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Monday, October 24, 2011
NewsBusters Excludes Most of The Media In Complaint About 'The Media'
Topic: NewsBusters

In an Oct. 19 NewsBusters post, Ken Shepherd writes:"In a front-page story today, Politico's Darren Samuelsohn relayed the ire of liberal think tanks and blogs 'bemoaning the "out of proportion" Solyndra coverage' in the media. We at NewsBusters are not sure what planet these folks are living on."

We wonder what planet Shepherd lives on, where everything outside the three broadcast networks is not part of "the media."

Shepherd selectively focuses only on ABC, CBS and NBC in claiming that they ran "just 19 stories" on Solyndra. Such a deliberately narrow focus ignores the fact that major newspapers have been pushing the Solyndra controversy, while ignoring other scandals, such as military contracting fraud, that cost the government much more money than Solyndra has. Further, Fox News has been practically obsessed by Solyndra, devoting a whopping eight hours of broadcast time to it in September alone.

It's a peculiar definition of "media" Shepherd is using, which happens to exclude most of it.

Posted by Terry K. at 10:52 PM EDT

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