Making politicians and media accountable to ordinary citizens since 2000.

Home | Unconservative Listening | Links | Contribute | About

Join the Mailing List | Contact Caro

Make Them Accountable / Media


Permanent link to MTA daily media news

Dry up the tears for that golden period in US Journalism that never was
[T]he performance of a mass media system must be measured and graded according to output, and this output has been consistently deplorable, for at least 150 years, and shamefully so since the era of supposedly “professional journalism” began in the 1920s.
Click through to see the examples.

Petraeus has been slowly and methodically carrying out an extremely disciplined military campaign with a very precise goal: gaining support for David Petraeus and the surge… And it’s worked. Even though there’s been no discernable political progress, minimal reconstruction progress, and apparently no genuine decrease in violence, he’s managed to convince an awful lot of people that the first doesn’t matter, the second is far more widespread than it really is, and the third is the opposite of reality.

Why Was Petraeus Able To Shift The Debate On Iraq? The Media Enabled It
If you step back and survey the totality of media’s performance this summer on the Iraq debate, it becomes a good deal clearer just how awful it’s all been — and just how complicit these failings were in helping to shift the debate: (1) Big news orgs repeatedly twisted the words of Democrats who had returned from Iraq to make their assessments sound more positive than they were… (2) Big news orgs shifted the definition of the success of the surge from a political goal to a military one… (3) Many news organizations gave tons of coverage to outside experts who said the surge is working, while giving little to none to people who said it wasn’t… (4) Multiple news outlets repeatedly and falsely described the September Iraq assessment as representing the sole judgment of Petraeus, echoing White House propaganda… (5) News orgs and pundits are now baselessly asserting that the White House is “confident” that it will “win” the September showdown with Dems over Iraq.

More Than 1,800 Iraqis Killed in August
Going along with the White House’s “the surge is working” spin, the second paragraph of this AP story claims: “U.S. deaths remained well below figures from last winter when the U.S began dispatching 30,000 additional troops to Iraq.” In actuality, U.S. military deaths in August 2007, at 81, were virtually the same as they were when the surge began in January (83) and February (81). Media Views previously noted AP’s cherry-picking of casualty statistics for their propaganda value rather than their news value, but this report takes things a step farther by misrepresenting reality to fit in with official claims.

“Sectarian deaths are down” unless you count the dead bodies
The GOP is going to parrot the talking point that “sectarian deaths are down” for the next few weeks. It’s becoming one of their favorite campaign slogans. One problem — it’s a lie. And, you know it’s a blatant, glaring lie when even Wolf Blitzer debunks it.

Click through to watch the amazing video of Wolf Blitzer debunking a Republican talking point.

Couric Admits Her Rosy Report From Iraq Is Based On ‘What The U.S. Military Wants Me To See’
CBS News anchor Katie Couric is currently reporting from Iraq. [Sunday] she spoke to Bob Schieffer on CBS’s Face the Nation and largely reiterated Gen. Petraeus’s talking points on Iraq. She said that Petraeus believes there “really is a trend” of success on the security situation in Iraq and believes President Bush’s escalation “needs to continue.” She also recounted “signs of life that seem to be normal” at a market she visited, but then conceded that the positive aspects of her report are based on “what the U.S. military wants” her to see.
Click through to watch the video.

How Much Does the Iraq War Cost?
Continuing his battle to get economics journalists to report in terms that communicate something useful to readers, [Dean] Baker addresses the Washington Post’s statement that Bush is seeking “up to $50 billion in additional funding for the war in Iraq” atop “$147 billion in a pending supplemental bill to fund the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.” “It would be helpful if these numbers were put in a context that would make them meaningful to readers.”

Chavez: Why so much coverage of Craig’s bathroom scandal?
Is the Larry Craig scandal “really worthy of the press attention it has received this week?” asks Linda Chavez. She doubts a Democrat would get the same attention. “Sen. Craig’s political career is probably over. The abuse of power, however, was not Sen. Craig’s but the media’s, who pick and choose whose privacy they will violate on a partisan basis.”

Meet The Press: A Pissy Mary Matalin Throws Her Pen When Punked By Shrum
On [Sunday] morning’s Meet The Press, Senior Cheney apologist and right wing sniper, Mary Matalin, threw a little hissy fit at Bob Shrum on the issue of Iraq and the upcoming presidential election. As Shrum continually smacks down her spin, Matalin becomes increasingly perturbed and at the end of the segment as Mike Murphy was getting in some right wing spin of his own, she chucks her pen across the table in front of him
Click through to watch the video.

Congressman Threatens Couple — Over Letter to Editor
A couple who wrote a letter to the editor of a small community paper in Colorado were surprised to receive a threatening phone call at home complaining about it — from a U.S. congressman.

Washington Post Spouts Feel Good Misinformation
It is scary how ignorant the Washington Post’s columnists can be on the issues they address. (Who says that in today’s economy you need a good education to get ahead?) Joel Achenbach puts his ignorance on display in a front page feel good article of the Sunday Outlook section titled “Bet on America.” The main point is that the U.S. is still number one and no one else is close. If he were a bit more informed, Achenbach would know part 2 of this claim is obviously false.

