Thursday, November 13, 2008

Barack Obama and The Media Bias

Recent studies have shown that the media was overwhelmingly in the corner of Barack Obama in their reporting throughout the run-up to the election.

I recall essentially the same media, particularly the New York Times, after the fact, belaboring that they did not ask enough questions prior to the Iraq War. In both cases, the elite media show incompetence and yet they wonder why newspaper sales are falling. Yes, the accessibility of the Internet is a factor but I also believe that people are tired of the continual bias of newspapers.

Additionally, I will never understand why liberals are so afraid of talk radio and Fox News. The rest of the media slants left, however, in some instances they are almost paranoid about Fox and talk show hosts such as Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, which is why they want to resurrect the 'fairness doctrine' - an oxymoron if there ever was one.

From where I sit, I think the media will prove to be the biggest losers coming out of the election as a result of their proven bias.

I have heard Democrats saying how they want everyone to throw their support behind the new president, yet did they get behind George W. Bush? Absolutely not! There were those in the media and more importantly in Congress, that never accepted Bush's 2000 election victory as legit and thus treated him as an illegitimate president, which hurt our country.

As far as the Sarah Palin haters out there, I hope that they pointed out all of the gaffes made along the campaign trail by Joe Biden and Barack Obama with the same fervor as they have in regards to Mrs. Palin.

Probably not, so that's why I have decided to include one above.

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