O’Reilly’s Hypocrisy on Sarah Palin & Joe McGinniss
06/04/2010 by Steve Rendall
Witless commentary and breathtaking hypocrisy are no strangers to Fox News, but Bill O’Reilly was in rare form on June 1.
Discussing Joe McGinniss, the journalist who moved next door to Sarah Palin’s family home in Alaska in order to write about her, O’Reilly declared the move “immoral” and maybe even unconstitutional: “He’s intruding upon them, all right? Their pursuit of happiness, which is guaranteed by the Constitution, basically has dropped 100 percent because he’s there.” (The “pursuit of happiness” phrase actually appears in the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution.)
Washington Post Wants More (Anti) Labor Coverage
06/01/2010 by Peter Hart
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) organized protests in Maryland at the homes of several bank executives, along with follow-up rallies in Washington, D.C., at bank branches and offices.
The events went largely uncovered by the Washington Post, which led Post ombud Andrew Alexander (5/29/10) to wonder why the paper missed a major labor story that was covered by Mother Jones (5/16/10) and the Nation (5/20/10), among others.
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Stephanopoulos Hypes [As in Fawns Over] ACORN Hoaxers
06/02/2010 by Peter Hart
ABC’s Good Morning America got an “exclusive” with ACORN video hoaxters James O’Keefe and Andrew Breitbart on June 1. Here’s how host George Stephanopoulos set up the segment [In other words, he got it wrong - WORD Editor]:
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