Maybe it’s just me

Do you think some media priorities are a tad askew, or is it just me?

Accountability Journalism*
An Associated Press dispatch, written by Erica Werner and Richard Alonso-Zaldivar, compares the House and Senate ObamaCare bills. We’d like to compare this dispatch to the AP’s dispatch earlier this week “fact checking” Sarah Palin’s new book. Here goes:

Number of AP reporters assigned to story:
• ObamaCare bills: 2
• Palin book: 11

Number of pages in document being covered:
• ObamaCare bills: 4,064
• Palin book: 432

Number of pages per AP reporter:
• ObamaCare bill: 2,032
• Palin book: 39.3

On a per-page basis, that is, the AP devoted 52 times as much manpower to the memoir of a former Republican officeholder as to a piece of legislation that will cost trillions of dollars and an untold number of lives. That’s what they call accountability journalism.

*Part of this article in the The Wall Street Journal online.

Thus ends today’s public service announcement.

Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad.
~ Aldous Huxley

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1 Comment

  1. robbie said,

    Friday, November 20, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    And who out there still doesn’t think there is a liberal bias in media?


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