2004-08-25

Alternativer Medienf�hrer f�r Republikaner-Parteitag

--- MediaChannel.org und Media for Democracy haben einen Unofficial Media Guide f�r den Parteitag der Republikaner kommende Woche in New York City herausgegeben: Er soll den Unverdrossenen aus der Schar von �ber 16.000 akkreditierten Journalisten -- darunter auch wie bei den Demokraten einige Blogger -- helfen, [to] maneuver the city�s byways and barricades to get to the real stories of a democracy in action. ... Our section on escaping the spin should serve useful for those needing shelter from the rhetoric of a furious political season. Our dissection of George W. Bush�s 2000 acceptance speech will help journalists weigh the president�s campaign promises four years ago against his track record in the White House. Der linke Medienf�hrer deckt unter anderem gebrochene Versprechen, Spins und L�gen der Bush-Regierung auf, weist auf angemeldete Gegendemonstrationen hin und gibt Tipps f�r Interviewpartner. Das Blog-Verzeichnis wird folgenderma�en angek�ndigt: Blogs may seem closer akin to the national keeping-upwith-the-Smiths pastime than a media revolution in the making, but the speed with which these so-called �fake journalists� perform means old-time reporters better watch their back � something is definitely gaining on you. Dazu kommen ein paar interessante Fakten wie diese: The budget for the Republican convention is expected to total around $91 million. Of that, $15 million will come from the federal government.