Sunday, 16 October 2011

The Press

Sins of omission, cont’d.


Sipsey Street Irregulars:
The realization of the Gunwalker Plot continues to slowly broaden and deepen in the popular culture, and to the Obama administration it must seem like Chinese water torture as they wince in anticipation of each new revelation.  The one constant that they can cling to, however -- the one solace in an ever darkening gloom -- is the partisan faithfulness of the major network evening news shows, and newspapers such as the New York Times and Pravda on the Potomac, the Washington Post.

As evidence, ladies and gentlemen of the jury of history, I present the undisputed fact that on the evening news shows of NBC, ABC and CBS this week not one -- NOT ONE -- mentioned the unprecedented subpoena by a Congressional committee of information regarding the entire top echelon of the Justice Department in the Gunwalker Scandal.
A working republic requires an informed citizenry.  Which, in today’s world, requires a press that doesn’t shill for one side or the other.  Which we don’t have...

Ed Driscoll:
Say, it’s a good thing the media has Occupy Wall Street to focus on right now to deflect attention not just from this story, but from all of the other high-speed Obamacontinental train wrecks crashing into each other right now, isn’t it?
Investor’s Business Daily:
Over the weekend, Senate Democrats passed a dubious milestone — going 900 days without fulfilling their legal obligation to pass a budget.  Worse is the fact that this gross dereliction of duty has gone largely unnoticed.
Prediction: More news we won’t get:
It won’t make the front pages and the 11 o’clock newshours, but sometime next year Iraq will become an appendage of the Iranian mullahs.
Mark Philip Alger:
...As reporters and print shop folk join the rest of us on the unemployment line, they can wonder about the wisdom of lying to the consumers of [their] product.

For those who Tuned In Late:

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Saturday, 08 October 2011

The Press

July 8, 2011: Kirsten Powers gets played

American Journ-O-Lism  Dept
John E.:
It's helpful to remember just how far this Administration, DoJ and media will go to protect Obama and Holder from [the "fast-n-furious”] story and also how coordinated it all is.
He’s got the video.

Mark Steyn:
...Forget the United States Border Patrol guys that were killed about these ‘Fast & Furious’ guns.  Real-live, or previously live, citizens of third world countries — the kind of people that NPR [and]The New York Times claim to love — are dead because of this...  Why isn’t that a national scandal?”
Because there’s no scandal when it’s their guys doing it.

(Steyn via Insty.)

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Tuesday, 04 October 2011

The Press

Sins of omission

CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson:

They will tell you that I’m the only reporter--as they told me--that is not reasonable.  They say the Washington Post is reasonable, the LATimes is reasonable, the New York Times is reasonable, [that] I’m the only one who thinks this is a story, and they think I’m unfair and biased by pursuing it.
"Reasonable” as in "ignoring the gunrunner story.

You know, Time and its buddies over at the Press Club had better hope that "the Constitution still matters.”  Because absent the Constitution, a more-loosely-construed definition of "treason” just might make several prominent members of our esteemed "fourth estate” prime candidates for prosecution.

Ace Of Spades HQ:  Did Eric Holder Lie to Congress?
Althouse:  Adam Serwer doubles down on race...
Protein Wisdom:  News-speak [Yeah, I changed the title. Because it’s more accurate!]
Instapundit:  Okay, this headline seems straightforward...
Power Line:  Bloomberg Whiffs, Part 1

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