When I think about the fact that most Americans gets their news from the three major news networks and CNN, I’m not surprised to see Obama ahead in the polls. It has been reported for years that the mainstream media leans left and is biased, but never has it been so apparent as it is now during this presidential election. There are two new stories out recently that once again shine the light on the media bias. Amanda Carpenter over at Townhall.com wrote a story on the fact that MSNBC has joined forces with several left leaning organizations to monitor the election process. One of those groups is ACORN. This is so rich. ACORN monitoring the election process?! Perhaps those ace reporters over at MSNBC missed the news flash that ACORN is being investigated in several states by the FBI for voter fraud. This little project that MSNBC has partnered with is termed “Election Protection”. You just cannot make this stuff up. A news release said the following: “Election Protection is the nation’s largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition, led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Through its 1-866-OUR-VOTE hotline (1-866-687-8683) and dedicated team of legal experts and trained volunteers across the country, Election Protection helps all American voters gain access to the polls and overcome obstacles to voting, offering live assistance.” I’m pretty sure nonpartisan means that you are not gunning for anyone in the election. So I guess I should believe that NBC has not been slamming Gov. Palin and peeing themselves – or getting tingling legs – over Obama and that ACORN was lying when they endorsed Obama for president. Here is a link to the partners list which strangely omits ACORN: http://www.866ourvote.org/partners.
The second media bias story making the wires shines light on CNN. CNN’s Drew Griffin was interviewing Sarah Palin and they had the following exchange:
CNN: Yeah. Governor, you’ve been mocked in the press. The press has been pretty hard on you, the Democrats have been pretty hard on you, but also some conservatives have been pretty hard on you as well. The National Review had a story saying that, you know, I can’t tell if Sarah Palin is incompetent, stupid, unqualified, corrupt or all of the above.
Palin: Who wrote that one?
CNN: That was in the National Review, I don’t, have the author.
Palin: I’d like to talk to that person.
CNN: But they were talking about the fact that your experience as governor is not getting out. Do you feel trapped in this campaign, that your message is not getting out, and if so who do you blame?
Now here is what Byron York, the writer of that National Review piece, actually wrote: “Watching press coverage of the Republican candidate for vice president, it’s sometimes hard to decide whether Sarah Palin is incompetent, stupid, unqualified, corrupt, backward, or — or, well, all of the above. Palin, the governor of Alaska, has faced more criticism than any vice-presidential candidate since 1988, when Democrats and the press tore into Dan Quayle. In fact, Palin may have it even worse than Quayle, since she’s taking flak not only from Democrats and the press but from some conservative opinion leaders as well.” Griffin should apologize immediately and he has completely lost any credibility as a reporter now. How much more obvious can one be then to pull something so completely out of context. It just goes to prove Byron York’s point. And message to Sarah Palin: Stop giving these yo-yos interviews. This was CNN’s first interview with Sarah and they skewed it just as Charlie Gibson of ABC and Katie Couric of CBS did with their first interviews.
Now all we need is the Fairness Doctrine and Americans will truly be misinformed. And we all know what happens to the misinformed sheeple – they give up their freedom to Big Brother.