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News Hounds Mentioned in Baltimore Sun

Reported by Marie Therese - January 17, 2007 -

Nick Madigan, a reporter for The Baltimore Sun, interviewed me as a representative of News Hounds for an article that appeared in last Sunday's Ideas section of the Baltimore Sun. The topic was "Policing the press." The author also spoke to representatives from liberal, moderate, unaffiliated and conservative blogs, including Crooks & Liars, NewsTrust, Russert Watch, FAIR, Media Research Center, Romanesko, CJR Daily, Press Box (on Slate), Media Matters, TimesWatch and NewsBusters.

From the article:

"A site that monitors Fox News exclusively is News Hounds, whose motto is 'We watch Fox so you don't have to.' Christine Bradley, a piano teacher in San Anselmo, Calif., and one of nine volunteers who monitor Fox News for the News Hounds site, said she does it "because somebody has to fight back."

"We know Fox is listening because they've mentioned us," said
Bradley, whose site was launched before the 2004 election and, she
estimated, gets 20,000 visits a day.

"'They use a lot of tricks that you would use in a courtroom to sway
the jury,' said Bradley, the daughter of an editor at a small Catholic
newspaper. "The trouble is that there's no opposing counsel to say, 'I
object.' It amazes me how they've mesmerized the very people, the
working-class people, who should oppose them."

Oh, well. My first name is spelled Christina, with an "a". Been fighting that battle all my life!

We are, of course, delighted that News Hounds was mentioned. We were hoping that Mr. Madigan would add one tiny little thing (which we discussed during the inteview) - that News Hounds is a blog comprised entirely of women.

And, for those who are scratching their heads and saying "But you write under the name Marie Therese," let me explain. When we first started the blog, there were two of us with the first name "Chris". I opted to use my middle two names to post, those being "Marie" and "Therese."

And, yes, my dad - Myles Gannon - was editor of the Catholic Light when we lived in Scranton, Pennsylvania, oh, so many years ago!

You can read the whole article by clicking the link below.

The Baltimore Sun