Ever heard of Jonah Goldberg? Apparently, he's been doing his best to bring propaganda to new heights about the Obama administration. Read Boehlert's analysis of Goldberg:
What happens when media monitors mangle journalism in ways far more severe than the work they're supposed to be appraising? What happens when press critics, instead of calling out newsroom missteps, simply propagate their own blunders in the name of analysis? When they weigh down their critiques with blatant misinformation?
I especially enjoyed how Boehlert reamed Goldberg with this summary:
To recap: Goldberg's media critique began with an outright falsehood about Obama and FDR. Goldberg simply ignored scores of media reports (including one from the right-wing Washington Times) that suggested Obama's press honeymoon had been surprisingly brief. The first journalist Goldberg cited by name as being liberally biased was a TV personality who was "no one's idea of an objective reporter" and whose quote Goldberg culled from an appearance on a comedy show. Goldberg made up a story about Obama walking into a window and then criticized the press for not covering as news the story Goldberg concocted. And then Goldberg ended with a two-word quote from CNN's John King that only Goldberg seems to be familiar with.Jonah Goldberg, a god-awful media critic
And for the record, in a column supposedly brimming with "examples" of Obama's press honeymoon, I couldn't find a single one that withstood the slightest amount of scrutiny.
The painful lesson for USA Today? When you hire Jonah Goldberg to be a press critic, you get what you pay for.
(Also at the link, Goldberg responds to Boehlert's column, and Boehlert answers back.