Monday, May 15, 2006

Note the complete lack of bias

This article on political bloggers appeared today in our local birdcage-liner, which is the alleged second newspaper in the Seattle-metro area (they actually have a joint operation structure, which to me means we only really have *one* paper.) What drew my attention in this case was that I saw the dead-tree version of the same story. It's on the front page. The photo of Stefan Sharkansky (conservative) in the paper version is about half the size of that of David Goldstein (liberal), which is also placed centrally. The vast majority of the text covers the liberal/"progressive" view.

They even admit Sharkansky's blog gets well over twice as many hits as Goldstein's. Is this their way of "evening the playing field" or something?

Sigh. And they wonder why nobody wants their paper any more ....


Blogger Barb said...

So do you plan on getting a bird, or just like torturing yourself?

Personally the only thing I get out of home delivery of the Times is the comics and a sudoku puzzle. From the headlines, it is only mildly less lefty than the PI.

6:52 AM, May 16, 2006  
Blogger John of Argghhh! said...

I say - stuff it in the walls! Put it to good use!

Make paper balls for Ronin and Opal!

Plenny of stuff to do with carp-print paper!

11:09 AM, May 16, 2006  

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