Wire Services/Media Companies
The network coverage of the Iranian protests has been utterly abysmal. From ignoring them all together to downplaying the murder of protesters, the major news outlets have had to be dragged kicking and screaming to cover the spontaneous uprising. Tuesday was no different with ABC’s World News Tonight and NBC Nightly News downplaying the size and expansiveness of the demonstrations. CBS Evening News went off the deep end and started openly questioning who was actually killing the protesters.
During Wednesday's The Ingraham Angle on Fox News, the Media Research Center’s Tim Graham called out the liberal media for being “angry and frustrated” that their anti-Trump smears weren’t swaying his base of support.Graham was on to talk about a recently published and condescending report by the Associated Press, in which author Claire Galofaro bemoaned how:
A Friday morning attempt by the Associated Press's Tia Goldenberg to "explain" the "US pivot on Jerusalem" failed to make three crucial points: First, that three ultimately victorious U.S. presidential candidates promised that they would formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and failed to deliver on those promises; second, that just six months ago, the United States Senate expressed unanimous support for the idea that "Jerusalem should remain the undivided capital of Israel"; and third, that previous presidents dodged the clear intent of a 1995 law mandating that the U.S. embassy be moved to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.
In a story which should have been recognized at least two months and possibly 5-6 months ago but which remained unreported until last week, a Chicago bakery lost one-third of its workforce in July. Press reports during the past week, most prominently one from Bloomberg News seen in the Chicago Tribune and elsewhere, won't directly admit what should be obvious, though the company involved is implausibly denying it: The workers were illegal immigrants.
A San Francisco jury found Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, aka Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, aka several other undisclosed aliases, not guilty in the death of Kate Steinle on Thursday. Two leading wire services, CNN, the Washington Post, and the New York Times kept Steinle's name out of their tweets, and all but two kept it out of their stories' headlines.
The Left is incessantly freaking about all sorts of things - about which very little freaking is actually necessary. The Media is - by-and-large - the Left’s megaphone. About whatever the Left is freaking - you’ll find the Media freaking. Only louder, with many, MANY more outlets with which to amplify the freaking. The advent of the Internet - has exponentially increased the number of outlets through which the Media can freak.
For those who have visited Florida’s Walt Disney World, there is an attraction at the Magic Kingdom called the Carousel of Progress, a tribute to an original attraction Walt made for the New York World’s Fair in 1964. There, you’ll find a scene set in the 40’s where the narrator reads: "But we do have television—when it works. Gives you something to do after you come home. I kinda like it, y’know? Guy named John Cameron Swayze gives us all the news, and then they have all this singing and dancing. A lot of fluff, but it’s fun."
This week, demonstrating why they're so despised by so many, the press created headlines out of thin air that Senators Bob Corker of Tennessee and Jeff Flake of Arizona, each of whom has announced that they will not run for re-election in 2018, "won't rule out" presidential runs in 2020. In each instance, the Senators' statements leading to headlines weren't volunteered, but were instead created as a result of deliberate "news-creating" questions from journalists.
Three days on, the leftist "fact-checkers" haven't gotten around to evaluating the following claim made by DNC Chair Tom Perez on Tuesday: "The Electoral College is not a creation of the Constitution." Don't sit by your computer waiting for it to happen.
It would be hard to find an example of a story covering an aspect of business and the economy more pathetic than Jordan Yadoo's report on the government's biennial 10-year employment growth projections published at Bloomberg News on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, a man admitted that, as written up at Cleveland.com, the website of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, he killed his 27-year-old daughter in September 2016 "because he felt she disrespected his rules about coming home late and failing to clean up her room." One of those rules was clearly: Don't date non-Muslim men. Though he avoided using the actual term, PD reporter Adam Ferrise at least gave readers enough information to show that what took place was a de facto Muslim "honor killing" — something a related Associated Press report was determined not to enable readers to discern.
In recent months, it has become quite obvious that the Associated Press has made conscious moves designed to make its output and journalistic operations less transparent. It's also reasonable to ask whether these moves are also motivated by a desire to hide what appears to be a significant shrinkage in its available resources and perhaps even its number of personnel.