Change we can believe in: Charge the media to cover your events

As if spending your tax cut early wasn't enough cash for Mr. Obama, he is charging the news media big bucks to cover his hoped-for victory celebration.The richest campaign in history will begin to educate the nation in how Chicago rolls on election night as follows:FishbowlLA links to a memo sent to news organizations informing them they would have to pay for credentials to Sen. Barack Obama's Election Night celebration.It's not cheap, either. According to the memo, "credentials will … [Read more...]

Newsweek issues correction on Palin social issues story

Katie Paul at Newsweek alerted me that Newsweek printed a correction to their story claiming that Palin cut funding for teen mothers and the state WIC program. I blogged about it here and had extensive conversations with Alaska officials about the claims. Ms. Paul was also diligent to work with Alaska officials to correct the story once I made her aware of the facts.Here is the correction (at the end of page 2):Clarification (updated Sept. 11, 2008) : A number of readers have challenged … [Read more...]


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