Great read over at USA Today on whether or not the media (liberal media that is…) got the George Zimmerman trial wrong from the start. Click this link to read it.
Shocked? You really shouldn’t be. If it were a Republican in the White House imagine how many stories there would be.
That was fast–but not unexpected. The media frenzy over the IRS scandal, which dominated the Big Three networks for two weeks, has practically disappeared from the news, according to a new report.
The dominant story in May when ABC, CBS and NBC crawled over each other for new details and provided 96 stories on morning and evening broadcasts has fallen to just one this week on ABC’s Good Morning America, according to the Media Research Center. In some cases, it was replaced by the National Security Agency snooping scandal.
MRC analysts reviewed each of the morning and evening newscasts on the Big Three from May 10 through June 12 and found 127 full stories, interviews or anchor briefs that focused on the IRS scandal. Analysts determined that 76 percent of the IRS stories were aired within the first two weeks, while 24 percent of the stories arrived in the latter period, a huge drop-off, MRC said in a report on the web page.
Tom Brokaw says the White House Correspondents Dinner has grown too big for its britches. Glitz,glamour,TV stars, the press acting like the 1%? It should definitely be open for change.
The one side Mr. Brokaw fails to mention though is the fact that the Correspondents Association, during the dinner, raises money for scholarships. Ed Henry, incoming Association President, has been all over this on Twitter.
Test your knowledge of the major political parties by taking the Pew Research Center’s short 13-question quiz. Then see how you did in comparison with 1,000 randomly sampled adults asked the same questions in a national survey conducted Mar. 29-Apr. 1.
(H/T Carpe Diem)
The recent massive ‘heat wave’ in America was really built up by the media as some kind of phenomenon (global warming perhaps?). Turns out it was much ado about nothing.
All last week, global warming-obsessed media were rife with reports about record-breaking heat.
Problem is, according to the National Climatic Data Center, and marvelously reported by the Hockey Schtick Sunday, almost no temperature records were actually broken:
[T]he NOAA database of all-time Max Temperature…shows that there were no records broken on July 17, July 18, July 19, or July 20th. A total of 4 stations broke records on July 21, 20 on July 22, and 10 on July 23, 2011.
That’s right. There were only 34 new all-time daily temperature records set during last week’s “record-breaking heat.”
This is out of over 6000 records previously set for each day since such things have been reported.
Read more of Noel’s post at this link.