1/22/2006

Read It and Weep for our Country - Traditional Media is dying

The WaPo wrote on the Lewinsky story, the day after it broke, a total of 11 articles, using at least 20 reporters, comprising 11,844 words.
The day after Bush's domestic spying was revealed the Wapo wrote 3 articles, using 8 reporters, comprising 3,227 words. The same numbers can be found for the New York Times.

What Liberal Media ? What fair and balanced Media ?



Read It and Weep
by mcjoan
Sun Jan 22, 2006 at 02:41:08 AM PDT

From Media Matters:

On January 22, the day after The Washington Post first broke the Lewinsky story, the paper ran ... a total of 11 articles, written by or using contributions from at least 20 reporters, and comprising 11,844 words dedicated to allegations that the president lied about a consensual relationship.

The New York Times gave the story similar treatment....a total of eight articles, written by at least eight reporters, comprising 9,044 words.

Now, here's what the Post did on December 17 -- the day after the initial disclosure of the Bush administration's use of the National Security Agency (NSA) to conduct domestic surveillance that has been widely described as an illegal trampling of the Constitution.... Three articles, eight reporters, 3,227 words -- and that's generously including the USA Patriot Act article in the tally.

And from the Times, which had broken the NSA story the day before.... two articles, four reporters, 3,076 words.

Daily Kos: Read It and Weep

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