February 20, 2006

Note to the Mainstream Media

To: Mainstream Media
From: Mitch Berg, Schmuck
Re: The Upcoming Week


According to Drudge, you are going to be spending another week covering the Cheney Shooting non-story.

If the nation's top magazines have the pulse of the country -- get ready for another exhaustive week of exhaustive Cheney shooting coverage!

This just in... Both TIME and NEWSWEEK are planning high impact covers of Cheney for newsstands starting tomorrow, with each magazine rolling out top staff bylines and thousands of words on the hunting incident: TIME: With deep reporting by John Cloud, Mike Allen and Matthew Cooper/ Washington, Cathy Booth Thomas and Patricia Kilday Hart/ Austin, and Hilary Hylton. NEWSWEEK urgently brings in its big investigative guns: Evan Thomas, Michael Isikoff, Daniel Klaidman, Richard Wolffe, Holly Bailey, Mark Hosenball and Eleanor Clift in Washington and Carol Rust in Texas.

Another week of overpaid, overstuffed shirts and talking heads bitching about Cheney bypassing them on the story.

Another week of the insular-to-the-point-of-inbred world of the Washington Press Corps whinging about the Administration they hate, treating them like people who hate the Administration ought to be treated.

Another week of a Mainstream Media that hasn't been part of this country's "mainstream" since the early sixties, pulling farther out of it.

In summary: Thanks! Feel free to do another week or two, while you're at it!

Posted by Mitch at February 20, 2006 04:59 AM | TrackBack

Check out this piece by John Burtis that LGF linked to; it's damning.

The money paragraph:

And on the world front, as the hunting accident is still being rehashed for inconsistencies, investigated for further nefarious activities and the possible consumption of, gasp, a beer in the woods, the cartoon wars go on, Iran continues its nuclear build up, North Korea remains a menace, Hamas continues its activities to destroy Israel, we have helicopters down off the African coast, the UN remains a rotten borough, Islamist terrorists are still killing people in Iraq and the Philippines and the beat goes on.

But at home the US press burns in its own bonfire of inanities and it won’t step out of the fireplace or look outside its ridiculously small box because there was a hunting accident and somebody’s got to pay.

Posted by: Paul at February 20, 2006 04:48 AM

Whoops, the link didn't work. The piece is here:

Posted by: Paul at February 20, 2006 04:50 AM

I am the mainstream media.

Read my blogs.

Posted by: Eva Young at February 20, 2006 07:25 AM

Lead shot? Where's he get that these days anyway? The steel stuff sucks, and the newer metal mixes are too expensive.

Still, the Dems and Press (are they different?) played it badly, yet again. At the start they had a story, but at the end the "story" was the delay and the fact that it wasn't released to the Washington guys first. The Washington press guys then went on to show us how objective they were, how the story was the only thing that mattered, and how maturely they acted. Yeah, right.

Posted by: nerdbert at February 20, 2006 09:15 AM

Another week of fearless examination of the facts as they see them. Speaking Truth to Power. Courage. Courage.

Why aren't Time and Newsweek devoting a little energy to examining how a company from the U.A.E. (Dubai) has (or will be) buying a British firm that operates six of the largest seaports on the East Coast?
Answer: Because it's not Halliburton.

Posted by: Kermit at February 20, 2006 09:55 AM

Only a bunch of humorless, navel-gazing wingnuts could fail to see that this is about the funniest story ever.

Posted by: angryclown at February 21, 2006 07:55 AM

Of COURSE it's funny.

Especially watching David Gregory shoot hot spray out his rectum when he realized he'd been bypassed.


Posted by: mitch at February 21, 2006 11:50 AM

That's a great idea kermit...

Let's start with the connections with the White House...

Remember 'tho kermit, you'll have to disregard the whole thing after you realize it was your Pres that want's the deal to happen.

Posted by: Doug at February 21, 2006 06:25 PM

Here's mor for ya Kermit...

Posted by: Doug at February 21, 2006 06:34 PM

Just in case you don't get it like usual kermit, the U.A.E. company that is positioning to take over the ports is a business partner with President Bush's Daddy's company - the Carlyle Group and with Osama bin Ladens family.

Thank God tho' that we have Nick Coleman to worry about...

Posted by: Doug at February 21, 2006 06:45 PM

uh ohh... here's another one...

Quick Mitch... post something quick about the Mainstream media before kermit notices that President Bush is selling the security of the country to the people who own 80% of or debt!!!

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