Conners Goes After Eureka Reporter
Our very own Greg rants on the Eureka Reporter's coverage in his letter to the editor published today. He's not happy with the way they reported on Citizens for Real Economic Growth's fundraising activities.
I tend to think, for the most part, we tend to claim bias in media just because something isn't reported exactly the way we'd like it reported.
For those who don't have access to the hard copy, the E/R editorial board, whoever they are, endorsed the following: Wheetley and Stillman for Arcata City Council. Ok, that might be about as right wing as you can get in endorsements for that race.
Lawrence Weisner for State Senate. I guess that would be the right wing pick.
Split, for State Assembly: Two choosing Berg and one opposed to her with no alternate choice mentioned. I'd hardly call that a right wing vote.
Mike Thompson for Congress- another left leaning vote.
Tom McClintock for Lt. Governor. We'll call that a right wing vote.
That's four democrats endorsed and two republicans. Hardly call them a right wing enclave,the folks at Eureka Reporter. I certainly can't imagine Rob or Cherie Arkley voting along those lines.
Marcy Burstiner, professor of journalism at HSU takes a look at differences in reporting on the same issue between reporters from the Eureka Reporter and Times- Standard. I think we could really end up beating ourselves over the head with all this nitpicking, but a look from someone in the industry itself might be of interest.
I'm especially intrigued with Burstiner because she's aware of The Conspiracy, or as she calls it, The Grand Conspiracy, and I thought I was all alone in knowledge of it. I'll be looking forward to reading more of her stuff.
Greg, she's taking requests for news coverage to analyze. You might want to send her an e-mail.