Thursday, October 09, 2008

Mainstream Media Reporters Talk Frankly to Each Other

From Sykes Writes, an e-mail sent to Sykes from a journalist who covered today’s McCain-Plain event:
Hi Charlie,

As you might have heard, I am covering the McCain/Palin appearance today. At the media breakfast at the Pfister Hotel about an hour ago, you would simply not believe the vicious, nasty conversation I just overheard between several “elite” media types from the McClatchey news service, AP, and a couple of other sources I didn’t quite catch.

Over the course of just a few minutes, I heard that “Sean Hannity gives Dick Cheney the best head of his life,” and that he and Lou Dobbs are “mean-spirited sycophants,” and that McCain himself is “angry” and “crusty.” One even recalled a recent campaign event at which Sarah Palin autographed a supporter’s Bible, prompting this “objective” journalist to remark “these people terrify me.”

And this was just in the span of a 10 minute conversation! I simply cannot believe that these are the people entrusted to cover the McCain/Palin campaign fairly and accurately. I have never before wanted to do a show like yours quite as badly as I do right now--so that I can expose these people for who they really are: unabashed, unashamed partisans whose callous, bitter attitude towards conservatives very clearly permeates their work.
Journalists like to primp and preen and congratulate themselves about their “professionalism” in doing objective journalism.

But the simple fact is that professionalism can only get you so far. Beyond a certain point (long ago reached in American journalism) it can’t restrain the nasty cultural bias of the Mainstream Media, or the liberal subculture generally.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

We've already well passed the point of no return for the death of the newspaper industry. There's a bit of a lull in the death sentence, but it's entirely reasonable that these losers will be completely out of business in 20 years.

Nobody likes a shitty product.

11:35 PM  
Anonymous joe stalin said...

Most Americans don't read the papers and have no clue why they are voting the way they are.
Most Americans believe "Survivor" is reality, and that Bill Ayers was a "war protestor".
We are in a heap of trouble friends.
When the likes of Barry Obama can even be considered a candidate for the President of the United States, we are in a heap of shit.
And libs are rejoicing in this. They are happy that a Chicago machine, racially angry, hack, is in the running.

10:13 PM  

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