ISO: Pundit Parity

You’ve heard lots of talk about flag pins these days because Senator Obama has bravely stood up to say that lapel pins are not the measure of a man or of his patriotism.

To the political press this was shocking. Unbelievable. Unheard of. And so they have subjected us to an endless array of coverage about Senator Obama’s lapel. (Case in point: yesterday’s article from the AP)

And yet, not one word about Senator McCain’s naked suit coat. In fact, over at Political Base, Mark Nickolas chronicles John McCain’s 70 days since becoming the presumptive GOP nominee and there is not a flag pin in sight.

Paging the AP….

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10 Responses to “ISO: Pundit Parity”

  1. And once the AP answers, they’ll stare at you blankly.  Balanced coverage?
    They’re not there to give balanced coverage. They’re there to defend the status quo power structure, which nowadays is the corporate world. (Military-industrial complex a major part of same.)
    I’m glad you brought it up, but I think you should frame it as yet another example of rightwing corporate media bias instead of a failing of the fourth estate.
     
     
     
     

  2. (and you need to get the back forty linked on the field. the field doesn’t have your link listed anywhere aside from the article about the two pages being created.)

  3. Yeah.  And how about that debate where  NO ONE was wearing one… but they kept hammering him on it.

  4. The AP has become a joke. Shockingly close to Faux News and, thus, in danger of losing all credibility. Even the New York Times is but a shadow of its former self. It’s hard to fathom the extent to which the mighty have fallen.

  5. Tracy, perhaps you could ask Al to do you a solid and place a link to The Back Forty on the top header at The Field site.  Right now, there’s no way to click from him to you short of scrolling down his last nine posts to where he introduces The Back Forty.  I’m thinking this will help your traffic…..

  6. […] Personal Democracy Forum wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptIn fact, over at Political Base, Mark Nickolas chronicles John McCain’s 70 days since becoming the presumptive GOP nominee and there is not a flag pin in sight. Paging the AP……. […]

  7. OT: Tracy – the link to the South Forty is not on The Field header.  It’s also not on the Rural Votes header.  I had to go to the story announcing South Forty to find you.  I’m sure others are missing you too.  Might want to get the tubes fixed.

  8. Oops I mean the the Back Forty!

  9. Corporate media want to maintain the status quo and Sen. Obama is an “unknown” to them (unlike Sen. Clinton and Sen. McCain).  Also, I think they are fearful Sen. Obama may “upset their applecart”, if he wins. (flagpins, muslim smears, Rev. Wright smears, etc.)  The MSM has not fullfilled their roll as “watch dog” for years.  During this primary season, I have voiced at least 15 email complaints with various MSM outlets.
    Tracy, could you post something about the usefulness of registering email complaints with cable news stations, network stations, and/or AP articles, when these organizations report propaganda, rather than news.  I think there is a “story” here. I remember ABC received over 20,000 comments after hosting that disgusting debate that involved flagpins.  (I sent them a complaint email, rather than posting a comment. So who knows what the total blowback was.)

  10. Congratulations on the blog, and it’s a total double standard, but I won’t hold my breath about it.

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