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Journalistas Protecting Obama

Posted in Government and Politics by TeeJaw on Sunday, July 25, 2010, 9: 50 PM

Michael Ramirez

Here is what Journalism has come to: Andrew Breitbart, Michele Malkin, The Daily Caller, conservative talk radio, conservative magazines, conservative books, conservative bloggers, conservative columnists, etc. are all trying to get more information out into the open where anybody can access it. Journalists, at least the 400 or so on the Journolist listserv, are scheming and conspiring with each other to prevent information from getting out.

It hasn’t always been this way. Back before reporters were called journalists, reporters were cynical and suspicious of everyone. They assumed everyone, especially politicians of any stripe, were crooks trying to scam the public. They approached their jobs with that attitude and the result was the public was better informed of what was going on, why certain strange things seemed to be happening, and what it all likely meant. But that changed when reporters became journalists mired in groupthink, chose sides, and started treating their chosen side as saints who can do no wrong and the other side as evil racists and criminals. It’s all one-sided now and the real chicanery goes by without being noticed by the “journalists.” We learn about it, if at all, from the new sources that have sprung up to compete with journalism.

UPDATE: It strikes me that the fawning protection Democrats get from journalistas has about the same effect as all the fawning attention women blessed with striking good looks get from men; it makes them dull.

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  1. Ken Spiker said, on Monday, July 26, 2010, 9: 06 AM at 9:06 AM

    Of course I agree with your comments about the Journal-listas. Well said. In other news, I had a problem with your web page–when I moused over the cartoon a popup window appeared containing the aforementioned cartoon and obscuring the original. I clicked on the popup’s close box; it closed the box and just opened another identical one. Like the 500 hats, I was unable to close the box, though I found I could drag it out of the way. I hate those popup boxes, what are they good for? Anyway keep up the good work.

  2. TeeJaw said, on Monday, July 26, 2010, 9: 32 AM at 9:32 AM

    Ken,

    The cartoon can be enlarged by clicking on it. It’s already almost full size so the enlarge feature only increases the width from 740 pixels to 800 pixels. Maybe that is what is happening on your screen. It’s not supposed to do anything unless you click it though, so I’m confused.

    It might be the screen preview feature that is being trigger when you mouse over it. That is supposed to give you a preview of the screen that it is linked to, but only Michael Ramirez’s name under the cartoon is linked to his website and only that should be giving you a screen preview.

    Thanks for your kind words.

    • Ken Spiker said, on Thursday, July 29, 2010, 9: 51 AM at 9:51 AM

      Yes, Ken, this must be the ‘screen preview feature’ which appears automatically when you mouse over it–but it’s rather large and obscures the original…and it won’t go away as long as the cursor is over the picture. Different browsers behave differently, I”m using Safari. But I appreciate what you’ve done to improve your home page, looks great! Hope this isn’t too late to get your attention.


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