October 10, 2007

Couldn’t Help But Notice (101007)

A three-word reaction to this from Michael Graham (HT Michelle Malkin) — How dare they?

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I can’t wait for someone to tell me that this latest statement from Ahmadinejad (HT to Mark at Weapons of Mass Discussion) got lost in the translation and doesn’t really mean what it clearly does:

Iran’s outspoken president marked Quds Day with a public call for the entire population of Israel to be deported to Alaska or Canada.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in a speech Israel should exist far away from the Islamic world, and called on Europe and the United States to use its foreign aid money to set up a new Israel in their own backyard.

There are still those who want us to believe that the Iranian tyrant didn’t really say he wanted to “wipe Israel off the map” a couple of years ago. Guess we don’t have to debate that one any more, do we?

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This is apparently part of the Old Media Reporter’s Handbook: When war casualties are up, rush it to the top; when they’re down, either don’t believe it or downplay it. There is no better exhibit as to why:

  • Old Media credibility is in the tank — only 26% give journalists high or very high ratings for their ethics.
  • Their audiences are shrinking.
  • Their businesses are deteriorating — or did you not notice that New York Times stock is still below 20, despite the Dow and S&P 500 closing at record levels?

There’s more from Wake Up America, where Susan Duclos demonstrates that this disparate treatment of equally newsworthy events is a red-letter violation of a more important handbook — the Journalist’s Code of Ethics.

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Here’s news (“Iraq insurgency: People rise against al-Qa’eda”) you aren’t going to see bubble up to the top in American Old Media, courtesy of the mindset described in the previous item.

Also this (HT Instapundit):

Operation Iraqi Freedom has graduated from a battle against a combination of indigenous insurgents and foreign terrorists (al Qaeda) to one against al Qaeda. Al Qaeda has made Iraq its watershed moment, and they are losing badly. This transition of Iraq into al Qaeda’s quagmire is remarkable and momentous in world history, and is going largely unreported by the main stream media who is searching for the next flash-bang to report.

Or for some way to sabotage the success.

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Haditha as a possible Al Qaeda-engineered massacre — So what did Murtha know, and when did he know it?

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If you haven’t yet seen the great video promoting the breakthrough drug Tryphorgetin, here’s a link to it (the video, not the drug).

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4 Comments

  1. Great piece and thanks for the link. I like the roundup of information you have here.

    Comment by Susan Duclos — October 10, 2007 @ 2:10 pm

  2. #1, thanks. I blogrolled your place. I hope to visit it from time to time. Given scheduling madness, that’s easier said than done.

    Comment by TBlumer — October 10, 2007 @ 3:53 pm

  3. I***T Simplicity at ProgressOhio…

    Harding follows suit with a snippy little post regarding “Respect For Life Sunday” He ends the post with this:

    Will they stand for and End to The War and the killing of babies and their parents?

    The innuendo is that our armed forces are respon…

    Trackback by Inside the Northwest territory — October 11, 2007 @ 4:33 pm

  4. Blogrolling you now. Thanks again, keep up the good work.

    Comment by Spree — October 12, 2007 @ 5:42 pm

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