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Madison media coverage of Palin speech lacking

Sarah Palin gave the keynote speech last weekend at the Tea Party Convention. You may have noticed this if you watched any television news, local or cable.

On Sunday morning, the local newspaper in Madison, The Wisconsin State Journal, called by some whose tongues are firmly in cheek, the other WSJ, carried four, one-sentence paragraphs on page six of the front section, an AP piece at that, giving the who, what, when and where. Nothing more.

On the same day, the Internet media sources, CNN to Fox to MSNBC gave pages to the story, with viewpoints, reactions, as well as disparaging sidebars from some outlets. This is the way it is these days.

In Madison, the rule of media seems to include "the shun" to any with an opposing viewpoint. Put them where few will see or read them, and certainly make every effort to pretend they do not exist or have the viewpoint, and hope they'll go away.

Political correctness or media bias?

Take your pick, but have a viewpoint when you do.


  • Carla Oefinger 5 years ago

    Great article and right on target! Way to hit the nail on the head Mr. Collins

  • Beverly Slader 5 years ago

    Pitiful Madison newpaper

  • Sandra Gilliland 5 years ago

    So typical of our newspapers today. What ever happened to unbiased and truthful reporting? Thank you Mr. Collins for recognizing one of todays big problems in the newspaper business.

  • Sandra Gilliland 5 years ago

    You have reinforced the problem with todays newspapers. They are so liberally biased that they refuse to report on anything that does not fit their own personal political views.

  • Dick Graves 5 years ago

    Well said John,it is refreshing to hear a conservative voice from Madison. Keep it up, the Truth will prevail.

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