Name That Party: 3 Dems in FBI Probe, Party Affiliation Omitted/Buried

March 24th, 2009 2:45 AM
I think it is finally getting to the point that when an Old Media story goes out over the wires without mentioning the party affiliation of troubled politicians, people naturally assume that all the criminal actions in said story are being perpetrated by Democrats. But, that assumption aside, we are still seeing reports nearly every day that omit the "Democrat" in any story involving criminal…

Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va) Promised Earmarks, and Has Delivered

March 15th, 2009 11:26 AM
The Seattle Times compiles what it calls "The Favor Factory," which it calls "A database of lawmakers, earmarks, and campaign giving." One noteworthy congressman in the Favor Factory is Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA; picture at right is currently at his home page). Moran's Favors Factory page for 2008 lists 29 earmarks totaling $40.6 million, and over $890,000 in capaign contributions from earmark…

Pro-Global Warming Study Receives Worldwide Headlines; Discovery of Er

February 6th, 2009 12:47 PM
When University of Washington Professor Eric Steig announced in a news conference and paper published in the January 22 edition of the journal Nature that he and several colleagues removed one of many thorns in the sides of climate alarmists -- in this case, evidence that Antarctica is cooling -- he received extensive worldwide attention in the mainstream press.But when a noteworthy error was…

Seattle Times: Obama Brings 'Gift of Friendship

January 13th, 2009 2:50 PM
Can you feel the excitement, the energy, the mystical unity our country is taking on since Barack Obama's election? The Seattle Times sure can. President-elect Obama is bringing America together, and luckily for reporter Sanjay Bhatt, he had the high privilege of dutifully writing a 42-paragraph metro section story about Obama fans Teresa Pelayo, Sam Song and Tabetha Thomas. The Times took the…

Seattle P-I Offers Bland Story on Seattle Garbage Crisis, Ignores Salt

December 29th, 2008 11:28 AM
"Garbage piles up, even after snow has melted," reads a December 29 Seattle Post-Intelligencer story posted to the Web site Sunday evening. Yet nowhere in the story by staffers Brad Wong or Eric Nalder was any blame for the garbage glut laid at the doorstep of the city's Democratic chief executive. Mayor Greg Nickels may be partly to blame for the trash backlog because of his stubborn refusal to…

Seattle Times Feels Threatened, Calls for 'Net Neutrality

August 13th, 2008 7:21 PM

Revolving Door: Seattle News Anchor Joins Liberal Mayor's Staff

May 28th, 2008 4:28 PM
It's sort of like Linda Douglass but on the local level, I guess. I'll have to ask our Seattle-area readers to note in the comments section if KING's Robert Mak repeatedly displayed a penchant for gauzy coverage of liberal Mayor Greg Nickels (D). The 10-time local Emmy-winning reporter is leaving TV news for a job that pays $10,000 more a year than his new boss.From the Seattle Times (emphasis…

Seattle Times: Appeasing Hitler 'Not Unreasonable

May 19th, 2008 9:37 PM
In an effort to back up Obama's gaffe that he'll "talk" to anyone, even terrorists, as if diplomacy in and of itself was a cure all, editorial writer Bruce Ramsey of the Seattle Times has made a gaffe of his own that, in essence, makes the claim that negotiating with Adolf Hitler was perfectly reasonable even as each concession given to him by Europe's prewar powers obviously gave him every…

CNN Reporter Arrested in Central Park, Most Media Ignore Sex Element

April 19th, 2008 1:05 PM
Imagine for a moment that a Fox News reporter was arrested in Central Park early in the morning with a rope around his neck that was tied to his genitals. Do you think this little nuance would be included in press coverage of this bizarre event?Probably in the headline and the opening paragraph, right?Well, for some reason, though news outlets did report the odd happenings in NYC Friday morning…

Seattle Times Leaves Out McDermott's (D) in Illegal Phone-taping Story

April 2nd, 2008 1:53 PM

Seattle Times: ELF 'Ecosaboteur' Convicted; P-I Sticks with Eco-terror

March 6th, 2008 3:10 PM
Just days after the Street of Dreams arsons suspected to be at the hands of the Earth Liberation Front (ELF), a federal jury found one Briana Waters guilty for her role in a 2001 ELF arson that destroyed the University of Washington's Center for Urban Horticulture.NewsBusters has noted that the Seattle Times has avoided calling ELF a terrorist or eco-terrorist organization, preferring to call the…

Is Seattle P-I Now Dropping Eco-Terror Label for ELF

March 5th, 2008 11:43 AM
Is the Seattle Post-Intelligencer now backing off from labeling the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) an eco-terrorist outfit?NewsBusters has noted that whereas the Seattle Times has avoided calling the Street of Dreams arsons as suspected eco-terrorist strikes, the P-I has used the term in headlines and in the text of articles themselves. But an article in today's paper by reporter Paul Shukovsky…

Seattle Times Continues to Avoid Terrorist Label for ELF

March 4th, 2008 2:30 PM
Update below.Neither the Seattle Times nor the Seattle Post-Intelligencer are high on your average conservative's daily to-read list, but at least the latter is not gun-shy about calling recent suspected Earth Liberation Front (ELF) arsons acts of eco-terrorism. The Times opted for "radical environmentalists" to tag ELF even though it's pretty clear that investigators clearly think the Street of…

Seattle Papers Differ On Terroristic Nature of ELF-suspected Arsons

March 3rd, 2008 4:25 PM
A pricey Seattle suburb appears to be the recent target of arson at the hands of the Earth Liberation Front (ELF), a radical environmentalist group that destroys property in the name of protecting the earth. In other words, ELF is an eco-terrorist organization.Yet when covering the story, Seattle Times reporter Peyton Whitely refused to use any such label for the ELF. The Seattle Post-…