Category Archives: Media Criticism

Won’t Be Fooled Again

I know you’ll be shocked to hear this, but many people think that the Iraq reporting has been inaccurate and biased:

…overall, about one-third of Americans believe that the news media present too negative a picture of what is happening in Iraq; one out of five believe that the news media present too positive a picture, and the rest say that news media coverage is about right or have no opinion.

As the party breakdown shows, the lunatics who think that coverage has been too “positive” are part of the “reality-based community.”

Won’t Be Fooled Again

I know you’ll be shocked to hear this, but many people think that the Iraq reporting has been inaccurate and biased:

…overall, about one-third of Americans believe that the news media present too negative a picture of what is happening in Iraq; one out of five believe that the news media present too positive a picture, and the rest say that news media coverage is about right or have no opinion.

As the party breakdown shows, the lunatics who think that coverage has been too “positive” are part of the “reality-based community.”

The Rest Of The Story

Amir Tehari writes about the boom outside Baghdad:

Newsweek has just hailed the emergence of a booming market economy in Iraq as “the mother of all surprises,” noting that “Iraqis are more optimistic about the future than most Americans are.” The reason, of course, is that Iraqis know what is going on in their country while Americans are fed a diet of exclusively negative reporting from Iraq.

Of course, it would have been better if he’s written “almost exclusively negative,” given that he was citing a positive Newsweek story as evidence.

And also of course, expect my anonymous and cowardly moronic leftist troll to show up in a minute or two with the daily “chickenhawk” stupidity, and demands that I go to Iraq.

Calling It In

Michael Fumento:

I observed that three articles on conditions in Ramadi and al Anbar Province had appeared within a week of each other giving entirely different points of view. Mine and one in the Times of London said we’re winning the war in Ramadi; a Washington Post A1 story co-authored by “Fiasco” author Thomas Ricks claimed exactly the opposite. The difference, I said, could be explained simply. I and the Times writer reported from Ramadi. Ricks and his co-author have not only never been to Ramadi, they wrote their piece from Washington.

Preemptive note: we can expect Anonymous Moron in the comments section to chime in with the chronic mindless “chickenhawk” attack on me any minute now, because, you see, I’m not allowed to criticize the media reporting in Iraq unless I go myself. He or she never disappoints.

Today’s Media

…reporting World War II. Strategy Page has given me a bunch of satirical essay ideas today:

HUNDREDS OF SAILORS STILL TRAPPED UNDERWATER

Victims’ Families: Pearl Rescue Efforts “Disgraceful”

WHISTLEBLOWER REVEALS SUPERBOMB PLANS

Catholic Bishops Condemn Secret “Manhattan Project”

FDR WITH MISTRESS IN DEATH ROOM

Warm Springs Scandal

Today’s Media

…reporting World War II. Strategy Page has given me a bunch of satirical essay ideas today:

HUNDREDS OF SAILORS STILL TRAPPED UNDERWATER

Victims’ Families: Pearl Rescue Efforts “Disgraceful”

WHISTLEBLOWER REVEALS SUPERBOMB PLANS

Catholic Bishops Condemn Secret “Manhattan Project”

FDR WITH MISTRESS IN DEATH ROOM

Warm Springs Scandal

Today’s Media

…reporting World War II. Strategy Page has given me a bunch of satirical essay ideas today:

HUNDREDS OF SAILORS STILL TRAPPED UNDERWATER

Victims’ Families: Pearl Rescue Efforts “Disgraceful”

WHISTLEBLOWER REVEALS SUPERBOMB PLANS

Catholic Bishops Condemn Secret “Manhattan Project”

FDR WITH MISTRESS IN DEATH ROOM

Warm Springs Scandal