I Thought That Bad News Sells?

June 30, 2009

So why is the MSM silent?

It’s interesting that while the economy was booming under Bush, the MSM kept telling us we were in a recession.  Now, when we really are in dire financial straits, the MSM is silent.  It’s almost as if they have an agenda or something..


Science Taking a Back Seat?

June 27, 2009

MSM, where are you?

“This suppression of valid science for political reasons is beyond belief,” said CEI General Counsel Sam Kazman. “EPA’s conduct is even more outlandish because it flies in the face of the president’s widely-touted claim that ‘the days of science taking a back seat to ideology are over.’”

Dems put Congressional Black Caucus member in charge of Congressional Black Caucus investigation

June 27, 2009

Where are the normal MSM outlets on this story?

The House ethics committee is investigating a Caribbean trip taken last year by members of the Congressional Black Caucus, but they put a fellow CBC member in charge of the probe.

If Bush would have done this they would be all over it (as they should in either case!)

Balanced Reporting is Now Newsworthy?

June 24, 2009

Jake Tapper asks tough questions of both sides and therefore he himself is newsworthy?  Good for him but it is a bad sign that this is so exceptional.  (WaPo)

Planted Questions at the White House Press Briefing

June 24, 2009

Is this happening, seriously?  (WaPo)

Reporters looked at one another in amazement at the stagecraft they were witnessing. White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel grinned at the surprised TV correspondents in the first row.

The use of planted questioners is a no-no at presidential news conferences, because it sends a message to the world — Iran included — that the American press isn’t as free as advertised. But yesterday wasn’t so much a news conference as it was a taping of a new daytime drama, “The Obama Show.” Missed yesterday’s show? Don’t worry: On Wednesday, ABC News will be broadcasting “Good Morning America” from the South Lawn (guest stars: the president and first lady), “World News Tonight” from the Blue Room, and a prime-time feature with Obama from the East Room.

ABC: All Barack Channel?

June 18, 2009

ABC News is giving Obama control of their airwaves for hours without rebuttal to present his views on health care.  Should you trust them?

Meanwhile, approximately 130 ABC employees gave money to Obama. That’s close to a 33 – 1 ratio. Yet, ABC officially announced that they and they alone would manage what questions were asked of Obama about his program, including from the audience.

It strikes me as simply unwise to entrust such a significant portion of the debate around a policy that will impact American lives, potentially forever, to just one organization with such an imbalance in their political views.

Aren’t the media supposed to be the watch dogs and present balanced information?  Can anyone imagine similar treatment for Bush?  No President should be given a free ride from the media.  What bias.

Inspector General Fired For Doing His Job?

June 17, 2009

The WSJ reports on an Inspector General, Gerald Walprin, who was just fired without cause or notification to Congress and this has curiously not been reported by the NYT, Newsweek etc.  A law passed by Congress in 2008 requires that cause be given along with 30 days notice to Congress and this law was co-sponsored by then Senator, Barack Obama and the IG was busy finding wrong doing by a friend of the President.  Why is this not news to the MSM?  I wonder…

To everyone who chooses to get your news from news sources biased in only one direction you are willfully wearing blinders of your own creation.  All news sources are biased and you have to read a variety in order to understand what is happening.  If you don’t read from a variety of sources then you can not possibly call yourself well informed.  Please be well informed.