Steve | Abortion, Associated Press, Front, Iraq, March For Life, Washington Post

So here's a question for you; you're a newspaper, and there are two national events to be covered. First, an annual conservative march that has hundreds of thousands of people, and second, a liberal march that draws only in the tens of thousands of people. How do you cover them? Do you a) give the one with the much larger attendance more coverage, or do you b) give the smaller one much more space because it's a liberal event?

Knowing the Daily Dead Fish Wrapper, this one isn't hard to figure out; the answer is b.

On January 22nd, the annual March For Life took place on the mall in Washington, D.C. The protesters numbered in the hundreds of thousands. According to LifeNews:

Steve | Front, George W. Bush, Nancy Pelosi, New York Times, Newt Gingrich, State of the Union

Wednesday's front page article from the New York Times was the usual anti-Bush liberal drivel that is to be expected from the Times. However, what was interesting was how the Fish Wrapper even uses pictures and captions to display its liberal bias.

President Bush pauses in his State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday as Vice President Dick Cheney and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., the first woman speaker of the House, find common ground for applause. Pelosi is second in the line of succession to the presidency; her seating behind Bush emphasizes her position to the nation.

Steve | Editorials, Hillary Clinton

As was to be expected, today the Fish Wrapper fulfilled its destiny and did its fawning act over Hillary Clinton's carefully staged announcement that she will be running for President in 2008.

In their editorial, the editors manage to gloss over her anger and coldness and other notoriety gained when she was First Lady (and I use the term "lady" very loosely).

Steve | Editorials, Schumacher's Furs

Why is it that the Fish Wrapper editors can't contain their liberal bias, even when it comes to business? They have to have some awareness of the fact that small businesses are some of the biggest drivers of Oregon's economy, and yet they matter little when it comes to liberal causes such as anti-fur protesters.

The case of Schumacher's Furs is a classic example. In their editorial on Saturday, the editors get in their last liberal shot at Schumacher's. The point in their multiple editorials was that Schumacher's themselves were mostly to blame - not the liberal moonbat protesters who harrassed customers outside of the store every Saturday, and who demonstrated that they care more about animals than human beings.

Steve | First Ammendment, Grassroots Lobbying, Ignored Stories, Senate Bill 1, U.S. Senate

Over the past couple weeks, Congress has been attempting to violate the First Ammendment rights of every American, and, as is typical, the Dead Fish Wrapper has been completely silent on the issue.

As part of Congress' attempts to pass lobbying reform, SB1, the Legislative Transparency and Accountability Act of 2007. was introduced in the Senate. Part of the bill was Section 220, the Disclosure of Paid Efforts To Stimulate Grassroots Lobbying section.

Steve | Metro, Nike, Steve Duin, Taxes

The other day when I read Steve Duin's column about Nike and how few taxes it pays, something just didn't seem right about it, but I didn't have the time to research it. Fortunately, I don't have to. Michael McBride (aka My Sandmen) has a great column about the hit piece at

The point of Duin's column was that Nike supposedly supports local schools by making donations, but due to lobbying efforts, pays very little corporate income tax, thereby shorting the local schools of tax revenue.

John | Editorials, Portland Fire Bureau, Portland Police Bureau, Terry DeGeorge

It seems the Dead Fish Wrapper has again shown its true colors. The Snoregonian editorial staff wrote a piece in the January 13th issue titled "He picked a fight, and got one," about four firefighters and a paramedic who defended themselves and their co workers against Mr. DeGeorge, who threatend to and actually engaged in physical resistance with the police and firefighters.

At first glance, the Dead Fish Wrapper staff seem to be making sense, but then I actually spent a moment going over it and was blasted by the bright,glowing glare of thier hatred and hypocrisy that was hidden in the piece. About midway through the piece they ask why would anyone repeatedly and aggressively harass a group of fireman and medics trying to handle a medical call. I told myself "You're right!" Why would anyone do that?

Steve | Hate Crimes, Hypocrisy, Ignored Stories

Last night while watching the 11:00 news, there was a story on KATU about four black girls that had attacked a white girl on a MAX train and robbed her. I also saw items on the same story on KOIN and KGW.

From the KGW web site:

A 16-year-old girl’s ethnicity may have been the reason why she was beaten and robbed at a Portland Max train stop Thursday.

Detectives said the girl’s attackers targeted her because she was white.

Following the alleged attack Thursday afternoon, Portland police arrested four girls between the ages of 13 and 16.

Steve | Letter Selection, Letters to the Editor

Even though newspapers don't write the letters that are submitted, their selection of which ones to print says a lot about how fair they try to be. In the Fish Wrapper's case, their selection of the letters to the editor typically shows a liberal bias.

Every day, the DFW will group a set of letters together that all address one topic and give them a headline. In almost all cases, you can count on them to be Bush-hating, anti-conservative, liberal letters. For instance, in the Thursday (11/11) edition, this group was about Bush's speech the night before and headlined "New Iraq strategy: Doomed to fail". As to be expected, each letter is about how Bush has done nothing but screw up and we should just withdraw our troops and let the Iraqis fend for themselves.

Steve | Dave Hogan, Front, Harry Esteve, Oregon Legislature, Ted Kulongoski

Gullyborg has a post on his site showing an example of how the Fish Wrapper will twist the news to cast a bad light on Republicans.

So I read this article on the inauguration and the Governor's speech, and was surprised to read this:

[T]he governor segued into his desire for Oregon to lead in finding alternative energy.

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