Friday, August 10, 2007

Who Trusts the N&O?

Blog friend Mike Williams regularly sends outstanding electronic letters. Here's most of what he sent today - - -

A heads up for the MSM:

More than half of Americans say US news organizations are politically biased, inaccurate, and don't care about the people they report on, a [Pew Research Center]poll published Thursday showed.

The poll also showed this:

More than half -- 53 percent -- of Internet users also faulted the news organizations for "failing to stand up for America".

Now take a look at this headline and lede in today’s N&O:

Bush rejects raising tax to fix roads

After the Minneapolis bridge collapse, the president says, Congress needs to adjust its spending priorities
Yep. A bridge collapses in Minneapolis, our national transportation infrastructure is heading to hell in a hand basket, and it’s all because of Bush. Except that folks in Minnesota at least don’t seem to think raising taxes is the best way forward. For some objective, fact-based reporting on the Minneapolis bridge collapse, go here.

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Nice work, Mike, but be ready.

The N&O folks who control news reporting will tell you they treat President Bush just as fairly as they treat white male Duke students.

And when they say that, that's one time they're telling the truth.

The same N&O editors producing stories now about Bush and bridges were not too long ago assuring readers Crystal Mangum was a victim who'd endured a night of sexual violence.

That's a scary thought, isn't it?

But it helps explain those Pew results.

Message to JiinC readers:
I'll be posting again on the Pew Research findings, including saying I think Pew spun their own numbers to make their liberal/leftist MSM allies look less bad than the numbers suggest.

Stay tuned.


Anonymous said...

Look, was it any surprise that econo-idiots at the nations liberal papers would propose raising taxes somewhere to "solve" this problem?

Forget that money is fungible. Forget that every politician in the country would spend every dime on new roads into new subdivisions before spending a penny to fix something elsewhere. Forget that we all pay a bomb for transportation funds.

Do all that and you could have written any of the op-eds in the paper about taxes and bridges.