Category Archives: The Role of the Press

Longing for Vigilantes

It’s good to know someone in the news business, like Rick, the News Guy in Atlanta – he was part of the team that founded CNN way back when, after he had earlier worked for Roger Ailes, and Rick established … Continue reading

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Clearing Up Basic Misunderstandings

When John Kerry lost to George Bush in 2004 there was a great deal of talk about how Kerry managed to lose, centering on the quite questionable vote in Ohio, but then becoming more generalized – talk of Kerry’s aloofness, … Continue reading

Posted in McCain's Lost Honor, Operation Leper, Palin Challenges McCain, Palin Unqualified, Palin versus McCain, Palin's Ambition, Palin's Party Now, Palin's Power Play, Press Notes, Press Objectivity, Responsible Journalism, The Role of the Press | 2 Comments

Pretending the Press Is What You Think It Should Be

It is probably right to assume that those who work in the news business – the folks at the Associated Press and Reuters, in broadcast and cable news, and the few remaining people who work for newspapers – refer to … Continue reading

Posted in Advocacy Journalism, Attack Politics, Blaming the Press, Deference and Lying, Journalism, Lipstick on a Pig, Lying to Win, McCain's Sleazy Campaign Ads, Obama Too Cool, Objective Journalism, Palin Under Wraps, Palin Unqualified, Press Bias, Press Objectivity, Qualifications to be President, Sarah Palin, The Duty of the Press, The Role of the Press | 2 Comments