John Howard Bi*ch Slaps The Press

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  1. Annie
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    I wish some other leaders would do more of this:

    http://corner.nationalreview.com/05_07_17_corner-archive.asp#070312
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    I love that guy! He's a great Prime Minister - well at least when it comes to his way of dealing with terrorists...
     
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    I agree, he's not afraid of dealing with the terrorists, the press, or his own party. He's no one's puppet!
     
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    When the Republicans select their candidate for 2008, let's hope they select a man like John Howard. Any looming on the horizon, at this early stage, that you can see?
     
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    Honestly, no. I do however like Mark Kirk who's in the House. He's from northern Chicago suburbs. He was gone for awhile, serving in I believe Iraq with the Reserves. He's too young and not well enough known to be running.
     
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    This is normal proceedure for Howard. He is known to be rather blustery. The Australian press does not operate under the political and economic restraints that the American press do, so they mostly ignore his rants.
    Australia has some of the best newspapers in the world, by the way. The Age in Melbourne, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian are great sources of information. Many of you will classify them as "liberal," since they dare to present both sides of the story.
     
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    No i believe the definition of a Liberal Newspaper is one that promotes its agenda by pushing specific stories that reenforce their ideals and ommitting ones that dont fit their propaganda, i.e. NY Times, LA Times, Boston Herald, Philadelphia Inquirer. Its not just the stories they keep in, its the ones they leave out or place on page 20, in the bottom corner, near the fold, where no one will see it.

    The definition holds true for a conservative newspaper that does the same thing if there were such a thing as a conservative newspaper. :read:
     
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    If the NY Times and the LA Times are so "liberal," why are they owned by one of the most conservative companies in the world, the Times-Mirror Group? Why do they consistently endorse Republican candidates for public office? If you want actual story count, go to Editor and Publisher for their review of coverage of the election campaign. I believe Bush had something like 52 percent of front page stories (normal for an incumbent).

    The normal conservative ideology is to declare that any newspaper that questions Bush Administration policies to be "liberal."
     
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    First of all, ownership of the NYT or LAT by a "conservative" company does not dictate the editorial policy of those papers.

    Secondly, it's not the number of stories on or about a candidate, it's the spin of those stories. I remember reading (somewhere) a media watchdog group showed that something like 2/3 of the stories about Kerry in the NYT had a positive spin, while 2/3 of stories about Bush had a negative spin.
     
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    Yes as the normal liberal ideology is to label any Conservative a war-mongering, gas-guzzling, earth-killing, racist. The difference is that the media (newspapers being a part of that) chooses to "investigate" a conservative when the seriousness of the charge is great enough (Rathergate, Karl rove accusations) and ignore any liberal in trouble even when the evidence is overwhelmingly against them (Sandy Berger, Bill Clinton, Dan rather).
     

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