April 28, 2006

Doltish and Unbalanced

Letter in todays' Strib:

So Fox News anchor Tony Snow is set to replace Scott McClellan as White House press secretary. I'm sure his first order of business will be to decry the liberal media bias.


Pete! Bubbie!

Snow will be working as a press secretary. His job will not be to "parrot" the administration's line, but to form it.

It's the job of every American, on both sides of the aisle that cares about a free society, to decry...not liberal bias, but the dishonest liberal bias that tries to pass itself off as mainstream and objective.

Go forth and sin no more.

Posted by Mitch at April 28, 2006 07:38 AM | TrackBack

Is it bias if you agree with it?

Posted by: Kermit at April 28, 2006 07:41 AM

Your call for bipartisan unity on this vital issue brings a tear to Angryclown's eye, Mitch, truly it does. But the Clown wonders why the market solutions favored by you wingnuts never seem to apply in the case of the media. Go get your news from FOX, church bulletin or militia newsletter for all Angryclown cares. Truth is, your agenda is nothing more than playing the ref to try to get some more of the calls.

Posted by: angryclown at April 28, 2006 09:34 AM

Between Fox's Tony Snow's new post and the Air Force One showing Fox News onboard, the libs are screamin' mad.

A South Park line comes to mind:

"Yes! Yes! Oh let me taste your tears, Scott! Oh, the tears of unfathomable sadness! My-yummy! My-yummy, you guys!"
-- Eric Cartman

Posted by: Nancy at April 28, 2006 12:15 PM

Man, oh man, the Heated Harlequin nailed you to the wall, Mitch! You of all people look awful silly calling for the government to ban the liberal media! I thought we all liked the free market and the first amendment! Let the market do and the founders do their respective things! Yeah!

Oh, wait...I just read the post. I don't know what the Heated Harlequin read.

Posted by: Brian at April 28, 2006 01:28 PM

Mitch was discussing the very survival of the Republic, "Brian." A more serious attitude would be appreciated.

And who ever accused you wingnuts of "liking" - or even understanding - the First Amendment? Not the Clown, you can be sure of that.

Posted by: angryclown at April 28, 2006 01:35 PM

Clown is steamed today that church bulletins may contain conservative messages. Sorry to break the news to you Clown boy, but church bulletins contain far more left-wing messages than the other way around.

Take the Catholic church (please) where I go in Saint Paul, namely the Church of Saint Luke. The church bulletin is an almost weekly source of left-wing (and wingnut) "news" and Republican-bashing, courtesy of the church's Social Justice Committe.

Oh where is the IRS when you truly need it?

Posted by: Jack Bauer at April 28, 2006 01:50 PM

Maybe it's just that Jesus hates you, Jack Bauer.

Posted by: angryclown at April 28, 2006 01:54 PM

Is it about the news market, or is it about dishonesty?

Posted by: Troy at April 28, 2006 02:56 PM

Troy, in the case of the clown, it's about both and in considerable abundance. Note that Mitch's statement was about "dishonest liberal bias that tries to pass itself off as mainstream and objective." There have been no studies I am aware of that paint the media as anything less than left of center, and most studies include Fox as more centrist than conservative. For the bulk of the media to try and paint itself as objective in what and how it covers things in politics is rather dishonest.

"But the Clown wonders why the market solutions favored by you wingnuts never seem to apply in the case of the media."

Oh, but we do favor them. Have you watched newspaper circulation figures recently? Or how the big 3 networks are doing? I'm rather enjoying just how much the media are dissipating their influence and trust by their continuing self destructive behavior.

Of course, the quality of the news media is something that runs in cycles. As Thomas Jefferson observed, "The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers."

Posted by: nerdbert at April 28, 2006 06:57 PM
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