Friday, November 30, 2007

How to Cover Protests, MSM Style

Call the biggest one this week, One against your thought-partner (A Certain Mr. Chavez), a "Sign of dissent" in the headline.

Make the picture of the MASSIVE crowd, small. Like this!

(Don't forget to mention Cavez wins elections by wide margins) Yeah... Dictators do that!

Now, When you want to report "protests", but not many people show up, you do Close-ups, Like these, of perrenial favourite Bush-ally-tyrant-Musharraf protesters.

Or just report on the "Protest", with no pictures at ALL of the actual event. Just a blow-up doll of your hero.

CNN - The New CBS?

It would seem the CNN "Planted Questioner" Method is endemic. Key Excerpt :

"It seems more “plants” are being uprooted with each passing day. Almost a third of the questioners seem to have some ties to Democratic causes or candidates."

Read the whole thing

Michelle Malkin has done the hard work

No Conservitive Scandal or Bomb in Iraq Today

We Can tell, Becaus CNN leads with aplane crash in a foreign country. Mainly, I think, because there are good pics...

MSNBC dredges up an old favorite, Aids. Complete with "I am a victim - healthcare for all! - socialist goodness.

They could not resist a Bad pic (upnostril), and an Accusation against Rudy. This is Sourced from the NYT, Long time ally and supporter of "America's Mayor". Read some of these, then ask thyself - they are accusing Rudy of futzing the numbers?

ABC got Nuthin!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

How Anti-gun propaganda works 101


118 arrested and 1,300 guns seized in massive firearms raid.

Wow! impressive!

"Raids in hotspots which account for more than half of Britain's gun crime - Manchester, London, Liverpool and Birmingham - involved more than 1,000 officers yesterday.
The operation seized 10 handguns and £5,900 in cash. "

1000 Cops! 10 handguns! European money! What Success! And then.........

"six imitation handguns, 1,290 other realistic imitation firearms,"

UH-OH. Here we go. A raid, with 1000 Cops, yields some 1300 "guns", 6 of which were "imitation", 1290 were toys, and 4 were Airguns? With pictures of which the caption says "pretty impressive", and a file picture that has NOTHING to do with the raid, the haul, the confiscated cars?

Yet the people who wrote this trash, consider themselves the sole qualified arbiters of our window on the world. Because of "levels of editors". Or some such.

No Anti-gun meme here!

Hat Tip: BMEWS

Missing Headline Alert!

For U.S. troops, this is the quietest November in Iraq.

This requires a willing suspension of belief. Thanks for the moment of clarity there, Hillary. Now - if anyone finds this grim milestone in a MSM headline today, you win $25! Good Luck.

Its a Debate! Its a Press Conference! It's a Joke!

Linkfest to other people's opinions, for today.

Sadly, No. It's not a debate. It's a setup, and a bad one, at that. When Will the Republicans learn that they do not need the modern leftist press to get their message out?

C'mon guys, when you want a debate, don't do it at your enemy's behest. (Update - Someone Agrees)

Strident Republican Growls, Grimaces, And up-Nostril Shot Bonus!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Red on Red MSM Action.

The poster boy for "Fake, But Accurate", Mystifies his Ex-employers with his lawsuit.

It started here - note the lame "editor's note", and the link only to the Bush Critics (3rd par.). I specifically don't include CBS in my morning headline critiques, as they have lost credibility as a news source.

Todays Bias in Pictures

Uh-oh. As I said before: ABC has decided who not to back. Watch carefully, if she wins the primary, we go back to good pictures!

Heeeheeee. Someone made a prediction about THIS headline! MSNBC with a typical "Damning But" Style Headline.
Don't Worry Hillary, CNN still loves ya! (The pic is from their front page, 8am est - article pics differ)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Wow. Just Wow.

“You have also had the near absence of the war coverage in the last months, and since the coverage is generally negative, the less coverage, the less negative communications that reaches people’s living rooms.”

