Journalism – not?

Data Point – Public confidence in the Mainstream Media

by Skip June 20, 2014

 newspapers: fallen to 22 percent, down from 23 percent last year and tying the record low in 2007. higher levels of public confidence in institutions that are often criticized by the press: the military (74%) small business (62%) the police (53%) organized religion (45%). Heh!: Faith in the U.S. Congress currently stands at seven percent, down […]

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So much for the vaunted Fourth Estate, eh?

by Skip June 1, 2014

Certainly at the national level, especially in Washington, DC, we see journalists too concerned with access to the powerful instead of fulfilling the reason why they have a mention in the First Amendment – a free press – which was to enable them to ride herd on government outside of government itself: “Here in the […]

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Data Point – Newspaper Ad Revenue 1950 – 2013

by Skip April 27, 2014

  Is the newspaper industry really starting to swirl around the drain? (H/T: AEIdeas)

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Scott was right – you’re a racist if you think about Obama in a certain way

by Skip February 28, 2014

Scott was right:  FULL of facists! I got bad news.  I agree with many on the left.  Our country is infested with vile racists.  They’re everywhere: in our media, in our government, in our schools, in our stores and they remain contaminating a major political party as they have historically done for well over a […]

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A Two-fer: Kevin Landrigan and the NH GOP

by Skip January 5, 2014

From Kevin Landrigan (political writer at Nashua Telegraph, that daily of declining readership) (reformatted, emphasis mine): Boosting AFP The state chapter of Americans for Prosperity is staffing up with a local talent.  Ross Connolly will start as a field coordinator Wednesday after having a similar role with AFP in New Jersey.  He worked Hillsborough for […]

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Darwin Award – when Journalistic stupidity runs into uncaring Reality

by Skip December 26, 2013

It is has been a LONG time since I saw something worth posting from the Darwin Awards (it went semi-dormant and was on a bookmark list I haven’t used for a while) – a site proclaiming and reveling in how people can find so many ways to eliminate their genes from further participation in our […]

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Every NH Progressive is a foot soldier in NH State Rep Petey Sullivan’s “Tolerance & Diversity” Army

by Skip December 3, 2013

Those NH Progressives – such a tolerant bunch – they love EVERYONE.  Nice to see that Peter Sullivan has marshalled them all behind him in the Democrat War On Women and Minorities and showing that they hate religion – see this Facebook entry by Sullivan? “Yeah, I said it, and I stand by it. The […]

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You know, maybe DiStaso ought to leave the bubble more often…

by Skip October 21, 2013

His story on Kelly Ayotte had this line in it: Ayotte had been successfully straddling the line between Tea Party favorite and establishment Republican — until the shutdown occurred. This is pretty much the same level of “journalism” we see from a lot of these ink-stained (he’s old enough for that phrase) “reporters” lately when […]

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A Socialist President, A Progressive Senate, and a New Leftist Media – what else would you expect?

by Skip October 16, 2013

(H/T: RedState)

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Don’t worry Obama – in your temper tantrum in getting your own way, the MSM has your 6

by Skip October 1, 2013

Obama has been nothing if not a petulant little kid with a temper the last couple of days (“I don’t have to offer anything!”).  Will he take a hit for the absolute jerkiness he has been displaying over the CR, as if he was not to be defied or King or something.  Probably not – […]

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Harry Reid: Chief UnCompromiser?

by Skip September 30, 2013

Just saw this over at TownHall: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been the most ardent proponent of President Barack Obama taking a hard line with House Republicans in the latest fiscal crisis engulfing Washington. And so far, Reid is getting his way. When the president considered sitting down with the four congressional leaders in […]

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Journalists: have LAYERS of editors and fact checkers. Sure you do…

by Skip August 24, 2013

This from the Associated Press: Four battleships move within striking range of Syria as President Obama weighs military options after a reported 1,300 are killed in nerve gas attack on Damascus Battleships, eh?  Do these nitwits even BOTHER to do any kind of checking?  I spent a whole 5 seconds on Google and found a […]

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WMUR – the Class of the Show by making a horrendus murder / suicide a political event

by Skip August 11, 2013

Update and bumped:  9:53pm and a loyal reader emailed to let me know that, indeed, WMUR rewrote their post: Savyon was known to the local community through his political activity. He unsuccessfully ran three times for state representative as a Republican, including a special-election loss in Feb. 2012. He was also active in Libertarian activities […]

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Data Point – Well, I guess AOL at least had 1/2 the good data to start Patch

by Skip August 9, 2013

And that was how fast ad revenue was failing for the dead wood newspaper marketplace (and thus, an opportunity?): Me?  Certainly the Internet is a good part of the reason.  I think another is the rise of the segmentalization of the news – as in WHY would I want to watch MSNBC or read the […]

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Not that we didn’t think otherwise of journalists…

by Skip July 29, 2013

When I put up these two posts, I forgot about this 2007 post about Bob Filner, Democrat Mayor of San Diego: WJLA.com is reporting that California Rep. Bob Filner is facing an assault and battery charge after an incident at Dulles Airport where he allegedly pushed an United Airlines bag claim employee… . [snip] . Filner, […]

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Lots of Journalists are turning their customers off – Right, Michael Kitch?

