When my father was alive, he used to dismiss any charges of pres bias. He believed that the free press was operating in the public interest. Even when I was in my twenties, he asserted that he knew that I was wrong and that the press was a force for public good.
I came of age as the Internets became a force for news and politics. The press ossified into a left wing echo chamber. They tired to hide Bill Clinton and the damage his administration did to our country. They actually picked George W. Bush as their favorite Republican candidate in 1999-2000.
- Time Correspondent Who Criticized FNC President Could Block It From WH Press Seat(Newsbusters)
- Obama Campaign Advisor Participated On JournoList.(Volokh, h/t: Insty)
- Obamagasms on V-O Day at JournoList( Michelle Malkin)
- Journolistas Even Clam Up In Unison(legal insurrection)
- JournoList as a Management Problem(The Enterprise Blog)
How the might have fallen. Not since the days of Walter Duranty shilling for Stalin has American seen the fourth estate sooo far up a politician’s ass. They cheered when they thought ‘one of our own’ was going to get elected. They shill for the party in power. They want to see the US fail in Iraq and Afghanistan. They want to cover up thing that make the administration look bad. Truth to power of course.
Now we have blogs (and before that talk radio). The internet has leveled the playing field. Of course there are those who wish to silence the blogs. When George Bush was in office, the left used blogs and street protests (with talk of killing a siting president and much violence in the streets) to try and remove him from office.
The Tea Party movement is a grassroots bottom up movement. The protests are peaceful. The blogs talk about the harm current policies are inflicting, not killing any politician of any party. And the Left hates it.
Bias pure and simple. They are the ruling class now, see? We’re just scum, the proles who need to do what we are told. God forbid anyone complains about taxes or opposes wealth ‘redistribution’. That’s raaaacist. The main stream media told me so.
My father would have wept at how the media he came to rely upon transformed into an organ of the Democratic party and it’s radical fringe. It spits on people like him, hard working Americans who pay their taxes and wish to keep what they earn.
Sorry Dad, the media abandoned us.
I don’t watch TV news anymore. I’m returning the favor.