Monthly Archives: June 2012

Ugly offspring: When opinion seduces the news

June 10, 2012
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Ugly offspring:  When opinion seduces the news

From the University of Richmond’s Writing Center: To cover news, you must… 1. Be impartial: You need to present all sides of the story fairly… Why is such a simple, straightforward concept so hard to remember by so many in the “news” business? Fighting off a summer respiratory pest has left my sleep habits...

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Professor Obama states ‘private sector doing fine’, America says ‘huh’?

June 9, 2012
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Every losing campaign has them. The one moment, the picture, the phrase, that for whatever reason solidifies in the minds of just enough voters that when they enter the voting booth that first Tuesday in November, they pull the lover for the other guy. Remember George H.W. Bush and the super market scanner episode?...

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Hitler talks Wisconsin, Pelosi still herself

June 8, 2012
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In this day of instant spoof and viral videos you knew it wasn’t going to be long before some enterprising scripters took Scott Walker’s Wisconsin victory and gave it the “Hitler hears of…….” treatment. From no iPad multitasking to the great Nashville gas crisis it will never be known just exactly how many parodies...

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Media bias: Walker’s ‘close’ 7 point margin vs Obama’s ‘decisive’ 6

June 7, 2012
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Media bias:  Walker’s ‘close’ 7 point margin vs Obama’s ‘decisive’ 6

Hat tip to Charlie Spiering over at the Washington Examiner. On the Beltway Confidential page Wednesday he posted a screen shot of the Washington Post sub-headline on the Scott Walker victory in Wisconsin stating: LONG LINES AND A CLOSE VOTE. Charlie’s point was a common sense swipe at the Post for calling Walker’s 7...

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Walker’s Wisconsin win a self-inflicted union defeat

June 6, 2012
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Scott Walker’s victory yesterday over union efforts to oust him was a self-inflicted defeat brought upon by their own ignorance of history and their bosses’ lust for power. In its May 19th, 2012 editorial, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel headlined with:  “We recommend Walker; his removal isn’t justified” After dissecting both sides, the paper’s conclusion...

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Morning Joe: Claire McCaskill’s mom targeted by Mitch McConnell?

June 5, 2012
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Morning Joe:  Claire McCaskill’s mom targeted by Mitch McConnell?

In an appearance this morning on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”, our very own Claire McCaskill let slip that not only are Republican’s “obstructionists” standing in the way of her Dear Leader’s transformation of this great nation, it appears that their Senate leader, Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell also doesn’t like her mother. In a back and...

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