Thursday, October 02, 2008

The Bias in the MSM

We've saved several links from the past days that all seem to fit in this post about the liberal bias in the MSM. Normally we pass on posting content like this, as we prove the MSM bias beyond any shadow of the doubt each and every day on our home page. But today we're motivated by the MSM's unprofessional coverage of Gov. Palin leading up to the debate. It is a clear attempt to discredit her, and to fill the liberal minds of mush among the Democrat pawns out there with mindless talking points.

From Instapundit, Sept. 29:

A READER AT A MAJOR NEWSROOM EMAILS: "Off the record, every suspicion you have about MSM being in the tank for O is true. We have a team of 4 people going thru dumpsters in Alaska and 4 in arizona. Not a single one looking into Acorn, Ayers or Freddiemae. Editor refuses to publish anything that would jeopardize election for O, and betting you dollars to donuts same is true at NYT, others. People cheer when CNN or NBC run another Palin-mocking but raising any reasonable inquiry into obama is derided or flat out ignored. The fix is in, and its working." I asked permission to reprint without attribution and it was granted.

From HotAir, Oct. 1, a video showing the MSM's contempt for Gov. Palin:

The story came out this week that Gwen Ifill, the moderator of tonight's VP debate, has a book coming out in November called The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama. Bill Dyer at Hugh Hewitt's blog responds to her deception, and PBS's bias by ignoring the conflict of interest, with this suggestion:

...if for no other reason than the potential appearance of a conflict of interest, Gwen Ifill should publicly disclose her book's impending release and title to the entire nation at the very beginning of tomorrow night's debate. To do anything less would be unethical.

And today, Mike Allen at Politico writing on this story, writes this nonsense:

Ifill is moderator and managing editor of "Washington Week" and senior correspondent of "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer." She is viewed as one of Washington's fairest journalists.

Not anymore, Mike.

Jim Treacher offers some suggested questions for the debate.

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