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Do You Ever Feel Sorry for a Reporter?

Filed under: Dog Trainer,General,Morons — Patterico @ 11:55 pm

If someone tries to claim the L.A. Times is a respectable news organization, tell them the paper runs the horoscope.

If that doesn’t work, show them my five years’ worth of Year in Review posts (links available here).

If even that doesn’t work — and if all other attempts at persuasion fail — show them this story.

That’ll do it.

14 Responses to “Do You Ever Feel Sorry for a Reporter?”

  1. “The answer from MontanaGuy was of little comfort: “I’ve lived a long time but I’m not familiar with perpetual winking from the opposite sex. Could it be that you haven’t bathed for some time and the winking is just a natural reaction to a repugnant smell?””

    Heads up Ms. Fiore, he was indeed talking to YOU!

    “”The viewer starts to evaluate the source more closely, and often the evaluation turns negative,” Bucy said.”

    This is not anything new. Subject matter almost does not matter at all. From persons to snakes to bugs. What is that saying……. “Familiarity breeds contempt”! Yeah that’s it.

    Oh and no I never feel sorry for a reporter, sans the newbie that is forced to write something that makes them vomit, hopefully they could have shared such with the boss in his/her office as well.

    TC (0b9ca4)

  2. No one has commented. . . nobody. . . Ok, I’ll take a stab at it: Faye Fiore — doesn’t that just sound like someone whose highest station in life is to work for a soon-to-be-defunct newspaper? Bet she ends up writing sales manual pages for prescription laxatives. How’s that journalism degree working out for ya’ now, Faye?

    JVW (92dcd5)

  3. How many trees had to die to print this crap?

    Hazy (6afa35)

  4. And TC beats me to the first comment anyway.

    JVW (92dcd5)

  5. Do You Ever Feel Sorry for a Reporter?

    I’m with General Honore.

    CW Desiato (614aa7)

  6. What can I add? Stupidity published in hundreds of thousands of copies … or at least it used to be.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  7. When I read about the stupidity of the media, blog posts like this one cheer me up a little.

    Evil Pundit (843b74)

  8. Let’s spread the blame. This was not just a reporter’s story. There are several layers of editors that signed off on the story and its prominent placement.

    The only purpose of the story was to molify their constituants suffering from Palin Derangement Syndrome. Focusing on her wink is a distraction.

    Alta Bob (408027)

  9. I wonder if they’ve been dumpster diving in The Onion’s reject pile.

    htom (412a17)

  10. So, the VP debate could be characterized as “Winker Versus Wanker”? Works for me.

    Kevin Murphy (0b2493)

  11. Can you imagine the editor assigning her this story?

    “Fiore, winks, I want winks! From every angle, every nationality! And dirt, plenty of dirt! Gimme the dirt on winks!

    Patricia (ee5c9d)

  12. Faye Fiore is a joke, but not a funny one. From the Media Research Center, December 13, 2006:

    On Monday, in a story headlined “Pelosi Piques Public’s Interest,” Los Angeles Times reporter Faye Fiore portrayed Pelosi as not liberal but charismatic: “Only weeks ago, Republicans were doing their best in the heat of the campaign to paint Pelosi, 66, as a conservative’s nightmare — a San Francisco liberal out of touch with the American mainstream. But more recently, a poll measuring political charisma showed that she had ‘dramatically improved her standing’ with the public, sponsors of the survey said, with voters knowing her better and feeling warmer toward her.”

    I wonder if Faye Fiore is related to Mark Fiore, political cartoonist and animator, who did his little turn furthering the MSM sneers about Palin in this little cartoon.

    In his cartoon, there are two grand ironies. The first: Mr. Fiore portrays the Governor as deceptive on the topic of Afghanistan by suggesting she Bowdlerized (or, as we say in the Cyber Age, “Dowdified”) Barack Obama’s statement about “air raiding villages and killing civilians.” In fact, she did NOT mischaracterize Obama’s words — in the context of the sentence, its preamble, and its conclusion, Obama was at that moment suggesting — regardless of his intention — that air-raiding civilians is the strategy in place due to the lack of available troops.

    If anyone is the victim of such sins of omission, it is Palin! PDS sufferers have maliciously Dowdified her words from the beginning of public awareness about her, from her request for prayer that God would bless the war effort, to her statements regarding NATO, to her opinions on creationism and its appropriateness for school curricula, to her campaign speeches about Obama’s terrorist connections, to the non-existent “quote” in which she did NOT say “I can see Russia from my house. (Charlie Rangel, the guy in charge of setting tax policy but can’t do his own taxes, repeated that lie in the midst of calling Palin “disabled.”) There is no twisting of words too small for Palin-haters to perform and pass along as factual.

    The second irony: Mr. Fiore also faults Palin for mistakenly referring to General McKiernan as “General McClellan.” Yet, throughout the cartoon, the actress voicing Palin refers to her stubbly, plaid-wearing, snowmobilemachine-riding hubby as “Pat.” There may be a Pat Palin somewhere, but the First Dude’s name is “Todd.”

    L.N. Smithee (0931d2)

  13. I made to the fourth paragraph and remembered why I canceled my subscription years ago. It’s because the LA Times is a piece of fecal matter.

    Bob Franks (3e1a6d)

  14. But the LA Times is fecal matter that unfortunately matters in the way perceptions become reality. Obama is being painted as a true American savior instead of the bigot and liar he and his leftist illuminati cronies are.

    Jeff (3396e6)

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