Thursday, May 24, 2007

Credibility SUNsets

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"The more one learns about this case, the less justifiable the four-month-long national media blackout becomes. One could devote entire three-hour blocks of cable news time exclusively to this story, without ever having to use the endless loops or even partial repeat passages on which cable news relies for filler with big stories, while enjoying blockbuster ratings. How did the media suddenly develop an allergy to making money?" - Nicholas Stix

On 22 May, John Leo in the New York Sun knocked the mainstream press while singling out bloggers based on ethnic makeup ("...let's notice that the blogger assault on the press's failure in the Knoxville case is being led by Michelle Malkin, who is Asian-American, and LaShawn Barber, who is black.") and crediting those bloggers without crediting the reporter who did the actual legwork and broke the story.

I wrote to the Sun twice, once with links to my post reproduced below, once without. There was no response and they chose not to post my comments!

DISCUSSION

So, they're censoring responses to an article on media censorship! I hope they're taking their irony supplements. - Nicholas Stix:

Knoxville Horror: Trial Dates Set; MSM “Discovers” Case; Bloggers Continue Spreading Rumors knoxville-horror-trial-dates-set-msm

There’s a TV scriptwriter named David Mills who goes by the moniker “Undercover Black Man” on the Web. Mills is also the guy who secretly got Lawrence Auster sacked at Front Page Magazine last year by sending a long letter to editor/publisher David Horowitz, charging Auster with racism. Mills recently posted his anti-Auster letter

In response to my Knoxville Horror articles citing the black supremacist Web site, “Svengali Media,” Mills wrote that he thinks Svengali is a race hoax perpetrated by a white supremacist. Someone at Svengali turned out to be a fan of mine, and set up a blog page devoted to Mills and me! I suppose Mills will claim that’s a hoax, too.

Undercover Black Man: Svengali Media of Horror Notoriety a “Hoax Site”
[click here]

DESPERATELY SEEKING SVENGALIMEDIA
http://www.svengalimedia.com/blog1/?p=9

ORIGINAL BLOG POST:
A Horror Story The MSM Won't Tell (Michelle Malkin)
VS.
Shame on You, Michelle Malkin! A Republican Diva, Journalistic Ethics, and the Knoxville Horror (Nicholas Stix)




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