BTRIPP (btripp) wrote,

Great article ...

Snagged this link from moderndayknight's journal ... it's a piece by sci-fi author Orson Scott Card on liberal bias in the media. Largely based on Fox News and the reactions to it in the Leftist Press (such as the recent book Crazy Like A Fox), Card takes a look at how various types of stories get subtly, and not-so-subtly, twisted around to press Leftist agendas. Here are a couple of juicy quotes:

"The left-wing news media live in a tiny village of people who all think (or pretend to think) exactly alike. Therefore, to them any reporter or media outlet that rejects their premises must be insane or dishonest, and instead of seeking to refute them with actual evidence, they merely call them names and accuse them of venal motives."

"What makes the liberal bias in the mainstream media so pernicious is that they deny that they're biased and insist that their twisted version of events is "reality," and anyone who disagrees with them is either mentally or morally suspect. In other words, they're fanatics. And, like all good fanatics, they're utterly convinced that they're in sole possession of virtue and truth."

I frequently have wished that there was a 24/7 news channel that was to Fox News what Fox News is to CNN ... as I, frankly, get pretty sick of the "fair and balanced" crap. I would love to have a news source which was strictly conservative, that would call traitorous bastards like John Kerry or the Klintons "treasonous scum" and not apologize for it! Why can't we have a news channel that would still give us Sean Hannity, but would tell that wimpy dickhead Alan Colmes to take a hike?

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