Saturday, October 17, 2009

Fair And Balanced, As Always

A few days ago I was walking around a local Borders book store and flipped open a copy of Norman Podhoretz' new book, "Why Are Jews Liberals?" (All you liberal Jews out there - read it!!). Inserted among the pages (by someone I'm guessing is not a Podhoretz fan) was a printed note referring misguided individuals who believe in left wing media bias to a web site showing that such bias doesn't exist. The note managed to find its way to a trash bin.
Meanwhile Mark Steyn has a column on NRO comparing media treatment of the totally fabricated racist statements attributed to Rush Limbaugh and a statement made to an audience of high-school students by Anita Dunn, the White House communications director. There is indisputable video evidence of the sound bite in which Dunn praises the greatest mass murderer in history, Mao Zedong. The fake Limbaugh quotes saturated the MSM while Dunn's real comment went unreported except by Glenn Beck of Fox News.
Steyn also points out that there's been almost no coverage of the 20th anniversary of the collapse of the Iron Curtain.

Why aren’t we making more of the biggest mass liberation in history?
Well, because to celebrate it would involve recognizing it as a victory over Communism. And, after the Left’s long march through the institutions of the West, most are not willing to do that. There’s the bad totalitarianism (Nazism) and the good totalitarianism (Communism), whose apologists and, indeed, fetishists can still be found everywhere, even unto the White House.

No media bias here.

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