In A1 Saturday article, the Times addressed the question of Palin's faith and wondered what impact it would have on her governing style if she became VP. Here are three phrases the Times did not include in its article, even though all three pertain to her chosen faith: "End days," "Armageddon," and "Second Coming."
Why did the Times not address any of those in an article about Palin's religious beliefs?
By contrast, the Chicago Tribune is much more factual in its handling of the same issue today:
"The churches she has attended also embrace dispensation, a theological system that emphasizes man's dominion over the earth and the end times-theology that could potentially shape a believer's environmental and foreign policies."
McCain's team has declared war on the press after journalists spent years toasting the Arizona senator. Over the next 60 days will find out of the press corps can be scared off campaign stories or not. See "Media Matters."
Today the mysterious minions, we're told, are insiders on Oprah Winfrey's show and whispered to the Drudge Report that the talk show queen, and Obama supporter, has banned Palin from appearing. That, of course, set off right-wing howls of protest. Oprah has responded, claiming Drudge's report has no merit, and that she simply isn't going to have any candidates on her program between now and Election Day.
At County Fair, we remain dubious of any Drudge exclusive that features unnamed sources because, frankly, we doubt that sources exist.
In fact, just once we'd love to see a Drudge scoop that was constructed completely around anonymous sources (the same sources who routinely produce too-good-to-be-true quotes) actually be confirmed in the real world. That way we wouldn't have the nagging suspicion that today's scoop was simply fed to Drudge by McCain allies who concocted the story (and the sources) as a way to pressure Winfrey into inviting Palin on her program.
Gawker calls out Drudge.
New clip from Brave New Films.
According to Los Angeles Times report.
Complains Melissa McEwan at Shakesville.
It's like there's a media script or something.
The RNC's promo convention video last night that showed the hijacked planes flying into the World Trace Center towers actually ran counter to PBS's longstanding policy of not showing those video images. See CJR.
Didn't see that one coming, did you? See AmericaBlog.
Not only by its decision to run against the press (after journalists for so many years selflessly promoted McCain), but by the campaign's decision to permanently seal Palin off from the media. Here, Time's Jay Carney airs his disgust.