Press Cover-up Returns to Haunt: Seattle Mayor Ends Reelection Bid

May 10th, 2017 9:52 PM
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced on Tuesday that he will not run for reelection as the city's mayor because of mounting allegations that he sexually abused underage boys in the 1980s. Press coverage has either ignored Murray's Democratic Party affiliation or buried it in related stories' late paragraphs. This outcome also exposes a double standard in the Evergreen State press,…
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Seattle Station Describes Washington's Elections As 'An Honor System'

September 29th, 2016 11:32 PM
Wednesday evening, Seattle TV station KING 5 erroneously broke what it thought was troubling news about Arcan Cetin, who has been arrested and charged with the murder of five people at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington last Friday. The station reported that Cetin is not a U.S. citizen, but is instead "considered a permanent resident or green card holder," and…

NYT: Opponents of Amnesty for 'Undocumented' Are Like Racist Granddad

March 30th, 2015 12:07 PM
Adam Davidson of National Public Radio lumped people who oppose illegal immigration with racists and homophobes (like his grandfather) in the New York Times magazine: When I was growing up in the 1980s, I watched my grandfather -- my dad’s stepdad -- struggle with his own prejudice. He was a blue-collar World War II veteran who loved his family above all things and was constantly afraid…

As Homelessness Rises in Seattle and Elsewhere, National Press Snoozes

January 22nd, 2015 11:53 PM
A week ago, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, a Democrat, called homelessness in his city and the rest of King County a "full-blown crisis." Based on the numbers presented in coverage of the area's situation, we can certainly add the Emerald City to the list of areas where homelessness has been on the rise. Odds are that many readers here didn't know that, because the national press…

CBS Returns to Puffing Pot: 'High Times' in Seattle

July 9th, 2014 12:55 PM
For the second day in a row, CBS This Morning reported live from Seattle as Washington State officially legalizes marijuana. The on-screen graphic for the segment promoted the "high times" sure to come. Standing in front of Cannabis City, reporter Adriana Diaz enthused, "At 12 o'clock, Tuesday, dubbed high noon, Cannabis City's owner cut police tape to symbolically mark…

ABC Promotes Legalized Pot in ‘the Land of Starbucks’; CBS Mention

July 8th, 2014 3:15 PM
Reporting on the news Tuesday that recreational marijuana is now legal in Washington state, ABC news correspondent Neal Karlinsky filed a story to ABC’s Good Morning America that stands as the latest pro-marijuana story out of many over the last few months across the networks. Reporting from a pot shop in Seattle, he gushed that Tuesday was “bound to be an interesting day.”…

More Obamacare Non-News: Children Denied Coverage For 'Specialty Treat

February 1st, 2014 10:34 AM
On January 20, we are told by "goptvclips," Seattle TV Station King 5 aired a short segment on how children "are being denied specialty treatment by insurance providers on the Washington Health Benefits Network." To be clear, the video's conclusion indicates that "Children's went ahead and treated" some but apparently far from all of the affected children,…

NPR Finds Newspaper Ad Outrage in Seattle -- But Never Covered NY Time

November 4th, 2012 9:23 AM
In 2007, when The New York Times granted MoveOn.org a special discount it wasn't entitled to so they could slam David Petraeus in a full-page ad as "General Betray Us," NPR reported on the ad, but never on the Times cut-rate controversy. But NPR is sometimes very sensitive about the "independence" of media outlets -- when it seems compromised by Republicans. On Tuesday…

Will the MSM Make Note of Seattle's 'Green Jobs' Bust

August 16th, 2011 5:26 PM
While the media are sharpening the knives against Republican presidential aspirant Gov. Rick Perry on the nature of jobs created under his watch in Texas, fairness would dictate a look at the Obama administration's jobs record, particularly on his pet project of ushering in the age of renewable energy and with them "green jobs." As Vanessa Ho of the SeattlePI.com website…

Seattle P-I Asks 'Should State Tax "Intangible" Property' But Fails to

May 23rd, 2011 12:12 PM
"Has the state's tax burden on homeowners become great enough to start looking at taxing 'intangible' property as well?" That's how Larry Lange opened his May 22 article for the Seattle P-I website. While Lange did note conservatives are not keen on the idea and Republicans have alternative ideas for Washington State tax reform, Lange failed to consider how taxing…

After 18 Years of Conservative Talk, Radio Pioneer Closes Shop

December 1st, 2010 11:11 AM
Just weeks ago, the radio station that pioneered the tremendously-popular conservative talk radio format announced it was switching to a "classic hits" music station, thus ending a groundbreaking near-20 years of conservative talk. In 1992, Seattle's 570 KVI picked up a rising radio star by the name of Rush Limbaugh to run a political talk show amidst the station's daily…

Voters Speak: No to Soak-the-Rich Schemes

November 8th, 2010 10:48 AM
Do Americans share President Obama's desire to impose redistributive social justice on the well off? In liberal Washington State, of all places, voters gave a definitive answer this Tuesday: No! The resounding rejection of a punitive "Robin Hood" initiative shows that it's not just red-state Republicans who oppose extreme tax hikes on the nation's wealth generators. As…

60 Minutes Promotes Washington’s 1098 Income Tax Initiative, Stahl H

November 1st, 2010 12:14 AM
Barely 36 hours before Washington State voters go to the polls, CBS News aired a 14-minute unregulated in-kind campaign expenditure on behalf of “Yes on 1098" and its chief cheerleader, Bill Gates Sr, sandwiched by Lesley Stahl hailing rogue Reagan adviser David Stockman as “brave” for advocating the end to the Bush tax rates and imposition of a 15 percent national income…

Sell Us Marcelas: Fifth-Grade Protester Has Entire Family of Liberal A

March 10th, 2010 11:29 AM
Brent Baker recounted how CBS Evening News spotlighted fifth-grade protester Marcelas Owens on Tuesday night. David Shuster interviewed him on MSNBC on Tuesday morning. What neither network shared with the viewer is how Marcelas has become a constant talking point for his home-state Democrat Sen. Patty Murray, and how he is a spokesman for a liberal lobby, the Washington Community Action Network.…