Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Classic Media Bias 

This unsolicited note was received by Glenn Reynolds, author of the Instapundit site.

"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. (Glenn)

It will be the mainstream media (MSM) who are the cause of our loss of freedoms. When they, along with their buddies in the classrooms, choose favorites (think teacher's pet) and "report" only one side of an issue we all lose. When the MSM condones name calling and unsubstantiated attacks of people of one side of the political spectrum, while refusing to address real issues, we all lose. When the MSM ignores facts that are counter to their bubble beliefs, we all lose,

The saddest irony is that if this bias continues unchecked, the "truth" squad will run DC and there will be no stopping this "truth" squad from turning on the very MSM they used to gain power, that is, after the "truth" squad has eliminated any voice that does not buy into their agenda.

Americans are smart enough IF given the necessary information. When Americans get only one viewpoint, it becomes very difficult to make a wise decision. One cannot choose well without facts.