If you’re a conservative, especially in a liberal gulag like the Twin Cities, you don’t need to be reminded that…:
- all too many liberals don’t just disagree with conservatives; they actively, passionately hate them (in a manner that most conservatives, no, do not reciprocate)
- The mainstream media are biased against conservatives and conservatism in a way that is way too systematic to be either random or a matter of a few journalists and their individual worldviews.
As such, the most interesting question to come out of the “Journolist” flap isn’t so much how biased are the media as it is how many more “Journolists” are there?
Given the absolute lock-step uniformity among most of the Twin Cities media when it comes to politics, I’d be personally amazed if there weren’t some form of back-channel collusion going on.
Oh, yeah – and many of our “elite” media are a bunch of sick bastards…
If you were in the presence of a man having a heart attack, how would you respond? As he clutched his chest in desperation and pain, would you call 911? Would you try to save him from dying? Of course you would.
But if that man was Rush Limbaugh, and you were Sarah Spitz, a producer for National Public Radio, that isn’t what you’d do at all.
In a post to the list-serv Journolist, an online meeting place for liberal journalists, Spitz wrote that she would “Laugh loudly like a maniac and watch his eyes bug out” as Limbaugh writhed in torment.
In boasting that she would gleefully watch a man die in front of her eyes, Spitz seemed to shock even herself. “I never knew I had this much hate in me,” she wrote. “But he deserves it.”
….without a whole lot of regard for their fellow citizen…
When the writer Victor Davis Hanson wrote an article about immigration for National Review, for example, blogger Ed Kilgore didn’t even bother to grapple with Hanson’s arguments. Instead Kilgore dismissed Hanson’s piece out of hand as “the kind of Old White Guy cultural reaction that is at the heart of the Tea Party Movement. It’s very close in spirit to the classic 1970s racist tome, The Camp of the Saints, where White Guys struggle to make up their minds whether to go out and murder brown people or just give up.”
Jonathan Zasloff, a law professor at UCLA, suggested that the federal government simply yank Fox off the air.
Back when Nick Coleman used to rant “The buh-law-ggers wunt tuh duhstroy thuh mediuh”, I and a lot of conservative bloggers protested “No! We just want to hold it accountable!”.
Nowadays? Given the extent to which the craft’s “elite” High Priests of Knowledge seem to have been trying to use their power and position to control the country rather than report the news? Screw ’em. The NYTimes, the WaPo, the Big Three, , the Strib, CNN – screw ’em all. They have all gone way way beyond “bias” to become a de facto political party.
And I don’t mean the kind that runs candidates in elections.