Carol Platt Liebau: An MSM Rule of Thumb

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

An MSM Rule of Thumb

As Niall Stanage points out, the only operative MSM rule when it comes to leaks is the following: If they damage the Bush Administration, they're good; if they help it, they're bad.


Blogger COPioneer said...

And as many of the brilliant commentors on this site have said before. The bias is so obvious, it's amazing how many people still apply blinders and don't look outside their NPR/CBS/CNN.

11:44 AM  
Blogger Editor said...

How about FOX

Two weeks ago, two producers working for Fox News in Amman, Jordan resigned in protest of the network's coverage. In their resignation letter, Serene Sabbagh and Jomana Karadsheh wrote "We can no longer work with a news organization that claims to be fair and balanced when you are so far from that."

1:54 PM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

Not all Fox employees are conservative. Which way do these two lean? Not all Fox reporters are necessarily smart. Why should anything these two say automatically be taken as truth? Perhaps they are sympathetic to the enemy just like eddy-boy seems to be. Maybe they're just lousy employees and are trashing their bosses on their way out. But to eddy-boy, the fact that they trash Fox is all he needs to know. What a sheep.

6:22 PM  
Blogger Editor said...

Here is a new one for you:

Deputy PM John Prescott of UK has given vent to his private feelings about the Bush presidency, summing up George Bush's administration in a single word: crap.

6:41 PM  
Blogger Bachbone said...

Sabbagh and Karadsheh's resignation statement also included calling Fox, "[an]...instrument of the Bush White House and Israeli propaganda..." Those few words give profound insight into their political beliefs and actions. In other words, Israel (i.e., Jews) defending itself is immoral and any of its supporters just as bad.

John Prescott has been lambasted by the BBC and Reuters, certainly no close friends of the USA or Bush Administration, for: slugging a protestor who had tossed an egg that hit him; giving "the finger" to reporters covering his arrival at Blair House; having two Jaguars as official cars while "pressing the need for responsible car use," then admitting he'd used one car for a very short trip to "avoid messing wife Pauline's hair up" (which he then claimed had been meant as a joke); taking gifts from American billionaire Philip Anschutz allegedly to help Anschutz get a London casino contract; admitting to having a 2-year-long affair with his secretary (for which PM Blair stripped him of his departmental responsibilities). Prescott has also blasted the USA for not signing the Kyoto agreement (Prescott believes global warming is responsible for rising sea levels and more hurricanes), yet Greenpeace demonstrated at his home when, as minister of housing, he refused to press for more energy efficient UK housing regulations. When Blair and he were elected, they were nicknamed "Bambi and Thumper" by the press, because Prescott is considered a loose cannon who enjoys his "blunt speech patterns."

Prescott's 'resume' sounds like he's a fugitive from the DNC. Hardly surprising that he's also anti-USA and anti-Bush.

2:01 AM  

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