Tuesday, April 11, 2006

The Most Slanted Paper in The State

We are now taking nominations for the most slanted newspaper in the state. This is the paper whose news and editorial coverage is most out of touch with the people that it is alleged to be serving.

I will start. The Hot Springs paper is insanely slanted in their "news coverage" if one can call it that. The community is overwhelmingly Republican, yet when Asa comes to town it only makes page seven. Then Bill Halter comes to town, a Democratic candidate for a lower office, and he gets three great looking full color pictures starting on page one.

How do the Republicans in that community feel about such obvious bias? How about the supporters of the other Democrats for Lt. Governor? Make YOUR nominations.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


Asked of 353 Likely Republican Primary Voters (margin of error ± 5.2%)

If the Republican Primary for Lt. Governor were today, and you were standing in the voting booth right now, who would you vote for? Chuck Banks? Jim Holt? Or Doug Matayo?

12% Banks
59% Holt
7% Matayo
22% Undecided

6:16 PM, April 11, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poll of those who understand politics:
34,567,876,678 likely voters
Margin of error 0%

Will Holt win the general election if he somehow lucks into the Republican nomination?

Yes .001%
No 55%
Yeah Right 35%
Who makes this stuff up? 45%
Is this a trick question? 75%

I would post a link to the original post, but..uh..just take my word for it.

8:15 PM, April 11, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Democrat Gazette's political editor and staff is the worst in the state followed by a close Jonesboro Sun.

8:19 PM, April 11, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course they are completely out of touch, but they serve the whole state. Is there a staff that is just as warped as the demozette staff that serves an area that is more conservative than the state as a whole?

I have heard some stories about the Searcy paper.

8:41 PM, April 11, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The majority of papers in Arkansas are slanted left - journalists in general slant left. I don't get the HS paper, but would imagine that it would be pretty bad. However, the HS paper caters to Hot Springs - the Village is where the majority of Republicans live.

Now about this poll: 353 people polled?! Hmmm.... out of the thousands expected to vote in the primary, this is not a very accurate number to have polled. Not to mention that 5.2% margin of error is the cieling error before a poll is considered incorrect.
Before you get all pushy, I'm not saying that most people didn't say "Holt." What I am saying is that none of the campaigns have really spent any money yet on advertising, so Holt would of course have the most name recognition.

6:03 AM, April 12, 2006  
Blogger DDT said...

I agree with the person who placed the Jonesboro Sun in the "left" category...it definitely is, while its majority of served citizens are conservative voters or at the least live their lives in a conservative style. Also I would add the weekly paper which serves northeast Arkansas: the Northeast Arkansas Town Crier, whose publishers are dems who support left-wing policies and candidates. Of course they would deny this, but it is no less the truth....and their constituents are also conservative.
Thank goodness we have the 'net and the "new" news outlets: Fox News and radio to get the "rest of the story."

6:12 AM, April 12, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one's mentioned the Arkansas Times?

9:30 AM, April 12, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to admit that the poll was in liberal L.R. and with GOP voters so that is an accurate poll especially since Banks is also known in L.R.
Also, Holt is known for his grassroot campaigns and not being afraid of working hard and that gets votes better than ads.

I'm sure Holt supporters are pleased.

9:45 AM, April 12, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jim Holt will run even stronger than that it Northwest Arkansas, and he will carry Jim Bob Duggar to the State Senate nomination with him. Together they will certainly increase turnout in that part of that state this fall, and that means a significant bounce for Asa. You might not be supporting them at this time, but you folks up there should just think about their pulling power in Springdale on election day in November compared with Banks or Pritchard. I'd say it could mean 2,000 more votes for Asa.

11:40 AM, April 12, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Times record in fort smith is an extremley slanted paper. I cancelled my subscription because I could not in good conscience support the constant liberal diatribe in the editorial areas and the obvious liberal slant on what is reported as news. I even try not to support the advertisers in the paper because that, to me supports the editorial content.

1:15 PM, April 12, 2006  
Anonymous Craighead Conservative said...

YES! Beyond all doubt the Jonesboro Sun should be considered one of the most slanted papers in Arkansas. Even though it is better since the Trout's sold out it is still a liberal paper. My wonder is, do they actually go out and take a new picture of Marion Berry each day or does he just provide them a new one each day.

3:28 PM, April 12, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do any of you remember that Holt lost his home county (Washington) in the last election? He's not going to be as strong in NWA as you might like to think.

1:51 PM, April 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Home of the UofA? Not surprised really. You would expect a moderate/liberal to do better there. He did carry his own district, though.

4:06 PM, April 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By the way 1:51, what does your comment have to do with slanted newspapers in the state?

4:07 PM, April 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Arkansas Times is so viciously partisan that they shouldn't even count. You know what you're getting when you open their paper -- left wing views. They don't try to hide it.

So my vote goes to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette's alleged "news" team. They are horribly biased against pretty much all things Republican. But they are worse than the Arky Times because they present themselves as objective and factual.

1:00 PM, April 14, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to agree with anon 1:00. Compare the straightforward coverage of the Stephens newspapers to the DoG and you can really see the difference. The writers at the DoG seem to think it is their job to interpret the news for us stupid folks, rather than just report it straightforwardly and let us decide on our own.

5:33 PM, April 14, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just read the Democrat Gazette today (Sat) for a perfect example of its bias. In a story about the Legislature probably going to veto one of Huckabee's bills, the story goes on and on about how Huckabee has had more vetoes than any other governor lately. They go ALL THE WAY BACK to the sixties to find Winthrop Rockefeller and DON'T BOTHER TO POINT OUT that every other governor has been a DEMOCRAT and working with an overwhelming DEMOCRAT legislature. What would you expect in a one party state?

4:42 AM, April 15, 2006  
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