Disasters and Double Standards


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Where’s the media outrage over Obama’s mismanagement of the Gulf Coast crisis?

The Stoning and Burning of Big Oil


Watching Big Oil Burn
In the spirit of ”keep[ing] the boot on the neck of British Petroleum (BP),” per Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, CBS News and Politico are reporting the new witch hunt of BP and its cohorts, Transocean and Halliburton.
The American public is about to witness a very public flogging, something reminiscent of a 17th century stoning of evil-doers by the mob before being dragged to a pyre [...]

Perky Katie Worries that Illegal Aliens “No Longer Feel Welcome” in Arizona


Katie Couric may have hit a new low on Monday night’s CBS Evening News—though I’m sure there are plenty of other broadcasts of hers that could be nominated.
In a story designed to evoke sympathy for an  “undocumented” husband and wife who have given birth to 10 US citizens since they came here illegally, and who [...]

Wait: ABC News had 400 employees…?


“The process of cutting up to 25% of the jobs at ABC News is all but complete,” reports MediaBistro.
I’m not shocked that one of the Big Three networks is shedding staff.
What’s amazing is that “400 employees” only represents “25% of the jobs” at the division.
Four years ago, media watchers were talking about ratings (and revenue) [...]

Contracting with the Enemy


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How General Electric defied the international community to do business with Iran.

Clinton’s Legacy For The Children: The Clinton-Lewinsky Effect


It seems that President Clinton’s legacy involves a bit more than tired cigar jokes and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. CBS News reports:
Most young adults agree penile-vaginal intercourse is sex, but less than one in five think that oral-genital contact counts as “having sex,” according to a 2007 survey of undergraduate [...]

Palin’s Support of McCain Makes No Sense


Palin paid off whatever debt she might have owed John McCain during the 2008 presidential campaign. Why, then, is she supporting McCain’s reelection to the senate vice conservative challenger J.D. Hayworth?

Compare and contrast: Fox News vs ABC News


Even today, Media Matters is still pushing their tired meme about the “Glenn Beck boycott.” As I’ve explained, this boycott literally cannot work, because cable TV has a different business model than broadcast television.
Speaking of which…
It’s sad to see the George Soros Steno Pool desperately pushing their “boycott” non-story in light of reports like this:

Exhibit [...]

Obama Seeks to Politicize Super Bowl Pre-Show


Of course, there’s the game – THEE game – the Super Bowl. And then there are the commercials, some of the best commercials offered up to television viewers. Now President Obama is getting in on the action.  Is nothing sacred – exempt from the media-saturated messages of the Obama administration?
As if co-opting an important Duke/Georgetown [...]

Holder Defends Handling of Abdulmutallab – CBS News


Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday he made the decision to charge the Christmas Day terror suspect in civilian court rather than the military system, with no objection from all the other relevant departments of the government.In a letter to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell PDF, the attorney general wrote that the FBI told its […]