Tuesday, August 16, 2005
Why the right thinks unbiased news is liberal
This really is quite simple. Any reporting of simple facts is quite simply an affirmation of the liberal side of nearly every issue down the line. For the news to be presented in such a way as to not affirm the correctness of the liberal position, it must be filtered, twisted, permutated and deep fried with a heavy dose of righty seasoning. This then is presented as "news", especially on Fox, and reinforces the incorrect presumptions of the typically already duped righty viewer.
So what can be done for the news outlet who wants to report factually but doesnt want to be perceived as liberal? The answer here my friends is the talking head! In between news reports, you run talking head shows that feature right wing pundits. As a sop to fairness you have the righty being debated by a "liberal" who actually is nothing near being a liberal but is rather very moderate. If the left is very lucky they will get a lefty bulldog on there like Carville and then watch the fur fly!
The basic principle here though is when you hear a wingnut whining about the "liberal media" dont think they are carrying on about Mother Jones or Air America. They are just upset about being confronted with the truth, and wondering what in the world possessed them to click off of Fox.
No, I believe they were becoming a liability to the Bush administration and were quietly un-imbedded. Unbiased news is dead. All I can hope for now is that after Bush leaves office, all the BS will come out and all those Neo-con warhawks will have to eat crow. And hopefully Bush and his cronies (Rumsfeld, Cheney, Rove, Wolfie, and Ashcroft) will be tried and convicted for treason.
Hope springs eternal...
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