Friday, June 09, 2006

Bias Most Foul

Conservatives have long known that the so-called mainstream media have a liberal bias that has only recently been offset somewhat by the rise of talk radio and rightwing blogs.

Apparently, talking points were distributed in the past year or so instructing liberals to argue that, in fact, the MSM is completely objective, or that, if bias is present, it doesn't tilt to either left or right in the aggregate. It's all reminiscent of the Left's love affair with the monster Stalin, denying his true nature even as his score of murdered peasants surpassed even Hitler's grisly record of innocent victims.

Well, for you folks on the Left who see the American Press as the epitome of evenhandedness, you've got some 'splainin' to do. If perceptions of media bias are false, then it should be no challenge at all for the lefties to find their own examples of right-leaning bias. Specifically, find examples of equal or greater prominence that offset the following blatant examples of leftwing bias:

Dan Rather
Eason Jordan
Mark Halperin
Linda Foley

Statistically speaking, three examples indicate a trend; let's add a couple more. Where are the right-biased incidents that offset these:

Calling Florida for Gore in 2000 before the polls in the heavily Republican panhandle were closed.

Eight months of nightly Katrina coverage on NBC.

The MSM embargo on video from the al Qaeda terror attacks on September 11, 2001.

Cross-posted at The Jawa Report.