May 25, 2004


I'm with Den Beste today on the media bias. Since the networks thought our President was less important than Fear Factor, and since he spoke in the middle of the night, I had to try to find the transcript of his speech today. I did manage to find this MSNBC article that's positively dripping with disdain. You can hear the liberal bias that Tim wrote about:

President Bush, seeking to convince skeptical Americans that he has a plan to bring stability to Iraq, outlined a five-step program calculated to articulate his objective of a sovereign Iraqi government, and to begin to reverse the damaging fallout over U.S. soldiersÂ’ abuse of Iraqi prisoners.

Positively dripping. It gets even worse when they talk about his poll ratings.

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1 Here's the link to the speech:

Posted by: Carey Gage at May 25, 2004 07:44 AM (1gCUK)

2 So what about channels like Fox News? Do you think they are unbiased? Or are they biased in the conservative direction?

Posted by: Taybin Rutkin at May 26, 2004 05:26 PM (ac+Q0)

3 Wow Sarah! A SDB link! I guess you really ARE part of the blogosphere! Congrats! To TB: Yes, I believe they are, but just a small (and growing) other end of the spectrum from the last 30 years or so. Should AMERICAN media be somewhat biased, somewhat treasonest or just report the facts in this country of free press? The only reason they are free is because they are in this country. Not that that should make them biased TOWARD American policy, but at least neutral? That's NOT what I see from major media (excluding the Wall Street Journal most of the time). What I see these days is the media leaning (who are we kidding...building a castle for the leftist agenda) to the left. If some people are using the same media to say something different, what's your problem with that? Isn't that exactly one of the things this country is about?! FREEDOM OF SPEECH. Even if you disagree with it. Yes, FoxNews leans right. Sorry if you have a problem with it. I've had a problem with Peter, Dan and Tom for a very long time now. I don't even watch Fox that often, but I'm sure glad it's FINALLY there to tweak the American mind. Thanks Sarah for the use of your bandwith to unload on this a**hat. God Bless America

Posted by: MargeinMI at May 26, 2004 08:56 PM (HcuSk)

4 I agree: no media source is unbiased. However, many people I know persist in saying that Fox is the only biased channel, which is naive and uninformed. Why do people look down their noses at a channel that dares to give the President and the USA the benefit of the doubt? The sooner we admit that they're ALL biased, the better off we'll be.

Posted by: Sarah at May 27, 2004 01:13 AM (+zApI)

5 Are conservatives so inarticulate and bereft of argument that we must resort to these ancient charges of press bias instead of telling our message? If the press reports bad news, is it because they are biased or because the news is bad? If there is good news that goes unreported, well shouldn't we report it? Istead of wasting bandwidth flailing at the NYT? Good grief! I despair for being among these people who blame the news reporters for the message of the news. And whose reaction to bearers of contrary views from within the administration is to defame them. Not to grapple with the arguments and facts, but to level personal accusations. I feel as though I'm in a crowd of shrill unreasoning fishwives. B

Posted by: bliffle at May 27, 2004 07:33 AM (S9SBH)

6 " Not to grapple with the arguments and facts, but to level personal accusations. I feel as though I'm in a crowd of shrill unreasoning fishwives." Bliffle, since you began and ended your comment with ad hominems, it's a bit hard to tell if you're seriously trying to make a point here. If you mean that "we" shouldn't object to the heavy leftward slant of the press, I think you're on shaky ground. Should the press report that there is bad news? Well, actually I think they should report IMPORTANT news. The fact that all the news they portray as important happens to be bad for domestic and world support of the US effort, is a legitimate target for objection. Get our message out? Great idea! Where, exactly?

Posted by: Sam_S at May 27, 2004 12:16 PM (yLRcR)

7 Right here, for instance. That's what blogs are for.

Posted by: Amritas at May 28, 2004 01:11 AM (tJj3/)

8 Anti-Americanism is on the rise. I say shut the borders, shoot our way out of other countries, stop imports and exports. Then anyone who disagrees with that ship them to wherever they feel it is better. We are Americans and have survived all these years on our own intellect and backbone. We will continue till the end to be a surviver. We are wasting time trying to bring those anti migratory idiots to prosperity. Then we can watch a new movie "The real survivors"

Posted by: Ron at May 28, 2004 05:43 PM (y6rB+)

9 I wish you great success, good luck and a lot of fun for the future. Maybe one day you will really be the best of all.

Posted by: Annette at December 02, 2004 07:22 AM (6CPrq)

10 I love your site. It´s really a pleasure to read through all this interesting stuff and it home.

Posted by: Peggy Sue at February 01, 2005 06:05 AM (n8oSF)

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