The coolest place on the internet, according to this tagline.
AskArchiveFAQ

April 14, 2013
15:15 // 1 year ago
February 27, 2013
Conservatives are trying so hard to highlight controversies, no matter how trivial, we have forgotten the basics of reporting: W5 + H, as I learned in grade school, also known as who, what, where, when, why, and how…There are scandals to uncover and there are outrageous stories to be outraged over, but I would submit conservatives are spending a lot more time trying to find things to be outraged over than reporting the news and basic facts online from a conservative perspective.
RedState's Erick Erickson, making a frank but much-needed plea to his colleagues on the right. While Erickson still sees a liberal bias in the media, he doesn't think conservative journalists are attempting to overcome it the right way: "There is an institutional media bias against the right, but we must also honestly acknowledge that conservatives have also screamed ‘Wolf’ these past few years more often than there was one. Conservatives must start telling stories, not just producing white papers and peddling daily outrage." A lot of conservative outfits will probably be upset at Erickson’s manifesto, but those are probably the ones that need to hear it the most (we’re looking at you, Daily Caller). The whole post is worth giving a read. source
20:09 // 1 year ago
November 1, 2012
Fair and Balanced: Here’s a handwritten note, circa-2005, wherein the president of Fox News writes to a Bush administration official—on Fox News stationary—and offers to “help off the record” if needed. The administration official in question was Condoleezza Rice, then-Secretary of State; Rice replied with a generic form letter. The note was obtained by Gawker’s John Cook, who wrote: "Please just imagine for a moment how Fox News would cover the publication of a private note from the editor of the New York Times to an Obama Administration official offering ‘help off the record.’" source

Fair and Balanced: Here’s a handwritten note, circa-2005, wherein the president of Fox News writes to a Bush administration official—on Fox News stationary—and offers to “help off the record” if needed. The administration official in question was Condoleezza Rice, then-Secretary of State; Rice replied with a generic form letter. The note was obtained by Gawker’s John Cook, who wrote: "Please just imagine for a moment how Fox News would cover the publication of a private note from the editor of the New York Times to an Obama Administration official offering ‘help off the record.’" source

15:54 // 1 year ago
December 9, 2011

On Russia Today’s news coverage

transient-dreamer:

Okay, you’re confusing “state-owned” with “state-controlled” - okay, you made the mistake of using those two terms synonymously.  There is nothing in this report that indicates a bias for or against particular policies or particular states…this is strictly a criticism of the poorly operated American media conglomerate News Corp.  News Corp may not be “state-owned” (privatization is a benchmark of Capitalist society, and Russia is as well…) but it is state-backed, state-sponsored, state-consumed, state-supportive, state-collusive, and SO ON.  So don’t try to bring down RT for simply being ‘state-run’, which merely implies that it is included in the Russia’s federal budget and does not mean that its policies and practices are dictated by the Kremlin..

One can watch both and make up their mind to continue to ignore Fox News, which is the correct thing to do because Fox is infamous for slanting things highly in favor of neoconservative US policies and neoliberal economic policies.  Your criticism of this report is baseless, and it is you who is revealing your own bias, as a regurgitator of mundane news, supporting regurgitators of mundane Anglo-American opinions.  Nothing can be learned from your criticism.  It is useless. 

» SFB says: Did you watch the same report we did? They brought up an issue from year ago in such a way that a non-observant viewer might misinterpret in such a way to make it seem like CNN did the same thing as Fox News, one which could’ve been an honest mistake. The Fox News thing was brought up with so little detail that I have no way of proving the claims myself. Similar allegations of bias have faced Al Jazeera in the past, due to its ties to the Qatari government. Ultimately, those criticisms are fair. Look at it this way: Just as Fox News gets its funding by Rupert Murdoch, Russia Today gets its funding from the Russian government. Even if that may not mean state control, it certainly doesn’t make it immune to state influence. They’ve never hid their mission, even! Columbia Journalism Review once put this as such: “Russia Today was conceived as a soft-power tool to improve Russia’s image abroad, to counter the anti-Russian bias the Kremlin saw in the Western media. Since its founding in 2005, however, the broadcast outlet has become better known as an extension of former President Vladimir Putin’s confrontational foreign policy.” All we’re saying is to be mindful of what the media is feeding you — no matter its source. — Ernie @ SFB

EDIT: While the ultimate thrust of this post stands, it’s worth noting that another media source checked out the Fox News clip and figured out they used Greek footage by accident. Excuse us while we eat crow.

(Source: venusx)

17:15 // 2 years ago
June 19, 2011

Jon Stewart on “Fox News Sunday”: Bro had to take some tough questions from Chris Wallace, who took the opportunity to dump some fairly strange clips on Stewart. Come on, what was up with the Comedy Central clip? Stewart, as always, defended himself reasonably well. We like Chris Wallace generally, but we don’t know if this was one of his better moments.

13:33 // 3 years ago
November 23, 2010

OK guys, next time we talk about Sarah Palin’s dislike of journalists or how she’s gonna clean up the field of journalism, or how all Katie Couric is biased against her or something, let’s keep in mind this chestnut from 1988, where Palin, as sportscaster, shows her chops as a journalist. For some reason, we still prefer Katie Couric after all of this. (thanks nbclocalsource

Follow ShortFormBlog

9:52 // 3 years ago