Tricky o's 'doctored' photo

WASHINGTON -- President Obama yesterday rolled out the red carpet -- and handed out doctors' white coats as well, just so nobody missed his hard-sell health-care message. In a heavy-handed attempt at reviving support for health-care reform, the White Full Story »

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Fabrice Florin
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by Fabrice Florin - Oct. 10, 2009

A textbook example of yellow journalism. The author interjects his opinions throughout this biased story about President Obama's address to doctors in the Rose Garden. No independent sources are cited, and there is no depth or context in this blatantly partisan story.

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Patricia Blochowiak
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by Patricia Blochowiak - Oct. 10, 2009

It is of no interest whether the doctors wore someone else's white coat, and the claims about the thousands of doctors who don't want health insurance reform are less relevant than the fact that most doctors want the public option.

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Jim Lang
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by Jim Lang - Oct. 10, 2009

While this story provides some factual information on Obama's event, the facts apparently drawn from the AP, it shrouds the report in subjective pejorative terms absent from more objective articles.

I guess that I'm used to reading main stream media that take more pains in hiding their bias on the news pages.

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Patricia L'Herrou
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by Patricia L'Herrou - Oct. 20, 2009

this seems the worst of the stories as there is nothing here but a put-down, both of the president and the meeting and the health care reform bill. the quotes, only from two republican congressmen show no credibility with their hyperbole. there is nothing of substance, nothing of balance, nothing of journalism here.

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Cynthia Gilbert
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by Cynthia Gilbert - Oct. 6, 2009
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Jo Bobenhouse Smith
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by Jo Bobenhouse Smith - Oct. 19, 2009

This is not journalism -- a GOP brochure, maybe.

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Kim C. Maynard
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by Kim C. Maynard - Oct. 11, 2009

It wasn't the WH that handed out the jackets but a medical association that coordinated the gathering. As for Tom Price, let him list just 100 of the "thousands of...colleagues" he has spoken to who oppose the Democrats'legislation and this might be more cogent. And of course there is no questioning of Rep. Boehner's mention of a "government takeover" of healthcare. One more badly "Post-ed" report.

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Gordon Townsend
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by Gordon Townsend - Oct. 20, 2009

It is always no matter what your persuasion important to understand how the power eliltes attempt to manipulate you and your decision making process. Always look behind the curtain

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Danielle S. Scharf
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by Danielle S. Scharf - Oct. 26, 2009

This author makes claims about how the doctors felt, without any interviews. It seems like the author did not talk to any of the doctors there and just put words in their mouths. The author makes many claims that are not backed up with evidence. This article is very opinionated and very one sided, offering the reader no choice to make a choice.

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Alex Pelfrey
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by Alex Pelfrey - Oct. 29, 2009

No because I feel like a lot of the material was trying to be shoved down my throat. Effective journalism is being able to convey your message without having to blatantly say what it is.

Not much to say on this piece which left quite the stale taste in my mouth. Felt like was reading a childish blog on someone who is not a big fan of Obama. For the event itself this was not very newsworthy

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Eric Yendall
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by Eric Yendall - Oct. 10, 2009

Not quality journalis,. This is from a "correspondent" with a political axe to grind. It is all invented: no news, no insightful commentary, simply bad journalism.

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Sara Louise Lazarus
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by Sara Louise Lazarus - Oct. 10, 2009

It is certainly not. It deals far more with white coats or no white coats than the important issue of health care. And its bias is flaunted by using a word like "spiel" to describe the President's speech. This article is not journalism, it is propaganda dressed up to be news.

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Daniel McCoy
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by Daniel McCoy - Oct. 10, 2009

This is an opinion piece masquerading as reportage. What about this was "botched" as the headline says? Putting doctors in lab coats to visually indicate that they are doctors is pretty silly, but also an understandable piece of reality when trying to get a message across when the event will end up boiled down to a single image in the media. Then the piece uncritically repeats some unsupported opinions from opponents of the president. This is journalism at its worst. If the lab coats were on actors, there might be a story here, but there really isn't. Sure Obama "broke no new ground", who is expecting "new ground" to be broken in the health care debate. The administration is trying get out the message about the ground ... More »

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