Jacksonville Daily News: Your Bias is Showing

Cross-posted from Bloviations

An interesting error appeared in today's print edition of the Jacksonville Daily News.

This letter appeared in the paper.



See anything interesting there? Maybe the three references to Senator Barack Obama as "Osama"? I'm not certain whether it's a Daily News mistake (and we all know they're prone to problems over there) or if it was an authorial mistake by Mr. Dennis J. Cullivan.

I'm leaning towards a Daily News bias since the online version of the letter doesn't show the same mis-use and doesn't have an editorial explanation.

I wish it'd be easy to say it's "just a mistake," but the Jacksonville Daily News' entire opinion page was negative towards Democrats and that's just too much of a coincidence for me.


Added for update: Jacksonville Daily News Admits Fault

for Exposing their Bias.

Cross-posted from Bloviations.

Yesterday, I wrote about the Jacksonville Daily News allowing their conservative (read as Republican) bias to show.

In today's print edition, the editorial staff printed an explanation and accepted responsibility for the error and republished the corrected letter.

Editor’s note: Due to an editing error, Barack Obama’s name was misspelled in a letter to the editor from Dennis Cullivan that was published on Feb. 21.

The Daily News apologizes to its readers and Mr. Cullivan for the error. A corrected version of the letter follows.

In common conservative style, the Jacksonville Daily News' editorial staff planted yet another suggestion in voters' minds that link Senator Barack Obama and al Qaeda terrorist Osama bin Laden.

Jacksonville Daily News staff and employees should be shamed by yesterday's mistake. It's blatant and inexcusable for Onslow County's paper of record.

Thomas S. Brock

What have YOU done today to elect a Democrat?


What have YOU done today to make the world a better place?

Funny that they didn't have what it takes

to apologize to Barack Obama.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Good reporting Thomas..I thought I was the only one who noticed.

But when I read it, I was sure it was a deliberate print on the part of the Daily News.

I do not think they anticipated anyone coming to Barack's defense.

Unfortunately the Jacksonville Daily News management seems to have a very distinct tactic of being critical and condescending of any candidate, or politician who believes in the rule of law, the constitution, or happens to disagree with Republican ideology. Keep up the good work Thomas.

Marshall Adame
2014 U.S. Congress Candidate NC-03