How big media shortchange the public
Sun Sep 5 17:41:17 EDT 2004
Dave Faneuf wrote:
> Steve wrote:
> "Not exactly an objective article. But then did we really expect anything
> other that left-wing babble from the Phoenix"?
> I fail to see how developing a story about how media....all media...has ignored or short changed stories is "left-wing babble"...however in all honesty is it the reaction I expected ;-)
Whether these stories have received the press attention they deserved is
a matter of opinion. I've seen some coverage or heard discussions about
most of them:
* environmental complaints
* effects of depleted-uranium weaponry
* voting machines and the companies that make them
* the Federalist Society (oooh, a scary bugbear of the Left)
* wealth and income inequality
That last one came up from time to time in political speeches --
remember some guy named Edwards? Whatever happened to him?
Anyway, these topics turn up in call-in shows, on C-SPAN and NPR, and
occasionally in ordinary news reports. They're not the absolute top
stories, but they're not censored. They're not the obsessions of the
Nation, unless you mean the left-wing magazine of that name.
Here's the list of participants in "Project Censored":
And the list really does seem one-sided. It includes "progressives"
such as Richard Barnet and Julianne Malveaux, and even such dim bulbs as
Dan "Tom Tomorrow" Perkins and ex-Rep. Cynthia McKinney. For proper
editorial balance surely they should have included a few folks from
newsmax.com and some FReepers to balance them out, but alas, they didn't.
With such an unbalanced crew (in more ways than one), no wonder the list
of supposedly neglected stories is just a roster of left-wingers'
causes. If the organizers had put a bunch of hard-right folks on the
panel, they'd be telling us that the media had failed to sufficiently
investigate George Soros' money, Mr. Kerry's sealed military records,
and the insidious links between 527s and the Dems.
Well, there were a couple of stories on the list that I hadn't heard
* widow accuses Bush of knowing about 9/11 in advance and letting it
happen for political gain
But then I find it hard to take such kook material, such
> I fail to see how developing a story about how media....all
> media...has ignored or short changed stories is "left-wing
If you say you fail to see it, I'll take you at your word.
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