Alright, we on the right have been saying for years that the media is in the tank for the left and Democrats. We have been screaming it at the top of our lungs. Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Bill O’Reilly spew monologue after monologue, citing examples over and over.
Bernie Goldberg and Brent Bozell wrote books about it for pete’s sake! (Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distorts the News-Goldberg) and (Weapons of Mass Distortion: The Coming Meltdown of the Liberal Media-Bozell). Still, the media kept their eye on the path of liberal bias. At first they were more cautious and discreet in their reporting. Subliminal messages would creep into their commentary or they would completely ignore stories that were favorable to Republicans.
If a Democrat was suspected, charged or guilty of wrongdoing, they would give it a passing glance and try to sweep it under the carpet as insignificant. Always though, they would blame the other side and charge racism or playing politics. There was always that subtle little dig that skewed the story.
Well, that was then. Now, it is right out there in the open. There is no hiding their bias anymore. Media producers are blatantly doctoring tapes and feeding it to salivating anchors who report the stories with glee and laughter. Take for instance, the Andrea Mitchell piece on MSNBC last week.
Their whole purpose was to make Mitt Romney look like he was out of touch with mainstream America when he talked about a supermarket scanner. They laughed and joked about him as though he were a fool. A few months earlier, they doctored the George Zimmerman tape trying to paint him as a racist. I get it, the MSNBC audience wants to hear this, they want red meat from this network, but come on, this is becoming ridiculous. It is embarrassing to the serious journalists out there and the whole profession in general. I kind of relate it to the state of entertainment television today.
You have great shows that are serious and well-thought out, well written and well acted like the CSI franchise, NCIS and others, and then you have the inane, stupid, degrading reality shows that expose the lowest common denominator in our society. Granted, some of the scripted shows like Glee and Smash push the liberal agenda in their storylines, but we see that for what it is and