By Ken Shepherd | July 18, 2005 5:41 PM EDTIn my last post, I relayed how Inside Politics (IP) had not picked up on a new poll showing decreasing support for Osama bin Laden in the Arab world and a concurrent increase of belief in democratic reform. Well, IP again ignored that story today, fixating again on a Karl Rove angle to the Valerie Plame leak investigation. Senior political analyst Bill Schneider, however, did have time to rattle off negative poll results for President Bush hot off the presses from the Washington Post dealing with, you guessed it, the Karl Rove story. Of the 11 segments aired on IP, only 3 had nothing to do with Rove: a Bruce Morton piece on state dinners under President Bush versus other recent presidents; the "political bytes" segment about 2008 hopefuls campaigning at the National Governor's Association meeting in Des Moines, Iowa, over the weekend; and "blog reporter" Jacki Schechner on a blogger who was fired after her boss read her blog. [click title bar for full post]
By Megan Alvarez | July 18, 2005 2:00 PM EDTNetwork assaulted industry but didnt give them any chance to respond.
By Brian Boyd | July 18, 2005 12:53 PM EDTClay Waters of MRC's TimesWatch caught a CNN employee calling Rove's version of the Valerie Plame story "bullshit" as Dobbs introduced a report from Dana Bash. The last reporter seen sitting next to Dobbs at the anchor desk was Kitty Pilgrim, and the unidentified voice is similar to Pilgrim's. The following occurred on Friday night's Lou Dobbs Tonight: Lou Dobbs: "Tonight, a surprising new development in the CIA leak investigation. Karl Rove's testimony to a federal grand jury is being reported. The testimony suggests that President Bush's political adviser may not have been the original source for the Valerie Plame leak. Rove testifying that he first learned about Plame from columnist Robert Novak, a CNN contributor. Dana Bash reports." Unidentified Voice: "That's bullshit."
By Rich Noyes | July 15, 2005 6:16 PM EDTAs the MRC's CyberAlert noted on Thursday, an assistant editorial page editor with the St. Paul, Minnesota Pioneer Press, Mark Yost, has written a column, headlined "Why They Hate Us," castigating his reporters for omitting positive developments and emphasizing violence and negativity in their coverage of the Iraq War.
By Megan Alvarez | July 15, 2005 2:00 PM EDTEnvironmentalists claim mercury link with autism is absolutely overwhelming
By Megan Alvarez | July 14, 2005 2:00 PM EDTMedia treat left-wing pro-tax group as unbiased consumer advocate.
By Dan Gainor | July 13, 2005 8:32 PM EDTLive 8, G-8 coverage cheerleads sending billions of U.S. dollars to Africa
By Dan Gainor | July 13, 2005 8:29 PM EDTLive 8, G-8 coverage cheerleads sending billions of U.S. dollars to Africa
By Ken Shepherd | July 13, 2005 2:13 PM EDTA regular feature on Anderson Cooper 360 is a recurring segment where Anderson relaying the White House talking points of the day, as seen from the daily White House press briefing.
By Megan Alvarez | July 13, 2005 2:00 PM EDTNYT is one of few to admit record isnt really a record.
By Ken Shepherd | July 13, 2005 1:12 PM EDTWhile Eleanor Clift is heralding Judith Miller as a principled journalist taking a fall to cover for an possibly criminal secret source in her recent column in Newsweek, Howard Kurtz in today’s Washington Post reports that many legal experts believe that Miller’s jail time is the product of her and the New York Times’s stubborness, not a stand on journalistic principle but rather, in the words of legal expert Jonathan Turley, "spoiling for a fight."
By Ken Shepherd | July 13, 2005 12:17 PM EDTIs Paula Zahn’s notion of balanced political coverage tag-teaming with the liberal guest in a conservative-liberal debate segment? You could argue that after watching last night’s edition of Paula Zahn Now, which featured an interview/debate segment regarding the Valerie Plame leak investigation with Katrina Vanden Heuvel, the editor of the liberal magazine The Nation, and Rev. Joe Watkins, a pastor and Republican political consultant.
By Ken Shepherd | July 12, 2005 5:26 PM EDTA quick by the numbers look at Rove coverage on Inside Politics today: Out of 14 segments on IP, nine were devoted to the Karl Rove/CIA leak story:
By Ken Shepherd | July 12, 2005 2:36 PM EDTYesterday on CNN's Inside Politics, host du jour Candy Crowley essentially got Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) to confess his litmus test on abortion for Supreme Court nominees, but didn't press him on the matter, despite her colleague Bill Schneider last week asserting that only conservatives, not liberals, have a litmus test stance on abortion.
By Megan Alvarez | July 12, 2005 2:00 PM EDTNews show relies on UAW president, former autoworker and labor expert to tell a one-sided business story.