Wednesday, 30 June 2010

The Press

And besides, with $100,000 you could probably buy Newsweek

Ann Althouse (June 27th):

As an intellectual, I would like to study how that worked. Ill write a book about it if someone will send me the raw material I need — the complete archive of the Journolist.  I need a Deep Throat.  I promise not to regard you as disgusting.

Breitbart raises (on June 29th):
...In the interests of journalistic transparency, and to offer the American public a unique insight in the workings of the Democrat-Media Complex, I’m offering $100,000 for the full “JournoList” archive, source fully protected.  Now there’s an offer somebody can’t refuse.
(Althouse reacts.)

Reynolds ratchets up the pressure (today):
(1) If, as Jonathan Chait says, there’s nothing there, why not relieve Breitbart of his bucks?

(2) If you’re worried about your own stuff being released, you don’t really safeguard it by not selling out to Breitbart — you just ensure that if one of the 400 other members does, you won’t get the $100K.

(3) Here’s your chance to be Deep Throat — and maybe to settle some scores along the way . . . .

Iowahawk says, “I’ll take a cashier’s check.”

Backstory (and more links) at Ace of Spades:  1-2-3-4

LATER (100701, via IP):  Eric finds it all too convenient

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Monday, 28 June 2010

The Press


Via: Sisu

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Saturday, 26 June 2010

The Press

Well, after the Army’s experience with Rolling Stone...


CHANGE: Michael Yon invited by Brits and US to embed again.


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Wednesday, 23 June 2010

The Press

The Journal plays “Name That Party”

Paragraph One:
Senator Blanche Lincoln, one of the chief architects of the financial-regulation overhaul... blah blah blah blah
Paragraph Two:
The bank, Arvest Bank Group Inc., of Bentonville, Ark., is predominately owned by... yadda yadda yadda yadda
Paragraph Three:
Under Ms. Lincoln’s proposed change, Arvest would be excused from a provision... whoop whoop whoop whoop
Paragraph Four:
White House officials have said they don’t want changes that benefit specific companies... yawnnnnnnnnnnnn
Paragraph Five:
Lawmakers routinely do things to benefit organizations in their home states... z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z
Paragraph Six:
Other Democrats in Congress...
Other Democrats,” eh?  So, indirectly, in Paragraph five column 4, now we know!

Admittedly, Lincoln isn’t one of those obscure senators who seldom makes the national press.  Still, one wonders, had she been a Republican...?

(At least it wasn’t after the jump– on page A14.)

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Tuesday, 15 June 2010

The Press

Oh, so THAT’S why...

R.S. McCain makes a point that may explain the Wall Street Journal’s new obsession with the World Cup:

In an American context, avid soccer fandom is almost exclusively located among two groups of people (a) foreigners — God bless ‘em — and (b) pretentious yuppie snobs.
Let’s see: Mr.Murdoch in column A, most of the staff in column B... yeah, it fits.


[1] UPDATE, (per Curmudgeon):
In fairness, this wasn't NPR. It was the utterly wretched and still pro-Communist Nation, which is even more nauseating than Mother Jones, if that's possible.

But that NPR finds it worth repeating says all you need to know about NPR.

Will a real GOP congress finally de-fund this monstrosity?

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Monday, 07 June 2010

The Press

Gotta lower those expectations!

Propaganda? What propaganda?  Dept

The DSM.prepares us for Obamacare:
More medical care won’t necessarily make you healthier - it may make you sicker.  It’s an idea that technology-loving Americans find hard to believe.
Oh, those eeeevil technology-loving Americans!  If they could just shut up and be more docile and less demanding, maybe like Europeans...
Anywhere from one-fifth to nearly one third of the tests and treatments we get are estimated
by whom?
to be unnecessary...

It can start during birth as some
note the weasel word
of the nation’s increasing number of C-sections are triggered by controversial
to whom?
fetal monitors that signal a baby is in trouble when everything’s actually fine.
Unsupported assertion.
It extends to often futile
who says?
intensive care at the end of life...
Death panels, here we come!
Americans get the most medical radiation in the world...  Too many scans increase the risk of cancer...
Fear-monger much?  I guess those scandalously long waits for x-rays in the U.K. aren’t really bad: After all, they’re preventing cancer!
One-third of men older than 75 get routine PSA tests despite guidelines that say most
another weasel word
are too old to benefit.
My dad just celebrated his 96th birthday.  Wonder if he was “too old” at 75?

And that’s just the first page...

So why this story, with this spin, at this time?

Seems obvious to me.

And it’s also no surprise that Gannett’s Indianapolis Catbox Liner put it on the front page above the fold.

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