Patterico's Pontifications

9/8/2006

That Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy

Filed under: General,Media Bias — Patterico @ 6:35 am



From FireDogLake to the front page of the San Jose Mercury News . . . no stopping to fact-check.

FireDogLake:

Even relatively obscure right-wing blogs such as Patterico’s Pontifications, written by Los Angeles County attorney Justin Levine, have been favored with advance screenings. Levine reciprocated by declaring that the film is “free of political spin, politically correct whitewashing and partisan wrangling” and “one of the best made-for-televison movies seen in decades. … The Clinton administration will likely go ballistic over this film.” In its politically-spin-free way, Patterico pontificates, the film also “lays out viscerally powerful arguments in favor of the Patriot Act and airport profiling.”

San Jose Mercury News:

Patterico’s Pontifications, a right-wing blog written by Los Angeles County attorney Justin Levine, said the miniseries is “free of political spin, politically correct whitewashing and partisan wrangling” and that “the Clinton administration will likely go ballistic over this film.”

Hey, at least they didn’t call me “obscure.”

And at least the newspaper is correcting the error. Per commenter aunursa:

The San Jose Mercury News issued a correction in today’s paper: “A front-page article Thursday about the controversy surrounding ABC’s “The Path to 9/11″ incorrectly identified Justin Levine. Levine is a guest blogger on the Patterico’s Pontifications Web site and works in radio.”

I see no correction at the FireDogLake post. They should be more diligent about corrections; after all, their stuff is going straight to newsprint without any fact-checking.

8 Responses to “That Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy”

  1. Those layers of editors hard at work again.

    I’m in awe of their journalistic integrity and thoroughness. Psych.

    As for RapeGurneyLake firedog, maybe someone should call the blog’s (snicker) press secretary for comment and correction.

    Good Lt (cf8676)

  2. They should be more diligent about corrections

    Relatively…

    Army Lawyer (498217)

  3. I don’t think the piece works without blackface. Where’s the punch, Jane?

    Pablo (efa871)

  4. Well, this just confirms my longtime suspicion that liberal reporters for the MSM just take a good part of their material from left wing organizations and websites and print it as gospel truth. The Times (both the east and west coast ones) usually take their talking points straight from the DNC, so this isn’t much different.

    JVW (77e033)

  5. BTW Justin, Love your blog.

    Gbear (6a100c)

  6. On the old black and white version of ‘Candid Camera’ there was a bit in which a fellow could immediately repeat whatever was being said, a sort of ‘instant echo’. I think we just saw it, again. In those days, it was a freakish talent. Now, it’s called journalism.

    Thomas Hazlewood (f1686d)

  7. They all learned from “Radar” in MASH.

    Mike K (416363)

  8. Offering a correction or even a slight disagreement results in banning at Firedoglake. Thus there will be no mistakes because there is nobody to correct them.

    Pa tPatterson (5b3946)


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