Category Archives: Media Bias

Don’t Blame the Media For Not Pursuing News Stories… Blame Republicans!

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The other day, MSNBC’s Karen Finney was on her network discussing the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups. After spending some time unsurprisingly downplaying the story’s significance, she attempted to validate her cavalier take on the controversy by stating the following: “Everybody knew about this investigation long before the election. So, if they [Republicans] were that…

Did Obama’s Media Market Bubble Burst?

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It sure has been interesting over the past week to watch the news media finally approach the Obama administration with the one tactic many of us thought they’d never use in their coverage: Some good old fashioned scrutiny. Despite showing up to the game way late on Benghazi, many in the mainstream media are actually…

When Is a Scandal Not A Scandal?

I don’t like reading the New York Times in the morning because I’m always afraid my head will explode and that would make it difficult to go through the rest of the day.  My aforementioned head almost did explode when I read this headline on page one: I.R.S. Focus on Conservatives Gives G.O.P. an Issue…

A News Media of Trekkies

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The first celebrity I ever met was actor William Shatner. It was back in the 1980s. I was probably twelve or thirteen at the time. Shatner was making an appearance at a car show in Denver that I went to with my family. I stood in a long line for nearly two hours to get…

The News Media’s Comical Resistance to the Koch Brothers

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Last week, the New York Times reported that conservative businessmen, Charles and David Koch, are showing some interest in purchasing eight regional newspapers currently owned by the Tribune Company. They include the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel and Hartford Courant. It didn’t take long for the story to spread fear among…