The Texas Tribune fracks the 1st amendment

by TXsharon on September 26, 2011

in Uncategorized

This is a tale of the turd that didn’t make it to the punchbowl. The turd in this tale is played by me. The punchbowl is the Texas Tribune Festival that took place this past weekend. Steve Horn also has a role:

Then Steve Horn of DeSmog Blog published an investigative piece on Alternet exposing Haynesville as a piece of industry propaganda masquerading as an independent documentary. Turns out Gregory Kallenberg “is actually a well-connected oil and natural gas man, with both a direct and familial financial stake in the ongoing domestic natural gas boom.”

I posted the whole tale over on EARTHblog.

Here is a quote from the blog post to pique your interest:

“Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.” —A.J. Liebling

Here is a picture from the blog post:

 

UPDATE: to add graphic by commenter request

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Jen September 26, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Somewhere Molly is weeping.

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Don Young September 26, 2011 at 12:30 pm

WTF! I thought the TX Trib was at least neutral. Please insert the exploding head graphic for me.

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Melissa September 26, 2011 at 1:53 pm

“Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.” —A.J. Liebling. How true. Ugh.

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A Nonny Mouse September 26, 2011 at 5:15 pm

two reasons I never expected much from the trib.
1) funding from t. boone pickens
2) evan smith (i paid attention when he was at tx monthly)

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Westchester Neighbor October 1, 2011 at 12:13 am

Some things have such a great start ~ but the TT has surely fallen into the media sludge pit. Where can we get a refund?

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