Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Big Dog Op-ed; There is No MSM Bias?


Reposted from Big Dog's Weblog
Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

There Is No MSM Bias?

Let a gold star mother go before the public and trash the President of the United States and she is a hero to the left. The MSM can’t give her enough air time. When she camps out in Crawford Texas she is touted as a hero of the left. Every reference to her is followed by the clarification that she lost a son in Iraq. Every word Cindy Sheehan utters is printed or aired and no one in the MSM questions whether her words are truthful because to them she is the truth. Her words are printed at lefty blogs like The Huffington post and she gets invited to the State of the Union address so she can embarrass herself. She is mouthpiece for Michael Moore and the rest of the hate America crowd. The anti-war left loves her and the MSM hangs on her every word.

Let a gold star mother who supports the war and indicates that her son taught her courage try to get her message out and she is shunned by the “unbiased” MSM. Merrilee Carlson chairs a group of families who have lost a loved one in the war. They produced two commercials and they were test marketing them in Minnesota. The station they wanted to run the commercials on refused to do so because they objected to these two lines, from families of the fallen:

The media only reports the bad news, but American troops are making real progress

You would never know it from the news reports, but our enemy in Iraq is Al Qaeda.

The station said that it left the impression that it was targeted at them and would have aired it if the lines had been changed to indicate the media in general. Perhaps that is so but the fact that it is an election year and this message was intended to clear up some of the mindless prattle coming out of Sheehan’s mouth certainly played into it.

Think not?

Then why: On Thursday, February 16th, the Chair of the Democrat Party in Minnesota called on all TV stations to pull the ad. The top Democrats in Minnesota want to suppress the message of Carlson’s group.

The commercials will not go national and there is no debate about them because the MSM has failed to cover them. If this had been a Sheehan group saying that soldiers were having sex with chickens and spreading bird flu it would have been aired for free and made the front pages of every liberal newspaper in the country.

The next time they tell you the MSM is not biased, ask them what they know about Cindy Sheehan. After they tell you all they know ask them what they know about Merrilee Carlson. When they tell you nothing inform them they would if the MSM were not biased.

Source: TownHall.com

Read the entire article. It will shed new light on the oppressive media and the hate America Democratic Party. It will also show you that those who cry the loudest about free speech only mean that speech with which they agree is free.

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