Monday, September 06, 2004

Cori Dauber: "(T)he media isn't doing its job, if we define its job as keeping us informed about the overall situation in Iraq."

The Ranting Prof (who spoke so well at our regional blogging conference) cites Jay Rosen, too: "The news from Iraq is not too negative. But it is too narrow."

5:14:36 PM    comment []

Michelle Malkin has attempted to defend her bad book by attacking the supposed "liberal" ideology of some of those who have shot it full of holes. Now she has a new tormentor, and he ain't no lefty academic.

Self-described "Christian libertarian" Vox Day at the ultra-right WorldNetDaily: "Michelle Malkin's 'In Defense of Internment' runs to 416 pages. Seldom have so many words been written to such pointless effect."

Here he is at his own blog: "She is either slow or disingenuous, and I'm beginning to suspect the former."

And: "One of the most deeply disturbing things about Ms Malkin's perpetration of a revisionist fraud is the way in which so many TV and radio hosts were unable to penetrate the fog of her flimsy case to see that it was based on an absurdity."

10:29:49 AM    comment []

NYT on Craig Newmark's "obsessive customer-service disorder."

Let's hope it's contagious.

10:12:50 AM    comment []

My newspaper column yesterday was about the news we aren't getting from Iraq. The prime example was our loss of control over Sunni cities, which has been under-reported by the big media.

One reader emailed to say that he didn't believe it was true, since the report I cited came from the New York Times.

Another reader commented below that he feels "informed by Fox News."

There are none so blind as those who will not see.

"Mon, Sep 06, 2004

FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) - A car bomb blast near the rebel-held Iraqi city of Falluja on Monday killed seven American marines and three Iraqi National Guardsmen, the U.S. military said."

We are not getting a full and accurate picture of what is happening over there. That is a non-ideological statement of fact. Spin it as you wish.

9:49:50 AM    comment []