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It’s STILL the movie’s fault: N&O leads with story bemoaning “protester” deaths

  Those poor, poor protesters.  Who knew rioting in the streets, burning American flags, and shouting “Death to America” could be so dangerous? The N&O — with its long standing rep as an apologist for the North Carolina Democrat Party AND the Reconstruction-era KKK —…

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Ethics & the race for NC GOV: What about Walter Dalton’s lobbyist daughter?

          The stenography pool in The N&O newsroom trumpeted recently an announcement of an ethics reform package by Democrat gubernatorial candidate Walter Dalton.  Apparently, Dalton wants to clean up the legislature — where he has been serving since 1996.  Check out…

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The N&O: Playing ‘Gunga Din’ for Walter Dalton

      Reading the News & Observer these days, you can almost sense the panic among the stenographers in the newsroom.  Just yesterday, the paper ran an item about Pat McCrory’s tax plan with a headline containing the word “nebulous.”    No, the item…

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Selectively protesting preachers

Well, the sore loser crowd is at it again.  Once again, the folks on the losing end of the marriage amendment vote are in The N&O  whining about a sermon by some preacher no one outside of his town has heard of. Shortly before the…

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N&O: High taxes NO BIG DEAL

          Well, The Ol’ Reliable has started up their fact-check series on political ads.  And the first victim is an ad by the Republican Governors Association: Claim: “Under Perdue and Dalton’s high tax policies, 40,000 more North Carolinians are out of work.”…

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The selective coverage of politician “sins”

      Rob Christensen, senior political writer and resident newsroom wonderboy at The N&O, wants us to believe that today’s allegedly mainstream media (AMSM) is MUCH tougher on political candidates than the scribes of the past.  He’s partially right.  Today’s  AMSM is a lot…