Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Media Double Standards to Elect Obama

"That's right", said the CNN interviewer to Gov. Sarah Palin. She was stating the fact that if she was the VP candidate that 'guaranteed' an international crisis within the first six months of their new administration, she'd have been skewered all over the media. But Joe Biden says it? CNN and others bring on Maddie Albright and she confirms his dangerous provocations to the international community. No double standard there.

If Joe Biden was brought on the Obama ticket to bolster up the non-existent resume of qualifications to be President of the United States of the candidate, as an 'expert' on foreign policy in the Senate, why do these gaffes keep coming? And, Joe Biden has been consistently proven to be on the wrong side of history throughout his political career. That continues to be overlooked by the slobbering press. "Quite frankly, I don't understand what all the fuss is about", Bill Richardson said on Fox News Channel. Well, Richardson speaks volumes there. They simply don't get it at all.

Four previous Secretaries of State endorse John McCain? Crickets are chirping, the press is so silent. Colin Powell endorses Obama on his free campaign stump speech for the first 30 minutes of Meet the Press? Oh, what a wonderful and thoughtful man Powell is to do such a thing with the help of NBC News. Did Brokaw question his motive or ask his opinion of endorsements of other Secretaries of State? No. And the treatment of Democrats endorsing John McCain on the principles of a strong national defense - such as Senator Joe Lieberman? He's all but drummed out of his party. No double standard there from the progressive party.

The Military Times produced results of a poll taken at the end of September showing a clear preference for Senator John McCain in all categories, except for the military members who self-identify as Black/African-American. This group was the only one to go for Obama and it was 79% Obama, 12% McCain, 5% undecided, 4% declined to answer. In previous elections, including the election in 2004, about 50% of Black/African -American respondents stated a preference for the Democrat candidate. Further proof that by saying the black population in American votes as a block for Democrats is truth. It's not a racist claim as some would have you believe. It's a racist attitude by blacks when voting.

More examples of The Military Times? For all respondents: 68% McCain, 23% Obama. White/Non-Hispanic: 76% McCain, 17% Obama. Hispanic or Latino: 63% McCain, 27% Obama. Other Race Specified: 58% McCain, 30% Obama.

I use those numbers since the Obama campaign has made this election all about the race of their candidate, the bi-racial Senator from Illinois via Hawaii, Indonesia, California, and New York. Remember at the beginning of this campaign when the Democrats were demanding an investigation of John McCain's birth certification authenticity and his eligibility as a child of a military officer born in Panama? Remember Obama, after laying low for a bit, came out and said it wasn't an issue to him? Did you think then that this was a strange move from a candidate that encourages the worst to come from his supporters against his opponent? Maybe since he knew eventually that his own birth certificate would be a campaign issue made a difference. Now, if only there was a journalist reporting on the lawsuits and the current investigation going on in Hawaii - where he just happens to be today and tomorrow to visit an ailing grandmother. But, then we wouldn't have the double standard.

Besides, 'news' organizations have all those reporters tied up in Alaska, busy digging through the trash cans of the Palin family.

Go to www.ldsmag.com/ideas/081017light.html and read a very refreshing article written by a Democrat, Mormon and opinion column writer. He will shine a glimmer of hope for you that maybe somewhere out there some real journalists may be shamed into coming forward. Not in time to salvage this campaign and the allegiance of the media to the Chosen One, but maybe in the future. (h/t Maggie's Farm)

The author of the piece, Orson Scott Card, honestly points out to the failures of what today goes for journalism. He points to the current financial mess, for example, that traces directly back to the late 1990's and the Democrats on Capitol Hill, yet to hear the media it is all the fault of Republicans and John McCain's campaign suffers after rising just before the blowout. He goes into depth in his explanation.

"If you had any personal honor, each reporter and editor would be insisting on telling the truth - even if it hurts the election chances of your favorite candidate."

"Barack Obama is just another politician, and not a very wise one. He has revealed his ignorance and naivete time after time - and you have swept it under the rug, treated it as nothing."

"Meanwhile, you have participated in the borking of Sarah Palin, reporting savage attacks on her for the pregnancy of her unmarried daughter - while you ignored the story of John Edwards's own adultery for many months."

"It's not too late. You know that if the situation were reversed, and the truth would damage McCain and help Obama, you would be moving heaven and earth to get the true story out there. If you want to redeem your honor, you will swallow hard and make a fist of all the stories you would print if it were McCain who had been getting money from Fannie Mae, McCain whose campaign had consulted with its discredited former CEO, McCain who had voted against tightening its lending practices."

"If you do not tell the truth about the Democrats - including Barack Obama - and do so with the same energy you would use if the miscreants were Republicans - then you are not journalists by any standard."

"You're just the public relations machine of the Democratic Party, and it's time you were all fired and real journalists brought in, so that we can actually have a news paper in our city."

And, where's the honesty in the media that continues to run stump speeches by Obama as he lies about the health care plans of John McCain? Obama lies that John McCain wants cuts in benefits and eligibility of Medicare. Flat out lies about McCain's policy. Fact Check.org ( which tries to be an unbiased as possible, though 100% success is not attainable with mere humans making judgement), calls the claim Not True.

Double standards.





9 comments:

Kris, in New England said...

I questiom whether there is such a thing as a real journalist anymore. In today's climate of 24/7 news, can a journalist really be objective?

It's the most salacious stories that sell - if it bleeds it leads - and that's what they are all about. Those with integrity - like Mr. Card - are never heard.

shoprat said...

There are real journalists today but they are not prominent in the MSM. It is disheartening but we can't let them have our country.

Incognito said...

whatever happened to unbiased reporting ??.. doesn't exist anymore, sadly.

as for factcheck.org.. even they have a liberal bias, for the most part.
p.s. love that you have the commenting on the same page as post.. that way you can refer back.

Chuck said...

You would be hard pressed to find a news article not written as an editorial

Mustang said...

I notice that even Nina whatsherface on Fox is giving Palin a very difficult time. I just shake my head ... these people who have not, nor could they, walk a mile in Palin's shoes. I am disgusted that anyone thinks that Palin would not serve well as our president, but somehow think that the boob in a $500 suit could. With Biden in the oval office, we'd be at war with Canada within six weeks.

It's enough to make a good person want to spit.

Z said...

What the media hates about Palin is she's REAL.
She's like a cross to a vampire.
I think Hannity's right; Journalism died this year. RIP.

Come see my piece about the bias today and Al Qaeda, I think you'll find it true!?

Debbie said...

That article by Card was amazing. I was driving and hear Rush reading it on air, I didn't know it was by a Democrat until the end. There is still hope.

Debbie Hamilton
Right Truth

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Rob said...

While I agree with your main point I think you're unfairly calling ALL things bad said about McCain 'bias'. I can find lots of bias on Fox and other Right Wing sites pro-McCain and Palin too, but I don't call every bad thing said about Obama 'bias'. There are some issues that need to be addressed on all sides, it's not bias to ask questions.

All that said I do agree that there are biases in all media forms, and that the people should just be honest over it. Honestly, CNN and MSNBC and such won't lose any viewers outright saying "CNN, The Liberal Broadcast Network" or whatever