Tuesday, May 27, 2008

NBC and the White House - UPDATE & REPOST

It appears NBC has taken liberties with a recent Bush interview, skewing the presented segments in a pro-appeasement view.

White House counselor Ed Gillespie takes some liberties of his own in his complaint to NBC:

“I noticed that around September of 2007, your network quietly stopped referring to conditions in Iraq as a ‘civil war,’ ” Gillespie wrote. “Is it still NBC News’s carefully deliberated opinion that Iraq is in the midst of a civil war? If not, will the network publicly declare that the civil war has ended, or that it was wrong to declare it in the first place?”

Gillespie also hit NBC News on its reporting on the state of the economy.

“I’m sure you don’t want people to conclude that there is really no distinction between the ‘news’ as reported on NBC and the ‘opinion’ as reported on MSNBC, despite the increasing blurring of those lines,” Gillespie concluded. “I welcome your response to this letter, and hope it is one that reassures your broadcast network’s viewers that blatantly partisan talk show hosts like Christopher Matthews and Keith Olbermann at MSNBC don’t hold editorial sway over the NBC network news division.”

Bias in the media?

UPDATE 5.26: The White House targets the New York Times. It appears the NYT mis-represented Bush's support for GI Bill Reform.

In today's editorial, "Mr. Bush and the GI Bill", the New York Times irresponsibly distorts President Bush's strong commitment to strengthening and expanding support for America's service members and their families.

Again... Bias in the media?

Our prediction, albeit with some hesitation - the MSM will show their hand as the Obama meltdown becomes inevitable after the conventions.