Wednesday, May 25, 2005


Detroit Free Press on the Conyers Media Bias Forum

It's actually a pretty good article. Here's some excerpts:

Conyers' congressional panel says media drifting toward tabloid coverage May 24, 2005, 5:38 PM WASHINGTON (AP) -- The American media has drifted toward tabloid journalism and has been cowtailed by the Bush administration over its coverage of events such as the war in Iraq, a congressional panel organized by Michigan Rep. John Conyers said Tuesday. "The vast majority of the mainstream media is not only unwilling to accurately report on the failings of the administration, but the few who do have fallen victim to scapegoating and retribution," said Conyers, a Democrat. "We have turned from breaking stories like Watergate and the Iran-Contra scandal to celebrity journalism." .... Randi Rhodes, a talk show host based in Florida, said ratings for top cable television news outlets have declined because viewers are turned off by coverage. "People have decided the news has been canceled and so they do not watch. Nor do they trust the news to report the most important stories of the day," Rhodes said.
By the way, John Conyers, in addition to being a frequent Kos diarist, has a very good blog which is worth perusing. I've got him in my sidebar. He's not afraid of dealing directly with us peons, unlike most of his colleagues.

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