Saturday, August 30, 2008

Blatant Bias at the Peacock Network

Media bias is no stranger to pro-lifers and people with authentic Christian values who face it all the time. The peacock network, MSNBC, didn't waste anytime throwing a sucker punch against Governor Palin. Look carefully at the "Breaking News" banner Fox News captured from MSNBC as Gov. Palin was giving her speech: It reads, "How many houses does Palin add to the Republican ticket?"

A good article on this appeared on The Newsvine: Disgrace: MSNBC Continues to Sully Peacock Brand with Palin Smear.

I agree with the article that it was totally unprofessional. It is more like a sophmoric prank. But, it goes beyond the banner and into some of the hosts.

Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell, called out media coverage on Obama biased and embarassing at MSNBC, saying Fox News was actually the most fair and balanced during the Democratic National Convention.

Boycott NBC! Whether it happened to a democrat or a republican is not the issue. This kind of thing shouldn't happen to anyone, no matter the party.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It will be interesting to see how she is portrayed by the media as time goes on. Will they try to Dan Quayle her? Try to paint her as someone who isn't ready for the Big Leagues and is in over her head? The media is very adept at shaping opinions, and often in an unfair way, especially when it comes to Republicans. For instance, it is little coincidence that recent Presidents/VPs are generally seen as either brilliant or idiots and that this happens to cut down along party lines (Reagan, big idiot, Bush I, idiot, Dan Quayle, big idiot, Bush II big idiot; Carter, brilliant, Bill Clinton, political genius, Hillary, smartest woman in the world, Gore, brilliant internet and global warming expert...the exception to the list is Cheney, who is instead painted as the evil mastermind who is really running the show).

A lot will probably come down to how well she fares in the VP debates. How good is she at debating? How well does she know foreign policy? This is where things could get risky with this pick. If McCain had gone with, say, Romney then you know he would have someone who is battle-tested when it comes to debating a wide range of topics on a national stage. On the other hand, though, she will probably benefit from low expectations when it comes to going up against the very experienced Sen. Biden.