Archive: Media Mangle

  • ABC Does It Right

    President George W. Bush went on television Monday night to announce plans for war. But minutes after he finished, most broadcast network were back to sitcoms.

  • Now Who’s Paranoid?

    For decades conservatives have complained about an unfair liberal bias in the news media. Now the situation has changed, and it's the Left who sees black helicopters circling above American newsrooms.

  • Edwards: Hillary’s liberal equal?

    Carolina Journal’s Paul Chesser reports that the national broadcast news media continued its focus over the weekend on North Carolina Sen. John Edwards. Claims that he is a “moderate” led to revelations about his voting record.

  • Media ‘Gushes’ Over Edwards

    Carolina Journal’s Paul Chesser reports that the Media Research Center, a conservative watchdog group, said that Sen. John Edwards “earned glowing assessments from some network reporters” on Jan. 2, the day he announced his candidacy for president.

  • Glossing Over, with John Edwards

    North Carolina Senator John Edwards returned briefly to his home state over the holidays, where he announced that, counter to years of public speculation, he had decided to run for president. The announcement captured the imagination and airtime of televised media.

  • National Television Networks Focus on Tobacco Money

    Carolina Journal?s Paul Chesser reports that national media, including MSNBC, Fox News, ABC's "Good Morning America," CNN, and ?NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw? have tackled the controversy over how states, particularly North Carolina, have misused money won in the 1998 tobacco lawsuit.

  • Moral Victories are for Losers

    Carolina Journal’s Paul Chesser says that The News & Observer’s front page report on the Carolina Hurricanes’ triple-overtime loss to Detroit last weekend was lame, because they laid claim to a “moral victory.”…

  • Whoa! Public School Student Victorious

    Carolina Journal associate editor Paul Chesser says that a simple headline run by The News & Observer of Raleigh, for an article about the winner of the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee last week, hints at an attempt to restore some luster to public education.