Deep Throat, Anonymous Sources and Speaking Power to Power
In case you missed it, Stratfor had a tremendous writeup, on the occasion of the death of Mark “Deep Throat” Felt, on the real meaning of the revelation that Felt was Woodward & Bernstein’s source. Basically, it’s a reminder that anonymous sourcing is just another way for the media to be beholden to powerful figures, usually in the government, who are often acting in unsavory | Read More »
Washington Post hires left-wing blogger. I guarantee they wouldn’t hire someone from the right.
Well, we really don’t need any reminder as to the liberal bias of the mainstream media, but I’ll remind you anyway. Greg Sargent was with the left-wing Talking Points Memo. Now he is with the Washington Post. I’m sure Greg Sargent is good at what he does, but I’m also sure the Washington Post would not even consider hiring someone directly from the right-of-center blogosphere. | Read More »
Pro-choice is FUN…till you have to DO it.
From tomorrow’s Washington Post Magazine: “A Hard Choice: A young medical student tries to decide if she has what it takes to join the diminishing ranks of abortion providers.” Seems like learning to kill babies can be lots of fun: There isn’t anything nice about abortion, Lesley said, but she does not equate it with murder. “I think it’s a necessary evil, no, unpleasant service, | Read More »
Obama’s Church, Obama’s School
Sally Quinn of the Washington Post has a recommendation for the Obamas to choose the National Cathedral as their place of worship that is practically a parody of liberal attitudes towards religion:
God save us from the WaPo editors
It’s been a rocky few months for John Q. and Jane Public. First, it was the high gasoline prices and even higher diesel prices, the latter of which made the price of groceries and everything else shipped by 18-wheeler go up. Then came the financial meltdown, the mortgage fiasco, the tanking 401Ks and stocks, layoffs, etc. But then one little bright spot appeared as crude | Read More »
A technical look at Obama’s campaign finance fraud
For months now, Barack Obama’s Presidential campaign has been praised for its expert use of computer technology. The website and other communications media were all supposed to be so well done for reaching out to voters and fund raising. His was a website made by expert. It is therefore unlikely, then, that the fraud-friendly Obama donation form with its flaws found by Matthew Mosk was | Read More »
WaPo Tries to Claim Cindy McCain Unethical for Erection of Cell Phone Tower
Apparently the Washington Post thinks it has an ethics violation to hold against Cindy McCain, wife of GOP presidential candidate John McCain. The Post is trying to claim that Cindy McCain somehow illicitly got a portable cell tower delivered to her remote Arizona ranch so that their phones would work there. The truth is, however, the Secret Service ordered up the portable cell tower, not | Read More »
Surely this can be turned into an ad.
At this point: media, Obama campaign, what’s the difference? Anyway, the comment is in reaction to The Washington Post’s Michael Dobb’s exceptionally eye-roll-worthy critique on McCain’s Advice ad: McCain’s response (“Washington Post Attacks Washington Post“) takes especial issue with the “pretty flimsy” bit. Pretty flimsy? As Dobbs goes on to say, that “pretty flimsy” source is his own paper, the Washington Post. The Post reported | Read More »
Washington Post Climbs Back In the Tank for Obama
One would have thought after five years of war reporterette Anne E. Kornbut would be somewhat clear on who exactly the combatants are in Iraq but then one would be working under the assumption that basic honesty and integrity are useful traits when you are in the tank for Barack Obama and writing a tawdry hit piece in his support. In a front page story | Read More »
Goldberg pwns Washington Post in 30 seconds.
I am sure some media talking heads today want to discuss the Washington Post story which implies wrong doing on the part of Sarah Palin alledgedly charging the state of Alaska with per diem charges for staying at home. After 30 seconds of google searching, Goldberg found the Alaska Administrative Manual. Big deal, right? In reality it is.
Sarah Palin’s Expenses As Governor Scandalously…80% Lower Than Her Predecessor’s!
The Washington Post, running through their checklist, has an article looking at Sarah Palin’s state-paid living and travel expenses as Governor of Alaska. Our own Ben Domenech wrote up a response to this, which he asked me to post (there go those tech issues again). Ben’s post is as follows: I do not think this word means what you think it means: …Palin (a) billed | Read More »
Washington Post Takes Russia’s Blood Money
Matt Lewis at Townhall thought the same thing as me this morning when opening the Washington Post to find an advertising supplement from the government of Russia. This isn’t the first time I’ve seen Russia or other countries produce this kind of propaganda for the Post, but coming in the wake of its war on Georgia, I was a bit alarmed the newspaper would take | Read More »
The Washington Post On Drilling
The editorial board of the Washington Post today takes the unusual step of fact checking a full page ad run by the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) decrying additional drilling in response to oil prices as “100% Snake Oil.” After an obligatory nod to two standard enviro-weenie memes on the time lag from drilling to gas pump and the “pristine” nature of our mosquito infest | Read More »
New Media Discovery: WaPo Misidentifies Three As McCain Donors, Apologizes for Mistake
Amanda Carpenter has an interesting little blurb over at Townhall.com where she reports on Townhall’s catching the Washington Post misidentifying three donors as McCain contributors when, in reality, these donors did not donate to the McCain campaign at all. It seems some due diligence was dropped at the Washington Post, for sure. Good thing the new media was there to correct the story! In his | Read More »
WaPo’s Matt Mosk doesn’t fact check Obama oppo dump
Matthew Mosk writes a front page story in the Washington Post based on demonstrably false facts. This is a firing offense. Amanda Carpenter over at Townhall has the story. Mosk wrote: The bundle of $2,300 and $4,600 checks that poured into Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign on March 12 came from an unlikely group of California donors: a mechanic from D&D Auto Repair in Whittier, | Read More »