Virtually Unreported: CCW Holder Likely Prevented Larger Clackamas Mal

December 16th, 2012 2:21 PM
If certain aspects of stories relating to an incident of gun violence don't fit the template, they usually doesn't get reported at all. But if such things somehow get some local exposure, they rarely escape into the broader national news environment. What follows is an example of the latter. On Saturday, Dan Zimmerman at the Truth About Guns blog (HT Instapundit) asked a quite logical…

CBS and NBC Note Sex Scandal of Democratic Congressman David Wu

July 25th, 2011 5:59 AM
 On Sunday, the CBS Evening News and NBC’s Meet the Press both briefly noted an unfolding sex scandal involving Oregon Democratic Representative David Wu, who is being accused of making unwanted sexual advances toward the teenage daughter of a political donor. CBS substitute anchor Norah O’Donnell directly labeled Wu as a Democrat, While NBC’s David Gregory indirectly hinted at Wu’s…

New York Times Already Pushing 'Entrapment' Defense in Case of Islamic

December 2nd, 2010 10:07 AM
That didn’t take long. The New York Times is already forwarding left-wing and Muslim arguments alleging “entrapment” in the terror-plot case in Portland against Mohamed Osman Mohamud, caught in a sting operation planning to kill people at a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony. On Tuesday, Eric Schmitt and Charlie Savage reported “In U.S. Sting Operation, Questions of Entrapment.” The arrest…

‘Dallas’ Star Larry Hagman Refuses to Let Facts Get In the Way Of

July 15th, 2010 2:32 PM
When news recently broke that the 78 year-old actor Larry Hagman had surfaced in California promoting solar energy as means of staving off the end of civilization, I must admit I was somewhat taken aback. Prior to this, the last time anyone had heard from Hagman was when he was part of a "who done it" spoof which TV viewers watched in an attempt to ascertain "Who Shot J.R.?"Now he looks like just…

Morning Joe Burying Gore Story—Or Sending Subliminal Message

July 1st, 2010 7:38 AM
Which is the bigger story: a few power companies out West have started a pilot program to promote solar panels, or . . . police announce they will investigate allegations of sexual assault against a Nobel prize winner and former Vice-President of the United States?  I'd guess most people would go with 'B.' But when it came time to highlight a story from the front page of today's Oregonian,…

Guess the Party: Oregon Legislators Support 1,900% Tax Increase

February 17th, 2009 7:22 PM

Name That Party: Gay Portland Mayor Lied About Sex With Teen

January 20th, 2009 7:13 AM

Free Concert by Popular Band Preceded Obama’s Big Rally

May 20th, 2008 5:16 PM

Newspaper Circulations in 3-Year Plunge, with Four Exceptions

May 1st, 2008 10:27 AM
Old Media business reporters have a definitionally-incorrect habit of labeling single industries or economic sectors as being "in recession," when the term, as defined here, can only describe national economies or the world economy. Two examples of this are New York Times reporter David Leonhardt's description of manufacturing as being in recession in February 2007 (laughably incorrect, in any…

AP Ignores Child Abuser's Carter Connection

June 25th, 2007 10:08 AM

Two Food Stamp Follies: Oregon Governor's Publicity Stunt, and the Rep

April 28th, 2007 6:33 PM
Oregon governor Ted Kulongoski got lots of attention earlier this week as he tried to show us how allegedly inadequate the Food Stamp program is (bold is mine): Ore. gov. starts week on food stamps By Julia Silverman, Associated Press Writer | April 25, 2007 SALEM, Ore. --If Gov. Ted Kulongoski seems a little sluggish this week, he's got an excuse: he couldn't afford coffee. In fact, the…

Pulitzer Prize Winner Punked

May 23rd, 2006 1:20 PM
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Tom Hallman apparently has a hard time nailing down the truth. In a profile of math guru Mark Provo, Hallman took vast liberties with the truth without actually picking up a phone to verify any of it. The subject of the story has listed about 30 facts that are not actually factual. Hallman paints wild pictures of non-existent hills, phantom hotel rooms, even the…