Archive for the ‘Media Bias’ Category

How long will the press be dictated to?

January 18, 2009

There are things about BHO that are indicators of how he will run the executive branch. One telling one is how he deals with the press.
Warner Todd Huston notes in NewsBusters:

According to Sun-Times columnist and long-time Chicago journalist, Carol Marin, journalists at Barack Obama news conferences have come to realize that Obama has pre-picked those journalists whom he will allow to ask him questions at the conference and many of them now “don’t even bother raising” their hands to be called upon.

Carol Marin writes:

As ferociously as we march like villagers with torches against Blagojevich, we have been, in the true spirit of the Bizarro universe, the polar opposite with the president-elect. Deferential, eager to please, prepared to keep a careful distance.

A big part of BHO’s sky high approval ratings comes from a fawning press eager to please him. At some point, those “journalists” who aren’t getting called on are going to want something to keep their own circulation numbers up. Our Dear Leader needs to keep this in mind, and that bad news sells.

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Media Double Standard?

December 19, 2008

Caroline Kennedy vs. Sarah Palin, Media Double Standard? Make your vote heard.

The fix is in

September 30, 2008

Via Mr. Reynolds:

A READER AT A MAJOR NEWSROOM EMAILS: “Off the record, every suspicion you have about MSM being in the tank for O is true. We have a team of 4 people going thru dumpsters in Alaska and 4 in arizona. Not a single one looking into Acorn, Ayers or Freddiemae. Editor refuses to publish anything that would jeopardize election for O, and betting you dollars to donuts same is true at NYT, others. People cheer when CNN or NBC run another Palin-mocking but raising any reasonable inquiry into obama is derided or flat out ignored. The fix is in, and its working.” I asked permission to reprint without attribution and it was granted.

Another false Sarah Palin rumor being spread by the DNC/MSM

September 24, 2008

Seriously, it’s like the bulk of the MSM is in the tank for Barak H. Obama.

Just a little bit bit of actual investigative reporting would show the “rape kit charges” rumor is a complete fabrication, but that seems like too much work for CNN.

The adults at MSNBC reassert their authority

September 8, 2008

According to the NY Times, the two far left extremist “commentators” MSNBC has had “reporting” the political news have been pulled. Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews, both obviously and visibly deep in the tank for hard left liberal “Community Organizer” Barak Hussein Obama, will no longer be able to present their liberal extremist views as “News.”

MSNBC’s desperate attempt to lure kos kiddies to the tube has failed. They are still in last place in the ratings. In addition, they were having what was left of their reputation as a “news organization” trashed in process.

MSNBC claims to be politically neutral, but:

Mr. Olbermann, a 49-year-old former sportscaster, has become the face of the more aggressive MSNBC, and the lightning rod for much of the criticism. His program “Countdown,” now a liberal institution, was created by Mr. Olbermann in 2003 but it found its voice in his gnawing dissent regarding the Bush administration, often in the form of “special comment” segments.

A like-minded talk show will now follow “Countdown” at 9 p.m.: “The Rachel Maddow Show,” hosted by the liberal radio host, begins Monday.

The actual journalists at MSNBC are feeling the pain of MSNBC’s extreme leftist bias.

Tom Brokaw and Brian Williams, the past and present anchors of “NBC Nightly News,” have told friends and colleagues that they are finding it tougher and tougher to defend the cable arm of the news division, even while they anchored daytime hours of convention coverage on MSNBC and contributed commentary each evening.

Don’t expect radical changes and actual journalism to prevail at MSNBC though. This is just a little spin control while more people are paying attention to political news. Olbermann will still continue to spew during his 60 minute hate show.

The democrats Big Lie

September 5, 2008

CNN parrots the democratsBig Lie” in this DNC press release they are trying to pass off as a “news story.”

The DNC is trying to pass off McCain as a “more of the same” Washington Insider. You know the type, democrat VP candidate Joe Biden is a perfect example. Biden has been in the Senate longer than McCain and is a loyal foot solider in the democrats plan for bigger government and higher taxes.

