Blah, Blah, Blah
No media bias here...
A Republican Senate candidate was kicked out of a local Oregon newspaper's editorial board meeting after daring to challenge a reporter who dissed a fellow candidate by writing "blah blah blah" in his notes instead of her actual quotes. The entire argument was captured on video and posted online by the newspaper, Willamette Week. [...] The video shows an editorial board meeting where the newspaper was interviewing Republican candidates for Senate. One of those candidates, Jo Rae Perkins, was responding to a question over the phone when [Republican candidate Mark] Callahan noticed something was amiss.The other candidates were cowards for sitting silently by and then continuing the interviews after Callahan was told to leave. UPDATE: The Williamette Week defends its behavior with lies. First it claims Callahan broke the rules but they don't state what rules were violated. Second, they state Joe Rae Perkins, the candidate the reporter was quoting with "blah, blah, blah," was supposed to be responding to a question about healthcare and her answer was about eliminating the U.S. Forest Service. In fact, the question was how she would trim the federal budget, not about healthcare. You can hear the question yourself HERE. Skip to the 1:03:50 mark. (WW asks that you skip to 1:06:00 which doesn't include the question asked.) UPDATE II: Daylight Disinfectant got a great interview with Mark Callahan about the incident. Callahan looks like an excellent candidate. I wish he were running in my state!
Posted by: grego at May 04, 2014 04:32 PM
I can soften that to "progressives may bend facts to advance their agenda" or "the left leaning politics of journalism school continue to to cloud the judgement of reporters" or even to "sometimes the appearance of objectivity is strained by blah blah blah blah"
but they are communists and they lie.
Posted by: Storm Saxon's Gall Bladder at May 04, 2014 06:56 PM
Posted by: Jedi Master Ivyan at May 04, 2014 11:13 PM
In other worse, it wasn't worth the trip. Why waste the energy?
Posted by: Gork at May 05, 2014 06:18 AM
All they present now is blah, blah blah. No facts No truth.
Just their propaganda.
Posted by: Kafiroon at May 05, 2014 06:31 AM
Posted by: cjk at May 05, 2014 09:38 AM
Finally, I would not count Mark Callahan out, because 1) he is willing to defend the right of another Repub to be heard, and 2) he uses the Democratic Party's own language so well. That word "respectful" is special to them.
Posted by: Valerie at May 05, 2014 11:32 AM
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Posted by: righter at May 05, 2014 11:50 AM
Yet, when a Republican does something, the media identifies the political party in the headline and then several more times in the first few paragraphs.
So, yes, there is serious bias.
Posted by: DMartyr at May 05, 2014 02:37 PM
Any Oregonians out there would do well to pitch in behind her.
I am not paid to speak for her, but have known her for many years and can vouch for her integrity.
Posted by: Marilyn at May 05, 2014 08:40 PM
Non-journalists proven by their lies and obvious omissions can lose all rights they think they have (but abused it and didnt carry out the duuty attached). Confiscation of all their ill-gotten monies if not jailtime - will be the best they can look forward to.
The Reform government may actually have to protect those fake journalists from the populace who will want them all hanging from lampposts for selling them out for so long.
Posted by: cincodecoinco at May 06, 2014 07:09 AM
Good to know.
Posted by: Kevin at May 06, 2014 07:44 PM
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