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Wednesday, September 15, 2010
NewsBusters vs. Journalism
Topic: NewsBusters

Media Matters' Jamison Foser highlights a couple new examples of hostility to journalism at NewsBusters:

  • A post by Geoffrey Dickens taking offense at NBC's Meredith Veiera asking Republican congressment pushing tax cuts, "What's so good about them?"
  • A post by Brent Baker claiming that NBC's Brian Williams was pushing "the Left’s ten-year-old grudge"  when he asked Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer if the court's 2000 decision in Bush v. Gore "hurt the credibility of the modern court?” 

As Foser detailed, Dickens seems to think that Veiera should only have asked why tax cuts were good, and Breyer was promoting a book in which he wrote about Bush v. Gore. Foser adds, "Williams’ questions -- like Vieira’s -- were so straightforward I’m surprised even the relentlessly inane Newsbusters crew would pretend to find them offensive."

Further, since both Dickens and Baker are MRC employees, both of these posts were promoted to the main MRC site.


Posted by Terry K. at 12:12 AM EDT

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