Monday, January 30, 2006

Media Conspiracy

oneutah.org has posted the full text of Mayor Anderson's November statement about how the Deseret News is out to get him, etc. etc. It's not a very interesting read, but it's worthwhile if you follow SLC politics. I'm sure 99% of politicians and celebrities feel they have a case for writing an identical document. The fact that he actually wrote one leads me to agree with Charley Foster's assesment that the Mayor's relationship with the media is Nixonian. There is one point of the paper I'd correct if I were the Mayors Comm. Dir. He accuses the News of writing a “The-mayor-denies-still-beating-his-wife” headline when they reported “LDS Church not Taliban, Rocky says.”. The Mayor has to remember that the Deseret News article he cites is not the first we knew of his Kafka/Taliban comment. It spread like wildfire the day it was published. His comment had two days to bang around before it hit the papers. By the time the newspapers could react to the statement, it was already widely believed the Mayor had compared the Mormon Church to the Taliban. So I don't see the problem with the Deseret News headline.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

isn't that because you hate rocky?

1/30/2006 01:44:00 PM  
Blogger Shawn said...

Not only Brady Snyder, formerly of the DMN, but Heather May of the Trib is a spinster(stress) hack. Does anyone remember her front page story about the "business leaders" who swore to never relocate to SLC because of Rocky's protest even though she could not verify that any of her sources (which she quoted) actually owned businesses?

Nothing riles Trib/DMN readership more than the Rocky-Pinko/Rocky-hate-Mormon angle. It's this Mormon-baiting sensationalism that unfortunately sells papers and that's probably why the dailies gave Snyder and May so much latitude with anything relating to Rocky.

1/30/2006 06:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The truth is ... that Snyder (Sniper) and May are KIDS... and bad journalists.
Where are the adults?!!!

2/06/2006 01:08:00 AM  

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