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 it isn’t being passed off as anything except someone’s opinion. It is aggravating sometimes to have that inserted into a great show, but then I can always choose not to watch it. The news however, is a different situation.
Journalists are supposed to be objective, fair, and report the information they receive accurately without any underlying motive. If they purposely misinform people, how different are we from fascist countries that only tell you what they want you to know?
We have known for awhile that the lamestream media is blurring the lines between fantasy and reality with shows like “Real Time with Bill Maher” and “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”. These are supposed to be “fake news” programs even though some people accept them as fact. The lines between reality and fantasy are becoming increasingly distorted. These shows take on the appearance of being “real”, but whenever people start to believe them as hard facts, they hide behind the fact that they are just satire or comedy. That doesn’t erase the fact that hundreds of thousands of viewers take their words as gospel.
Now, maybe the tide is beginning to turn. It seems like even former NBC producers like Greg Kandra who worked for Katie Couric has come around and can’t defend the bias anymore. Jake Tapper admitted that the media tilted the scales for Obama in the 2008 election.
Is it guilt making them admit it or what?
When you really look at the big picture going on here, you get a sort of disquieting feeling. Are these people so blinded by their ideology that they will do anything to make sure the outcome favors their agenda? It is the feeling that “the end justifies the means”? Have we reached a point in this country where you can lie, steal, cheat or worse and it’s acceptable as long as you get the outcome you want? I want honest journalism, honest reporting. I want my country’s media to tell me the truth as it is, not as they see it.
The American people are not as dumb as the lamestream media thinks. In a recent poll, 67% of respondents said that the media was biased. That should cause them to maybe look in the mirror and see the truth. I don’t know what the answer is. There seems to be less and less that one can depend on these days. We look with a skeptical eye on almost everything that comes at us every day. We doubt our political leaders, we don’t trust our financial institutions, and we wake up to the reality of broken promises for our future. I only wish we could have some honest reporting of the facts. Come on liberal journalists and anchors, respect your profession, bite the bullet and man up. Be straight with us. After all, we are grown-ups. Give us the truth, even if you don’t like it.
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