Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Politics

#NCSEN: The N&O goes off the rails on the minimum wage

It sure didn’t take long for The miserably-failing Raleigh branch of the McClatchy empire to return to form as propagandameister for all things left-of-center.  The N&O has released an unsigned editorial laying down a mop-up bombardment on Thom Tillis regarding the minimum wage.  I know,…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Politics

Pants on Fire: The N&O keeps the hits (against GOP candidates) coming

South Carolina congressman Joe Wilson wants to have a word with N&O staff writer Austin Baird.  It’s pretty typical for the media to wait until the weeks before a big election before doing profiles on the candidates.  The Raleigh News & Observer newsroom takes it…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

N&O newsroom grabs buckets to bail out rapidly-sinking S.S. Walter Dalton

              Incredible. After reading today’s editorial in The N&O, I predict a massive outbreak of ANAL POISONING in “The Ol’ Reliable’s” newsroom / steno pool: Republican Pat McCrory has a large fundraising advantage in his encore campaign for the…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Moore County Politics

Southern Pines Pilot owner lectures North Carolina voters from the comfort of his Tennessee home

Frank Daniels III– cousin of Southern Pines Pilot publisher David Woronoff and one of four partners who own  Moore County’s Pulitzer Prize winning thrice weekly paper — is mighty disappointed with the voters of his home state. It wasn’t long ago — 1995 —  that…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Moore County Politics

Look, Mom. I made The N&O!

  (And it’s NOT the police blotter!) *Sigh.*  I guess you’re right.  THAT is not much of a big deal. Anyway, The N&O newsroom is pouncing on the gift Tom-with-an-H has given them.  The lefty scribes there smell blood, and are going in for the…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Politics

N&O launching a political campaign fact check blog. (No, seriously.)

The announcement by The Ol’ Reliable that they are getting into the fact-check business is being met with some dismay, derision, and suspicion, as you can infer from the comments below the story. Yep. The lefties are all correct, and the folks on the right…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Obama Politics

BarryO and THAT dubious Elon / N&O poll

The N&O newsroom is falling all over its collective self to trumpet a poll it co-sponsored with Elon University that appears to show BarryO’s approval on the upswing here in The Tar Heel State.   The buzz-kill for Barry’s fan club in the N&O newsroom…

Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 Economy Media NC State Government NCGOP Politics Republicans

The Grinch is trying to steal Boss Bev’s Christmas

              Her friends at The N&O are STILL talking about those pesky private airplane flights from 2008 that SOMEHOW never made it onto her campaign report.  Now, Carolina Journal’s indefatigable investigative reporter Don Carrington has found that Boss Bev’s…

Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 Media NC legislature

GOP legislators seek business POV; Dems & Media cry FOUL

Boy, it really turns my world upside down to see something published by The N&O staff complaining about not including both sides of a story. Until recently, I thought “fracking” was only an epithet used by characters on Battlestar Galactica.  (Sorry, my geek is showing.) …

Posted in Campaign 2012 Law & Order Media NC legislature Politics

A surprisingly thoughtful piece by an N&O reporter …

        The debate over abortion frequently gets clouded by PR spin and code-words like “choice,” as well as sign-wielding activists screaming at each other.  Earlier this year, the state legislature passed bills defunding Planned Parenthood and requiring doctors to show a woman…