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Mine Collapse is Big News But Doesn’t Top the Campaign: August 5 – 10, 2007
The fate of six miners trapped 1,500 feet underground followed two storylines last week as rescuers rushed against and the mine company owner took his case to the public. But three presidential debates and the Iowa straw poll pushed the 2008 presidential campaign in the top spot.
Media repeated Rove’s assessment of 2008 election without noting he was wrong in 2006
In reports about Karl Rove’s announcement that he is resigning as White House deputy chief of staff, numerous news reports uncritically repeated Rove’s assessments that President Bush “will move back up in the polls” and that Republicans have “a very good chance” of winning the White House in 2008. However, these outlets did not mention Rove’s recent track record: Before the November 2006 midterm elections, he predicted that Republicans would “keep” their majorities in the U.S. House and Senate.
Karl Rove and the Religion of the Washington Press
Conservatives think the ideology of the Washington press corps is liberal. Liberals think the press is conservative in the sense of protecting its place in the political establishment. Karl Rove once said that the press is “less liberal than it is oppositional.”… Whereas I believe that the real—and undeclared—ideology of American journalism is savviness, and this is what made the press so vulnerable to the likes of Karl Rove.
Pundits, bloggers go wild over Rove’s resignation
Karl Rove is the most polarizing American political figure outside of the man he serves, President George W. Bush. So it was no surprise that liberal corners of the blogosphere rejoiced at his announcement Monday that he will resign… Just as predictably, many conservatives online sounded piously respectful… Yet in a sign of the deepening divisions in the Republican Party, the conservative punditocracy wasn’t all singing together. Some prominent conservative commentators ripped Bush’s deputy chief of staff and senior adviser since 2001 as he makes his the way out the door.
Richard Viguerie on Karl Rove’s Resignation: Good News for Conservatives (via email)
Karl Rove’s departure from the White House is good news for conservatives. We may—may—have a more conservative Bush presidency with Rove back in Texas. As President Bush’s chief political advisor, Karl Rove was a master in the care and feeding of conservative leaders, keeping them mostly silent as the Republican Party moved Left during the Bush presidency.
Got that, friends? George Bush is a wild-eyed leftist. Let me know if you’d like to see the entire email message.
Newsweek: Criticism Of Rudy’s 9/11 Performance Is “Swift-Boating”
Uh, Newsweek editors, substantive criticism of Rudy’s 9/11 performance is not “swift-boating.” This is precisely the line that the Rudy campaign wants you to take. Its argument has been that critics of Rudy’s Masterfully Churchillian Performance, in particular the International Association of Firefighters, are thoroughly political and even “partisan.” This is amusing, since IAFF’s New York locals repeatedly endorsed…Rudy Giuliani for Mayor. To describe this as “swift-boating” — with its implication that the criticism is political and partisan, not to mention an unfair attack on his actual record — tells the story exactly the way Rudy wants you to.
Tell Ben Stein, IT AIN’T SUBPRIME
NYT columnist Ben Stein tells everyone that they being Chicken Littles because they are worried about the fallout from the subprime meltdown… The problem is that the Chicken Littles are a bit better at logic than Mr. Stein. The subprimes are melting down because house prices are worth less than mortgages.
Why Isn’t the Press on a Suicide Watch?
You’d never know that at least 3% of all American deaths in Iraq are due to self-inflicted wounds. And that doesn’t include the many vets who have killed themselves after returning home.
Reporters told to testify in leak case
WASHINGTON – Five journalists must identify the government officials who leaked them details about a scientist under scrutiny in the 2001 anthrax attacks, a federal judge said Monday.
Conrad Black, others, ordered to forfeit $16.9 mln
CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. Prosecutors asked a federal judge on Monday to order convicted former media mogul Conrad Black and two co-conspirators to forfeit $16.9 million to the government.
It’s official: Republicans’ CNN/YouTube debate set for Nov. 28
CNN and YouTube just sent around an advisory confirming that what had been reported earlier is indeed true: Republican presidential candidates will take their turn at a CNN/YouTube debate on Nov. 28.
‘DAN RATHER REPORTS’ to Present Conclusive Evidence of Touch-Screen Voting Machine Failures
HD Net has announced the content of this Tuesday’s “Dan Rather Reports”: An hour-long investigative special report dedicated to the failures of touch-screen voting and the companies that make them… Dan Rather Reports “The Trouble with Touch Screens” will air Tuesday, August 14 at 8:00 p.m. ET. The program also airs at 11:00 p.m. ET to accommodate west coast prime time.
Study: J-schools slow to embrace new media technologies
Many college newspaper advisers believe journalism education is lagging behind industry in embracing the new media technologies that students will need to be competitive in the work place. Why? They cite costs, in addition to resistance from some faculty who lack multimedia skills themselves or otherwise don’t see the need to instruct undergrads in the emerging platforms.
[T]he news industry is desperate for new products and new business models. But journalists often do not have the knowledge of business required to build sustainable enterprises. Indeed, their culture is famously resistant to change and to business. So I wonder whether and how innovation can spring from within.
NBC Making a Clean Start in a House of Mixed Media
After it bought the Web site iVillage.com last year, NBC Universal bragged that it had landed a digital darling. But few people are boasting about iVillage now.
The Objectivity Problem
[I]t doesn’t seem implausible that some time in the not too distant future, newspapers will choose to get out of the op-ed business altogether, ceding that niche to the sharpest minds on the Web. It’s one thing that the Web does much better than traditional media, since in many ways it is a true meritocracy.
Except that it isn’t. The most popular bloggers, except for John Amato of Crooks and Liars, only link to each other or to their good friends. So someone less known has only a small chance of becoming better known.
How one press critic imagines the newspaper of the future
“The odds are it will be a hybrid publication in which an online edition that’s focused mainly on breaking news and service works in tandem with a print edition whose staples are analysis, context and opinion,” writes Tim Rutten. “The former almost surely will have a lot more video and interactivity than it does today; the latter will have to be much more thoughtful and far more intensely and carefully edited.”
Facebook Faces Up
As the social networking behemoth meets new challenges, three startup college networks are waiting in the wings
Hanging Out at the e-Mall
Hearst’s acquisition of startup Kaboodle marks the latest bid to marry the social aspect of shopping to e-commerce
British orchestra to play first concert in Second World
LONDON (AFP) – A British orchestra is to become the first to perform a professional music concert in the virtual online world of Second Life, it said Tuesday.
Yahoo edges Google in U.S. user satisfaction survey
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Yahoo Inc may be struggling to convince Wall Street of its future prospects, but for the first time its users gave its services overall a better rating than what Google Inc received, according to a study released on Tuesday.
AT&T’s Shenanigans In Hiding $10 DSL Service Go From Exasperating To Infuriating
“Let’s not and say we did” may be AT&T’s newest tactic about letting consumers know about a bargain basement-$10 a month Internet service the company was forced to begin offering to gain government approval of its megamerger with BellSouth last year.
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