Take a camel. Please. Or: The trouble with Ann Coulter


Since NewsReal Blog is a media analysis blog, bear with me as I point out (again) what the media got wrong about Ann Coulter’s history-making trip to Canada. (And yes, I mean that. As I’ve said from the start, her visit has cast into high relief a debate that until now has mostly existed on [...]

And now you know… the rest of the story


As I told you here last month, Obama Organizing for America has been building an army of talk radio “seminar callers” — that is, activists tasked with calling conservative talk radio programs, then dutifully repeating DNC talking points until the program director hangs up on them.
Yesterday, they unveiled their website: Radio.BarackObama.com.
If you thought leftists were [...]

Journalists: your moral and intellectual superiors


It’s one thing for my aged, cataract’d mother-in-law to mistake Vice President Joe Biden for Gorbachev yesterday.
But here’s a UK broadcast demi-journalist, illustrating once again why “normal” people hate Big Media:
Sky New presenter Kay Burley was forced to make an on-air apology after mistaking a Roman Catholic symbol on American vice president Joe Biden’s forehead [...]

Media Matters Now Doing Ads for Beck and O’Reilly’s Bold Fresh Tour


No, really. They are running them on YouTube and getting lots of hits. They must have caved in and adopted a “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” strategy of backhanded support, since the more they critique Fox the higher Fox’s ratings go.
Check out this clip, in which O’Reilly says that the South [...]

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Genius Envy: Bill O’Reilly and Dennis Miller “Barely Qualify as Men”


I have long held MSNBC host Ed Schultz’s erratic behavior stems from his political and professional status: he envies those whose careers surpass his. As David Swindle noted in the roll-out of this series, “Ben’s posts on Schultz are collected and all future articles will be collected here under the series name ‘Genius Envy,’ a [...]

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New York Times thinks 2.6% is a lot


In a recent piece that should have engendered far more mockery than it did, the New York Times proclaimed that “talk radio, a largely conservative format, turns out to have fewer fans than previously thought.” You see, broadcasters are switching over to a new ratings measurement system, one that’s high tech and automated as [...]

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Nancy Pelosi, The Nation’s Flower Girl


 
I think that the best segment by far on “The O’Reilly Factor” belongs to the political comedian Dennis Miller.  He deserves more than the 3 or 4 minutes a week of air time that O’Reilly gives him.
Last night, for example, Miller captured President Obama’s West Point speech perfectly.  Referring to Obama’s rhetorical flourishes covering his plan [...]