Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Leftist Media Bias

There is no reasonable person who doesn't recognize that the leftist media has long since abandoned mere bias and is now working whole-heartedly on behalf of electing Barack Obama and Joe Biden. Just a few examples should suffice -- and this doesn't even include Chris Matthews admitting on air to getting a sexual thrill when he hears Obama speak.

1) For well over a year-and-a-half an easily accessible tape -- it was being sold in the church "gift shop" -- of Barack Obama's self-proclaimed "mentor," Jeremiah Wright in which the man dances across the stage shouting that God should "damn America" as the congregation screams its approval was embargoed from the American people by every major news outlet save FOX News, yet an obscure apparently homemade video of Governor Sarah Palin, saying in essence that God should bless America was somehow "discovered" within days of her selection and spun by the media to imply that she sees Iraq as a "holy war."

2) When Barack Obama slipped up and began talking about "My Muslim faith" on ABC News he was quickly corrected and protected by the interviewer. A few days later when Charles Gibson engaged in his inquisition of his guest, Governor Sarah Palin, he played "gotcha" the whole time. Thinking he had "caught" her on a question regarding "The Bush Doctrine," far from being "helpful" he attempted to embarass her. Jokes on ABC yet again as it was Gibson who didn't have a clue what he was talking about (there are many parts to "The Bush Doctrine" and the governor was right to ask him to clarify the question).

3) While the fake "scandal" of "Troopergate" continues to see the leftist media networks sending hoards of investigators to Alaska, the very real, long term corruption of Barack Obama with convicted mobsters, domesitc terrorists and the aforementioned leader of a hate church have been investigated and reported on almost not at all.

The good news is two-fold. First, part of the reason the leftist media has to be so utterly corrupt is that there is now an alternative media that allows for the truth to seep out over time. Yes it took Sean Hannity and the internet over a year to do Brian Williams and Katie Couric's job and get the video of hatemonger Jeremiah Wright into the public consciousness, but they did and it is and no matter how desperately the leftist media works to cover it back up, the cat is already out of the bag.

This isn't the old days where "the truth" was dictated unquestioned by one of the three monolithic, New York City pretty boys who would tell the world what was "real" unquestioned, uninterrupted, unchallenged. Not all that long ago the Canadian born socialist Peter Jennings could merely present biased news and, with no other voice, that bias was enough to win the day. Today,with the truth available through secondary sources like the internet, talk radio and the lone non-leftist news outlet on TV, Fox, they have to go beyond mere bias to out-and-out advocacy for their cause.

Finally, the culture of narcissism that is the hallmark of the Modern Liberal era that elevates self and self-esteem over others and doing estimable things, sees the Modern Liberal uninterested in things like journalistic standards. When Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann destroy whatever reputation NBC News may once have had in order to promote the guy who gives them a hardon they do so without any regard for the history of their network nor any interest in the future journalist who will begin his career as distrusted as these types of "reporters" have made the media in the past few years. A "scorched earth" policy is acceptable to today's journalist because, as a narcissist, they couldn't care less about those who came before them nor those who come after them. Whatever sends "tingles" towards their groin at any given moment gets all of their love.

10 comments:

Dora said...

When Barack Obama slipped up and began talking about "My Muslim faith" on ABC News he was quickly corrected and protected by the interviewer.

Evan, you don't ACTUALLY believe that that was a "slip-up" with Obama revealing his actual faith, do you?

Evan Sayet said...

No, I think that it was a slip-up that a friendly hand quickly assisted him. Conversely, Charles Gibson went out of his way to try and CREATE a "slip up" in a very unfriendly and aggressive manner and then tried to double down on his attempt to embarrass the governor.

Dora said...

So, you're comparing two randomly selected interviews as though they are representative of trends?

Perhaps there would be more interviews involving Sarah Palin to compare to the multitude of interviews Obama has given, if Palin would actually submit to many interviews and not hide from the media?

Charlie Gibson, btw, showed himself to be quite the supply-sider in the Clinton-Obama debate that he and Stephanopolous moderated. I don't think it's assured that he's a liberal, at all, in fact. Perhaps he was just trying to be a hard-hitting journalist? Is that bad?

eye report; you deny said...

Gibson was hand picked by the McCain campaign precisely because he was known to be most amenable and generally friendly to GOP causes and to Mc in peetickler.

As it turned out he had just enough integrity left, and he bristled at being chosen as a ringer for the right and surprised EVERYONE -- most of all, Sarah Palin -- by actually DOING HIS JOB...pure and simple.

The corporate media hasn't been remotely liberal for twenty years...it is instead a corrupt amalgam of bottom line greed combined with a general desire to service the right...not out of conservative conviction, but out of fear of vicious right wing reaction and out of the hope of GOP largesse in the form of favorable regulations...or rather deregulation.

Only utter fools buy the old "liberal media" mantra anymore...and, of course, dishonest clowns like Sayet.

flush said...

Will we get a thousand point drop in the DOW this week? Are we on the edge of another Great Depression...the second in eighty years to be brought on by GOP mismanagement, deregulation and rampant corruption?

Anonymous said...

flush said...
Will we get a thousand point drop in the DOW this week? Are we on the edge of another Great Depression...the second in eighty years to be brought on by GOP mismanagement, deregulation and rampant corruption?



Down 430 right now to go with the over 500 Monday...but here's the big flash...there are still morons who want four more years of GOPigs at the trough!!

Now, I axes you...ain that something?

berty said...

The bias has gotten out of hand. The good news is that the old media is dying and a more representative media is taking its' place.

brettmcs said...

Yes, somehow I don't think "share-holder value" is uppermost in the minds of the MSM's leading lights.

midnite said...

the old media is dying and a more representative media is taking its' place.


Yes, and thank god, liberals have got a strong edge on the internet.

I think technology may save us in the end. The trogs just can't keep up anymore.

sunshine said...

If a life ambition to become an annoying internet troll can be called an "edge"...

Just wait till start to filter you out like the rest of the worms, virus' and trojans.