My favorite line: "These aren’t the actions of bad journalists. These are the actions of bad people."
Leftist media sire hypocrisy - BostonHerald.com
When the story first broke that Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards had cheated on his cancer-stricken wife and sired a baby with a bimbo on his campaign payroll, The New York Times [NYT] refused to run it.Mind you, there is not an overwhelming bias to the left in the media: Consider how MSNBC was quick to pull Keith Olbermann off of his night job as anchor for major political news (see entry above). So they are hardly overwhelmingly biased at MSNBC. They are only highly biased at MSNBC, not overwhelmingly biased.
But when the news hit that not the president, not the vice president but the daughter of the vice-presidential nominee is pregnant, the Times ran five -- count ’em, five -- stories about it. In one day.
When the daughter of a vice-presidential candidate turns out to be 17, unmarried and pregnant, of course that’s news. But it doesn’t come close to legitimizing the all-out media assault (there is no other word for it) the press has unleashed on the Palins.So-called “reporters” on CNN and MSNBC have speculated on Gov. Palin’s fitness as a mother. Sally Quinn from The Washington Post says that Palin should “rethink her priorities” and turn down the VP job. US Weekly -- owned by the same people who put fawning faux-Jesus photos of Barack Obama on the cover of Rolling Stone -- calls the Palin story “Sex, Lies and Scandal.”
The Atlantic, once a respected, thoughtful voice of the American left, has actually promoted the lunatic -- and utterly disproven -- theory that Gov. Palin wasn’t pregnant with Trig at all. Trig is really Bristol’s son, and the governor of Alaska took time out of her schedule fighting against hack GOP congressmen and oil company insiders to fake a pregnancy on her daughter’s behalf.
According to Steve Schmidt of the McCain campaign, mainstream media organizations are demanding to see medical reports on Gov. Palin’s amniotic fluid and a DNA test on little Trig.
These aren’t the actions of bad journalists. These are the actions of bad people. From the set of MSNBC to the pages of The Boston Globe-Democrat, there are people willing to do anything to elect Barack Obama, up to and including the trashing of a 17-year-old girl.
But remember: Barack Obama is, as one San Francisco columnist put it, the “light bringer” who will heal our partisan divide.
I don't know how Pat Buchanan -- a regular commentator on the network -- can stomach being in the room. I guess with age comes great intestinal fortitude, for some. Of course, you'll note that he is typically facing off against the unproclaimed liberals, such as Olbermann and Rachel Maddow. Seriously -- I keep hearing about how Olbermann refuses to commit to a political view, but every time I watch him, it is nothing but liberal angles, biases and favoritism.