Were talking about the main stream media here.
yeah but they all support each other
msm lifts ap articles and ap knows who will carry their water
its all working hand in glove
thats why 90% of news is totally unreliable, well maybe im a bit generous on the %
The real problem is when conservatives listen to them. Such as lynching Denny Hastert for Foley's peccadillos.
Nothing will change as long as people (including conservatives) are addicted to false scandal.
Thank you for posting this.
The drivebymedia is doing serious damage to our country.
The MSM gave us bill clinton by burying his past and glorifying his present. They almost got away with it by uplifting two despicable people.
I am very worried that the MSM will elect the most depicable of all in 08.
They aren't biased. They are partisan. There is a difference.
The MSM has not come to terms with what Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit.com has called "An Army of Davids." With circulation plummeting, newspapers need to realize that readers have found other choices. The press needs to tell AP to shape up.
Geesh, give some decent context with the post. There's no idea suggested as to what AP story or stories this is about.
They papers are so busy fending off death they have no strength or resources for battling the AP.
The AP allows them to print pages containig advertisements. The AP is merely ad fodder.
The MSM has shed all pretext of neutrality. It's become open partisan warfare with the media adopting the ethics of a marketing campaign that's hawking 'male enhancement' pills. Half truths and 'spin' are now passe', replaced with lies, fabrication and self censorship.
The present and future of the MSM (including the AP) rests in our hands. With subscribtion rates plummeting and viewers vanishing, as much as they try to pretend that they are still in charge of the news media, behind closed doors they know they are in trouble. As long as we refuse to buy their fiction or tune in to watch their crockumentaries and so-called "news programs", they know that the end is approaching. We have seen tiny patadigm shifts at papers such as the WaPo that has, in recent weeks, published a couple of articles that chastised and exposed liberals for the party of lies and deceipt that they are.
We can finish the job if more of us drop our newspaper subscription (addiction) and find something else to watch besides TV news; whether local or national - they ALL suck!!
It's in OUR hands!
I once had an old lady tell me if you read something in the newspaper it's the truth because they are not allowed to print anything that isn't true. I laughed !!!
The AP is infested with blowhard, babbling baboons.
At one time newsrooms were filled WW II vets, Korea vets and people who lived through the depression. They lived with their feet firmly planted on the ground.
Now we see moonbeam walkers, weeping metrosexuals and white morons who profess guilt about their racial identity in newsrooms.
At one newsroom I worked in the assistant editor hired his doppy daughter as a reporter. She wrote stuff like: See Spot. See Spot run. Run, Spot, run.
Her writing drove the city editor up the wall. Whenever he edited her crap we could hear him swearing. He'd near bite his cigar in half and his eyeballs would be popping out his head. He hated her, but he hated the nitwit assistant editor more. The woman was a total moron but the assistant editor was three times that.
This was the beginning of the end for newspapers. The twit female eventually quit and went on to get married and torture her husband. I think the unfortunate man moved on to become a mass murderer.
Anyway, AP is beyond saving. It's filled with dilletantes, fops and airheads confused about their species. Or as the city editor might say: F 'em all.
Lookee here, Martin!
I guess that would make us at FR the Un-Associated Press.
Many of us realized decades ago that the entire "Mainstream Newsmedia" were delivering shoddy goods, dropped them like a bag of rancid potatoes, and found information elsewhere. It'll be a healthy day for all of us when the rest of the population wises up and does the same.
Lift up more rocks.
And yet, the masses insist on believing everything the media feeds them.
"But if that company has a virtual monopoly, and offers something its customers must have, they may have no choice but to keep taking it."
That also applies to public schools.
The AP is making up war crimes. But the resulting stink in the blogosphere has barely wrinkled a nose in the mainstream press. The ethics-obsessed Poynter Institute seems to be oblivious to it.
It has to do with the APs Iraqi stringers and an oft-quoted Iraqi police captain named Jamil Hussein. Problem is, the Iraqi police say Capt. Hussein does not exist. The Iraqi police and U.S. military say an incident described in an AP report - Iraqi soldiers standing by as people were burned alive in a mosque - didnt happen. Another AP-reported incident, U.S. soldiers shooting 11 civilians, also never happened, the military says.
When the AP was forced to acknowledge this situation, it did so in a story about a new Interior Ministry policy regarding false reports. The AP buried the fact that its own false report prompted this new policy.
The AP stands by its reporting.. The AP has cast Capt. Jamil Hussein simply as someone not authorized to speak, and AP Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll has sniffed morally: Good reporting relies on more than government-approved sources.