Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Media Bias? What Media Bias

Townhall.com::Who Dares Oppose the Obamas?::By Brent Bozell III Saturday Night Live needs to dust off that Obama skit and play it every week. Not that the media would mind.

Here is a look at some of the hard-hitting, investigative reports done by the media.
If the network news were devoted to the issues, why would we have an entire story on Barack and Michelle giving each other the fist-bump at victory rallies? Network viewers were treated to "news" like Michelle Obama and her fist-bump appearing on ABC's "The View." If that wasn't enough, then came NBC's entire story on the "frock frenzy" spawned by the dress Michelle Obama wore on "The View." Matt Lauer announced at the show's beginning on June 20 they would get to the bottom of the story of "why women everywhere are dying to get this $148 dress."
Issues? What issues?
Here's another issue-free news story on the "Today" show: On June 26, Matt Lauer giddily announced that Rolling Stone magazine put Barack Obama on the cover for the second time this year.
We are all freakin' doomed if this is what passes for news in the 21st Century. I feel like I am living in the movie Network. (I'm mad as hell, but I don't know what to do about it.)

I know why they aren't talking about issues, because if the American people ever found out where Barack "Don't Say My Middle Name" Obama stands on the various issues like gun control, they wouldn't follow him for a minute. Much better to talk about nebulous change and dresses and Rolling Stone Magazine.

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