Tag Archive: Chris Mathews

When mainstream journalists commit actual journalism


  ” I recently attended the Walter Duranty Awards for Journalistic Mendacity , a highly entertaining event aimed at calling attention to the past year’s most egregious instances of mainstream-media
bias. Sponsored jointly by The New
Criterion and PJ Media , the awards are named after the most notoriously corrupt journalist of all time: the New York Times Moscow correspondent, Soviet apologist, and 1932 Pulitzer winner who pushed the Stalinist line that reports of the great famine in the Ukraine—brought on by forced collectivization and causing an estimated 6 million deaths—were nothing more than “malignant propaganda.”

  Needless to say, many contenders vied for the Duranty. While the judges ruled ineligible, “because we could not determine culpability,” the unnamed NBC News producers whose editing of the tape of George Zimmerman’s 911 call completely distorted its meaning, the winners were eminently worthy.
  Second runner-up went to blogger Andrew Sullivan, for his campaign against “what Sullivan calls ‘genital mutilation,’ or as most of us refer to
it, ‘circumcision’”; for his “never-ending and relentless crusade to prove that Sarah Palin was not the mother of her Down Syndrome
baby, Trig”; and “for being Barack Obama’s greatest cheerleader.” “

…. he must be worried .

“It’s come to this: Newly media-shy president turned down an interview with … Chris Matthews”

  “I don’t blame him. What if Tingles surprised him
with a tough question about how difficult it is to
deal with Republicans?”

“The fact that they offered Obama an interview with a guy who’s face-first in the tank for him instead of asking him to sit with Todd, like
Romney did, tells you everything you need to know about partisanship on cable news. “