February 01, 2006

Media biased? Really?

Unless you've been living in a cave, you are aware of the current debate that the media in the United States does not present an unbiased view point when covering, well, just about everything. This is not a secret and should not come as an earth shaking revelation. But whatever. You kind of note it and file it away and move on, most of the time. But sometimes, just sometimes, it jumps off the page at you, or off of the television, and you just stand there, gobsmacked, like I was this morning.

I was watching CNN during my morning perspiration at the gym today and the talking heads were discussing the whole Cindy Sheehan thing -- you know, she got tossed from the chamber before the State of the Union speech, right? Now, I had to go to CNN to get the name of the talking head who said this, because they are kind of all interchangeable for me, but it was Miles O'Brien talking to Soledad O'Brien and here's what happened. Soledad said that Cindy was asked to cover up her shirt and refused and that's why she was escorted out. Miles expressed confusion when Soledad said that and referred to some papers in front of him, saying, "that's not what it says happened on her blog or on the letter she wrote to the Michael Moore website". Excuse me, Miles, Cindy's blog and Moore's webpage are supposed to qualify as authoritative news sources? Are you kidding me?

Who says that the media ain't biased? I'd rather believe that they were biased than that they were just this fuc*ing stupid, ok?

Posted by Random Penseur at February 1, 2006 09:43 AM | TrackBack


Unfortunately, they generally are that f@#$ng stupid. And lazy.

Posted by: Kathy at February 1, 2006 09:55 AM

I read it on Al Gore's interweb so it MUST BE TRUE.

Posted by: phin at February 1, 2006 11:00 AM

Hey I read it on Phin's blog so it must be true! :)

Posted by: Oorgo at February 1, 2006 07:42 PM

I'll take RP's word anyday!

Posted by: Mark at February 6, 2006 08:09 AM
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