The content map and corrections (by Jeff Jarvis)
I think there is an elegantly simple solution to the problem of attaching corrections to earlier errors in news: It’s the link, the tag, and the content map.

Cops probe posting of lynching photo on newspaper’s website
After a black man allegedly stabbed a white man to death in Dubuque, Iowa, a link to a photo of a lynched black man was posted several times in the comments area of the Dubuque Telegraph Herald’s website. Police are investigating, and the Telegraph Herald was served a subpoena earlier this week to provide information about the person who linked to the photo.

Feds to restrict volunteers at disasters
In an effort to provide better control and coordination, the federal government is launching an ambitious ID program for rescue workers to keep everyday people from swarming to a disaster scene… Many … volunteers angrily dispute the notion they were a burden [on 9/11 or after Katrina]. They insist that in many instances they were able to deliver respirators, hard hats, and protective boots to workers when no one else seemed able.
I’ll bet any amount of money that the real purpose of this program is to keep the MEDIA away from disaster scenes.  As we know from Katrina, the media were there when FEMA was not.  It really was bad for the administration.  Lots of people who could help in emergencies won’t be able to.  Lives will again be sacrificed to boost the image of the administration.

Dutch royals caught revising Wikipedia
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands – A Dutch royal couple acknowledges altering a Wikipedia entry about a 2003 scandal that forced the prince to renounce his claim to the throne.

Ark. Computers Delete Huckabee Criticism
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Internet criticism of Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee’s involvement in the pardon of a castrated rapist and his heavy use of a state airplane disappeared with a mouse click. [The changes] were made using state government computers, according to an analysis by The Associated Press of records from Wikipedia and the state.

Iraq War Debated On YouTube
During the Vietnam War, protestors took to the streets to make their opinions known. Today’s generation is taking to the Internet.

Media Players Go After Free-Spending Boomers
TV Land, Host of Websites Try to Cash Out by Building Content for Over-50 Demo
I don’t know why more advertisers aren’t targeting the Boomer generation.  Oh, that’s right.  They’d have to change their thinking about always targeting young people, whether or not they have money to spend.

free viagra
buy viagra online
generic viagra
how does viagra work
cheap viagra
buy viagra
buy viagra online inurl
viagra 6 free samples
viagra online
viagra for women
viagra side effects
female viagra
natural viagra
online viagra
cheapest viagra prices
herbal viagra
alternative to viagra
buy generic viagra
purchase viagra online
free viagra without prescription
viagra attorneys
free viagra samples before buying
buy generic viagra cheap
viagra uk
generic viagra online
try viagra for free
generic viagra from india
fda approves viagra
free viagra sample
what is better viagra or levitra
discount generic viagra online
viagra cialis levitra
viagra dosage
viagra cheap
viagra on line
best price for viagra
free sample pack of viagra
viagra generic
viagra without prescription
discount viagra
gay viagra
mail order viagra
viagra inurl
generic viagra online paypal
generic viagra overnight
generic viagra online pharmacy
generic viagra uk
buy cheap viagra online uk
suppliers of viagra
how long does viagra last
viagra sex
generic viagra soft tabs
generic viagra 100mg
buy viagra onli
generic viagra online without prescription
viagra energy drink
cheapest uk supplier viagra
viagra cialis
generic viagra safe
viagra professional
viagra sales
viagra free trial pack
viagra lawyers
over the counter viagra
best price for generic viagra
viagra jokes
buying viagra
viagra samples
viagra sample
generic cialis
cheapest cialis
buy cialis online
buying generic cialis
cialis for order
what are the side effects of cialis
buy generic cialis
what is the generic name for cialis
cheap cialis
cialis online
buy cialis
cialis side effects
how long does cialis last
cialis forum
cialis lawyer ohio
cialis attorneys
cialis attorney columbus
cialis injury lawyer ohio
cialis injury attorney ohio
cialis injury lawyer columbus
prices cialis
cialis lawyers
viagra cialis levitra
cialis lawyer columbus
online generic cialis
daily cialis
cialis injury attorney columbus
cialis attorney ohio
cialis cost
cialis professional
cialis super active
how does cialis work
what does cialis look like
cialis drug
viagra cialis
cialis to buy new zealand
cialis without prescription
free cialis
cialis soft tabs
discount cialis
cialis generic
generic cialis from india
cheap cialis sale online
cialis daily
cialis reviews
cialis generico
how can i take cialis
cheap cialis si
cialis vs viagra
generic levitra
levitra attorneys
what is better viagra or levitra
viagra cialis levitra
levitra side effects
buy levitra
levitra online
levitra dangers
how does levitra work
levitra lawyers
what is the difference between levitra and viagra
levitra versus viagra
which works better viagra or levitra
buy levitra and overnight shipping
levitra vs viagra
canidan pharmacies levitra
how long does levitra last
viagra cialis levitra
levitra acheter
comprare levitra
levitra ohne rezept
levitra 20mg
levitra senza ricetta
cheapest generic levitra
levitra compra
cheap levitra
levitra overnight
levitra generika
levitra kaufen
Be Sociable, Share!

