September 30, 2008

"Alligator shows political bias."

Headline of the day.


MadisonMan said...

For real news, find a crocodile.

Sprezzatura said...

One guy's doing better than the other guy. That's the news: it should be reported.

The news isn't suppose to artificially make both candidates seem equal if the reality is that one candidate is doing better than the other.

Lorelei Leigh said...

See you later, alligator.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad Sarah Palin's unacceptable views about reptiles are not going unanswered.

vbspurs said...

OT, heads up people:

Palin on Hugh Hewitt. Click on Listen Live to the Left!


George M. Spencer said...


NY Daily News
(When the Senate declined to convict Pres. Clinton)

Anonymous said...

Palin on Hugh Hewitt.

Lucky bastard.

Jeremy said...

Is this one of those human-animal hybrid things we heard about during the SOTU? What a croc.

michael farris said...

I'm probably one of the few readers who guessed what this was about before clicking on the link.

But then back as an undergraduate at UF I wrote for the Alligator (on and off) for a couple of years. Lots of fun.

michael farris said...

While here, I'll mention that the same criticisms were made of the Alligator when I was there (in the early-mid 80's).
From what I remember the great majority of writers were pretty (socially) liberal as you'd expect in a college paper, but they did try to be balanced and from what I recall many had specific areas they could be more right leaning about. Also, the occasional vocal conservative usually got breaks that weren't extended to the garden variety liberals (not that they appreciated or even recognized it).

rhhardin said...

I give you now Professor Twist,
A conscientious scientist,
Trustees exclaimed, "He never bungles!"
And sent him off to distant jungles.
Camped on a tropic riverside,
One day he missed his loving bride.
She had, the guide informed him later,
Been eaten by an alligator.
Professor Twist could not but smile.
"You mean," he said, "a crocodile."

Ogden Nash

Icepick said...

I recently wrote about the Alligator's coverage of the Clinton/Dole campaign from 1996. Back then, the question was, "Is it worse to call a man a Nazi or a cripple?" The UF community overwhelmingly decided that calling a man a cripple was the more egregious offense.

I miss college!

The Alligator's coverage is probably more balanced than one would expect from the UF student newspaper. I imagine there are probably fewer than 100 Republicans on the campus on any given day. (That's out of an enrollment of approximately 50,000 students, and all the staff at the school.)

Anonymous said...


I love the Post's headline over the Spitzer scandal:


(I was hoping for Spitzer Swallows, but that's too many letters for a Post headline.)