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What does it say about American Journalism


(AKA the LSM) when their British Cousins outperform them.



On stories here in the United States.

Short version?  Nothing good.

More important question: What does it say about Americans who rely solely on the LSM for their news?  Even less good.

Thank God for the Internet.

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"Because of you we can o... (Below threshold)

"Because of you we can once again say the best cars in the world are built right here in the U.S. of A."

Yup, just as when we invented them here, right, Barry?

But as her husband chowed down at the famous Rudy's Hot Dog with Toledo's mayor, the only sign of 'vegetables' appeared to be some fried onions.

I guess potatoes are vegetables in the UK.

OMG - the President ate two... (Below threshold)
Art W:

OMG - the President ate two chili dogs!

Get a life.

And the LSM whines about lo... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

And the LSM whines about losing readership and can't understand why.

That is why the political c... (Below threshold)
Stan:

That is why the political class wants shut down the internet. The American people are getting way too uppity for them and informed (hence the Tea Party) . They want to control the message and the dreaded internet has a habit of not letting them do that.

Art W says,"OMG - th... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

Art W says,
"OMG - the President ate two chili dogs!"

You know what Art, on the face of it you are correct. But anyone in the rest of the country should also be able to eat a couple of chili dogs whenever one wants - today, tomorrow, next week. And be able to eat them at home, at a restaurant and even in school if the parents are OK with it. So, I don't like hearing some fat ass chick lecturing us on what to eat, got it?

"Get a life."
We had one, the liberals are trying to control it though.

DaveD,Indeed! The... (Below threshold)
Rodney Graves Author Profile Page:

DaveD,

Indeed! The commenter at 2 proves my second point:

More important question: What does it say about Americans who rely solely on the LSM for their news? Even less good.
Yeah... Not covering impora... (Below threshold)
Art W:

Yeah... Not covering imporatant stories like the Pres eating two chili dogs just proves the liberal media bias... to morons.

American Journalism is pret... (Below threshold)
TexBob:

American Journalism is pretty much dead. It's corporate/state run propaganda mills, creating news the DNC wants you to hear. That's about it.

Covering the JEF's chili dogs just points out the hypocrisy of his ugly wookie spouse who at every opportunity, dines on lobster tails dipped in buckets of butter at taxpayer expense.

Rodney,Usually wha... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Rodney,

Usually what it says is that those Americans are over 60, maybe over 70. That's because that generation spent much of it's life with the MSM being the only source of information.

Otherwise, it says that the person is either:

1) a rabid liberal partisan who enjoys having their own views reinforced by the echo chamber of the media.

2) Unthinking and ignorant. They don't know that there are alternative sources of information that will provide a far more honest evaluation of events (and yes sometimes that is found best by looking at foreign media)

Yes Art the headline of the... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Yes Art the headline of the story reads in part: "President Obama wolfs down TWO chili dogs and fries... the day after his wife unveils new dietary guide"

The point is that the wookie as presuming to tell people how to live their lives while she and "The One" do whatever they please. Very much like the way they tell people that they need to tighten their belts in a recession while they spend $10M a year in White House parties. Or how they tell people that "At some point you have earned enough money" while pocketing millions more themselves.

The point is to reveal the naked hypocrisy of he President and his leftist supporters. They want to tell people how to live while doing the very things they are trying to stop others from doing.

It just shows ho... (Below threshold)
irongrampa:

It just shows how following the Narrative (of the moment) frequently conflicts with reality.

The idea of a biased media is not objectionable in and of itself, to my knowledge there has NEVER been an unbiased media.

The problem arises when the bias bleeds off the op-ed pages and into the hard news. When that happens, you get the current situation.

I wonder how many the Wooki... (Below threshold)
Sep14:

I wonder how many the Wookie had? Now that would be newsworthy

Insert Weiner joke here.</p... (Below threshold)
davidt:

Insert Weiner joke here.

Well, the greatest irony wi... (Below threshold)
Tsar Nicholas II:

Well, the greatest irony with the U.S. media is that virtually all of those 'progressive' numbskull journalists are nothing more than fungible revenue units working for major corporations through which they're bought and sold and molded to fit the bottom line of profits -- just like herds of cattle.

Tsar Nicholas II asserts th... (Below threshold)
Rodney Graves Author Profile Page:

Tsar Nicholas II asserts that:

...'progressive' numbskull journalists are nothing more...[than] herds of cattle.

Cattle have intrinsic value, in that they are edible and their hides, hooves, and horns are useful. "'progressive' numbskull journalists" on the other hand...

"Cattle have intrinsic valu... (Below threshold)
davidt:

"Cattle have intrinsic value, in that they are edible and their hides, hooves, and horns are useful. "'progressive' numbskull journalists" on the other hand..."

Mad cow disease.




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