Post a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

cialis pharmacie paris firmel levitra levitra belgie cialis tabletten viagra on line comprar cialis acheter prozac vente cialis zithromax prix prix cialis andorre tadalafil precio sildenafil sin receta trouble erection pilule viagra cialis que es kamagra online potenzmittel kamagra commande cialis generique achete viagra levitra tabletas potenzhilfe viagra europe comprare cialis cialis quebec disfuncion erectil pastillas levitra receta viagra sin receta probleme erection levitra precios kamagra indien cialis para mujeres clomid combien de mois achat cialis en france generic sildenafil viagra generika viagra 50 mg kosten levitra cialis france traitement impuissance acheter cialis en pharmacie viagra italia emergency3 viagra pillen dysfonction erectile cialis en ligne comprare viagra cialis nederland comprar sildenafil cialis genericos viagra argentina levitra generico medikamente rezeptfrei cialis temoignage levitra argentina generieke medicijnen le viagra tadalafil soft generique cialis werking kamagra cialis receta medica la viagra vente kamagra sildenafil genericos levitra kosten tadalafil 20mg prix cialis 20mg site kamagra costo levitra cialis generique acheter cialis farmacia andorra viagra acquisto viagra viagra indien achete levitra cialis auf rezept levitra zonder recept viagra kauf acquistare levitra tabletten ohne rezept commander kamagra firmel sildenafil viagra vrouwen cialis apotheke levitra rezept cialis precio cialis prescrizione citrate de sildenafil tadalafil 10 mg cialis retina generische cialis viagra donna cialis generique achat acheter cialis pas cher viagra belgique levitra svizzera zithromax medicament impuissance homme cialis generica impotenza rimedi levitra 20mg vente de cialis sur internet acheter clomid sans ordonnance levitra costo viagra bestellen vente viagra emergency2 viagra kosten sildenafil 100mg kamagra online bestellen propecia prix acheter du kamagra vendo cialis viagra preisvergleich viagra frauen levitra nederland sildenafil preis cialis pille propecia en ligne levitra indien viagra espana achete cialis levitra a vendre cialis sans prescription levitra espana erectiepillen sildenafil 50mg prix cialis 5mg venta de tadalafil viagra deutschland kamagra online kaufen prezzi viagra levitra sur internet cialis italia kamagra verkoop cialis sur internet acheter cialis pas chere levitra apotheke levitra farmacia emergency cialis farmacia cialis resultados cialis o viagra cual es mejor generische viagra levitra preis viagra 50 mg pastillas cialis viagra 100 mg levitra venta libre generique du viagra cialis generica kamagra inde cialis bestellen vardenafil 10 mg cialis moins cher acheter prozac en ligne levitra pharmacie prix cialis 10mg emergency5 cialis necesita receta medica cialis zonder recept cialis prix de vente cialis sur ordonnance viagra fur frauen sildenafil shop aquisto levitra curare impotenza achat levitra sildenafil citrate tablets acheter bupropion medikament viagra mannen pil cialis pharmacie prix emergency6 achat pharmacie viagra acquisto online viagra prezzo cialis vente en ligne conseguir viagra cialis preise internet apotheke kamagra pillen cialis instrucciones cialis à vendre receta viagra viagra prescrizione acheter cialis moins cher prezzi cialis cialis donna levitra in deutschland lange erectie sildenafil moins cher viagra rezeptfrei cialis ficha tecnica achat cialis en ligne versand apotheke internetapotheke cialis tadalafil generico viagra generica propecia generique internet apotheke cialis online vente de propecia viagra vente libre cialis luxembourg kamagra 100 mg kamagra kopen viagra kopen levitra prescrizione sildenafil rezeptfrei levitra versand viagra ricetta clomid prix medicament levitra vardenafil generika propecia vente erectie middelen cialis venta acheter cialis paypal vendita viagra acheter clomid en ligne prix du cialis cialis suisse vente de cialis en belgique cialis donne achat vardenafil levitra indien viagra pil cialis vente libre sildenafil espana acheter zyban achat de cialis erectiele dysfunctie cialis svizzera levitra en pharmacie potenzmittel rezeptfrei kamagra rezeptfrei acheter kamagra cialis internet sildenafil farmacia acheter propecia pas cher levitra donna cialis versand online apotheke venta de sildenafil kamagra pille cialis mujer acheter isotretinoine levitra kopen apotheke bestellen viagra ordonnance posologia viagra levitra rezeptfrei viagra online cialis kauf levitra sin receta viagra effet secondaire cialis pil viagra kostenlos tadalafil rezeptfrei cialis tous les jours venta viagra emergency7 impotenza sessuale commander cialis generique kamagra verkauf kosten cialis acheter cialis en belgique viagra auf rezept achat cialis generique cialis bon prix leivtra moins cher acheter cialis tadalafil frauen levitra kostenlos citrato de sildenafil vendo viagra emergency4 cialis levitra comparison viagra bestellen vente cialis en ligne cialis tabletas venta de levitra vardenafil generico viagra prijs vendo sildenafil