NOTE TO READERS: When this project lost substantial funding at the end of 2018, I lost the ability to continue publishing criteria-driven news story reviews and PR news release reviews - once the bread-and-butter of the site going back to 2006. The 3,200 archived reviews, while still educational, are getting old and difficult for me to technically maintain on the back end of the website. So I am announcing that I plan to remove these reviews from the site by April 1, 2021. The blog and the toolkit - two of the most popular features on the site - will remain. If you wish to peruse the reviews before they disappear, please do so by the end of March 2021. After that date you may still be able to access them via the Internet Archive Wayback Machine -

Where's the beef?

Posted By


So the President goes to Green Bay for a town hall forum on health care reform, and two of the three TV networks (ABC and NBC; I didn’t see CBS) reported NOTHING about the health care discussion – showing instead only the cute little clip of Obama signing a “please excuse” note for the little girl who skipped school to attend.


But where’s the beef?

As usual, not on the evening news.

Except that it was the lead story on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.

You might also like

Comments (2)

Please note, comments are no longer published through this website. All previously made comments are still archived and available for viewing through select posts.

Ill and Uninsured in Illinois

June 12, 2009 at 12:00 am

Please tell me why the disintegrating news media has taken to covering the fluff we can get anywhere instead of the meat that only trained, professional journalists can give us? It seems like they’ve all decided that if they can’t beat ’em, they might as well join them. I’ve been trying to follow the health-care bills in my state, but not one daily reported on their status at the end of the legislative session. I had to do my own reporting: