The Left Discovers Media Bias
Posted by: Dale Franks
on Monday, February 18, 2008
Taylor Marsh is hopping mad over the bias some news media people have against Hillary Clinton.
Funny, but when conservatives have made the claim that left-leaning media people color their analysis in a way hostile to conservatism, that's always been tossed off as paranoia. "No, these people are professionals," they assures us. "They know how to separate their personal views from their professional responsibilities." Now, suddenly, the media is a bunch of biased hacks, who are trying to torpedo The Blessed Hillary.
Nice email, huh? A reader sent it to me. Really exposes the arrogance of Bloomberg News's Margaret Carlson, doesn't it? Op-ed columnists, however, can say whatever they want, but they should not split hairs about the true motives behind their agenda, which is manifest through articles and subsequent cable tv talking head performances. Carlson also obviously doesn't think there will be any repercussions for sharing her anti Hillary Clinton agenda. She also doesn't seem to care if a reader knows she's out to get the Clintons, as long as it's not known in the wider world. After all, she can't interrupt her commentator gigs or her poison pen Bloomberg columns targeting the Clintons. There's work still to be done. This is what Clinton is up against. A traditional news media that has no integrity or ethics, while passing themselves off as "reporters" and unbiased analysts, while they're actually conning the public.
Funny how the tune changes when it's your ox that's being gored, huh, Taylor?