The so-called CNN “News Story” goes on to spout DNC propaganda by claiming that the Uber-partisan far left extremist Barak Obama will “he’ll cut taxes for 95 percent of all working families, provide affordable health care to every American, end the tax breaks for companies that ship our jobs overseas and eliminate the oil we import from the Middle East in 10 years.” The DNC mouthpiece left out that every child will get a pony as well. Rational thinking adults who pay attention remember that Obama has detailed plans to spend tens of billions of additional tax payer dollars and is really, really fuzzy on how he plans to pay for them (other than jacking taxes on productive, working Americans through the roof).

Here are some actual facts to counter balance the CNN/DNC propaganda piece.

Senator John McCain may not be much of a “Conservative”, but unlike the extremely partisan far left Barak Hussein Obama, he has a history of working bi-partisanly to get things done. That is something BO has never done in his political career.

Former “Community Organizer” Obama doesn’t have much of a record of actually fighting corruption either. His record in the Illinois state legislature consists mostly of voting “present.” Alaska Governor Sarah Palin however, has a solid record of fighting corruption, including rooting it out in her own party. The democrats record on that is extremely poor (Congress critter “Cold Cash” Jefferson is a prime example).

Another example of democrat corruption

September 4, 2008

GUILTY! GUILTY! GUILTY!

Detroit democrat Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick plead guilty to multiple charges today.

He plead guilty to two felony counts of obstruction of justice by committing perjury as part of a deal with prosecutors.

Let me mention again that Barak H. Obama supporter Kwame Kilpatrick is a democrat. The “news” article I linked to doesn’t mention that important fact anywhere.
So what we have here is another entry in “Name that Party!

HT to Mr. Reynolds

MSM hiding economic growth

August 28, 2008

Since what is good for America is bad for democrats, the DNC/MSM is burying news of economic growth. News like:

According to an update to the second-quarter gross domestic product report released by the government Thursday, the economy grew at a 3.3% clip, up from the 1.9% annual growth rate first reported last month. Economists surveyed by Briefing.com were expecting GDP to be revised up to 2.7% in the quarter. The GDP is the broadest measure of the nation’s economic activity.

Economic growth between 2.5% and 3.5% is typically viewed as the norm for a healthy economy.

…which CNN buried in the business section instead of on the top of US News (where it belongs) because it doesn’t fit with the doom and gloom economic message that the democrats are pushing at their convention.

How in the tank is the press for Obama

August 17, 2008

Well, when the Omnibudsman for the left leaning Washington Post says “…the disparity is so wide that it doesn’t look good,” they are in the tank pretty fucking deep.

Yup, most the MSM reporters are going to need a decompression chamber to come out that tank.

It’s really bad at NBC. First it was Chris Matthew’s “tingle” running up his leg. Now it’s Andrea Mitchell spouting Obama campaign tin foil hat crybaby whining story over Senator John McCain handing Obama his ass the other other night.

Come on People! Barak H. Obama is only smooth in front of teleprompter! Be happy he only stumbled as much as he did. Senator McCain is a seasoned veteran of politics at the hard ball national (and international) level. Obama was fixing Chicago parking tickets a few years ago. That McCain handled the unscripted questions better was to be expected in the world of rational adults who pay attention. Oh, that must be way it caught the Obama camp and his supporters completely by surprise.

The real story.

August 13, 2008

Let us keep in mind that the real story isn’t that democrat candidate for President cheated on his cancer stricken wife and lied to the American public. Hell, since Billy Jeff Clinton lowered the bar on screwing around, cheating on your wife is considered Presidential behavior in leftist democrat circles.

The real story is the DNC/MSM deliberately ignored the story for so long.

They were quick to publish rumors about Senator McCain and a blond lobbyist, even through they admitted they were rumors, but sat on a much firmer story about democrat presidential candidate John “Silky Pony” Edwards.

The question now being raised is if the DNC/MSM media blackout over John Edwards and his blond mistress cost Hillary Rodham Clinton the win in Iowa?

If Hillary had won Iowa, which she probably would have if the “independent media” was doing their job and exposed Edwards for the lying adulterer that he is, Obama would have never picked up the early momentum he rode to victories in mostly caucus states.

You can bet that the PUMAs are going to pick up on this. Things may get interesting in Denver.