steve1633 wrote:if you havent realized yet that pp posts offer little in the way of intelligent discourse then youre dumber than i suspected, if its just easier to argue with someone like her then ya go ahead keep it up.
Most of the proof of liberal bias comes from liberal op-ed columnists, not mainstream reporters. In his Sarah Palin puff piece, he completely forgets about the full boat of conservatives that went after her, including Peggy Noonan, Kathleen Parker, David Brooks, Charles Krauthammer. Chris Buckley even quit the National Review over her.
There's also the fact that Obama was a new sensation and McCain was known by the press corps, this contributed to more coverage. Goldberg also forgets to inform us about the fact that McCain has been a media darling for years.
He mentions that Obama was called a Rock Star. Palin was also called one.
The race issue with Obama was sensitive and important, because remember, Obama got about double the death threats of any major candidate in American history. The media had to walk a tightrope in reporting negative stuff on Obama. There's also the fact that much of the bad news about Obama was floated by right wing blogs. If you notice, left wing stuff about McCain was underreported too. They were playing the usual bi-partison game.
Most positive press about Obama had to do with his superior fundraising. The media is about money so it doesn't surprise me that fundraising was a big story.
The Reverend Wright issue was so overreported (in my view) that Obama had to give a speech on race. Why do you think he did that?
What Goldberg and his ilk wanted was for the media to do a right wing hit job on Obama. This is the same guy who said that they were too hard on Bush. Which is it, Bernie, do you want the press to be hard or soft? Oh, I get it, they should only do hard reporting on liberals, I get it. That issue is idiotic as well, when looking at Obama's record so far which is pretty moderate, especially on the bailouts and Afghanistan, especially his one sided support of Israel.
I notice Goldberg also failed to mention how the media avoided many of the associations of McCain and Palin, like the fascist group McCain was on during the 80s or that Palin's husband was once in an extreme movment, wanting secession from America and that Palin sent a welcome video to their group. Also undercover video of the group, where they say that Sarah is "on our side, just pretending to be a Republican."
The Keating Five got little play as well or McCain's support of the terrorist Contras.
buddinganarchist wrote:I notice the people with the limbic brains have spoken. I forgot rational debate was not a strong suit with people who are fed a steady diet of Fox news and bad prescription meds.
relizabeth wrote:What happened to the talking heads on Fox News friday night? Friday night, after the release of the report where Palin was found guilty of abuse of power in trooper-gate, Fox News talking heads Bill O'reilly, Sean Hannity, and Gretta Van Sustran were all MIA!
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