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Hugh Hewitt and Mark Steyn discuss MSM treatment of a recent newsworthy image:

Hewitt: It’s nowhere to be found. A blogger in Los Angeles, Aaron, went through the 520 newspapers online, found it is in two front pages. And my inbox is seething with e-mail with on duty, active duty soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines from all around the world, and the media is indifferent, contemptuous, even.

Steyn: But you know, what is, I find, interesting about this is why is newspaper circulation falling in America? It’s because these guys don’t know … these guys don’t recognize a story. They’re world class boors at the New York Times and the L.A. Times, because whatever you feel, whichever party you support, that photograph of ordinary American troops getting their own back on John Kerry is hilarious. It’s the classic definition of comedy. It’s the rich guy slipping on the banana skin … That picture is a great picture. And if you don’t have the news value to recognize that that’s a front page picture, it’s no wonder your circulation is dropping 8, 9% every time they take, they measure the temperature of the body.

Those folks don’t know jokes.

Posted by Tim B. on 11/05/2006 at 12:37 PM
    1. I did see it once on CNN yesterday too. Maybe it’s a dinosaur media thing too and not just a DNC partisan issue?

      Posted by andycanuck on 2006 11 05 at 01:03 PM • permalink


    1. They’re world class boors at the New York Times and the L.A. Times…

      I have to go with this.  Most days, tabloids like the National Enquirer outshine the New York Times.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2006 11 05 at 01:30 PM • permalink


    1. And here’s another photo that won’t be in the print media, via Power Line:
      (Along with a good Kerry story too.)

      Posted by andycanuck on 2006 11 05 at 01:34 PM • permalink


    1. Andycanuck, thanks for the link; I roared when I saw it.

      Posted by Sonetka’s Mom on 2006 11 05 at 01:40 PM • permalink


    1. Ridicule is defiance, and nobody is more defiant, and with better reason, than the US military.  Even if John Kerry (spit be upon him) hitches up the nerve to run in ‘08, the military will be all over him like white on rice.  He hasn’t even seen ridicule of himself yet, and his buddies in the MSM won’t be able to protect him.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 11 05 at 01:58 PM • permalink


    1. Thanks for the link, andycanuck.  As Austin Bay said, Kerry has now slammed three generations of Navy, Army, Marines and Air Force.

      Are all gigolos possessed of tin ears?

      Posted by saltydog on 2006 11 05 at 03:21 PM • permalink


    1. actually, the photo was on the front page of the New York
      Post, which, by the way, has almost double the circulation
      of the Times and one of the few papers that has added readers…

      Posted by AnnNY on 2006 11 05 at 04:34 PM • permalink


    1. The bedwetters at the New York Times are too busy doing serious work, like exposing national security secrets for use by Osama BL, to spend time on a laugh.

      Posted by stats on 2006 11 05 at 05:20 PM • permalink


    1. Maybe it’s a dinosaur media thing too and not just a DNC partisan issue?

      The dinosaur media is, in most cases, the official disinformation organ for the DNC.

      A totalitarianist government organization can not exist without its ministry of propaganda.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2006 11 05 at 06:09 PM • permalink


    1. Steyn’s comment seems to be proven thanks to David Brooks of the NYT on Newshour discussing Kerry’s “bad joke”:

      But, you know, this is just a soap opera. I think most of us are paying attention to the real issues. Let the bloggers have this one.

      Brooks would be one journalist I do read a bit but there definited seems to be a difference between what readers want to know about and what many journalists believe readers should be told.  No wonder blogs have taken off.

      Posted by youngy on 2006 11 05 at 08:17 PM • permalink


    1. If the sign had read GET US THE FUCK OUT OF HERE RIGHT NOW GEORGE W BUSH!!!
      …No prizes for guessing.

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2006 11 05 at 08:31 PM • permalink


    1. #9 Not that CNN isn’t an organ of the DNC, Grimmy, (guess what organ I have in mind), but I’m just suggesting that maybe it would be harder for CNN to ignore it than a broadsheet (especially a weekend edition).

      Posted by andycanuck on 2006 11 05 at 11:03 PM • permalink


    1. Those six Minnesotans have given us the Iwo Jima picture of our generation.

      Posted by Tommy Shanks on 2006 11 05 at 11:15 PM • permalink


    1. Oops: Those EIGHT Minnesotans (unless two are from Iowa or Wisconsin).

      Posted by Tommy Shanks on 2006 11 05 at 11:17 PM • permalink


    1. I have to disagree.
      I bet they did know the newsworthiness of that photo.
      The problem? There’s an election to win and they just don’t want to give Joe Six-pack too much information. It confuses him and makes him vote for the wrong party. Better to just keep that under wraps so nobody will see it.

      If this had happened in 2007, that photo would have been all over every news outlet.

      Posted by Veeshir on 2006 11 06 at 11:59 AM • permalink


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