From the Right

Observing my upside down America

Posts Tagged ‘Media Bias

CNN losing their base

with 2 comments

Founded in 1980 by Ted Turner, encompassing international networks and wholesale news reports, mobile device services, a Web site, a wire service to print publications, and radio, CNN has built its business around the notion that it is delivering nonpartisan, straight news reporting.

If you were to take out the nonpartisan part, that statement would be accurate. It might have also have saved them from the dismal ratings and the accompanying future waiting for it.

MSNBC’s move to the left and Fox’s ownership of the right theoretically would give CNN a wide middle to conquer. As if to make my point about the moderate middle, or the independents who waffle between the parties, not sure where their convictions lie, that middle might be more inclined to watch Tom DeLay on “Dancing With the Stars” than on “Larry King Live.” Inreality, CNN’s audience is far from being nonpartisan.

Conservatives began to identify CNN with President Bill Clinton, in part because a president is a natural time-killer for a network on 24 hours a day, he said. They believe conservative voices are weak and outnumbered on CNN.

Liberals are suspicious about CNN because of Lou Dobbs and his anti-immigration efforts, said Karl Frisch of Media Matters. CNN points out that Dobbs’ show has become less opinionated this year. In the meantime, the Fox News Channel and the Obama administration have squabbled publicly.

The Trouble With Main Stream Media

The trouble with the MSM today is similar to what ails the Democrat Party; they don’t know what concerns Americans today. If they do, they’re ignoring it to address their own agenda.

Take the latest scandal, “Climate Gate”. Everyone knows what this is about, but only if you’ve been watching Fox News.

The chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, has issued a major response to the Climategate scandal. As a result a rift has developed between the IPCC and a delegate to that organization. Sound like news? You bet, but throw out a guess as to how many MSM reporters were there.

One.

Andrew Revkin, the New York Times environmental reporter covered the story here.

With the lack ability to to determine news worthy items such as ACORN and Van Jones, deciding to not cover the global warming meltdown demonstrates the disconnect between MSM and Americans who seek information affecting their daily lives.

CNN’s Future

Reorganization within 6 months. Format change. Realignment to appeal to broader base. Anchors who throw out offending terms like “Tea Bagger” are out. Larry King is allowed to stay.

Maybe Lou Dobbs saw the writing on the wall.

Written by Ben

December 3, 2009 at 10:59 pm

Posted in Media, Politics

Tagged with , , ,

NYT: Public relations department for Democratic Party?

leave a comment »

It’s the day after Nancy Pelosi calls the CIA a bunch of liars over whether she was briefed about water-boarding.

This is The Hill’s front page….
the_hill_page

This is the Washington Post’s story on A1…
washPostPage

This is the front page of the NYT for Friday, May 15, 2009.
nytimes-1

The story “Pelosi Says She Knew of Waterboarding by 2003 ” is buried on page A20.

Written by Ben

May 15, 2009 at 8:31 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Tagged with , ,

Report: Secret Service Says ‘Kill Him’ Allegations at Palin Rally Unfounded

leave a comment »

A Secret Service agent called charges that a man yelled “kill him” in reference to Barack Obama during a Sarah Palin rally “unfounded” .

The summary of the story goes as follows: After an October 14, 2008 Sarah Palin rally the Scranton Times reported that “one man” in the audience yelled something offensive and incendiary. The story reports there were remarks of “terrorists”, “kill him” and “off with his head”.

This was the basis for Representative John Lewis’s remarks which accused Mr. McCain of race-baiting and xenophobia. Mr. Lewis’s remarks referenced earlier years in America and recalled events of mob lynchings, churches being torched and deaths. In essence, Mr. Lewis pointed an accusing finger at Mr. McCain to label him as an unabashed racist.

The accusation advanced by Mr. Lewis is intellectually putrid. Mr. Lewis judges John McCain and Sarah Palin to be guilty by association to a single audience member, a stranger who harbors ill-will. Mr. Lewis holds Mr. McCain and Ms. Palin personally responsible. It is hard for me to understand how Mr. Lewis got to be where he is by being so obtuse, but there is a part of me that wants to point to affirmative action, but I won’t; that would be “wrong”.

If this wasn’t enough to enrage any thinking American wanting nothing more for his country than righteousness and fairness there is now a new element of this story to ponder.

The FBI got involved. Threats of the nature reported by the story are not ignored by the FBI. They did their job to discover the truth and to possibly bring charges against these radicals. (I will even call them terrorists.) People like this who seek to cripple our political process and to injure and kill need to be put in jail. Rightly so.

However, there is a problem. The FBI interviewed their own agents to discover what they may have heard. They stand and mingle among the people in and around the audience. They are alleged to be everywhere. Certainly they would have heard these reported remarks and would have converged on the idiot(s) to be shepherded away for questioning. The agents heard nothing. The FBI also interviewed other members of the rally with the same result. It appears no one heard the reported remarks. The FBI then interviewed reporter David Singleton / STAFF WRITER who is the only one to have heard and reported the alleged remarks emanating from the audience. All he can say is that he heard it… allegedly.

