Oh Well, It's Only Terrorism She's Talking About. Maddow Gets it Wrong

February 17th, 2010 12:38 PM
In fairness to Rachel Maddow, at least she sounds convincing, even though her earnest assertions invariably collapse under scrutiny. Maddow embodies the smarmy belief that sincerity is all that matters -- fake it well and you've got it made.Here's Maddow, for example, appearing as a panelist on Sunday's "Meet the Press" and on her MSNBC cable show Monday night (first and second parts of…

AP Headline on Padilla Sentence: No Name or Crime Mentioned

January 24th, 2008 10:17 AM
It's hard not to think that there is lingering Old Media disappointment that Jose Padilla didn't beat the rap. One example supporting that belief is the coverage (bolds are mine) of Padilla's sentencing, along with the supporting no-info headline, by the Associated Press's Curt Anderson. You also have to wonder if AP is trying to have the story escape future search engine inquiries, as the AP's…

Padilla Convicted, But AP Still Can't Believe He's Guilty

August 18th, 2007 5:24 AM
So, as you all know, the news comes out that Jose Padilla has been convicted of being a terrorist by a US Court, yet the AP wants to focus more on what it feels the government did wrong than what Padilla did. I guess the AP thinks the US government is more guilty than is a convicted terrorist. Even after his conviction, the AP fills their report with "supposedly," "possible,…