Monday, December 05, 2011

Media Bias of the Day

ABC News, December 1st:
Every year, Twitter compiles a year-in-review to recap what the company believes were the most important tweets. They highlight the "best" according to the level of "impact, resonance, and relevance," and take into account the big stories that first broke on Twitter -- not by news agencies -- but by people looking to share a photo, a thought, or a moment in time with people they may never meet.

"World News with Diane Sawyer" sat down with Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey to go over this year's list.
Michelle Malkin, December 1st:
What’s missing from the Top Tweets of 2011 list? . . . [N]ot a mention of Weinergate to be found.
Tim Graham on Newsbusters, December 2nd:
Twitter picked the "Top Tweets of 2011" and ABC News got the "exclusive" right to broadcast the list...and both ridiculously skipped in that top-ten list the biggest Twitter political scandal of the year (and Twitter's five-year existence): now-former Congressman Anthony Weiner's crotch shots. . .

Twitter (and their ABC promoters) insisted it was more notable that a guy joke-tweeted for a Morton's porterhouse at the airport and Morton's decided to show up with a steak for the publicity. Or that bored NBA star Kevin Durant showed up at a flag-football game with old Oklahoma buddies through Twitter. It doesn't pass the laugh test. (By contrast, on December [29], 2010, Sawyer's newscast did mock Sarah Palin using "refudiate" on Twitter in their year in review.)
Perhaps Twitter and ABC will list ex-Congressman Weiner's "randy" pic as the number one "Bottom Tweets of 2011."

No comments: