Wally Wonders Why No editor, no publisher, you get what you get

October 28, 2008

Oops, AP? Bellingham Herald? Your bias is showing again

Filed under: Media Issue — Tags: , , , — wally @ 6:06 am

deposed Is it media bias from Associated Press or from the Bellingham Herald who just recently endorsed Gov. Gregoire over Dino Rossi?   I’ll go with both.

Dino Rossi must give a deposition before election day, he is not being deposed from his position as a candidate for governor; if that is even possible.

Who, but a lawyer would even understand that this headline meant Dino Rossi was being asked to give a deposition?  And who but a severely biased media source, skilled with words and biased against Dino Rossi would even think to use this version of deposed?

Oh! Oh! pick me! pick me!  I know the answer.  Media that so much wants to write a grabby headline, that they don’t mind unscrupulously trashing Dino Rossi’s name in public to get that grabby headline.

So which answer is correct, biased or unscrupulous?

I know someone at the Herald reads this blog, so pass this along to your boss.  I bet there are a lot of people who would like to see a retraction printed tomorrow on the same page in the same font.  Not after the election, not in little print on some back page.  Big print tomorrow.  And how about an investigation to find the political leanings of the headline author?  possible

And just to show you what is possible; check the headline on the right that is attached to the very same AP article.  Informative and immanently less biased than what we see here in Bellingham.

This author will be voting for a capable man of integrity and great character; Dino Rossi.

September 27, 2008

Debate: Four way tie

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , — wally @ 7:55 am

4way I’ve watched or listened to two debates in the last few days and for the most part found them to be like JV football games.  I felt like I had to be there because my kid was playing, but as a game/debate it really wasn’t much hold my interest nor to talk about afterwards.  Sen. Rossi, Sen.Obama, Gov. Gregoire and Sen. McCain all spent way way way, ok one more way too much time with campaign points. 

No matter what the question or rebut, all responses seemed to be something I’ve heard before.  I don’t think I learned a single new fact, not a single apparent factual paradox resolved, and certainly the only candidate who seemed to lose there composure a bit was Gov. Gregiore, but that seems to be the norm for her anyway.  I also saw/heard a continually arrogant Sen. Obama, a too polished Sen. Rossi and a John McCain who was confident, yet still a bit too reserved. 

I can say I felt the debaters landed in a four way tie, but I’m still stumped as to whether it’s a winning tie or a losing tie.  I’ll hope that a little later in this now short season, we will be past all the campaigning and start the debating.

February 28, 2008

Rossi responds to WEA on I-732

Filed under: Local Issue,Politics — Tags: , — wally @ 3:14 pm

Rossi for Governor:   The Washington Education Association (WEA) this week launched radio advertisements attacking Dino Rossi for suspending I-732 in the 2003 budget, an initiative that increased teacher pay. In their attack, the WEA fails to mention that this was a bipartisan budget, passed in difficult economic times during the post 9/11 recession, and that Dino successfully fought to give new teachers pay increases.

February 26, 2008

CSPAN-BookTV: Whatcom Lincoln Day Dinner

Filed under: Local Issue,Politics — Tags: , — wally @ 11:19 am

WP BookTV A bit of an oops from my Lincoln Day Dinner post of the other day.  I linked to CSPAN, but the video was actually part of CSPAN BookTV.  Here is a good link: Unveiling the Whole Truth: What the Media Failed to Tell American Voters, Author: Wayne Perryman

For anyone who missed the dinner, including reporters, or if you would just like to see it again; looks like it is coming up March 8th & 9th. 

A little aside is that I emailed Rev. Perryman to thank him personally for sharing with us and for his awesome message.  His response is a credit to his character.

I felt so sorry for the people who waited over four hours to hear me speak.  I pray that it was worth it.  I was very sensitive to their endurance throughout the whole speech and constantly thinking of ways to cut it short for their sake.

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