Monday, June 15, 2009
Information Portal Creates "Newspaper" Category?
Perhaps it's just a coincidence. Perhaps it's only me. But after my last posting titled, Media: Republicans Absent From State Budget Solutions, it appears like the folks at the Wheeler Report made some adjustments. At the very height of media reporting on state budget debates, Monday's "Budget" category diminished to a single statement. Instead, they created a "Newspaper" category which by the way, posts all the same type of linked content on media reports and opinions about the state budget previously listed under "Budget."
If it's related, this recent change probably won't accomplish what I think they're trying to achieve. Particularly if it is meant to restore a perception of balance to the reality of the bias, partisanship and intent of the mainstream media's "objective" reporting.
As someone who spends a great part of his 'bloggin' time deconstructing local newspaper media reports, I find the Wheeler Report to be among the best online portals for aggregating political news in Wisconsin. It is out of this respect however, I find their attempt to reframe state budget news rather puzzling.