Treat the Press as Enemy Collaborators

    Treat the Press as Enemy Collaborators

    “So how do you feel about your new position with Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)?” asked Media Bistro of Jonathan Allen. “Certainly excited. I’m happy to go to work for someone who inspires me and who I admire. I’m hopeful I can advance the Democratic Party’s goals and obviously, the congresswoman’s goals,” Jonathan Allen replied. Jonathan Allen is now the Politico’s senior Washington correspondent. This | Read More »

    Getting Tired

    OK, is it just me or is there anyone else who is really growing tired of hearing about every shot blocked, shot taken, or shot made by Jeremy Lin? And can we stop the Whitney Houston testimonials? And while we are at it, can we stop reading things into every utterance by any Republican on the campaign trail? Can the media please stop glorifying dead | Read More »

    Ten Media Truths for Conservative/Republican Legislators.

    This is the result of roughly ten years’ worth of looking on – sometimes horrified; sometimes amused; sometimes bewildered – at our current Media environment. Note that capital, by the way: I’m pretty much describing the Media as a singular and monolithic institution, mostly because on a practical level that’s pretty much how it acts towards conservatives/Republicans. Also, I’m really not interested if individual Media-units | Read More »

    Ten Media Truths for Conservative/Republican Legislators.

    This is the result of roughly ten years’ worth of looking on – sometimes horrified; sometimes amused; sometimes bewildered – at our current Media environment. Note that capital, by the way: I’m pretty much describing the Media as a singular and monolithic institution, mostly because on a practical level that’s pretty much how it acts towards conservatives/Republicans. Also, I’m really not interested if individual Media-units | Read More »

    What You Won’t Be Hearing

    “As you continue to watch the news coverage of the deteriorating economic climate, just remember that most of the premises that will be made and enunciated are that the government must do more, not less.” In all of the discussions about our current economic state, a possible regression or double dip recession, out-of-control debts, and continued high unemployment there is one conversation those who frame | Read More »

    What You Won’t Be Hearing

    “As you continue to watch the news coverage of the deteriorating economic climate, just remember that most of the premises that will be made and enunciated are that the government must do more, not less.” In all of the discussions about our current economic state, a possible regression or double dip recession, out-of-control debts, and continued high unemployment there is one conversation those who frame | Read More »

    Is The Honeymoon With The Press Over?

    Maybe not yet. But the fact that things are somewhat fractious between the White House and the White house Press Corps can’t help the Obama Administration’s efforts to keep the media satiated and at bay. Eventually, one can expect that if they remain unhappy, the members of the White House Press Corps, will tell enough unflattering stories about the way they are treated to their | Read More »

    How did I miss the election?

    Europe has voted, the Middle East has voted, the MSM has voted. Obama is our President. He is sitting in the seats of Heads of State. He has proclaimed that the success in Iraq had nothing to do with Bush or McCain, the Iraqis themselves implemented his plan. He is sending more troops to Afghanistan. He is on the hunt for Osama.