The FBI’s investigation is on-going. As it looks now the reporter “invented” the incident and placed it into his story. At best, it was dishonest. At worst, sinister.

So – there we have it.

  • We have the press injecting into their reporting lies and falsehoods designed to do what, incite? agitate? slander? victimize? influence thinking? This is not only wrong – it is dangerous to this country and to her people.
  • We have Mr. Lewis who then used the mainstream press to launch emotionally loaded swill against Mr. McCain and his campaign and to call him a racist and agitator wanting to herald in the dark days of an earlier America. It is presented to America as if it were fact. (Meanwhile, we cannot get a valid birth certificate of Mr. Obama. Even as I write this there are investigators in Hawaii who are not being allowed to put down their 10 dollar fee to acquire a public document recording Mr. Obama’s birth. In fact, it is Mr. Obama who is denying their access to it. What on earth is there on a birth certificate that is so sensitive that Mr. Obama does not want anyone to see? )
  • We have the press eager to advance the reporter’s fabricated event as fact at a time when Americans are getting set to cast their vote for the man who will occupy the most powerful seat in government, yet we cannot get the press to even adequately dig into Mr. Obama’s associations with William Ayers, Acorn, his associations with officials in pre-meltdown Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae or to even report on where Mr. Obama was born.

Don’t look now, but the press is attempting to employ that old Jedi Mind Trick, waiving their hand across our collective faces and uttering “These aren’t the issues you are looking for. Move along.”

The liberals should be as concerned. They should know that if the press can skew stories in such a way as to paint a group of Americans in a certain light they should know that it can happen to them, too. Ah, but the press is staffed with people of the same ilk, so we know that can not happen.

If the press did their job, they would have discovered the truth as did the FBI but like so many times before, the press fails the people…. intentionally.

There is a double standard flowing through our mainstream media. It is fomented by ABC, CBS, NBC, MS-NBC, PBS (funded with tax dollars), The New York Times, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Harold, et. al. Some of us know about this double standard while others choose to ignore or deny its very existence. Some of us know it has existed in this country for a long, long, time.

And the beat goes on.

Written by Ben

October 17, 2008 at 6:29 pm

Barney Frank screws Director at Fannie Mae, then the rest of us.

with 2 comments

…  an alternate title might be …

Barney Frank and boyfriend Herb Moses, executive at Fanne Mae, are just the tip of the iceberg of a larger underlying problem.

From this article we learn that Representative Barney Frank, (D-Mass.) who is a homosexual (the term “Gay” is subversion to make the behavior palletable to the rest of us) had a boyfriend who worked at Fannie Mae. If his boyfriend, Herb Moses, worked in the mail-room that relationship might be overlooked, but Frank’s boyfriend was Director of Housing Initiatives at Fannie Mae from 1991 to 1998, when Frank was on the House Banking Committee, which had jurisdiction over Fannie Mae.

The article states

Both Frank and Moses assured the Wall Street Journal in 1992 that they took pains to avoid any conflicts of interest. Critics, however, remain skeptical.

“It’s absolutely a conflict,” said Dan Gainor, vice president of the Business & Media Institute. “He was voting on Fannie Mae at a time when he was involved with a Fannie Mae executive. How is that not germane?

“If this had been his ex-wife and he was Republican, I would bet every penny I have – or at least what’s not in the stock market – that this would be considered germane,” added Gainor, a T. Boone Pickens Fellow. “But everybody wants to avoid it because he’s gay. It’s the quintessential double standard.”

Now, we have a lot of things to be angry about. If you’re fuming and can’t think straight right now, I’ll highlight them for you, since I’ve had a little time to stop the bleeding from my eyeballs.

  1. There is Barney Frank himself just because he is the way he is.
  2. There is his behavior while he is being himself.
  3. There is his lack of scruples and ethics (covered that, I know), engaging in questionable behavior with the head of a government body he and his committee preside over.
  4. There is the media, all too willing to give Democrats a pass while those Democrats screw heads of Fannie Mae and by extension, the rest of us.

For those who are now regaining their normal blood pressure and the tunnel vision fades away, you might have a few questions.   Some of them might even be among the following list.

  1. Does anyone see a problem with our media?
  2. Is the media blind?
  3. Is the media – ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, NBC, New York Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Public Broadcasting System et. al. – so busy advancing the agenda of the Democrat Party and its socialist leaning value systems that the media in the U.S. are incapable of showing America how these socialist policies – some of which are represented by the very existance of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – are a failure to the people and the country as a whole?
  4. Is the media in bed with the Democrat Party?
  5. Does the Democrat Party also have influence over the media just as they have over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?

Think about this the next time you’re waiting in line at the check-out counter at the grocery store as you ponder the cover of the National Inquirer.  Think about the pablum the media wants to feed us. Think about who is directing our (voting public) attention.

Better yet, just think.

Then go vote every one of those sons of bitches out of office this November.  If we do not do this, we deserve what we get, just as we have been getting for decades.  Send a ripple through the psyche of America in the process, too.

Just do it.