Texas Rainmaker
What Media Bias?
September 3rd, 2008 9:48 am

Compare and contrast the coverage…

(Note: USWeekly is owned by Obama supporter Jann Wenner)

If there’s no bias, why is 17-year old Bristol Palin’s pregnancy a “scandal” while 16-year old Jamie Lynn Spears’ pregnancy is something to celebrate?

If there’s no bias, why is Sarah Palin called a hypocrite for supporting abstinence-only education in light of her daughter’s pregnancy, but Al Gore is praised for supporting a fight against global warming while increasing his own energy consumption?

If there’s no bias, then why do we hear more about a VP Candidate’s spouse’s two-decade old DUI, but not so much about a Presidential Candidate’s own admitted use of cocaine and marijuana?

If there’s no bias, why are there more media researchers in Alaska trying to dig up dirt on a VP Candidate and her family than there are in Chicago to review actual evidence of a Presidential Candidate’s affiliation with a convicted domestic terrorist?

If there’s no bias, why is the mainstream media questioning McCain’s vetting process (to further their manufactured narrative questioning his judgement) as his VP pick is hounded on personal issues that were known to the campaign, but not questioning Obama on his vetting process after his own vetter had to quit the campaign suddenly over questionable sweetheart deals in the subprime loan mess or the revelation that his VP pick, Biden also has close ties to convicted Obama friend Tony Rezko.

If there’s no bias, why was Dick Cheney’s 5 draft deferments a “campaign issue to be covered by the NY Times“, but Joe Biden’s 5 deferments are a side-story to be covered in a local paper?

If there’s no bias, why was the Democrat VP Candidate in 2004 hailed as a “rising star“, despite only having the experience of a one-term Senator and a lifelong trial lawyer… yet the current Republican VP Candidate, who has more executive experience than either of the men on the top of the current tickets and more years in elected office than the Democrat Presidential Candidate is derided as simply “too young and inexperienced“? (Nevermind the current hype over a guy who’s entire, brief political career has been spent campaigning for the next job rather than accomplishing anything of susbtance…)

If there’s no bias… then I am a fan of Michael Moore.

UPDATE: Let’s not forget why they do it

“There’s one other base here: the media. Let’s talk a little media bias here. The media, I think, wants Kerry to win. And I think they’re going to portray Kerry and Edwards — I’m talking about the establishment media, not Fox, but — they’re going to portray Kerry and Edwards as being young and dynamic and optimistic and all, there’s going to be this glow about them that some, is going to be worth, collectively, the two of them, that’s going to be worth maybe 15 points.”

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