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May 6, 2005
RE CAROL TOWARNICKY'S column ("The press takes a pass," May 2) on the "Jeff Gannon" story: I think all the media bias was exposed in this last election when major outlets, both print and television, issued memos to their employees not to broadcast the negatives about John Kerry. I guess you could ask Dan Rather if his personal feelings influenced his reporting, if he were still in the news business. How about the boss at ABC telling his workers not to focus on any Kerry shortcomings?
NEWS
November 19, 1992 | BY ROBERT BOWMAN
"Read our lips!' It did not surprise me to see such an unprofessional, biased headline the day after the election. It capped off a crusade by all areas of the media to have their candidate, Bill Clinton, elected president. Congratulations, I'm sure everyone on the editorial staff was ecstatic. However, I would like to console you on the fact that not all of the candidates you endorsed, all Democrats coincidentally, won. From the Daily News to MTV, I have never seen such biased, unfair coverage of such an important election.
NEWS
April 5, 2001 | By Cal Thomas
The arrest in France of James C. Kopp on charges of the 1998 murder of Buffalo, N.Y., abortionist Barnett Slepian has given media champions of the procedure an opportunity to again slander pro-lifers. The New York Times covered Kopp's arrest at the top of its front page, an indication of the importance editors attached to the story. Inside was a "defending abortion rights" editorial, and should there be any doubt where the Times stands on this issue (how could there be?), the paper published an op-ed piece by Warren M. Hern, the director of the Boulder (Colo.
NEWS
October 14, 2004 | MICHAEL SMERCONISH
CHARGES of bias are no longer heard only from folks on the right. This time, it's the left that has a beef with the media in the case of Sinclair Broadcasting's decision to air an anti-Kerry documentary called "Stolen Honor" on 62 stations in prime time. What to make of it? I say: No harm, no foul. And I won't even try to convince you that the film is accurate - I haven't seen it. But I'll accept that Sinclair is biased in favor of Bush as evidenced by the owners' private support of the campaign, and that the video is probably a hit piece against Kerry.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 1996 | By Kathy Boccella, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER This article contains material from Newsday
Talk radio is the domain of politically powerful kooks who like to stir up trouble and call people horrible names, right? Newspaper and magazine readers might think so. A new study by the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communications says the print media portray talk radio as "scary and pernicious," said communications professor Joseph Turow. "The whole attitude toward talk radio is extremely negative in the media. " It comes as no surprise which talk-show host takes the most media heat: Rush Limbaugh.
NEWS
September 18, 1992
EVEN THE BRADY BUNCH? When it comes to media bias and the elitist assault on Republican (i.e., family) values, "Murphy Brown" is obviously only the tip of the iceberg. The "Brady Bunch" lived on Clinton Avenue, right near Clinton Elementary School and Clinton High. - Regina Rareth of the UCLA Daily Bruin VU-JA DAY ALL OVER AGAIN You heard about President Bush's repackaged economic plan? It's called deja voodoo economics. - Paul Willistein, Morning Call, Allentown. THE BUCK SLIPS HERE Bill Clinton points to Woodrow Wilson - 28th president of the United States who rallied Americans to arms in World War I - to prove that prior military service is not required to be an inspirational commander-in-chief.
NEWS
May 15, 2013 | Inquirer Staff
Archbishop Charles Chaput, speaking for the first time since abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell was convicted of murder, said Tuesday the verdicts in the case "will surprise very few. " Although the church opposes capital punishment, Chaput in a statement said nothing about the possibility that Gosnell could be sentenced to death for his three first-degree murder convictions. The head of the archdiocese of Philadelphia instead focused mainly on the church's opposition to abortion.
NEWS
March 1, 2012 | Staff Report
Andrew Breitbart has died, according to the conservative blogger's website. He was 43. Few details were available. "With a terrible feeling of pain and loss we announce the passing of Andrew Breitbart," says a note on www.bigjournalism.com . "Andrew passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles. " Several Breitbart-affiliated websites made the announcement this morning that he died of natural causes in Los Angeles in the early morning hours.
NEWS
August 22, 2014 | By John Timpane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Flesh-and-blood, guns-and-gas demonstrations have continued in Ferguson, Mo., since Aug. 9, when Michael Brown, 18, was killed unarmed in a street. But a media battle is also on, a battle of images. At issue is Brown himself: Who he really was, and what his death means. Beyond that is another battle: over the meaning of the black male body. Sophisticated, primal, conducted through every available medium, with pervasive potency via social media, the battle is visceral, full of frustration, rage, and shame.
