Tag Archives: Philadelphia Daily News

A ‘fiery sex scandal’ for a slow news day


Swamp Rabbit and I were arguing again. The primary goal of mainstream news organizations is to scare people, he said. Fear sells. Just look at the huge response to news coverage in PA, NJ and NY of the “monster snowstorm” … Continue reading

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Power broker vs. broken newspaper


Swamp Rabbit chugged his hangover remedy, a carrot juice and swamp grass mix, as I complained to him about the sorry state of the mainstream news media — in this case, The Philadelphia Inquirer, which is owned by the same … Continue reading

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Yo, Daily News! Bike theft more than ‘pesky’


From Tuesday’s Philadelphia Daily News: Cops in Center City are trying an unusual approach to thwarting bike thieves: They’re letting them steal bikes. Undercover cops… set up stings – like the one Aug. 15 observed by the Daily News – … Continue reading

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Walter White, working-class hero


Last week the Philadelphia Daily News ran a story about unemployment with a photo of a middle-aged man in a business suit — a former office worker out of luck and money — begging for a job on a streetcorner … Continue reading

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Anarchy in Occupy Philly!


Daniel Denvir in The Naked City, regarding a rumor Philadelphia Daily News helped spread yesterday with its cover story (sub-head: “How the homeless hijacked Occupy Philly”): I received a call nearly two weeks ago touting the same conspiracy theory: anarchists … Continue reading

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Correction, DN — Corbett wields the chainsaw


Here’s Josh Cornfield of the Philadelphia Daily News following up on reaction to the newspaper’s cheesy, Photoshopped front page photo on March 31: The Philadelphia School District apparently loved the Daily News’ cover yesterday as much as district parents and … Continue reading

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A song for Charlie Sheen?


Listen all you fools out there Go on and love me I don’t care Oh it’s lonely at the top — Randy Newman, “Lonely At the Top,” 1972 People say it’s lonely at the top, but I sure like the … Continue reading

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Why Madison, Wis., looks like Egypt-land


Credit where it’s due: Not all mainstream reporters are treating what’s happening in Wisconsin as a budget-related spat over cuts in benefits. In today’s Philadelphia Daily News, Will Bunch considers the global context of the story and ponders the likelihood … Continue reading

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Bunch’s best Obama news was in his blog


Blogs can be therapeutic for mainstream reporters, especially if their beat is politics. In this case I mean Will Bunch of The Philadelphia Daily News, who last month revealed that candidate Barack Obama, in 2008, lied when asked by Bunch … Continue reading

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Martians land in Meadowlands!


There it was in big bold caps, the main headline on the front page of Monday’s Philadelphia Inquirer: BEYOND BELIEF. Had Obama created a jobs program? Had Martians landed in New Jersey, or among Florida’s frozen oranges? No, it was … Continue reading

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