Steve | John Kerry

As I noted yesterday, the Wrapper managed to avoid publishing a story about John Kerry's remarks where he insinuated that only stupid people who don't work had end up in the military in Wednesday's print edition. They finally managed to publish an article on Thursday, but not anywhere near the front page. Instead, it was buried on page A7 at the bottom.

And of course, true to form, Kerry continues to find ways to make excuses for what he said.

Kerry, who announced earlier that he was abandoning campaign appearances for Democratic candidates, said in a brief statement that regretted that has comments to a campaign rally Monday had been "misinterpreted to imply anything negative about those in uniform."

Steve | Ignored Stories, John Kerry, Military

Well, John Kerry's gone and stuck his foot in his mouth again. While making a speech to students at Pasadena City College yesterday, Kerry made the following statement:

You know education, if you make the most of it, and you study hard, and you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq.

And, as was to be expected, two things happened:

  1. Kerry made every attempt to defend his remarks and say he really didn't say what he said.
  2. the MSM made every attempt to gloss over and play down the story.
Steve | Media Business

As reported today by Editor & Publisher and Newsbusters, circulation among major metropolitan daily newspapers continues to show steep declines. Here are some of the biggies:

The Los Angeles Times reported that daily circulation fell 8% to 775,766. Sunday dropped 6% to 1,172,005.

The San Francisco Chronicle was down. Daily dropped 5.3% to 373,805 and Sunday fell 7.3% to 432,957.

The New York Times lost 3.5% daily to 1,086,798 and 3.5% on Sunday to 1,623,697. Its sister publication, The Boston Globe, reported decreases in daily circulation, down 6.7% to 386,415 and Sunday, down 9.9% to 587,292.


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Steve | Darlene Hooley, John Kerry, Mike Erickson

It's been two years, and still the Wrapper manages to slip in how John Kerry was "victimized" in the 2004 election. In the Thursday News Focus section, Steve Mayes writes a piece about how the GOP has supposedly "let Mike Erickson drift" in his race against Darlene Hooley in the race for Oregon's 5th district.

Towards the end of the article, Mayes mentions some funding Erickson received from the Economic Freedom Fund:

Erickson got some help a few weeks ago from the conservative Economic Freedom Fund, bankrolled by Texas homebuilder Bob Perry. The group, known for its "Swift boat" attack ads in 2004 that distorted John Kerry's military record, started running a pair of powerful anti-Hooley television commercials and mailing several negative fliers.

Steve | Greeting

Welcome to the Dead Fish Wrapper Watch, a place to expose the far left liberal leanings of The Oregonian, the daily newspaper for Oregon and SW Washington. I envision this site as a local version of sites like Newsbusters and TimesWatch. The inspiration for the name of the site comes from talk radio host Lars Larson, who refers to The Oregonian as The Daily Dead Fish Wrapper. It will contain a blog by myself, as well as (hopefully) other contributors. The idea is to comment on the various articles that appear daily in the Fish Wrapper and show how the author's and editor's liberal biases come shining through on a regular basis. Feel free to offer comments and suggestions. The more input we get, the better the site will be. If you like the site and would like to write a blog yourself, please contact me.

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