Thursday, June 25, 2009

Thursday June 25 -- Got news or an update?

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21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Repeat from last night...

I look forward to all of you whiney Obama bashers to preach your "faith and values" (wink wink) and comdemn the SC governor for being a lying, cheating scumbag.

Or are those feelings just for dems?

Hypocracy. It's the Republican way.

Anonymous said...

Isn't today the last day for the "great bond swap"? The magical question is "will they revise that offering one more time".

Anonymous said...

6:35 AM You are once again confusing the GOP with conservative voters, they can be quite two different voters. The RINOs in the congress are not conservatives, and the leftist media shoved John McCain down the throats of the GOP, and if you recall, he was not the choice of conservatives, he was just the lesser of two evils.

Immorality will not be well received by conservatives just because of their political party. Case in point, the liberal media is trying to destroy Rush Limbaugh because he is a conservative talk show host. They fear him the most, and take every cheap shot they can. His appeal to Independent voters makes them go nuts. He will not condone Mark Sanford in any way, but they will smear him any way. Just watch for the snarky remarks.

Anonymous said...

-Gay Pink Paper suspends printing-
National gay newspaper the Pink Paper has suspended printing, citing falling advertising revenues caused by the economic downturn.

What the heck are we going to read now while waiting for a haircut?
Mel, look what the “Darn economy” has gone and done now.

Anonymous said...

7:59 So that's when we picked up our Troll! He joined MM.com and was off to the races.

Anonymous said...

Microsoft's Ballmer: Traditional media will not bounce back
(UK Guardian)

Steve Ballmer, the Microsoft chief executive, said today that the global advertising economy has been permanently "reset" at a lower level, warning that media companies should not plan for revenues to bounce back to pre-recession levels.

Anonymous said...

A Shameless Defense of Journalism
(NY Times)

Writing in VF.com, Matt Pressman takes on the eternal question of why people find media and its practitioners so unlikable.

He cites a study from the Pew Research Center that ranks journalist just below snake’s bellies in the social hierarchy.

The usual list of offenses come up — too liberal, too often wrong, too narcissistic — but a new one pops up, to wit: Plain old folks could do better than the cadre of hacks who practice journalism for a living.

Anonymous said...

As someone pointed out on another blog, if Stanford had cheated on this taxes instead of his wife, he would already be in Obama's cabinet.

Anonymous said...

LONDON (Reuters) - Global advertising spend is expected to drop 5.5 percent in 2009, more than previously thought, before a mild recovery begins in 2010, according to a new forecast.

WPP's GroupM said on Wednesday that spending on measured media was expected to drop to $417 billion in 2009 and to be down 1.4 percent to $411 billion in 2010, according to the forecast which looked at 70 countries.

Anonymous said...

Arthur Sulzberger Goes Faux-Transparent (The AWL)

The top honchos at the New York Times issued a company-wide press release this morning! It begins: "The month of May came and went and, contrary to the prediction of one writer, we did not stop printing The New York Times." Ha, they mean Michael Hirschorn's silly/not silly piece, and now his head is going to be swollen.

Also? They are all LA LA LA "DIFFICULT TIMES" LA LA. So that means they do not get it. Oh and this memo is basically all about how they screwed their staff and the unions and fired people oops, sorry everyone!

Anonymous said...

“Republican National Committee Chief of Staff Ken McKay sent a written request to ABC News, asking to participate, present opposing viewpoints and alternatives to “Obamacare.” ABC News refused.”

"ABCNEWS alone will select those who will be in the audience asking questions of the president. Like any programs we broadcast, ABC News will have complete editorial control. To suggest otherwise is quite unfair to both our journalists and our audience."

Anonymous said...

TAXES UP, REVENUE DOWN. GO McCLATCHY!

Hav-a-Tampa cigars closing Tampa plant(Tampa Tribune)

TAMPA - Tampa will lose part of its cigar heritage in August when Hav-A-Tampa shuts its factory near Seffner and lays off about 495 employees, closing a factory that has been operating since 1902.

