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  •  "News" vendors ha! (1+ / 0-)
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    Predatory lenders and predatory news vendors, oh my!

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    Jay Dickey    
    And finally, what do you do if that goldanged liberal media just won't stop criticizing you? Well if you're Jay Dickey, you'll complain to your friend that owns the media and get them to stop it. It's that simple! Former congressman Dickey of Arkansas is trying to reclaim his seat this year, but he was disappointed with the coverage he was getting in his local paper, the Pine Bluff Commercial. So he emailed his friend Warren Stephens - the owner of the newspaper's parent company - and asked him for a few favors. According to the Washington Post, the favors included asking that "the Commercial endorse him and have coverage that will complement such endorsement, not look contradictory," asking for comment on all news releases by his opponent, Democratic Rep. Mike Ross, "and don't ask him on mine all the time," and to stop running letters by one of his critics and "publish our favorable letters." Stephens had a word with Sherman Frederick, president of Stephens Media Group, who ordered the Commercial's editor to endorse Dickey, and the editor promptly resigned. The reason according to Frederick was that, "He obviously has very strong feelings against Jay Dickey." Guess it didn't occur to Stevens that that the editor might object to being forced to endorse a political candidate of any flavor. Now that's what I call freedom of the press! See you next week...
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    Indeed Journalism @ it's finest.  Not
    In today's media good old fashioned news takes a back seat to profits. If compromising solid journalism is the decided price of survival, why doesn't it occur to media outfits that this price is also their end as a trusted news organization [?]

    Thx hannah nice find

    P,S, what's a word for ambulance chaser if you instead chase un-paid bloggers.

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