Tonight, the Big Three news networks–ABC, CBS, and NBC–covered today’s explosive Fast & Furious developments with sharply contrasting approaches. CBS News put together an informative and satisfying report while ABC and NBC spun and downplayed the story to minimize harm to the Obama administration. http://alturl.com/q8r6u
The president of the United States asserts executive privilege to avoid handing over documents to congress in Fast and Furious and NBC leads with a weather report. It’s June and it’s hot. Big news that is.
Media malpractice, double standard, and bias is rampant. If this were a republican president, this would be blasting day and night in frenzy mode to condemn the administration and the president. If (when) Romney is elected president, you will notice a dramatic change in the once mainstream coverage of events. It will once again be all the president’s fault, from the weather to killings in the streets of Chicago. With obama, nothing is his fault, poor little guy.
Just as an aside, yesterday on HLN (CNN), I saw a report on a guilty verdict in Miami in a trial of a black boy setting afire a white boy. The entire segment was short, but very noticable was the fact that they flashed very, very fast on the defendnat (black) and focused entirely on the white victim without a single mention that defendant was black. If you had blinked, you would have missed that fact. Can you imagine the uproar CNN would produce if the situation was the other way around.
So these networks have absolutely zero credibility. Zero. Even when searching for information on the internet these days, I avoid any report that comes from a once mainstream source, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, NYT, et cetera, and try to find other sources, even though it’s hard to do because most are just quotes from the MSM. Nevertheless, there are local newspapers and radio that give a much more accurate accounting of any incident.
You cannot believe the once mainstream media. Bottom line. Unless you want to see what they say and then remember it is probably the exact opposite of their presentation.
Posted: 06.21.12 A.D. @ 11:50 a.m.