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There is no such thing as media bias

There is no such thing as media bias

Via Scott Whitlock at Newsbusters:

Over eight hours of broadcast time, Thursday, the network morning shows devoted a scant two minutes and 57 seconds to Wednesday’s shooting at the conservative Family Research Council (FRC). Good Morning America on ABC offered the most time, a still tiny two minutes and 22 seconds. But at least guest anchor Josh Elliott revealed key details about the alleged shooter’s possible motive, such as the fact that Floyd Corkins “was a volunteer at a local LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender] center.” CBS This Morning totally skipped the story.

ABC reporter Pierre Thomas added, “Sources say [Corkins] had items from fast food giant Chick-fil-A in his bag, but it was unclear whether Wednesday’s incident had any ties to the recent controversy on gay marriage.” Thomas then gratuitously noted, “The company’s owner recently set off a political firestorm, suggesting he opposed gay marriage.” (CEO Dan Cathy created a “firestorm” by simply giving his opinion on an issue? Wouldn’t it be fair to say that liberal groups whipped up the anger?)

The total amount of network time devoted to the story, thus far, is six minutes and four seconds.

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“If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.”

― Malcolm X

Remember Shaidle’s First Law: “It’s different when we do it.”

I don’t know what all the fuss is about. Clearly he was a tolerant, peaceful person.

Until he bought the Chick-fil-a…..

And to boot the Left will blame Family Research Council, Chick Fil A and other conservative org. for provoking this shooter by holding these values and opinions.

Leftists are never personally responsible.

Yikes. Will common sense ever return to prime time?

    jdkchem in reply to pfg. | August 16, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Look at their heroin. When has the won messiah ever taken responsibility for anything he has actually done?

“Bias?”

That’s like saying Ted Bundy “had hostility toward women.”

I truly believe the correct word is “corruption.”

“Corruption” in this case is institutional. Just like a city with a corrupt government, the only way to un-corrupt it is by sweeping out all the powers that be.

If anyone of you watches any network tv, or goes to the movies, or buys their novels, recordings, or pay to send your kid to one of their leftist schools, etc., you are enabling them and you are part of the problem.

    NC Mountain Girl in reply to TheFineReport.com. | August 16, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    I do buy their books. I also let them know I only buy them second hand because of their politics.

      Catherine in reply to NC Mountain Girl. | August 16, 2012 at 7:40 pm

      I read plenty of their books for free! There is a used-bookstore close to my house that gives free books away and I frequently get free books from that store and read them. The store gives books away that they would have thrown away because they only have so much shelf space and it is a very popular bookstore where people bring in used books and either get cash for them or store credit.

And yet, if someone from the FRC had gone over to that local LBGT center and started shooting, the nets and the cables would be covering it live 24/7 for the foreseeable future. Bah!

The great understatement that there is “media bias” is akin to saying:

-Hillary Clinton tends to drink more than an average woman

-Al Sharpton exaggerates.

-Barack Obama is learning.

-Michelle Obama enjoys luxury, but is hesitant to spend her on money on it.

-Harry Reid and John Kerry made their millions with the help of their experience in government.

-John Boehner is circumspect.

-Nancy Pelosi is crazy.

What is especially galling is that their rhetoric is so blatant. They make little to no effort to conceal their bias in order to obfuscate their prejudice or ulterior motives. We should, of course, expect this. Everyone has their preferred interest if only themselves. This is the principal reason why left-wing regimes are destined to fail. They marginalize and even eviscerate competing interests. In a healthy society, criminals, and individuals who otherwise act in bad faith, are held accountable by their equally or sufficiently empowered competing interests. This keeps the honest people honest and others from running amuck. It’s not a coincidence that totalitarian regimes are rarely reformed outside a violent revolution.

    They are blatant, because the opposition (the Boehners of the GOP) has made it easy for them to do so.

    There is a tipping point, when our society no longer has enough voters to offset the parasites of our society and productive voters who so willingly choose to ignorant (for whatever reason).

    We’ll find out in November if that point has been reached.

They are still at it. I just saw the airhead who is filling in for Erin Burnett do six or seven minutes on the FRC shooting — with a reporter and two guest talking heads — without anyone even mentioning that the shooter worked at the LGBG center. She did make a point of saying the guy had a bag full of Chick-fil-A sandwiches, which naturally would leave anyone relying on CNN for news scratching his head.

It’s what they do.

Paul Bedard
Washington Secrets
Liberal legal center equates family group to Nazis, KKK

August 16, 2012 | 5:23 pm
http://washingtonexaminer.com/liberal-legal-center-equates-family-group-to-nazis-kkk/article/2505125?custom_click=rss#.UC1Y15WuXww

“But Officer, is it really my fault that these right-wing extremist, bigoted, racist, homophobes kept running around and jumping in front of my bullets? I mean, with these weak wrists, what was I supposed to do?”

On KOMO AM 1000 this afternoon a guest (not a caller) was saying that the first amendment lets organizations like this and Dan Cathy spew whatever hateful bile they want, but it doesn’t protect them when someone decides to take matters into their own hands.

….

Well I guess the second amendment helps us in the that department. I just wish Websters would update the definition of “hate” to fully include the lefts definition so we could all be on the same page.

Christians have no rights in today’s America. Get used to it, folks. That’s how we started out. That’s how we’ll end.

    Juba Doobai! in reply to Juba Doobai!. | August 16, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    The Communists forget that persecution makes Christians stronger. Two thousand years from now, we will still be around. Communists won’t.

Somebody asked me yesterday why I thought the shooter brought along 15 Chick-Fil-A sandwiches, since he hated the company so much. Why were the sandwiches important to him? “Death Cards,” I guessed. “If he had been successful and had time, he probably was going to pose his victims with sandwiches stuffed in their dead mouths.”

Henry Hawkins | August 17, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Hypothesis:

Because the mainstream media has for so long served as an umbrella for Democrats at all levels, shielding them from the rains of all but the most egregious offenses, we see far more gaffes from Democrats. Not being conservatives or Republicans, they simply haven’t had to learn to be very, very careful with what they say.

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