Read the Whole thing.

2 Things from that Article:

  • Good News about the war, is bad news for Democrats, who could not successfully sabotage our efforts. (Thank )
  • They actually KNOW that the press cover it negatively.


Sub-Animals attack schoolchildren, Massacre 59

No Headlines. But how many words spilt about waterboarding? The press is the Enemy of Common Decency.

All Musharraf, All the time

And the focus goes on - Always hoping to embarrass the Bush Administration. Meanwhile, the Palestinian civil war is called "Clashes" 5 Died. But It cannot make The president look bad - so um, we get All Pakistan, all the time.

I wonder how this will affect Barack's invasion plans? Think ABC will ask him?

Also, the press don't deal well in events older than 10 days, apparently. There were a few Embarrassing reasons for Bhutto leaving Pakistan in the first place..... Now, she has become the anointed again - see the good pics?

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Oops. Hillary has lost Abc's Support.

A picture is worth a thousand words, and this one screams... strident witch minimized to the left?

Once they do this to you, Hillary, you know they have abandoned you.
From now on, most pictures of you, by ABC, will be carefully picked to highlight a flaw, be taken from your worst angle, and will show you with a frown/scowl -or with your mouth open. Or both. All three is a definite publish.

Welcome to "bad pictures of political foes" land. Say hi to Dick!

No Headliners on Chavez's grab for power.

Video here

But Musharraf is all over the headlines. Wonder why?

Because it presents a problem to President Bush, and that's news! Problems for Bush!

Socialist Dictators, well, all they ever do is provide good medical services.

Friday, November 9, 2007

An Opinion Unfit to comment on

Let Alone, Print.

It's here! But nowhere to be found here.

If a Democrat makes a doubleplus ungood speech, and the NYT ignores it - did it happen?

This is how the game is played - Talk only about the things that fit your agenda - make them "issues", and stay on that message. Never give your philosophical opponent the mic, and if you DO let him speak, make sure it is through an interpreter-Journalist who can put it in the right context for you.

The problem for readers? You are slightly dumber after you had read this publication, becase vital information is being kept from you deliberately.

H/T Powerline

Problems in paradise.

It would seem those who criticize a president who has presided over one of the longest periods of economic growth in the US, are not doing so well themselves.

That's right! The constant drums of bad economic news you hear in the distance is because of.... depressed drummers. Every stocks downturn will be drummed! Every good indication, ignored.

Ah well. Might as well move to France.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

And thus it was spake. The modern press is insane.


Thus quoth the editor, Rick Stengel: He'd polled his staff and found Gore to be the "runaway favorite."

Bias in the French press?

Say it isn't so! Hat tip Prof. Glenn. Or should I just leave my hat on his doorstep dontcherthink? On that note - here is a Frenchman with a gun. Who knows all about shooty/no shooty. Follow the links for some classic, old school REUTERS malfeasance.


That would be AFP malfeasance.

The story that is missing on your front page.

Iraq. From the best journalist alive today. A rebel with a cause, and a clue. Also, a set of Brass ones. Go on - send him some. You know you wanna.

There are more of his kind, here, here and here.

In contrast: Anything that goes wrong in the (US) military gets frontpaged at CNN.

MSNBC cannot let go of scary toys blah blah.

ABC meme of the moment, The veterans are homeless! Complete with annoying, un-turn-offable sound. They sure are "Big Picture" guys, those ABC professionals

Wednesday, November 7, 2007


What the MSM think you need to know today:

From Cnn. Bad Guns make white boy kill children. What, No Iraq news? Must me going well, then.

From Msnbc. The Economy is in the tank! Or Maybe not.

Abc - Ditto, with a swooning Dollar, No less!

Summary - Iraq is doing well today! But you are poorer, and bad Guns killed some children.

(Link was to The Michael Yon reference nov 7 - I dont know how to link to individual posts on Prof Reynold's site)

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Bad pic of Conservos

TEst post - more later.