Just got through watching the ABC assessment of Mardi Gras in New Orleans:

  • 30 seconds on the parades, fun, celebration, history, and culture of Mardi Gras.
  • 5 minutes on the failure of the Bush administration on the Katrina response.
  • 5 minutes on the likelihood that New Orleans will NEVER recover from the hurricane, but will instead go the way of Galveston in 1900.
  • Another 30 seconds reminding us of the failures of the Bush administration on the Katrina response.

Such pessimism is downright aggravating. And they wonder why SUBSTANTIALLY more people tune in to the blatantly (and equally aggravatingly) conservative Fox News. Because it’s simply not as excruciatingly negative.

Posted at 11:48 pm by Logipundit

Posted by BP @ 03/01/2006 11:57 AM PST
Is it me…or do I use way too many adverbs. Just a thought.

Posted by scottie @ 03/05/2006 09:32 PM PST
yeah fox is real balanced! and positive!
those are 2 jokes whose hilarity knows no bounds ….

all major mainstream news shows force the american peeople to think inside a well-defined box, and they all contribute to a degree of indoctrination.

again, when it comes to reporting on important issues, the mainstream media frames the issues, and defines the parameters of the discussion, and they pick “experts” which only represent stances inside their pre-defined boundary lines, and effectively shut out dissenting viewpoints.

and! on some issues they completely disregard their supposed loyalty to the journalistic cause.

i’m a little miffed right now because i just read an article about john – mr. diplomacy – bolton who gave recently a speech to AIPAC basically rattling the US sabre loud enough for iran to hear. but when a DOD analyst named Larry Franklin stumbled into an FBI investigation of AIPAC and is caught red-handed handing classified information to Weissman and Rosen (the leaders of AIPAC at the time who have since resigned), there is a gag-order in the mainstream presses on this issue. is this issue not newsworthy? where was your precious FOXNEWS on this issue?????

a DOD analyst passing classified info to a tax-exempt foreign lobbying group …. and now the US ambassador to the UN is kissing the ass of this same group.

wake up!

Posted by John Broussard @ 03/06/2006 01:37 PM PST
Welcome back Scottie,

I think you’ll probably find us all more receptive of Bush administration criticism these days…look forward to your further posting on this issue as I look forward to reading the article you mention.

Posted by BP @ 03/07/2006 06:18 PM PST
yeah, no doubt, Johnny…

and if you note the post, there was no bragging on Fox News. Their obvious conservative slant has grown by leaps and bounds. I originally tuned in during the 2000 election because there for a second…they were fair and balanced. It didn’t take long for them to realize they could take viewers away from CNN, ABC, and the like by being conservative–and they have!

However, given their obvious slant, they do come off WAY less negative since a Republican is in the White House.

The funny thing is, though, as far as the original Katrina broadcast is concerned… (this post was about Katrina, by the way) they were JUST as bad as everyone else (and Geraldo was the worst).

ANYWAY, the point was that ABC could have taken the opportunity to talk about the positives of there even BEING a Mardi Gras given what happened, but instead resorted to political rancoring…which they always do and they will continually lose viewers because of it.

Give us a new post on the Bolton issue…


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