Thursday, March 31, 2005

How Brilliant Is This?

From OliverWillis.Com. I love this guy.




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2 Comments:

Anonymous Balloon Pirate said...

From Eric Boehlert:

"Has there ever been a set of protesters so small, so out of proportion, so outnumbered by the press, for a story that had supposedly set off a "furious debate" nationwide? That's how Newsweek.com described the Schiavo story this week. Although it's not clear how a country can have a "furious debate" when two-thirds of its citizens agree on the issue or, in the case of some Schiavo poll questions (i.e., Were Congress and President Bush wrong to intervene?), four out of five Americans agree.

But the "furious debate" angle has been a crucial selling point in the Schiavo story in part because editors and producers could never justify the extraordinary amount of time and resources they set aside for the story if reporters made plain in covering it every day that the issue was being driven by a very small minority who were out of step with the mainstream."


http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2005/03/31/schiavo_media/index.html (it's a pay site, but you can view the article by sitting through a short advert and get a 'day pass')

9:47 AM, April 01, 2005  
Anonymous Balloon Pirate said...

From Eric Boehlert:

"Has there ever been a set of protesters so small, so out of proportion, so outnumbered by the press, for a story that had supposedly set off a "furious debate" nationwide? That's how Newsweek.com described the Schiavo story this week. Although it's not clear how a country can have a "furious debate" when two-thirds of its citizens agree on the issue or, in the case of some Schiavo poll questions (i.e., Were Congress and President Bush wrong to intervene?), four out of five Americans agree.

But the "furious debate" angle has been a crucial selling point in the Schiavo story in part because editors and producers could never justify the extraordinary amount of time and resources they set aside for the story if reporters made plain in covering it every day that the issue was being driven by a very small minority who were out of step with the mainstream."


http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2005/03/31/schiavo_media/index.html (it's a pay site, but you can view the article by sitting through a short advert and get a 'day pass')

11:39 AM, April 01, 2005  

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