Sunday, December 03, 2006

Prof: MSM Has Failed America

An assistant professor of communications at Virginia Tech, Jim A. Kuypers, has written a book detailing systematic bias from America's mainstream media:
“Immediately following 9/11, the mainstream news media (represented by CBS, ABC, NBC, USA Today, New York Times, and Washington Post) did echo Bush, but within eight weeks it began to intentionally ignore certain information the president was sharing, and instead reframed the president's themes or intentionally introduced new material to shift the focus.”

This goes beyond reporting alternate points of view. “In short,” Kupyers explained, “if someone were relying only on the mainstream media for information, they would have no idea what the president actually said. It was as if the press were reporting on a different speech.”
Via little green footballs.