Monday, 08 December 2014

The Press

Mildly amusing.

Yer mudder wears army boots!  Dept

The Federalist previews the new New Republic website.  Tee hee.

Well, yes, but snarking about somebody else’s Web2.0 triviality tends to misfire when the articles linked in your own sidebar include Why Jon Stewart Is Bad For America, We Shop Because We Yearn, and The New Mirror Men: From Metrosexual To Spornosexual.  Oh well...

(Via: Ace’s sidebar)

LATER, Related:

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Sunday, 30 November 2014

The Press

Indy Star prints Thanksgiving cartoon, grovels before PC police

The Memory Hole  Dept

I no longer read the Indianapolis Star regularly, and things like this are why:
Varvel Taken To Woodshed Over ‘‘Extra Guests This Thanksgiving’’ Cartoon On Obama’s Executive Action On Immigration

...After the newspaper began fielding complaints over the cartoon, the Star airbrushed out the bushy mustache on what appears to be a Hispanic man climbing through the window.  Later, executive editor Jeff Taylor removed the image altogether from the newspaper’s website...
Pussies.  If you think you made a mistake, stand up and face it. Don’t even think about trying to make it disappear.

And besides, there’s nothing wrong with the cartoon, unless you argue that unfavorable depictions of anybody of an ethnic persuasion are automatically wrong.  (Appears the SJWs do, but that’s their problem.)

(Of course this is the same Indianapolis Star that couldn’t figure out Indiana’s voter ID law[1] back a month ago.)

Previously (looks like I gave ’em up about four years ago):
January 21, 2010:  Horkage
March 6, 2010:  IndyStar plays "Name That Party”
June 7, 2010:  Gotta lower those expectations!
July 12, 2010:  Hear lightning and see thunder

[1] ...which was passed almost ten year ago, and was appealed all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court before being upheld.

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Tuesday, 11 November 2014

The Press

...but not surprising...

‘‘It’s terrifying that the guy in his mom’s basement is finding his stuff, and nobody else is,’’ he says.  ‘‘I really do find this disturbing.’’
(Via Ace)

UPDATE (141113): Besieged by stupid Americans, Media circles the wagons around Gruber

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Friday, 27 June 2014

The Press

Getting the lies out, continued...

‘‘Corrections’’ Don’t Matter  Dept
FUNNY, THERE WERE A LOT OF DEM PUNDITS AND JOURNALISTS SAYING OTHERWISE LAST WEEK:  Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker not target of criminal probe into campaign coordination.
Yabbut that was last week!

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Wednesday, 18 June 2014

The Press

What’s important is that the lies get propagated.

‘‘Corrections’’ Don’t Matter  Dept
WASHINGTON POST backpedals from bogus Everytown school shooting map.

Ace of Spades HQ:  Dana Milbank ‘‘Grossly Misrepresents’’ Heritage Briefing on Benghazi to Make It Sound Like a Hate Crime in Progress’’
Ed Morrissey:
A number of other journalists have taken to Twitter today to [attempt to] shift the focus of the story off of Milbank and onto Heritage, the panelists, and everyone in the audience except Milbank and Saba Ahmed.  Milbank could have written a legitimate criticism of the decision by Heritage to host the debate, or of the panelists invited to the discussion...  However, that’s not what Milbank did, and it’s not the story today.  Milbank made specific accusations about the conduct of the panelists and the audience at one particular point in the panel presentation, using sliced-up quotes and loaded language to paint a very different picture, and presented it as a news report.  Today he doubles down on his ‘‘journalism’’ defense, even though yesterday he argued that it was all ‘‘subjective’’...

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Thursday, 17 April 2014

The Press

‘‘Coverage’’ as expected

Upholding The Narrative  Dept
Bill Quick:
The ‘‘memorial ceremonies’’ in Boston have been leading all the radio newscasts, the reports being strong on weepy choir music and uplifting speechifying from the mutilated.

Oddly missing in the reports were the words ‘‘Muslim,’’ ‘‘terrorism,’’ and ‘‘Islamic jihad.’’

Apparently the two bombs made their own way to the marathon finish line, detonated themselves, and did all this for no discernible reason.
We knew that.


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Saturday, 25 January 2014

The Press

Slim and none

It Is To Laugh  Dept
Paul Ryan wants media to investigate IRS as aggressively as Bridgegate

By JAKE SHERMAN • 1/23/14 5:06 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO -- Rep. Paul Ryan said he wants the media to investigate the Internal Revenue Service as aggressively as they have New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie...
Yeah, and I want to win Powerball tonight.  Chances of either?

(Via:  Instapundit)

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Friday, 10 January 2014

The Press

This explains all those ‘‘low information’’ voters...

Media Research Center:
In less than 24 hours, the big three networks have devoted 17 times more coverage to a traffic scandal involving Chris Christie than they’ve allowed in the last six months to Barack Obama’s Internal Revenue Service controversy.  Since the story broke on Wednesday that aides to the New Jersey governor punished a local mayor’s lack of endorsement with a massive traffic jam, ABC, CBS and NBC have responded with 34 minutes and 28 seconds of coverage.  Since July 1, these same networks managed a scant two minutes and eight seconds for the IRS targeting of Tea Party groups...
And this is a surprise because...?
(Via Paul Bedard via Insty.)


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Tuesday, 17 December 2013

The Press

‘‘Big changes’’ — sure thing!

Chasing the customers away  Dept
Spotted at
‘‘Big changes are coming to They will affect commenting, profiles, connections and email notifications. Learn more.’’
Anybody suppose those ‘‘big changes’’ will include fixing the site’s slow-rendering pages, CSS errors, broken javascript, or non-displaying comments?

Neither do I.

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Sunday, 08 December 2013

The Press

When editors ruled the earth...

Roberta turns a double subject into a charming epic:

(As commenter ScottH says... try reading it ‘‘in Ringo Starr's voice.’’)

Afterward, Roberta grumbles that In The Glorious 50-Baud Days, constructions such as ‘‘the tank it,’’ should they ever have made it as far as The Wire, would be followed by an immediate RESENDING.  Well, In Those Days, there were people called ‘‘editors’’ who usually caught such things before they escaped from the newsdesk.  Not to mention the final check by the guy/gal who punched the tape for transmission.

Nowadays just about anybody can hit ‘‘send,’’ although proofing your own copy remains just as damn difficult as it’s always been.  And once in the wild, I’m not sure anyone actually reads anything; transmission nowadays seems to be mostly cut-and-paste.

[1] Unnamed in her story, but he was a British Tank, after all!

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