January Vehicle Sales: Three Headlines You Won't See

February 3rd, 2009 10:44 PM
Here are the January 2009 results (source articles - Detroit Free Press, Associated Press; December 2008 results on the right are from this USA Today report [scroll to bottom left at article]): General Motors - Down 48.9%Ford - Down 40.3%Chrysler - Down 54.8%Toyota - Down 31.7%Honda - Down 27.9%Nissan - Down 29.7%Relatively minor players Subaru and Hyundai posted gains (that's right) of 8% and…

Save Economy -- Impeach Bush Now

November 25th, 2008 4:48 PM

National Press Ignore, Michigan Media Whitewash Gay Anarchist 'Disrupt

November 12th, 2008 11:20 AM
Here's the description by Dawson Bell of the Detroit Free Press of what happened during a service at Mt. Hope Church in Lansing, Michigan on Sunday:Pro-gay protest disrupts Lansing-area church's servicesA well-known Lansing-area evangelical church was the target of a raucous demonstration by gay anarchists during Sunday services.The disruption came from a group that calls itself Bash Back, and…

Det. Free Press: Another Boring Palin's-Bad-For-Women Screed

September 30th, 2008 11:28 PM
I suppose this makes something like the one hundredth leftist female writer that has decided that Sarah Palin is a traitor to womanhood. But, here we have it again, another wild-eyed, hate filled, far left screed filled with name calling and little else, this one from Rochelle Riley and the Detroit Free Press. One would think that the papers all across the country would be ashamed of giving space…

Detroit Free Press: 'Which Books Would Palin Want to Ban

September 28th, 2008 1:37 PM
Last week, the Detroit Free Press's Web site posted "Which books would Palin want to ban?," a column by syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts Jr.  Pitts begins with a series of possible questions for Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.  Then he makes his point:My first question, though, would not be one of those. I'd simply ask which books she wants to ban -- and why.Yes, there's a…

Radical Code Pinkers Presented as 'Independents' In Det. Free Press Fo

September 9th, 2008 5:39 AM
Back on September 3, the Detroit Free Press ran a feature asking local voters how they felt about Governor Sarah Palin's acceptance speech during the Republican National Convention. However, several of those identified as "independent" voters have turned out to be far from independent but are anti-war activists and members of the radical hate-group, Code Pink. Looks like the Detroit Free Press…

Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick (D) Pleads Guilty, Will Resign

September 4th, 2008 4:18 PM
At long last, the soon-to-be erstwhile Democratic mayor of Detroit, Kwame Kilpatrick, pleaded guilty and will resign as mayor. The Detroit Free Press reports all of the salacious details--except the singular detail that Kilpatrick is a Democrat.In a courtroom this morning, Kilpatrick pleaded guilty to two felony counts of obstructing justice by committing perjury. He will spend four months in…

Heroic Detroit Paper Portrayals of ACORN Ignored Its Sordid History

June 28th, 2008 12:53 PM
Two June 23 Motor City newspaper reports -- one in the Detroit Free Press ("Group blasts subprime loans," by Amber Hunt), the other in the Detroit News ("ACORN focuses on vote," by Mike Martindale) -- portrayed the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) as a noble enterprise dedicated to helping troubled borrowers and increasing voter involvement in the political process.…

Contract Ruling May Embolden Reporters to Donate to Political Campaign

June 25th, 2008 11:46 AM

Newspaper Circulations in 3-Year Plunge, with Four Exceptions

May 1st, 2008 10:27 AM
Old Media business reporters have a definitionally-incorrect habit of labeling single industries or economic sectors as being "in recession," when the term, as defined here, can only describe national economies or the world economy. Two examples of this are New York Times reporter David Leonhardt's description of manufacturing as being in recession in February 2007 (laughably incorrect, in any…

Scandal-Ridden 'Hip Hop Mayor' Superdelgate's Dem Power Links

March 11th, 2008 10:12 AM
A few days before Eliot Spitzer went down in flames, a highly-connected Barack Obama*  superdelegate was mired in accusations of corruption, bid-rigging and a dead-stripper sex scandal. Usually the media love to report the downfall of party bigwigs, but not in the case of Detroit's youngest mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. Much of the media downplayed the mayor's scandals and did not report his party, let…

Detroit Mayor Sex Scandal Revealed, But Not That He's a Democrat

January 24th, 2008 9:22 AM
Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick was at age 31 the youngest elected Mayor in the history of Detroit, the Motor City. Now, at 38, he is also the Vice President of the National Conference of Democratic Mayors as well as that organization's representative to the Democratic National Committee. He also seems to have a problem with appropriate behavior... then lies about it to try to cover it up. But one…

USA Today and WSJ Mask Serious Circulation Problems at Most Other Majo

November 8th, 2007 5:34 PM
It is understandable, but not forgivable, that business reporters at Old Media newspapers might think that the economy is in bad shape. They first have to get past how poorly most of their employers are doing. The industry as a whole has not been doing well, and it's been that way for quite some time. This table illustrates that point (September 30, 2007 figures are at this post, which originally…

Inane Headlines on Supreme Court School Ruling

June 28th, 2007 2:32 PM
As a follow-up to my previous post, I thought I'd take a look at the inane headlines for coverage of the 5-4 ruling today that restricts school districts from using race to manage school populations. Time and the Los Angeles Times are real howlers:High Court rejects public school diversity plan (AP via Chicago Sun-Times)Supreme Court rejects public school diversity plans (USA Today)Supreme Court…