Category - The Media

From the Billings Gazette letters to the editor policy: The Gazette reserves the right to edit letters for clarity, conciseness, taste, and to prevent libel. From Saturday’s letter by Cathy Coe: Max Baucus took money from Abramoff, and he...

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The Missoulian Lets Burns Have it

Damn. I missed this yesterday, but it’s worth mentioning. The Missoulian excoriated the Senator for the Saginaw Chippewas Thursday: Burns and his staff complain that every mention of his name in the news is accompanied with reiteration of his...

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Matt points out an interesting article that profiles the success of Brian Schweitzer as well as mentioning the prospects of Jon Tester. Overall, a solid piece that talks about Democratic prospects, bu...

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Wulfgar and Matt do a nice job of pointing out that the editorial staff of the Bozeman Daily Chronicle is apparently just as lazy as the one at the IR, repeating the same untrue claim that Jack Abramoff donated to the Baucus campaign. You’ve...

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‘Debate’ Bill O’Reilly

America’s favorite blowhard is challenging critics to debate him, in a contest that ends next month. While nothing that happens on the O’Reilly show ever actually looks anything like a debate, I think there are a number of people out...

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Torture News on Hardball Today

If you can catch Hardball later this evening (and stomach Chris Matthews giggling about torture), watch it just for the interview of Tony Langouranis (will check spelling later), a former Army Intelligence officer who was deployed to Iraq. Among his...

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The IR readership responds

One of the interesting things about newspapers blogging is that you get to see the readership respond to posts. I am still discouraged that the IR doesn’t doesn’t seem to approve any comments to news stories on their main site, however...

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Lay off the Wikipedia!

Phillip Robinson jumps late into the debate about the Wikipedia, arguing that the online encyclopedia cannot be trusted. He writes: In the past 18 months, however, there have been several discoveries of wrong or hugely biased articles in Wikipedia...

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Don Feder, who is listed (unsurprisingly) as a former writer for the Boston Herald, has developed a list of the top 10 conservative movies of 2005. Brokeback Mountain did not make the list, or theaters in Utah. I was amazed to learn that there were...

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Media Ownership

I am talking with my students this week about the rise of “big business” and was looking for examples to illustrate trust, holding company and pooling behavior and ran into some interesting sites about media ownership. This certainly not...

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