Open Left is amazed.
As part of massive media push back regarding the Palin pick, McCain camp's Steve Schmidt, who was personally involved in vetting and selecting Palin, complains to the WaPo that the campaign has been "under siege" from reporters asking scurrilous questions and creating a "feeding frenzy."
Schmidt though, provides almost no names of reporters who are acting unprofessional. Instead, the article makes references to "some reporters." And the one journalist Schmidt does name, Newsweek's Howard Fineman, denies Schmidt's specific claim.
Favorite Roger Ailes quote: "I wanted him to understand that we're a real journalism organization."
Earlier this year that the press wasn't paying enough attention to Palin's family life. CJR.org has the details.
Weekly Standard reports Fred Thompson will rip the media tonight in his primetime convention speech.
Between McCain canceling his CNN interview (see below) and Fred Thompson claiming the New York Times trashed Palin in today's edition, we see can the outlines of the GOP convention meme forming. (And did anyone else see Bill Bennett last night accuse a CNN reporter of crossing the line while reporting on VP?)
Will be interesting to see how the press reacts to the coming, coordinated attacks.
Yes, this obit is written by a NYTimes writer and the Times is now competing directly with Rupert Murdoch's Journal, as the owner pivots the paper into a national, general interest outlet. But as long-time subscribers to the Journal, we still think the obit's premise is dead on:
"On Tuesday, in fact, there wasn't a single mainstream business story in the entire first section. And the business stories that did run lacked the kind of nuance, analysis and wonderful story-telling that used to characterize The Wall Street Journal I loved."
Reports Blomberg News.
Good old Gabe.