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Bachmann Explains Gaffe—by Making New Gaffe

Says mainstream media's '3,400' members are to blame...

(Newser) - Michele Bachmann yesterday fired back at critics who poked her recent American history gaffe on the Laura Ingraham Show. She accused all "3,400" members of the "mainstream media" of being "part of the Obama press contingent." There's just one tiny problem with her counting, notes... More »

Sarah Palin: Hey, Obama Misspeaks, Too

She slams media for uneven mocking

(Newser) - Facing ridicule for her comment about “our North Korean allies,” Sarah Palin has accused the media of a double-standard: Why, she asked on Facebook , isn’t President Obama mocked for his gaffes? Remember when he said he’d been to all 57 states? Palin references that and a... More »

Nate Silver Bares His Own JournoList Posts

In what may be the first of many confessionals

(Newser) - With the Daily Caller basically making a business out of leaking comments from emails from the JournoList—a supposedly private email list for left-leaning journalists. So list member Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight.com decided to go through his own log of 150 or so posts, looking for inflammatory, damning and... More »

Righty Breitbart Offers $100K for Journalist Emails

He wants someone to turn over archives of progressive listserv

(Newser) - Andrew Breitbart says he'll pay $100,000 to anyone who turns over the archives of Journolist, a now-defunct listserv for left-leaning reporters. Making the emails public will expose the "Democrat-Media complex," he writes on his conservative Big Journalism site. The listserv, with 400 members, hit the headlines last... More »

Stewart Catches Beck in Lie

Only Fox will show you this Gaza footage everyone showed you

(Newser) - Oh, that pesky Daily Show and its fact checkers. Glenn Beck worked himself into a good lather the other day, calling out the media for suppressing footage of activists from the Gaza aid flotilla attacking Israeli soldiers with clubs. “That video, you'll be hard-pressed to see it here in... More »

Why Can't Media Get Off Tomboy Shiloh's Back?

She's already a victim of culture gender wars

(Newser) - Can the media get off Shiloh Jolie-Pitt's case and let the kid be a tomboy in peace? That's what Gawker wants to know now that several publications and blogs have skewered the toddler for her lack-of-frilly attire. "What’s up with the cross-gender dressing?" sniffed hysterical tab queen Bonnie... More »

SNL a Right-Wing Mouthpiece

Or latest sketch just a 'vehicle to make anal sex joke'

(Newser) - Saturday’s SNL cold opener—which poked fun at Obama’s deficit spending—conclusively marked the show as an “occasionally humorous right-wing propaganda organ,” writes Ethan Porter of True/Slant . SNL’s been obviously anti-Obama since the primaries, pausing only to mock Sarah Palin, who's far less popular than... More »

Obama Assault on Fox News Is 'Nixonian'

White House needs to recognize the legitimacy of opposition

(Newser) - The Obama administration is over the line in its war on Fox News, seeking not only to criticize it, but to delegitimize and marginalize it, writes Charles Krauthammer in the Washington Post. “There’s nothing illegal about such search-and-destroy tactics,” he argues, but they do violate “Madisonian... More »

Meg Whitman Tests Media's Celeb-CEO Myth

Calif. voters to decide if ex-eBay honcho was really a rock star

(Newser) - For years Meg Whitman has benefited from the sycophantic business media’s lionization of the CEO. Throughout the boom years, “CEOs were pretty much automatically rock stars,” writes Simon Dumenco for Advertising Age. “If they banked a billion or more, the thinking went, they must have been... More »

Stossel: Yeah, I'm Biased. So?

Every reporter is, latest Fox hire opines

(Newser) - When John Stossel announced he was leaving ABC for Fox News, many complained he was “biased.” His response? “Every reporter has political beliefs,” he writes for Reason Online. “The difference is that I am upfront about mine.” For example, most media outlets call President... More »

Rush, Newt Push Media to the Right

They're mainstream while progressives are ignored: Dionne

(Newser) - Media coverage of Barack Obama is closed-minded and biased—in favor of conservatives. "Rush Limbaugh's sneezes or Newt Gingrich's tweets" circulate like wildfire, but criticism of the president from the Democratic left goes unheard, writes EJ Dionne of the Washington Post. The result is a skewed picture in which... More »

Fawning Press Glosses Over Obama's Agenda

(Newser) - Barack Obama has enchanted the media more than any president this side of Jack Kennedy, writes Robert Samuelson of the Washington Post. A recent Pew study concluded that Obama had enjoyed “substantially more positive media coverage,” than either Bush or Clinton during their first months. “On the... More »

Web Will Make Conservatives Miss the Times

(Newser) - Conservatives have delighted in making a piñata out of the New York Times, but they’re not going to like the post-Times world, writes Francis Wilkinson of The Week. “Like most powerful, entrenched institutions, the Times has a deep bias in favor of the way things are,”... More »

Hey, Media: US Jails Journos, Too

'First duty' of press is to hold own gov't accountable

(Newser) - The American media are celebrating Iran’s release of journalist Roxana Saberi in a case the press doggedly pursued. But today’s back-patting is hypocritical, writes Glenn Greenwald in Salon: the US media have all but ignored foreign journalists imprisoned by our own government, often with little reason. Case in... More »

Media Let Specter Off the Hook

Didn't he sort of betray voters?

(Newser) - When the Arlen Specter story broke last week, “most journalists assumed the role of handicappers,” writes Howard Kurtz of the Washington Post. The value-neutral reporting focused on how powerful this would make Democrats, and what it meant for the wilderness-dwelling Republicans. “Little attention was devoted to this... More »

Ink-Stained Wretches Flee Media to Obama Admin

At least 6 former journos in gov't jobs

(Newser) - At least six journalists have signed on to government jobs, reports Politico, and that has conservatives asking if the same would be the case in a McCain/Palin White House. “When some leave journalism because of a reduction in staff, what’s the natural landing spot? The Obama administration,”... More »

'Friends of Amanda' Throw Benefit for Accused Killer

Family aims to raise $500K for legal fees

(Newser) - She’s been called a femme fatale, but for the people who came to her legal defense benefit in Seattle this weekend, Amanda Knox is a victim. “Amanda would be amazed at this overwhelming turnout of support,” her mother tells the West Seattle Herald. About 120 people showed... More »

BBC Refusal to Air Gaza Appeal Sparks Uproar

Network fears appearance of bias in charged issue

(Newser) - The BBC has been lambasted by politicians, religious leaders and its own staff for the network's refusal to broadcast an appeal for Gaza aid, the Guardian reports. Executives of the publicly funded network say they must adhere to a strict code of impartiality, and that airing the appeal could be... More »

Palin Slams Media for 'Salacious' Reports

Reporters habitually took her remarks out of context, Governor says

(Newser) - Sarah Palin attacked the “personal, salacious nature” of media reports about her during the 2008 campaign, accusing journalists of taking her remarks out of context “to create adversarial situations,” CNN reports. A statement from Palin’s office today specifically criticized the Atlantic (probably mostly just Andrew Sullivan)... More »

Palin: Media Gives Kennedy Free Pass

Social status made for her own tough ride, says ex-candidate, also ripping Fey, Couric

(Newser) - Sarah Palin says the media is lobbing softballs at Caroline Kennedy because of the would-be New York senator’s class status, Politico reports. The Republican governor of Alaska speculates that “there is a class issue here also that was such a factor in the scrutiny of my candidacy,”... More »

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