"THE MEDIA KERFUFFLE" -- WALL STREET JOURNAL'S AND MAINSTREAM LIBERAL ELITE MEDIA'S EUPHEMISM FOR GETTING THEIR SHORTS JERKED OFF
The coordinated mainstream liberal elite media (MSM) got it wrong and the editorial below is an example of journalism by a credible media source that gets it. Bloggers, for the most part, were not calling for Eason Jordan to resign. We were demanding that the transcripts and tapes from the Davos, Switzerland conference where Jordan spoke be released, so we could confirm verbatim what he said---in addition to the credible verbal accounts we already had.
The closest definition I have been able to find for "kerfuffle" is "mind your own business" or "keep it to yourself." If anyone can find a better definition, please let me know. What we do know is that the liberal elite MSM's attitude about the bloggers' or anyone else's concerns about Jordan's slanderous anti-U.S. military remarks to a global audience is that they weren't any of our business and everybody should just shut up about it.
Sorry, Charlie... We're not interested in "news" that expouses anti-U.S. left-wing hate speech and multicultural globalist ideologies. We're interested in news that is accurate, truthful, and ethical. And, by the way, it IS our business.
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EDITORIAL: "The media kerfuffle" - 15 Feb 2005
As a general rule, we greatly admire the WSJ's editorial page, but we were a little disappointed to see this editorial yesterday, "The Jordan Kerfuffle," side with the mainstream liberal media — which, by the way, has been perfectly happy over the years to harvest conservative heads. Indeed, the New York Times published a similar story yesterday, suggesting that what Mr. Jordan said in Davos, Switzerland, was only a kerfuffle....
Throughout the "kerfuffle," we have attempted to keep our readers informed about what Mr. Jordan said and why it mattered. To do so, we relied heavily on the fine reporting done by the blogosphere:...
The meme among those outlets that didn't provide coverage is that the bloggers were on a headhunting spree, when in fact very few called for Mr. Jordan's immediate resignation. If any underlying theme could be found, it is called truth-hunting — and CNN had an obligation to get it. When influential members of the media defame our troops, they should answer for it. If that's moronic, sign us up....
We also can't understand the WSJ's dismissal of the bloggers as "amateurs...."
The Wall Street Journal stands on the wrong side of the barricades in this battle, despite the fact that the mainstream media got beat badly by the morons — again...." washingtontimes