Saturday, September 23, 2006

Kill the F*&^'n MESSENGER!

In a rant directed at the "conservative" MilwaukeeJS, Folkbum gives away the game in his first paragraph.

A couple of years back, during the 2004 election season, I got an email from a reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel who could not believe, as he called it, the "hard right in its political coverage this fall. [. . .] Every day gets sadder. The only way its going to stop is if someone calls the editors on it, and that's not something that's going to happen from inside the paper."

So the anonymous reporter establishes credibility by referring to the "hard right" political coverage? Umnnnnhhh...yah.

Maybe newspaper reporters should simply serve as Doylie/WEAC/AFSCME stenographers?

Or begin each news story with a favorable reference to the ACLU?



steveegg said...

The idiotorial board already does serve as the official mouthpieces of Team Craps/DPW.

Jay Bullock said...

Actually, the "anonymous reporter"--whose identity I'm protecting--established his credibility by naming specific decision by news editors about which stories to privilege during the election season. That's what was behind the ellipses. I didn't want to say too much because he still works there.

Dad29 said...

I never doubted that there was a reporter, Jay, nor that the reporter had reasons of their own to email you.

My point is that the reporter's point-of-view influences what he/she thinks SHOULD be 'preferenced.'

So it ain't just "news;" it's "news-with-views."