MSM, McCain and the truth

MSM stop protecting McCain. He is a flip-flopper who would say anything to get elected.

There is a real difference between candidate McCain and the McCain of the past, and nothing emphasizes it more than this interview with Time magazine:

There's a theme that recurs in your books and your speeches, both about putting country first but also about honor. I wonder if you could define honor for us? Read it in my books.

I've read your books. No, I'm not going to define it.

But honor in politics? I defined it in five books. Read my books.

[Your] campaign today is more disciplined, more traditional, more aggressive. From your point of view, why the change?
I will do as much as we possibly can do to provide as much access to the press as possible.

But beyond the press, sir, just in terms of ...
I think we're running a fine campaign, and this is where we are.

Do you miss the old way of doing it?
I don't know what you're talking about.

Really? Come on, Senator.
I'll provide as much access as possible ...

In 2000, after the primaries, you went back to South Carolina to talk about what you felt was a mistake you had made on the Confederate flag. Is there anything so far about this campaign that you wish you could take back or you might revisit when it's over?
[Does not answer.]

Do I know you? [Says with a laugh.]
[Long pause.] I'm very happy with the way our campaign has been conducted, and I am very pleased and humbled to have the nomination of the Republican Party.

You do acknowledge there was a change in the campaign, in the way you had run the campaign?
[Shakes his head.]

You don't acknowledge that? O.K., when your aides came to you and you decided, having been attacked by Barack Obama, to run some of those ads, was there a debate?
The campaign responded as planned.

It's sad, really. At one point John McCain was his own man. And now's he just another politician, a puppet of the kill-or-be-kill political operatives he has hired to win this race for him, reduced to shaking his head silently at questions he once would have had the nerve to answer forthrightly.

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Bloggers HELP! McCain beats Obama 3 to 1 on News Sites!

"News Sites Love McCain...."
McCain has a 3 to 1 advantage on MSM sites: ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox!
* (See extended entry for reference)

HELP ACT, Please. YOU ARE NEEDED! Stop blogging to the converted. Obama is getting slandered with no rebuttals on USA Today! It seems like 10:1  ! So much so that folks are saying "where are the Obama supporters?".

Your comment can be one click away from 12 Million plus unique eyeballs a month!
Look for articles with 10 or less comments then you can be seen with the article forever!
McCain dominates on these sites too. It looks like no one supports Obama!
Stop Blogging to the Converted!

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The AP Is Spying On You

The AP's Response To My Diary
by droogie6655321 (crossposted from Dailykos) 13472/2103/1015/575626
Tue Aug 26, 2008 at 11:01:57 AM PDT


I got a call from an official of the Associated Press this afternoon at my work number. He or she contends that my diary yesterday, which I have deleted, is filled with fact errors.

Here is some of the e-mail that was sent to me, and my editors.

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Soundbites to Solutions.

(cross-posted at Kickin it with CG and Clintonistas for Obama)

Unlike any other election cycle, the issues of race, gender, age, and class have dominated public and private conversations over the course of this election.

That is why on June 17th, The Women's Media Center, along with The White House Project and The Maynard Institute for Journalism Education, brought together top national political observers and media professionals for an in-depth conversation about how the media creates and reflects public perceptions on presidential candidates. Speakers included:

  • Christiane Amanpour, Chief International Correspondent, CNN
  • Susan Carroll, Senior Scholar at the Center for American Women and Politics
  • Callie Crossley, National Television and Radio Commentator and Program Manager, Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard
  • William Douglas, White House Correspondent, McClatchy Washington Bureau
  • Juan Gonzalez, Columnist, New York Daily News
  • Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Director, Annenberg Public Policy Center
  • Celinda Lake, Political strategist and President of Lake Research Partners
  • Courtney Martin, Author and Columnist for The American Prospect Online
  • Pamela Newkirk, Associate Professor of Journalism, New York University
  • Geneva Overholser, Director of the School of Journalism at the University of Southern California
  • Ron Walters, Professor of Government and Politics, University of Maryland
  • Patricia J. Williams, Columnist, The Nation, and Professor of Law, Columbia University

Held June 17 in New York, "From Soundbites to Solutions" started a conversation that one can hope will continue through this election cycle, as the public, press and candidates grapple with tough issues of bias, identity and language.

Further information is available, including video of the conference.

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Media Hall of Shame.

Cross-posted at Kickin' it with CG

Hillary Clinton may have furthered the discussion of sexism in her concession speech when she stated that women deserve equal respect, along with equal pay, and that "there are no acceptable prejudices in the 21st century in our country."

She was referring in part to what emerged as conventional wisdom by many during the democratic primary campaign that sexism is still tolerated in America.  Chiming in (albeit ill timed) on this topic was DNC chairman Howard Dean, who is among those calling for a "national discussion" of sexism.  

Echoing those sentiments, NOW and Emily's List are generating e-mail campaigns to the cable channels when they see sexism.  "We're certainly not going to take this lying down," said Ellen Malcolm, the president of Emily's List. She said her hope was for a national discussion to focus on "what is fair in the new political world of Internet, cable and traditional news coverage.'

Also created was an online project which it points to examples of sexist language titled Media Hall of Shame, NOW's president, Kim Gandy, said her members need to remain alert, "We're going to keep watching because we think Michelle Obama will be the recipient of the same kind of attacks that Hillary was."

Ya think?

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