by Skip July 13, 2013

We Groksters have created a new tradition for ourselves in that after doing our GrokTALK! podcasts at the CNHT offices, we walk down the coupla blocks to “Puppy Love” – a hot dog stand I discovered that serves up a mean chili (bean-less – yay!) hot dog.  Today was the same – yum!  However, we […]

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Jake Tapper – how many OTHER MSMers are willing to call Obama and Bloomie idiots?

by Skip April 5, 2013

Since Aurora and Sandy Hook, we who like to shoot and support the Right that the Second Amendment enshrines have just about had it in listening to all kinds of folks who believe that they know best for society with respect to “gun violence”. Sidenote: and we all know that this phrase is a made […]

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WMUR demonstrates bias in Journalism – covers sparse National Day to Demand Action anti-gun rally, ignores .223 Day of Resistance pro-gun rally

by Skip March 28, 2013

Sparsely attended indeed for a day where the “kick the Second Amendment lovers” folks decided to have a “National Day to Demand Action”.  WMUR decided to cover it, with a quick spot at 5pm by reporter, Jennifer Gannon, sweeping her hand towards the middle of the Portsmouth’s Market Square announcing the soon-to-start rally – showing […]

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So, Laconia Daily Sun reporter Mike Kitch is being called onto the carpet – again?

by Skip March 26, 2013

I’ve been posting on Mike Kitch for years now ever since he showed his true colors (more later) as being rather hostile to Conservatives (and not just to me).  He has argued or screamed at almost every Conservative in town (or failing that, had a snide remark or worse, outright bias in his writing). Now, […]

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MSM Journalist Food Fight – nice to know they still knock Republicans

by Skip March 3, 2013

Well, the inside-the-beltway kerfuffle is that Bob Woodward (yes, THAT Woodward whose Deep Throat took down Nixon and his WaterGate crew) let the cat of the bag.  The White House ain’t exactly groovin’ to the news that Woodward put in his book (right, letting journalists free reign in the WH in important meetings – what […]

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Where Shawn Millerick beclowns himself – again.

by Skip February 11, 2013

It is clear that the Editor of NH Journal doesn’t like this bastion of Conservative / Libertarian news and commentary, given that his veins run blue with Establishment Old Guard and all.  After all, we’re just a bunch of ordinary schlubs here at GraniteGrok, bitter clingers to our guns, Bibles, and Conservative / Libertarian viewpoints […]

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Project Veritas – Well, we thought you LIKED Gun Free Zones!

by Skip January 15, 2013

I love it!  Once again, James O’Keefe III and his Project Veritas has done it again.  This time, he decided to see what absolute hypocrites the Journal News staffers were on their paper’s stance that people in the ‘hoods just had to know where the guns were.  Just like sex offenders, gun owners (in their […]

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Laconia Daily Sun’s “journalist” Mike Kitch decides to make sport of newly elected NH House Rep Mike Sylvia

by Skip January 6, 2013

I met Mike Sylvia a couple of years ago now.  Being a Big “L” Libertarian, his outlook on the size and role of Government is different than mine (not in direction but in a matter of degree; same page, different paragraph).  Which, however, puts him in the cross-hairs of the local Hobbessian believing scribbler Michael […]

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Whatsa matta John DiStaso, don’t like the ‘Grok much?

by Skip January 6, 2013

“As New Hampshirite Steve MacDonald notes, “this sounds like tyranny.” Given that Rush Limbaugh brought up NH Democrat House Rep Cynthia Chase’s name (AND STEVE MAC DONALDS!!) this past Friday, it was expected that the local NH media would be FORCED to also give a few column inches as well.  And DiStaso of the UL […]

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Email Doodlings – Conservatives should do Press Interviews – but watch the “how”

by Skip January 5, 2013

A good Conservative friend on an email list, well known in NH, refuses to do press interviews.  He’s had nothing but gotcha quotes / twisted quotes as a result, so he now leaves them twisting in the wind as they desperately try to get him to speak.  There are some that do try for the […]

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Kevin Landrigan – how often do you call the subjects of your reporting?

by Skip December 1, 2012

Kevin Landrigan?  Did you even BOTHER to contact Jack?  Or is this merely simple plagiarism? “Defrocked Republican State Chairman Jack Kimball hosted a meeting Friday to express outrage about the Horn ascendancy and volunteered to run against her if no one else would.” You need to read the ‘Grok more often, or are your sources […]

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NH Journal – hey, here’s a Journalistic clue for you, Millerick

by Skip December 1, 2012

Shawn, a word of advice for you (worth every penny you will pay for it) as it seems it passed you by the first few hundred times.  My post (and Steve’s) point out a fundamental flaw that even an elementary schooler (if not schooled at a Government school in the classification of “In Need Of […]

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And now Axelrod is calling out the Progressive troops – Democrat Operatives with bylines

by Skip October 4, 2012

“To you and your whole crew have a powerful influence on the political scene, you have an obligation as well to check some of these allegations” Axelrod – Obama’s svengali of campaign, is probably STILL shaking in his boots.  How could that know-nothing, that businessman turned politician, that CAPITALIST, outsmart the country’s best Community Organizers […]

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