December 28, 2005


Hud found a list of ridiculous media quotes. I'm still reading them all, but my favorite so far is this one from MSNBC's Keith Olberman after Hurricane Katrina:

For many of this country’s citizens, the mantra has been, as we were taught in social studies it should always be, whether or not I voted for this President, he is still my President. I suspect anybody who had to give him that benefit of the doubt stopped doing so last week. I suspect, also, a lot of his supporters, looking ahead to ‘08, are wondering how they can distance themselves from the two words which will define his government, our government: New Orleans. For him, it is a shame, in all senses of the word. A few changes of pronouns in there and he might not have looked so much like a 21st century Marie Antoinette.


Posted by Sarah at December 28, 2005 12:35 PM | TrackBack

With the mass media's general rightward tilt (most media is owned by stark conserviatives), when reporters (of whom slightly more than half have a general slant to the left) can get away with these occasional bursts of honesty, it' rather refreshing, though a lot of the examples they gave were honestly fairly dull. I get the feeling that the author must think that if a reporter isn't licking GWBs boots he is a treasonous traitor liberal. The Nina Totenberg quote was a great example of the rare reporter noticing that this president has been destroying the principles this country was once founded on.

BTW, there are a lot of really great year in review posts on the left side of the blogosphere. They have the fortune of having both a right wing media full of suckups and morons, and having DC full of starkly incompetent partisans, you should check them out. Also they have a few 'Grand Old Police Blotter' pieces since there have been so many Republicans convicted of felonies, this is a good one:

Posted by: Mr. Silly at December 28, 2005 04:44 PM

Yes, beware of those right wing media outlets like CBS, ABC, BBC, PBS, NPR, Reuters, AP, the NY Times, Washington Post, LA Times, Time, Newsweek, and Al Jazeera.

Posted by: Korla Pundit at December 30, 2005 05:38 AM