Tag: Media-fail

Trump gets undeserved credit for GOP reversing itself on gutting ethics committee when it was voters who did it

Trump gets undeserved credit for GOP reversing itself on gutting ethics committee when it was voters who did it

Over the past month and a half since the election, LOLGOP and I have been exhorting folks listening to our podcast to activate and be present in the lives of their state legislators, members of Congress, and their U.S. Senators. In fact, the cold open to our last podcast is a recording of us calling Senator Debbie Stabenow’s office to […]

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Detroit News endorses Libertarian embarrassment Gary Johnson a day after he can’t name a single favorite foreign leader

Detroit News endorses Libertarian embarrassment Gary Johnson a day after he can’t name a single favorite foreign leader

The Detroit News came out with their endorsement for president this morning and, for the first time in the newspaper’s history, the did NOT endorse a Republican. They also didn’t endorse a Democrat. They endorsed a candidate who doesn’t even have double-digit support in most national polls, Libertarian Gary Johnson. Johnson’s position on issues that impact everyday Michiganders shows just […]

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Conservative pundit Peggy Noonan: Hillary Clinton’s supporters applaud the wrong way

Conservative pundit Peggy Noonan: Hillary Clinton’s supporters applaud the wrong way

After watching Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign launch speech, Wall Street Journal columnist and former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan came to the startling conclusion that, when it comes to applauding, Clinton supporters are doin’ it wrong. It seemed to me to highlight some of her weaknesses as a campaigner; there was a rote quality to her speeches, a certain leaden quality, […]

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Conservative news outlets falsely claimed Arab “person of interest” in Boston bombing is being deported

Conservative news outlets falsely claimed Arab “person of interest” in Boston bombing is being deported

Shaping the news to fit their own twisted worldview

Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity and virtually the entire conservative news/noise machine were lit up today with the news that the Arab national they erroneously described as an FBI “person of interest” was quietly being deported back to Saudi Arabia under questionable circumstances. It started last night when Fox News “expert” Steve Emerson said on Sean Hannity’s show that the young man was being deported. That turned out to be completely false.

Click through for Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano’s complete and utter shredding of a GOP Congressman who bought Beck and Hannity’s lies (and much more.)

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Where is the media on the font-size challenge to Public Act 4 repeal petitions?

Where is the media on the font-size challenge to Public Act 4 repeal petitions?

Hello? Anybody out there? I really have to ask the question, “Where is the mainstream media on the challenge to Public Act 4 repeal petitions?” This is not just a wonky, technical discussion. This is an attempt to silence the voices of nearly a quarter million Michiganders on a concocted technicality. (If you’ve missed my previous posts on this, you […]

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Mitt Romney the latest media darling? Detroit Free Press pre-spins the Iowa primary results

This is a pretty astounding headline: A finish in the top 3 would translate into an Iowa win for Romney That’s the Detroit Free Press headline of a reposting of a Des Moines Register piece originally titled “More than winning, front-runners must meet expectations, experts say”. There was a time when the Freep was “the liberal newspaper” in Michigan and […]

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White House is spot-on with their messaging. Media ignores it.

There has been a LOT of complaining about the poor messaging coming out of the White House. It’s hard to find anyone on the anti-Obama left that doesn’t have some negative thing to say about it, in fact. What most people don’t realize is that the White House has pretty fantastic messaging when it comes to the main media sources. […]

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Reporter writes an entire piece about how I am wrong and spells my blog’s name wrong throughout – Updated

Reporter writes an entire piece about how I am wrong and spells my blog’s name wrong throughout – Updated

I guess I ought to be flattered that Susan Demas at MLive took an entire article to tell me how wrong I am: Left complains about ‘almost secret’ workers’ compensation hearing on TV right now. I just wish she would have gotten my blog’s name spelled right. While promoting the liberal group We Are The People Michigan’s efforts against HB […]

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So THIS is where Politico gets their hot tips at the state level!

So THIS is where Politico gets their hot tips at the state level!

Well, this is inneresting: Mike Allen following Eclectablog? He must want to know what’s going on in Michigan. I mean it’s not like the Detroit Free Press or the Detroit News are giving the left’s fight against Republican overreach a fair shake, are they? Allen’s not going to pick up news about, say, a 6,000+ person union rally on the […]

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6,000+ people rally at the Michigan Capitol, media focuses on the Rapture

6,000+ people rally at the Michigan Capitol, media focuses on the Rapture

I wish this headline were bogus. It’s not. Yesterday, over 6,000 people, mostly teachers and their supporters, rallied on the lawn of the Michigan State Capitol building to protest Governor Rick Snyder’s cuts to education, used to fund an 86% tax cut for corporations. This is what it looked like: The major media outlets in Michigan seem to think it […]

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It’s only news if it hurts President Obama

It’s only news if it hurts President Obama

There have now been FIVE federal court rulings on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Of this, only two of them have gone against the ruling and one of them was only against part of it (the federal mandate). So, how has the media discussed these rulings? Here’s the answer in graphical from House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi: Steve Benen at […]

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