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The Pefectly Partisan Media

 

 

 

If there is anyone who doubts that almost all the media functions today as unpaid press agents for the Democrat party, today’s presidential press conference should erase all doubts.  Allahpundit of Hot Air explains why:

It ran for one hour and six minutes, with 12 different reporters being called on — although, notably, not Ed Henry of Fox News — and between them they couldn’t muster one question about the catastrophe that is Healthcare.gov or the spectacle of National Park Rangers locking senior-citizen tourists out of war memorials and/or inside their hotels. I admit that, near the end of it, when Twitter was already starting to buzz about the oh-fer on this week’s two unhappy topics, I started rooting for the press corps to ignore them, not unlike how you might root for an opposing pitcher when he’s throwing a perfect game against your team in the ninth. On the one hand, it’s a disaster for your interests; on the other hand, you’re seeing something historic in process. Today, we all witnessed a perfecto — no runs, no hits, not the barest insinuation in front of a national television audience that the federal government’s behavior towards the public this week has alternated between almost literally unbelievable incompetence and vindictiveness. Amazing.

Go here to read the rest.  When future historians write about the shambles that is the Obama administration, and the long term harm it inflicted on the country, they will note that the mainstream media was an essential ally of Obama, and that the administration benefited from the most one-sided press coverage in the history of the United States.

 

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Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.

7 Comments

  1. Given that they each posted a reporter to this Boorsteinian pseudo-event, they cannot complain that company budget cuts have deprived them of the manpower to cover the story. The good news for the Republic is that the media is imploding and no longer viable as a commercial endeavour. Our sympathies should go out to the large corps of wage earners who work in these enterprises, as well as to the salaried employees on the business side of things (and perhaps also the sports and features staff). As for the people who produce the editorial matter, stick a fork in ’em.

  2. I suppose the historians will have to come up with an alternative term for “yellow journalism”…since that generally meant the practice of sensationalizing stories to drive circulation…if not a progressive agenda.

    Maybe the latter applies still today where the former really doesn’t (given current readership/viewership trends), but the repeated and intentional spiking of important “news of the day” is deserving of its own designation for the history books.

  3. When future historians write about the shambles that is the Obama administration, and the long term harm it inflicted on the country, they will note that the mainstream media was an essential ally of Obama, and that the administration benefited from the most one-sided press coverage in the history of the United States.

    Not if they’re writing in Chinese or Russian or Newspeak they won’t.

  4. “I suppose the historians will have to come up with an alternative term for ‘yellow journalism’ . . . ”

    “Red” works for me.

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