: I believe the military made a wise decision in releasing the photos. After all, the … Continue reading

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The Media, The Times

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The Public’s Right to Know

Today, repulsed by MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and weary of watching anything on Faux News, I flipped to CNN — the supposed mature, responsible news network of cable’s big three. What was on? Some bickering talking head show with the following … Continue reading

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Mr. Cranky Rates War Coverage

Like an Iraqi soldier dressed in civilian clothes, Fox News has crept in under the false cover of objectivity to unleash a blitzkrieg of bias so right wing that channel-surfers often mistake it for a eugenics infomercial. The only nod … Continue reading

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Faux News

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Connie Chung is a Goner

First Donahue, now Chung. Things may be getting better in the world of cable news. What can I say, other than how pleased I am that her show¬†was canceled? I couldn’t stand her stupifying, “oh-dear” kindergarden teacher manner. Or her … Continue reading

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Yay…ad nauseum

She’s alive! She’s alive! Thank God she’s alive!!!! Now shut up about it. There should be a rule: After any major event, the media will have 48 hours to report it, hype it, spin it, and do whatever they want. … Continue reading

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