Skip to comments.What Do You Have to Do to Make Page 1? (What kind of news is now fit to print?)
Posted on 04/15/2013 8:57:51 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
"Gosh, who do you have to decapitate to make Page 1 around here?" That was Michael Kinsley's question his first day on the job as opinion editor of the famously stuffy Los Angeles Times in 2004.
The story went: a bum had broken into the house of an elderly Hollywood screenwriter, hacked off his head, carried the head over the back fence, stabbed a startled neighbor to death, and made a run for it. He was finally tackled by a couple of Keystone security guards at Paramount Studios. The Page 1 query wasn't a rhetorical question, as Kinsley later explained: "[I]t didn't make the front page. It ran in the Metro section."
Tens of thousands of pro-life critics (if we count social media, and we should) have been asking a version of Kinsley's question about the Philadelphia murder trial of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell. They've made such a stink of it not being national headline news that it is now well on the way to becoming national news.
On Friday, press criticism website Get Religion's Mollie Hemingway reported on the reporters, so to speak. She asked several journalists whose beats ought to include the Gosnell trial why they weren't covering it and publicized the answers.
Health policy reporter Sarah Kliff took a drubbing for her insistence that she only covers "policy for the Washington Post, not local crime." Hemingway pointed out that Kliff had written something on the order of 80 stories on Todd Akin, Sandra Fluke, and the row over the Komen Foundation's decision (and then reversal) to stop funding Planned Parenthood. Those pro-choice friendly missives were deemed policy pieces, but this case, which has definite policy implications regarding the government oversight of abortion clinics, was simply a local crime story that she was free to ignore.
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Six PETA activists in a fake cage get more coverage than 50,000 Americans marching for life.
What kind of news is fit to print?
Ask Obama. Or, if you can’t get through, ask Jay Carney.
Maybe Carney will put you on his list of what to print.
A pro football player coming out as homosexual, will get front page news, and consistent coverage for an entire season, especially if he gets hurt, then he will get back on the front page claiming gay bashing.
Their mantra is" All the news that fits we print" All the news that fits their agenda that is.
I don’t think that the average American realizes that what passes for “news” in our society today is really agenda-driven propaganda.
The media act as gatekeepers, deciding whether a given story receives extra emphasis, a brief mention, or is ignored entirely.
Well first it has to be demeaning to Christians, Conservatives or Jews and then the other main qualifiers are anti American and lies.
So, our professional journalists admit that they are basically news aggregators, reading the news wires and rehashing reports they find interesting.
And ignoring those reports that don't suit them. Kind of like little gatekeepers of the news.
To be on the front page and stay there, the news has to fit in one of these agendas:
1. Whites are racist, intolerant and oppressors.
2. Normalsexual people are homophobes, intolerant and oppressors.
3. Christians are jihadiphobes, intolerant and oppressors.
4. Non-Whites are kind, tolerant, non-violent and oppressed.
5. Gays are wonderful, kind, tolerant and oppressed.
6. Death cult members are wonderful, kind, tolerant and oppressed.
7. People who had their reproductive organs chopped up by a surgeon are superior to everyone else, and wonderful, kind, tolerant and oppressed.
8. The world is ending and people are to blame.
9. Religion is a joke, except the middle eastern death cult.
10. Guns held by White, productive, non-violent citizens are bad.
Any one see the front page of Saturday’s New York Post?
Well, this explains why the LA Times is going out of business!!
I remember a number of years ago when EVERY driveway had an LA Times on it in the morning — we discussed articles at work, etc. from the LA Times because everyone read it.
Now, I see maybe ONE LA Times on a driveway when I walk the pooches in the morning.
It deserves nothing but scorn and contempt — not allowed in my home AT ALL, even to clean up after dogs or line the cat’s litter box. My animals deserve more respect than that!!
This is why I use the “famous” tagline here on FR. Every now and then I think about changing “as” to “IF”. Actually, either word is, sadly, correct.
Ask George Zimmerman.
IOW, Man Bites Dog, not Dog Bites Man."A great story is a story about violent whites - because whites arent generally violent (unless in military/police units).
Press didn’t cover it because the blood sacrifice of liberalism needs to be protected at all costs.