Breaking News: News-Sentinel Showing Bias Against Bryson

Brian Hornback of Brian’s Blog has reported identifying at least 6 News-Sentinel employees at last night’s debate. He spoke with Jack McElroy, Tom Humphries and Dianna Morgan. It is obvious that they are concerned about the Bryson performance and concerned with the Democrat nominee’s performance last evening as they put this Breaking News on the Knoxnews website, this evening.

Bryson not the outdoorsman he claims
October 4, 2006

NASHVILLE — Though he described himself as a “hunter and fisherman” during a Knoxville debate, state Sen. Jim Bryson has never held a hunting or fishing license in Tennessee, according to Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency records.
More details as they develop online and in Thursday’s News Sentinel.

No reporter is named on the byline. This Breaking News appeared after KnoxGOP Chairman sent the following email to the knoxnews webmaster at 1:28 p.m. this afternoon. If you view the story online, there is an opportunity to leave an online comment. Here is the on line Question:
Comment on the debate between Gov. Bredesen and opponent James Bryson.

The Chairman’s email read:

Subject: Comment Link for Gubernatorial Debate

Comment: Why do you have Senator Jim Bryson listed as James Bryson? He is currently a State Senator. He has never been listed as James, ever in this campaign. What kind of bias, are you using?

Brian Hornback KnoxGOP Chairman

This appears to be the New-Sentinel showing Bias toward the preferred candidate of the democrat variety for Governor.

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2 Responses

  1. Steve Mule says:

    Mr. Hornback,
    I think they were trying to sound ‘formal’, ‘respectful’ and so on. You know, Phil becomes Phillip, Steve becomes Stephen and Jim becomes James. I don’t see any bias here.
    If there is any bias anywhere with respect to the campaign for the governship it stems from the 36 point spread in the polls between Phil and Jim.


  2. Trying to sound formal? Formal is using the title Governor Whatever his name is and not using the title of Senator Jim Bryson, but refer to him as opponent James Bryson. It is not Fair and Balanced. It is News-Sentinel bias, they are afraid that Dave Cooley’s boss is in trouble.