03/03/05 Media Bias against Coalition
for Open Government
First of all, I am grateful that such a
diverse group could come together in support of Voting ?NO? against the
Strong-Arm Mayor deal. That being said?
It is obvious that the media supports
the strong mayor campaign and the DMN continues to be Managed by the
Preston Hollow/Park Cities puppeteers. In fact, their tentacles have now
reached the news media.
I taped some of the newscasts from the
afternoon and evening and watched the rest live. I also had friends monitor
the others. Thanks to Channel 52 and Pax who show delayed newscasts, I saw
Herring & Mike Davis
I could have simply missed it (yeah
right) but I have never seen so many fluff pieces on the news than I did last
night. A 5 minute piece on selling used cell phones? Another 5 minutes on the
merits of dieting with Trimspa? Three to four more minutes about the lottery
winner in Rowlett? My B.S. detector is up and blinking madly.
There were cameras from many different
stations present but nobody thought to even give 30 seconds of their newscast to
one of the most significant issues in the history of Dallas politics.
The press conference today only received
airtime from Fox 4 news at 4PM. In the rest of Fox's newscasts the story did
not air anymore. I did not see or hear of any airtime allotted on any other
station, despite all of them being present for the entire press conference. You
know the DMN has no mention of our meeting (please prove me wrong as I would
love to be wrong on this), and they own Channel 8, and so it goes.
I think we know where the media stands.