Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Let's talk about the media

What is the trend? For more than a decade now study numbers have shown a disproportionate number of conservatives and their positions being showcased in the news.

When Clinton was president, there was a push to give the minority a voice. When the Reps took Congress, there was a voice that needed to be heard there. When Bush came in, he and his were given preeminence. When Dems took Congress back, it didn't change to reflect this. And now that Obama is in the White House and Dems hold congress, what is next?

Crooks and Liars looks at the Posts postion:
I always knew that the media would find a way to turn back to right-wing ideology after America voted out the conservatives who almost destroyed the country and the financial global economy. But I didn't know they would use a minor story like ACORN as their catalyst.

You know how the WaPost feels about
liberals who complain, don't you? This is very troubling indeed. Apparently the Washington Post thinks it should be paying more attention to the crazed rantings of Glenn Beck and incorporate it into their news coverage. ...


Post Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli said he worries "that we are not well-enough informed about conservative issues. It's particularly a problem in a town so dominated by Democrats and the Democratic point of view."

To guard against it, he said, "I challenge our reporters and editors with great frequency to look at what is going on across the political spectrum ... at the extremes, among the rabble-rousers, as well as among policymakers." He said he pressed the National desk this week to provide more ACORN coverage.


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