However, the company attributed much of its trouble to the State Children's Health Insurance Program, or SCHIP, a federal program that provides health insurance to low-income children.

Anonymous said...

Kimberly-Clark to cut 1,600 jobs
AP/YahooNews

Kimberly-Clark Corp. said Thursday it will cut 1,600 jobs, or 3 percent of its global work force, as it slims down in the tough economy.

Blame Sheryl Crows and her “one square for the planet” nonsense

Anonymous said...

"the leftist media shoved John McCain down the throats of the GOP,:

ROFL! Where on earth do you come up with nonsense like this?

Anonymous said...

ABC's White House special struggled for viewers (OBAMABABOON Infomercial Tanks in the Ratings)

"President Obama's town hall meeting on health care delivered a sickly rating Wednesday evening.

The one-hour ABC News special "Primetime: Questions for the President: Prescription for America" (4.7 million viewers, 1.1 preliminary adults 18-49 rating) had the fewest viewers in the 10 p.m. hour. The special tied some 8 p.m. comedy repeats as the lowest-rated program on a major broadcast network"

http://www.thrfeed.com/2009/06/abcs-white-house-special-struggled-for-viewers.html

Anonymous said...

You serve up crap, you get crap ratings ABC. Justice is served!

Anonymous said...

Hey 8:15 - You said "Plain old folks could do better than the cadre of hacks who practice journalism for a living."

Tell that to the reporter who broke the SC governor story...there's no substitute for good reporting buddy. And if newspapers go bye-bye like so many people on this site salivate about, Sanford could have taken this with him to the grave and never stood public trial for his deception.

Anonymous said...

What about when the NY Times sat on the ACORN/Obama story last year?

It's too bad those newspapers don't go away ASAP.

McClatchy Watch said...

6:53 --

Yes, the deadline for the exchange was extended til 5:00 PM today:
The Company also announced that the expiration date in respect of the Exchange Offer has been extended until 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on June 25, 2009 (such time and date, as the same may be extended, the "Expiration Date"). Old Notes tendered prior to the Expiration Date (including any Old Notes tendered prior to the Early Tender Date of June 8, 2009, as set forth in the Offering Memorandum) may be withdrawn prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on June 25, 2009 unless extended (such time and date, as the same may be extended, the "Withdrawal Deadline"). Holders may not withdraw their tendered Old Notes on or after the Withdrawal Deadline.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"the leftist media shoved John McCain down the throats of the GOP,:

ROFL! Where on earth do you come up with nonsense like this?
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Let me see, the NYT and other leftist rags endorsed John McCain and smeared Mitt Romney with ‘People are suspicious of his religion’ stories. (While not allowing Berry’s Muslim background to even see the light of day.)

Then the minute McCain won the primary, they started in on his age, his temper, his skin cancers, his affair, his past liberal voting record to split his party. When that did not work, they started in on Gov. Palin as if she was running against ‘Chimpears’ instead of the clown Biden.

Did you never think that being a governor was not at least equal experience to that of an ACORN community organizer? And, didn’t you think the rabid frenzy about Gov. Palin was a bit over the top? Not too astute of you. Any story about Gov. Palin could have been easily topped by dozens of Barry stories, and you know it.

Not being able to connect the dots on both sides of the political parties, is why your reporting is useless. Being useless does not lead to good job security, or is that news to you?

Anonymous said...

"Old media won't control news dissemination in the future"
Reuters Editors

"I am not arguing that newspapers and magazines and news services will die," says Reuters News editor-in-chief David Schlesinger. "No, just that they must change their definition of what they are and what they do. ... More and more, we’re issuing a multimedia report to multimedia-savvy consumers who no longer make a distinction between information they receive from text and information they receive from images. They demand words and pictures to be blended because -- well, because that's the way the world is!"

@ Poynter Online