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A Conservative Propagandist Returns to Attack NPR

March 20th, 2011 · No Comments

It is an article of faith with the political far right that the mainstream news media are, in the words of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the “lamestream media.” The conservatives are correct – the mainstream news media often are lame.  But, it’s not because the news media are liberal, which is the point of […]

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Tags: ACORN · Journalism · Journalism Ethics · NPR · Politics · Public Broadcasting

Why Does Anyone Take Andrew Breitbart Seriously?

July 24th, 2010 · No Comments

Andrew Breitbart has a job to do and he does it well. Breitbart’s job is to lie and distort the truth in order to advance a right-wing agenda, embarrass liberals, and undermine the Obama administration. Breitbart is not a journalist, researcher, or pundit. He is a propagandist.

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Tags: ACORN · Cable Television · Elections · Internet · Journalism · Journalism Ethics · Politics · Television News

Spitting, racial and gay slurs? Just isolated instances of emotions running high

March 21st, 2010 · No Comments

On the Saturday, March 20, the weekend of the historic health care vote in Congress, Tea Party protesters outside of the Capitol apparently spit on and hurled racial and gay slurs at Democratic lawmakers.  Republican Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Amy Kremer, coordinator of the Tea Party Express, both denounced the incidents, and characterized […]

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Tags: ACORN · Cable Television · Elections · Journalism Ethics · Politics

Tea Party — A Case in Unproportional News Coverage

February 7th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Seriously, 600 people showed up at the first-ever National Tea Party Convention at the Opryland complete in Nashville and this makes page A1 of the New York Times?  Four times as many paying people (2,435) attended my journalism educators convention in Boston last year, and I can tell you we didn’t get any mention in […]

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Tags: ACORN · Politics · Television News