NEWS
October 15, 2003
IWAS SHOCKED to read about the troubles Paul Hagen and Bill Conlin have had with the Phils spam terrorist. But Mr. Hagen and Mr. Conlin are far from "bad guys. " Receiving the thousands of e-mails that they did from this guy should have had them ignoring everything that they received. Yet there they were, answering nearly every correspondence that I ever sent, no matter how corny my writing may have been. The baseball fan in this market who enjoys getting the story and personality of the game the old-fashioned way, via the skilled prose of Paul Hagen and Bill Conlin, are fortunate to have two of the best in America covering the bases.
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August 22, 2014 | By John Timpane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Flesh-and-blood, guns-and-gas demonstrations have continued in Ferguson, Mo., since Aug. 9, when Michael Brown, 18, was killed unarmed in a street. But a media battle is also on, a battle of images. At issue is Brown himself: Who he really was, and what his death means. Beyond that is another battle: over the meaning of the black male body. Sophisticated, primal, conducted through every available medium, with pervasive potency via social media, the battle is visceral, full of frustration, rage, and shame.
NEWS
September 5, 2013
Like the Beeb, different accent I was surprised The Inquirer printed the subtly scathing review of Al Jazeera America by a paid contributor to CNN News ("Watch for bias with Al Jazeera affiliate," Aug. 30). Al Jazeera has done a commendable job of presenting the news, especially since it has news crews throughout the world and has hired numerous credible journalists, including several from CNN. Is this a sour-grapes story, especially since CNN has lost much of its credibility throughout the years with stale news by stale presenters?
NEWS
May 15, 2013 | Inquirer Staff
Archbishop Charles Chaput, speaking for the first time since abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell was convicted of murder, said Tuesday the verdicts in the case "will surprise very few. " Although the church opposes capital punishment, Chaput in a statement said nothing about the possibility that Gosnell could be sentenced to death for his three first-degree murder convictions. The head of the archdiocese of Philadelphia instead focused mainly on the church's opposition to abortion.
NEWS
March 2, 2012 | By Michael R. Blood, Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - Andrew Breitbart used the Internet to ignite political scandal and expose what he saw as media bias, even if he sometimes had to edit the facts to do it. The fiery online publisher and blogger, who collapsed and died Thursday at 43, relished public combat with liberals - a YouTube clip last month shows him bellowing at Occupy Wall Street protesters, "Stop raping people, you freaks!" Yet the conservatives and tea party activists who loved him said he exposed corrupt leaders and what he called the hopelessly liberal "old media guard.
NEWS
December 17, 2005
One year later "Am I the only one who finds it ludicrous," I asked in a letter you published on Dec. 8, 2004, "that Americans are celebrating 'Christmas as usual,' with all its hype and glitter, while American men and women are dying in Iraq for our war president's folly?" Your readers assured me that I was not the only one, for I received almost 50 responses to my letter, most of them in agreement. And yet, here we are one year later and not much has changed. The number of American and Iraqi dead has increased, billions more dollars have been spent, our soldiers still don't have the equipment they need, and George W. Bush still chants, "Stay the course.
NEWS
May 6, 2005
RE CAROL TOWARNICKY'S column ("The press takes a pass," May 2) on the "Jeff Gannon" story: I think all the media bias was exposed in this last election when major outlets, both print and television, issued memos to their employees not to broadcast the negatives about John Kerry. I guess you could ask Dan Rather if his personal feelings influenced his reporting, if he were still in the news business. How about the boss at ABC telling his workers not to focus on any Kerry shortcomings?
NEWS
October 14, 2004 | MICHAEL SMERCONISH
CHARGES of bias are no longer heard only from folks on the right. This time, it's the left that has a beef with the media in the case of Sinclair Broadcasting's decision to air an anti-Kerry documentary called "Stolen Honor" on 62 stations in prime time. What to make of it? I say: No harm, no foul. And I won't even try to convince you that the film is accurate - I haven't seen it. But I'll accept that Sinclair is biased in favor of Bush as evidenced by the owners' private support of the campaign, and that the video is probably a hit piece against Kerry.
NEWS
October 6, 2004 | By Kevin A. Hassett and John R. Lott Jr
Economists have been puzzled this year by the persistence with which perceptions about the economy have lagged the economic data. For the most recent 12-month period for which we have data, for example, the economy grew almost exactly as fast as it did during the best 12-month period during President Clinton's two terms. But the economic mood of the country has been much different. It isn't just the economy that influences people's perceptions. In research we just released, we find that media coverage is also an important determinant.
NEWS
September 26, 2004 | By Chris Satullo
For journalists, it's getting Rather weird. The ruling spin on Dan's Big Blunder seems to be: Rather exposed as a biased hack; mainstream media exposed as arrogant, obsolete gatekeepers; the blogosphere rules! For any journalist who understands his real job - helping the public life of this nation work well - the rise of citizen comment on the Internet should be something to celebrate. The blogosphere is a dynamic expansion of things newspapers have long done to aid democratic dialogue, from letters to the editor to experiments in civic journalism.
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