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Thursday, February 09, 2006

Fetch me my story, intern

John Solomon's latest dispatch is attracting the attention of plenty, including Josh Marshall. Solomon, senior AP scribe in the DC bureau, has long faced accusations of GOP-leaning bias. He eats so politely from the RNC's hand, the meme goes.

And it's utterly with merit.

What is missing from the Solomon analysis, however, is knowledge of the man's towering laziness. Consider the following, from a source unmatched in CHB's wonderful universe:
but knowing what I know about solomon and how he operates (sending editorial assistants to RNC headquarters to pick up manilla envelopes filled with opposition research -- and then hammering out a damning story on it in less than an hour). well, you know.

The truth is, the stuff running under Solomon's byline can effectively serve as a barometer of sorts. One can measure the stuff of the GOP's next counter-attack. And judging from the latest, it's weak.


Anonymous FOCHB said...

Why don't you tell us something we DON'T know? Like this? CMON!

2/10/2006 2:06 PM  
Anonymous Mrs. Funky said...

OK, he waits til the 16th (!) paragraph to say that Abramoff never directly donated money to Reid. HUH? Who edited this drivel?

2/10/2006 2:11 PM  
Anonymous Swopa said...

How well can you back up your case against Solomon?

I'd suggest gathering all the ammunition you have against him, as clearly and in as much detail as possible, in a single post. I think some large blogs would be very interested in linking to something like that.

2/11/2006 5:04 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

swopa is right -

You realy need to get ready for a fire storm on this one. If it hits the big blogs and the main stream corporate press discovers it they are gonna go nuts because it directly challenges how they really work. AP in particular has every reason to attack you because this destroys whatever credibility they have left.

Frankly if you think about it no one should be suprised by this. PR folks have long known how to plant storys in the news media and cover up their tracks. For a number of reasons (lazyness, no time, or political agreement) the press is often willing to play along and keep their mouths shut. While it certainly sick its real and the sooner the masses know it the better.

2/11/2006 10:16 PM  
Blogger Gary Karr said...

Does anyone seriously doubt that the DNC gives Solomon the exact same type of treatment? If not Solomon, some other reporters in town? Reporters get stuff from political hacks and flacks all the time.

2/15/2006 11:45 PM  

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