The media coverage of Rupert Murdoch (whose media corporation owns Fox News among many other assets) reminds me of the days when George Bush was president and the media had someone to attack.
I have seen non-stop coverage of this “hacking scanda” (which has exactly WHAT to do with the USA?) since the developments first broke out. And there is a savage happy glee to the media “outrage” over the scandal. The media’s on the side of “journalistic outrage” and Rupert Murdoch is routinely depcited as unwilling to acknowledge any personal responsibility.
The media is on top of every new development. Every day marks a new front page story. Outrage abounds.
I haven’t seen coverage like this since the Bush days. Because that was the last time the media really went after somebody to try to take him down.
There was TWICE as much coverage of the Murdoch/”hacking scandal” as there was of the debt ceiling crisis in the New York Times, for example. At last this biased propaganda rag has a target they can really attack.
The aspect of the coverage that is now getting the most media flurry and fury is the question that Rupert Murdoch was asked:
And Murdoch’s flat “No” was followed by a renewed gasp of sheer outrage from the mainstream media machine.
If the mainstream media had any honesty or integrity whatsoever, they would be treating Rupert Murdoch exactly like they’re treating Barack Obama, or they would treat Barack Obama exactly like they’re treating Rupert Murdoch.
Here’s my question: has ANYONE in the mainstream media EVER ONCE asked President Obama the question, “Do you accept that ultimately, you are responsible for this whole fiasco?” related to the various “gunwalking” scandals in which government agents under Obama administration control allowed thousands of deadly firearms to get into the hands of criminal drug cartels in at least two foreign countries resulting in the murder of scores of citizens including American agents???
See my article on that here. This scandal is HUGE. There is NO WAY Obama couldn’t have had any input whatsoever into a massive federal program involving several federal agencies at multiple locations that put thousands of guns into the hands of criminals in at least two foreign countries.
And now see here:
WASHINGTON — The head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has admitted that his agency, in at least one instance, allowed sales of high-powered weapons without intercepting them — and he accuses his superiors at the Justice Department of stonewalling Congress to protect political appointees in the scandal over those decisions.
How would Obama answer that question if some mainstream media propagandist actually asked him?
Should he not say that, as president of the United States and the commander in chief, he is clearly “ultimately responsible?” And should he not therefore resign from office to accept that responsibility?
This scandal hardly makes Rupert Murdoch look good (although his company News Corp. had a huge day on the stock market as investors clearly liked what they heard):
STAYING PUT: Rupert Murdoch said he was the best person to clean up News Corp. Investors agreed.
BIG DAY: News Corp.’s stock had its best day since the phone-hacking scandal broke, rising more than 5 percent Tuesday while Murdoch and his son and deputy, James, testified before a committee of the British Parliament in London
But you know who looks far, far worse in this? The mainstream media, which once again proves they are hatchet men for anyone smacking of conservatism while mindlessly protecting their own leftwingers from the same sort of criticism they continually heap on their opponents all while claiming they are “objective.”
Just to provide a recent example of this profound liberal bias (is “today” recent enough?), here’s one dated 7/20/2011:
A Politico reporter who often penned stories about Sarah Palin and other Republicans has quit journalism to work with the Democratic Party in Arizona, sources tell The Daily Caller.
That reporter, Andy Barr, has covered national politics for the publication since 2008. Barr leaving to help elect Democrats will likely fan the flames of critics who say Politico has a liberal bias.
Politico – which sent a literal act to pretend he was a “reporter” to cover Republicans for three years - has a liberal bias? Say it aint so!!!