Thursday, February 28, 2008

What modern Journalism is about

Printing, Broadcasting, disseminating ANY negative information about your ideological enemies, no proof required. The allegations are enough.

This is pure propaganda, folks. When you have gotten news from ABC, CNN, MSNBC, and especially CBS or NYT, you may consider yourself as proselytized by the left, IE, dumber. You might as well ask the DNC, or DU to provide you with the facts. The ideological differences between all those above mentioned are few, far in between, and hard to find.

Anyone missing here?

Wow. I seem to recall there was another candidate?

Guess who gets the last word?

And the last word on the subject of Iraq belongs to.....

"But I have some news for John McCain, and that is that there was no such thing as al Qaeda in Iraq until George Bush and John McCain decided to invade Iraq."

Yeah. It's not like Saddam Offered Osama Asylum, or anything.

Now, I cannot wait for ABC's follow up on this one, when Mccain responds. Betcha He does not get the last word in!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

How the Soviet Union Fell

Abc, Msnbc and Cnn frontypage this:

And then, we get to see this:

Ya, ok, mr. "music sank the evil empire guy". Ronal Reagan gets no mention.
The Journo-interpreter then sallies forth to gather this gem-
"At present, if the United States takes the decision of a more encouraging policy toward the North then we can embrace the United States," he said."
Hoo Boy. You never got to ask him about internment camps, huh? That would be doubleplus ungood.
Talk about rose-tinted glasses.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Comparisons: Dictators we like, vs Bush puppets

How graceful of his eminence. He "steps down".

Now THIS recalcitrant bastard will stay, regardless of popular opinion! Won't leave! Bad Dictator!

You have been punked headlined.

This game has been played for years. Treat those who are sympathetic to the journo's cause with reverence, and those who aid the journo's enemies with disdain in the headline.

In this particular case, you can see where the sympathies lie quite clearly- one dictator is gently stepping out of the way, the other is stubbornly refusing to leave. Guess who is liked more by the writers /editors ?

Sunday, February 17, 2008

On Terrorists, Youths, Spades and Reuters.

This gentleman has covered the bases, way more succinctly than I ever could.

"That odd odor you smell is the aroma of politically correct mendacity wafting through the hallway. Danish youths torching cars for six nights running because spring is coming? What’s wrong with this carcass? You can’t tell from the first four paragraphs, but the cat peeks out of the Burka in the paragraphs that following."

Ka-POW! Wow. I wish I could write like that.

Hey you! Mr News Consumer! If you read anything from Reuters, you should consider yourself misinformed.

Saturday, February 16, 2008


An example of "Headline does not belong to picture" This method is designed to strengthen certain Memes - in this case "All bad news from the Middle East is because of the Iraq war"

The worst part of this headline contains all kinds of subtle press malfeasance, to wit-
  1. "Study" - this takes the onus of proof away from the reporter, who now can say he/she was "just" reporting. Yeah, like the bullshit Lancet study? Remember, only BAD news about Iraq makes the news headlines, and only negative studies.
  2. That is a file photo. It has NOTHING to do with the story. If this were Bosnia, the picture would have been of a mass grave, none of which have been found in Iraq, if I were to get my news only from your headlines. Or at least on any front page of ABC, MSNBC, CBS, BBC, with near the frequency as this tripe.
  3. Worst of all, the headline pretends that the idiot journalists know better how to conduct operations and logistics for our troops. Go cover a candlelight vigil, or a cat in the tree story, please. You are not needed in Iraq, we won, despite you.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Arab Apartheid State Threatens Refugees

The headline you will never see from AP, Reuters, or the BBC

Read all about it here