Tuesday, October 28, 2008

McClatchy quotes "expert" who claims Palin hurts GOP ticket -- doesn't disclose the "expert" is a Barack Obama donor

A McClatchy news story claiming Sarah Palin is a drag on the GOP ticket quoted a "vice presidential expert" who stated Palin hurts the ticket -- but the McClatchy reporter didn't disclose the "expert" is an Obama partisan who has donated to the Obama campaign.

McClatchy reporter David Lightman quotes "vice presidential expert Joel Goldstein" to prove Palin hurts the GOP's ticket.

A key reason is that “the Palin choice reflects poorly on Sen. McCain’s judgment,” said vice presidential expert Joel Goldstein, a law professor at St. Louis University.

In 2008, Goldstein said, Obama "has convinced a broad cross-section of the American people he's presidential," so Palin gives swing voters who are warming to the Illinois senator one more reason to move away from McCain.

McClatchy reporter Lightman conveniently forgot to tell his readers that Goldstein is an Obama donor. In 2008, Joel Goldstein donated $250 to Barack Obama, and he also gave $1,500 to John Kerry in 2004. Informing readers this information would help people evaluate the credibility of the "expert."

A call to Joel Goldstein was not immediately returned.
Lightman is a repeat offender, by the way. See here and here. McClatchy is still earning its reputation as a propaganda arm of the Democratic party.


truthsquad said...

Read this publicly released internal memo by McClatchy paper News and Observer in Raleigh NC,by Linda Williams Senior Editor. This is incredibly disturbing:

editors memo
{"A few comments on some good work in today’s paper:
–A lively front page that gave our readers plenty to talk about.Has the political right truly turned the corner and will cease to demonize opponents on so-called moral issues, or are we witnessing the boldest, most cynical, most hypocritical political spin in modern history?
What is one to make of John McCain’s greeting at the Twin Cities airport yesterday of America’s most famous baby mama with a warm hug, and the apparent attaboy pat on the shoulder for the self-described “f***ing redneck” baby daddy? Are we now celebrating teenagers’ raging hormones?
The claims department feature (see 8a) is a great reader service. I would like to see more scrutiny of the “facts” in Sarah Palin’s speech last night.
Now to our local politicians….Is Kenn Gardner just an inept liar or a man so greedy that he doesn’t care whether we think he’s an inept liar as long as he gets paid?
–A newsy and entertaining Triangle&Co. front.I’d bet that Barry Saunders is hearing a lot of amens this morning as well as feeling a lot of hate. Good. A columnist should stir ‘em up. Much of America may have forgotten, but the black community has a very long memory of Republicans demonizing black unwed moms. The black wire–radio and a growing black blogesphere–is crackling this morning with wicked “Juno” jokes. In general, black bloggers (wearerespectablenegroes.blogspot.com. A warning to the easily offended, the name is a big clue) are having a great time with the GOP show in Minneapolis.
–Lots of interesting people stories in the sports section about college athletes and the pros. For those following tennis’ sibling rivalry, Serena has gained a slight lead by beating older sister Venus in the U.S. Open quarterfinals.–Good, timely story–and an inviting headline (Life over breasts)– on the Life, etc. cover."}

clipper said...

This article alone tells why the Bee is losing circulation at an increasing rate. I'm one of those former subscribers. They brag that the website is productive. Was that claim made before the new website debuted? It is difficult to navigate. The comment section is meaningless, and designed to give approval to all comments , especially the left leaning ones. The remaining stock holders had better put a sucide watch on the Bee. Melanie Sills is about to pull the trigger.