Just Another Day

"Any idiot can handle a crisis, it's day to day living that wears you out." - Chekhov

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

MSM

Atrios has a good take down of the right's idiocy that there is a liberal bias in the media. It's a small start but a good one. Go read The Hunting of the President, or What Liberal Media, or Blinded by the Right, if you are so inclined and get a lot more. I particularly like the right wing screaming about liberal bias based on a survey of political leanings by reporters as if they can't be professional. For example, does a defense attorney necessarily support murder because he takes on a person caught red-handed murdering someone as a client? No, he separates his personal feelings of disgust and does his job defending the client in a fair, professional manner. I know the right wing may have trouble with that concept, i.e., not taking something personally, but it does happen in the reality-based community. By the way, isn't it the editors who decide the placement of articles, the wording of articles and the headlines? And, didn't the same survey of the media that showed personal political preference for liberal ideas show that editors are mostly conservative? Yes, it did.

Update: The Carpetbagger links to Atrios and provides his own rundown of the horseshit on Memogate. Note to the right, although CBS screwed up regarding the supporting documents, the truth is still that Bush was AWOL (not to mention was and is too much of a chicken shit to have actually served...in his own word although you won't find it in the liberal media).

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