We’ve seen it all over the place.
During the 2008 presidential campaign, the mainstream media had what Bernie Goldberg described as a “A Slobbering Love Affair: The True (And Pathetic) Story of the Torrid Romance Between Barack Obama and the Mainstream Media.” And he backed it up with cold hard facts.
For the last two years, we have had one crude, dishonest and even vile dismissal of the conservative tea party movement. With the most vivid example in my memory being CNN anchor Anderson Cooper saying, “It’s hard to talk when you’re tea-bagging.” Which was a gross, crude sexual pun to describe decent, intelligent people.
The tea party movement was mocked and dismissed by the media until it was obvious they were deliberately lying about the movement; and then the media started to demonize them and label them as racist. Even though in reality the tea party better reflects the racial composition of the country than any other political movement.
We’ve had the mainstream media bombard us with the message that tea party supporters were some kind of ignorant, fanatic, fascist hillbillies and tools of some conservative elite puppetmasters when in actual fact they are actually considerably wealthier and better educated than the population at large.
Joe Miller is a case in point. The Senate candidate from Alaska – who is backed by and who in fact espouses the tea party platform – is not only a West Point graduate, but is also a graduate of Yale Law School. But since those facts refuted the mainstream media narrative about tea partiers as ignorant hillbillies, they were ignored.
There’s the petty vindictive stuff. Such as the TV ad that Christine O’Donnell paid to run on a public channel – and even held a rally timed for its airing – only to have the network “conveniently” forget to run it. Twice. Like “Oops. Sorry. Don’t think for even a second that it’s because government-funded media aren’t in the pocket of liberals, though.”
And there’s the more institutionally biased stuff. Such as the fact that the mainstream media refused to use the word “extremist” to describe anyone on the left, but ONLY used the word to describe conservatives and tea partiers. Which simply proves that there is an institutional ideological leftwing bias across the board. When you turn on or turn the pages of any mainstream media bias, you are simply pumping leftwing bias into your brain.
But all of that, as bad as it is, is nothing compared to the true black cockroach souls of the mainstream media and “journalists” of today.
This story says it all.
News staff from the CBS affiliate KTVA in Anchorage inadvertently left a message on the cell phone of Joe Miller’s campaign spokesperson yesterday. Nick McDermott, the KTVA assignment editor, had just ended a phone call with Miller’s spokesperson but missed the ‘end call’ button on his iPhone.
The conversation between McDermott, and those who are assumed to be other KTVA staff, goes on for about one minutes and 15 seconds. The audio and transcript are below. They seem to conspire to create stories that will harm the election efforts of Miller including looking for registered sex offenders and child molesters who happen to support Miller’s campaign. Then they suggest staging a Rand Paul-type moment where someone attacks Miller.
Not surprising to me. Remember, many journalism students join the profession to make a difference, not to report the news. When they realize they are not making a difference — in this case electing their preferred choice for Alaska’s next senator — they start making up the news.
Big Journalism had the breaking story, and Gov. Sarah Palin let the Fox News Sunday audience know about the story this morning during an interview with Chris Wallace. She called the conspirators “corrupt bastards” (video below) this morning and reminded Americans this is just one example of what it has been like for Joe Miller when the GOP establishment, Democrats, the Washington elites, and the left-wing media machine are all gunning for you.
Written transcript follows…
FEMALE REPORTER: That’s up to you because you have the experience but that’s what I would do…I’d wait until you see who shows up because that indicates we already know something… [Laughter [INAUDIBLE]
FEMALE REPORTER: Child molesters…
MALE REPORTER: Oh yes…Joe Miller’s…uh…get a list of people/campaign workers which one’s the molester [INAUDIBLE]
FEMALE VOICE: You know that of all the people that will show up tonight, at least one of them will be a registered sex offender.[Laughter]
MALE REPORTER: We need to find that one person… [INAUDIBLE]
FEMALE REPORTER: The one thing we can do is ….we won’t know….we won’t know but if there is any sort of chaos whatsoever we can put out a twitter/facebook alert: saying what the… ‘Hey Joe Miller punched at rally.’
FEMALE REPORTER: Kinda like Rand Paul…I like that. [Laughter]
FEMALE REPORTER: That’s a good one.
So reporters from a CBS affiliate made a call to Joe Miller’s campaign, and then these people who are so damn smart (versus all the ignorant hillbillies in the tea party movement) forgot to hang up the phone before plotting to destroy the GOP candidate they had just called. And it was all gloriously caught on air.
Does anyone honestly think any of these people are reporting or covering the political news fairly or honestly?
It’s not enough to call these reporters “leftwing.” They are fascist.
CBS reporters are talking about deliberately seeking out stories that will “frame” Joe Miller as dangerous or unstable to sow seeds of fear in the electorate. It’s a “November Surprise,” only they are looking to somehow create it. And there’s no chance in hell that the Democrat is ever going to face that level of hard-core bias and outright animosity.
Think about this. This incredibly cynical, deceitful, disingenuous and malicious attitude toward conservatives isn’t just happening in San Francisco; it’s happening in Alaska. And Alaska is so conservative that the Democrat is only getting 30% of the vote.
If this kind of shocking media bias against the right is going on in a solidly red state such as Alaska, what is going on in your state? Just how bad is it everywhere else?
As bad as the Democrat Party is, their dishonesty is NOTHING compared to the blatant dishonesty coming from the “journalists” who staff the mainstream media.
They’re supposed to report the truth in an objective, non-partisan manner; instead they look for dirt against conservatives and Republicans.
If the media reported fairly and honestly, we’d be talking about Democrats the way we talk about dinosaurs – as a giant behemoth that died out due to its own stupidity eons ago. Instead they fabricate one story and falsify one “angle” after another.
And as a result of the mainstream media dishonesty, the Democrat Party has been allowed to become more and more and more corrupt.
Piss off a “journalist” tomorrow. Vote for Republicans.