Wednesday, October 10, 2007

What liberal media bias...

The Democrats have a term they use for the general public who get their news from the nightly newscasts. They call them "sheeple" because they just take what's fed to them and believe it must be true because the major news outlets wouldn't slant anything, they merely report the facts. The fact that the Democrats rely on the general public to do this has been an amazing annoyance to me, but really not much could be done other than to point out to anybody who would listen that the Internet is a great place to research what you've been told so you can decide if the nightly news is accurately reporting to you.

Now, however, we actually have one of those same newscasters readily admitting to the fact that they "shape" the news to obtain a certain outcome or viewpoint. He rightly points out that this slanting of the news is what has made the Iraq war so unpopular. From Newsbusters - ABC's Cuomo Marvels at Media Ability to Turn U.S. Against Iraq
  • On Tuesday's "Good Morning America," co-host Chris Cuomo and media critic Howard Kurtz ignored the role that liberal bias has played in the decline of ratings for the network evening newscasts. At the same time, Cuomo and Washington Post reporter seemed to be proud of the media's ability to turn Americans against the war in Iraq. Kurtz, who has written a book on the subject, asserted, "I believe that these newscasts in 2005 and 2006 played the biggest single role in helping to turn public opinion against the war."
Also, in a not quite related link, Ann Coulter's column from last week is a must read. Okay, okay, every Ann Coulter column is a must read, but still, check out PRETEND TO BE ALL THAT YOU CAN BE

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