Monday, January 5, 2009

Time for McClatchy to dump the "Truth to Power" motto?

I'm thinking it's time for McClatchy to dump its "Truth to Power" motto, because it doesn't seem to fit.

I noted earlier today that McClatchy has scrutinized Levi Johnston more than Bill Richardson. During the fall campaign it was obvious McClatchy did more investigative reporting on Joe the Plumber than Barack Obama. See here and here and here. McClatchy -- led by bureau chief John Walcott -- was among the worst offenders in the media feeding frenzy on Sarah Palin.

"Truth to Power"? No, that motto doesn't fit what McClatchy actually does.

So I'll throw it out to readers -- any suggestions for a new motto for McClatchy?
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My entry: "Stalking the Palin family since 2008"

Your ideas? Leave 'em in comments. Get creative. If we get enough entries I'll put up a Reader Poll.
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13 comments:

McClatchy Watch said...

This could be good. If we get some good nominations I'll run a poll so readers can choose the best one.

Anonymous said...

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Walter Abbott

Anonymous said...

"Jobs to India"

Archer05 said...

-News With Our Views-

Archer05 said...

McC.W.,
Can we submit more than one motto? I have a long commute today. This is way more fun than counting utility poles.

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Anonymous said...

Merging news and opinion because we know what is best for you.

McClatchy Watch said...

Good stuff, keep em coming!

Anonymous said...

Reliable Bottom-feeding Journalism

Anonymous said...

Holding Conservatives Accountable

Anonymous said...

Where all wrongs are made worse

Archer05 said...

McClatchy- Your Daily Snooze Paper

Anonymous said...

Apply LIBERALLY once a day.

Archer05 said...

I have a travel associate today that wants to add to our list. He says his moniker is ‘raunchy‘ when he comments. I am submitting his ideas on his word he will vote for McClatchy Watch, and comment hereafter on his own.

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