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David Frum witer for GW Bush, Wall Street Journal Editor

Speach writer for GW Bush during first term is credited with axis to evil line, also editorial page editor for Wall Stree Journal back when it was a regular newspaper, American Enterprise Institute, Guliani campaign, booster for John Roberts appointment to the supreme court.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/07/magazine/07Inequality-t.html?ref=magazine

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David Frum witer for GW Bush, Wall Street Journal Editor

OK, Civet -- on another thread you discounted WSJ editorials as propaganda with no credibility. Now you're using a WSJ editorial as condemning evidence of a political point.

So which is it? Is the Journal credible or not? Looks to me like you're trying to have it both ways.

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He ran the WSJ Op Ed page before Murdoch bought the place http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rupert_Murdoch
Murdoch owns half the worlds newspapers in an attempt to control media. Fox is a great example. It's not simply coincidence that over half the Fox viewers thought Iraq had attacked us on 9/11, that's dishonest dismeination of information. If I were king it would be a capitol offence.

Also Frum was before Gigot took over the Editorial page. Gigot crawls around the ground with his belly lower than a snake. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Gigot

I like old style conservatives even if I think they're views are sometimes extreme, like Kristol or Novak who now has brain cancer. They make thier argument honestly and never try to distort facts to match the arguement. They are honest. Much of what I read today isn't what the people really think, only what will get thier team to win, talking points from on high. I've pretty much given up reading the WSJ editorial page, only if I see it in reference and the link leads to someone I know. Sometimes I read it when overseas.

In the main part of the paper the writing is often good. And sometimes horrid. No parental supervision but some great writers.

I think Frum too is ready to become a Democrat. Even though he is a solid conservative he realizes that the Republican party just doesn't work. It's obviouis to anyone who follows current events, has an enquiring mind, and a conscience.

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David Frum witer for GW Bush, Wall Street Journal Editor

So I go back to my original question -- any newspaper's credibility hinges on whether it agrees with your political views?

Rupert Murdoch's about making money, and I don't think for a second he sits around and dictates editorial policy for half the newspapers in the world. Fox is the way it is because it gets viewers -- and those people trust it more than the blatantly slanted coverage on other networks.

Murdoch's a smart businessman, and he's not going to invest in Air America.

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I answered your question.

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I like old style conservatives even if I think they're views are sometimes extreme,
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They make thier argument honestly and never try to distort facts to match the arguement. They are honest.

I can honestly disagree with someone, but I dislike liars. Now I know lying is in style now, but I do think lying sets a bad example for children and misleads those with simple minds.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/postpartisan/2008/09/does_the_truth_mat...

Fox news viewers are very similar to Air America viewers, except Air America has a much smaller audience. One thing that attracts me to the center of American politics is that people in general seem more educated, and less susceptible to misinformation. How else to explain that half of Fox viewers believe a 100% wrong piece of information about very recent history. (9/11 attackers from Iraq)

Perhaps some of the many readers of this post could offer their views on what David Frum wrote?

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