Posts Tagged ‘media’

Misunderestimated

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Dear Mass Media:

You have been alternately reporting the turnout for the Tea Party protests in D.C. this weekend as “thousands”, or “tens of thousands”. Guys, describing it as “thousands” is pathetic. It’s not even “tens of thousands”. It’s tens of tens of thousands.

Conservative estimates have the numbers at 230,000, while on the high end estimates are that half a million people showed up to protest government spending. Details here: http://proteinwisdom.com/?p=15283.

The media counts conservatives the same way Democrats count conservative votes.

Update: Looks as though the actual number is closer to a million or more. Some estimates (probably inflated) say 2 million; but from what I’m seeing it looks as though anywhere from 900,000 to 1.2 million is accurate.

Some Links:
http://www.examiner.com/x-20909-Columbia-Independent-Examiner~y2009m9d13-As-many-as-2-million-protestors-attend-912-Washington-DC-Tea-Party-Rally
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2009/09/12/nyt-reports-rally-crowd-thousands-daily-mail-says-two-million
http://reason.com/blog/show/136041.html

On Kennedy…

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

I’ll make this quick:

Will you TV commentators please stop referring to Ted Kennedy in the past tense?

Thank you.

Can he even pronounce “lawyerly”?

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

Public Radio program This American Life laments President Bush’s… well, I’ll let them say it:

Host Ira Glass talks with Yale law professor Jack Balkin about what he calls the Bush Administration’s “lawyering style,” a tendency to fight as hard as it can, on all fronts, to get what it wants.

Definitely a Bush thing. Those Clintons were complete pushovers.

(Okay, you could argue that it’s not the show, it’s the guest making the argument. But really, was NPR running these kinds of topics when Bill was in the White House?)

Triple Negative

Friday, October 19th, 2007

The following headline caught my eye in the Chicago Tribune this morning:

House Fails to Foil Health Care Veto

It took me a couple seconds to figure out if the bill passed or not!