February 12, 2013 2 Comments
Yesterday we talked about media bias as it relates to left-wing cop killer Christopher Dorner. Dorner has issued a manifesto praising Obama, gun control etc. The media hasn’t reported on the political aspect of Dorner’s manifesto, focusing only on alleged corruption in the LAPD. On Monday Joe Biden had a press conference pushing Obama’s gun control proposal. He told the assembled press that the administration is “counting on” the “legitimate media” to push the administration’s cause. It appears the Vice President hasn’t been watching NBC, CBS or CNN lately. He would have seen the mainstream press already pushing for Obama’s proposal, if not more gun control.
We’re getting to the point where the difference between the mainstream press and the Democrat Party is nil. Biden didn’t have a press conference yesterday, he had a pep talk with Democrat media allies. No one in the mainstream press complained about Biden’s brazen expectation that the media parrot the administration line. It was business as usual for the press. They will continue to run anti-gun and pro-gun control stories. The media will continue to demonize the NRA while praising advocates of gun control. They’ve been doing this since December, it hasn’t dented the opposition to gun control at all. Perhaps Biden thinks an all out media blitz can change American opinion. He’ll need his media allies for this.
Last week Dr. Benjamin Carson spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast, which was attended by the President. Carson attacked political correctness, Obamacare, progressive taxation and dared to actually mention God at the prayer breakfast. For that Candy Crowley of CNN wondered if Carson was offensive in his speech. Crowley never seemed to have a problem with this sort of thing when Bush was President. Apparently Crowley believes Obama is some sort of prince who cannot be subjected to hearing an opposing viewpoint. Keep in mind Crowley’s base position here is that opposing left-wing ideals is offensive.
This is the same Candy Crowley who attacked Mitt Romney during a debate last year in which she teamed up with the President to get the facts wrong about the Benghazi attack. Speaking of Benghazi has the mainstream media discussed Leon Panetta’s testimony last week at all? Recall, Panetta said that the President wasn’t involved at all and never ordered a counter attack. The President went to sleep, or at least didn’t have contact with his Defense Secretary. He issued no orders. Hillary was also MIA during the entire attack. If Bush had been President the media would be howling about his dereliction of duty costing the life of an ambassador. With Obama it’s crickets, the press barely covered the story and offered zero analysis questioning the President.
We’re to the point where mainstream media bias is so egregious they ought to just stop pretending to be unbiased. When the Vice President can tell the “legitimate media” how to report the gun control issue and no one in the “legitimate media” pitches a fit, it’s clear to everyone that the media is no longer unbiased. Conservatives have for decades offered countless examples of mainstream media bias. The press has always countered that they’ve issued hard reports on Democrats as well. They haven’t with this President. They’ve ignored Benghazi, they’ve ignored inconsistencies in Obamacare, they ignored Obama’s past when he first ran for office, they’ve done everything to protect the President. If Benghazi isn’t the last straw, surely having Biden tell the media how to report is. The mainstream press needs to be honest, just admit you have a left-wing bias. We won’t agree with you but we can at least respect your honesty.