Surprise! GOP Fights FCC on Behalf of MSM Freedoms – UPDATED

pravda truth

It's true: if I only got my news from the Mainstream Media, and did not stop in at Instapundit's place every single day, I'd never know what was going on. My day is just too busy to read everything, even though I subscribe to many news sites. Glenn Reynold's editorial eye and pithy -- often hilarious -- commentary are invaluable to me.Take this story, for instance. I had no idea that the Obama Administration was going all "Let's Create Pravda" on news outlets. Somehow, the major networks … [Read more...]

Comrade is “Official” Journalist? Certified, Da or Nyet?

"The Press" always did reference a machine.

I find it increasingly difficult to look away from a Nancy Pelosi presser, less because of what she says, but for how she says it. Her shuddering gestures and stammering cadences remind me of Judy Garland (and, lately, her daughter, Liza) gassing away in the moment and then smiling broadly at the audience when a sentence is finally completed. It's unnerving; it's discomfiting and -- when coupled with her astonishing willingness to say almost anything in order to sustain and promote the Party … [Read more...]

Dear Press: The Seniors Don’t Believe You Anymore

Yesterday we talked a little about the dialogue between David Gregory and Newt Gingrich, and I wrote:Our “free press” is no longer free. It’s becoming more like Pravda — the house organ for the party to which it is enthralled — every day. If you look at the Gingrich/Gregory exchange from that perspective, then that was a pretty remarkable segment. Sometimes, what someone in the press does not say, or where they do not interrupt is as telling as what they bellow.I don't know if the press … [Read more...]

Jon Stewart’s Effective Correctives to Press

Love him or hate him (I have always mostly liked him) I think Jon Steward actually does give a crap about keeping the press honest, if only to insure that his own preferences (or stories he finds interesting) are included in the prevailing narrative. Just so:Stewart is actually in a rare and enviable position. If he wants to, he has the strongest bully pulpit imaginable with which to issue effective correctives to the hyper-partisan, agenda-driven press. First of all, he's an … [Read more...]


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