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Clever Is the Word for a Biased Media

Friday, 01 February 2002 12:00 AM

After the terrifying assaults against America's very foundation on Sept. 11, the media were in the same boat with all of us: frightened, prayerful and wondering. They quickly sided with patriots and our troops. They wanted to be saved and, above all, to be on the winning side. They turned out glorious praise of Americanism and righteousness.

For a while, Big Media were praising President Bush unabashedly for his leadership and control. They were seeing a real leader come alive and respond in magnificent style as he lined up an impressive coalition of nations to help in the war on terrorism and fortify the homeland. His job approval soared to nearly 90 percent.

Unfortunately, all this wonderful treasure was just too much for the media's left-wing souls. Within a few days, they were back to business as usual – nitpicking, sniping and undercutting to slant things back to their agenda.

For example, while the world witnessed four fuel-loaded jetliners hijacked by militant Muslim madmen used to deliberately murder thousands of innocents, the Reuters News Agency didn't think this qualified as a "terrorist attack" – because, said Reuters, "one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter."

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It is impossible to believe that any responsible news agency could be so stupid and arrogant – their idea of righteousness, perhaps.

Then there's the Washington Post's Mary McGrory, critical of Bush for not flying immediately back to Washington on Air Force One. Elementary prudence dictated protection of the president at that initial stage of uncertainty.

McCrory wrote: "Bush said the attack was a 'test' for the country. It was one for him. He flunked. But he says he believes in education, so he has three years to take a make-up exam in leadership."

Such shameless vitriol against a man who just demonstrated superb management was both petty and pathetic. It is also an excellent example of inbred permanent hatred of conservatives.

For many years, volumes have been turned out to expose blatant media bias. Unhindered, it goes on and on – from university schools of journalism to the very top in every field of communications.

The professors taught well the importance of the "Fourth Estate" in reporting the world as the media see it. Thereby, their left-wing bias pervades the news – and

Obviously, our media feel superior to the rest of us – superior in knowledge, superior in wisdom and wit, superior in value and, definitely, superior at payday.

The great Peter Jennings of ABC News is a superb example of a clever manipulator, never using a nasty word but ever so slyly slipping in a slick smear to fit his own mindset.

For example, he called Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld "feisty" in defending U.S. handling of "detained" terrorists at Guantanamo Bay. In truth, the handling has been measured, safe and humanitarian. "Feisty" is a word for reporters eager to pick holes in U.S. policy.

Earlier, Jennings slipped in a little sneer just moments before Bush, then at 90 percent approval racing, addressed the nation about the war progress. Said Jennings, "The president ... is having some difficulty managing public expectations about the war on terror."

This was an outright lie, because at the time, public opinion polls had 84 percent of the people "satisfied" with information from the Bush administration.

George Stephanopoulos, former apologist for President Clinton, on ABC's "Good Morning America" show that day, also ignored Bush's superlative polls.

Not to be outdone, Diane Sawyer gushed to George her congratulations for his "nonpartisan covering of the news" – when she had just witnessed his blatant partisanship

CNN's Bernard Shaw invented the Shaw Doctrine with his haughty refusal to be debriefed by the U.S. military after returning from Baghdad during the Gulf War. He chose to remain "neutral" because he considered that his journalist status made him a "citizen of the world." Maybe the "world" will protect him someday when he's roughed up in Shanghai.

Barbara Walters graciously explained why ABC News didn't want reporters to wear flag lapel pins: "It might confuse viewers." The viewers would be more confused trying to understand why not!

That doozy by Dan Rather is probably the stupidest one this CBS mouthpiece has ever made, but it highlighted his true character – some might say "pathological" character, because this man doesn't realize his deceit.

Rather, when asked by Bill O'Reilly of "The O'Reilly Factor" on Fox News if he thought Bill Clinton was an honest man, equivocated at first, then said, "I think you can be an honest person and lie about any number of things." This man reports "news" to the U.S.A.?

Dan Rather is one of the stars of CBS News, a substantial portion of the media and the war. So let us note a mid-November Gallup poll that rated the media at 43 percent approval in reporting the war on terrorism – with Bush 89 percent, Rumsfeld 80, Congress 77 and the postal service 77 percent. People are catching on to the warped media.

Herewith are a few snippets about our media manipulators:

L. Brent Bozell III of the respected Media Research Center is launching an all-out assault via talk shows, newspaper articles and mass mailings in order to save the White House and both houses of Congress from the ultra-liberals in the 2002 and 2004 elections.

He makes the following charges, which should wake up complacent voters:

Goldberg is a former CBS Insider with the embarrassing "inside" on Peter Jennings, Tom Brokaw and Dan Rather, who now call him a "reactionary right-wing ideologue" but make no effort to disprove the book.

Goldberg's section on "Liberal Hate Speech" chronicles outrageous quotes from the media big boys, "revealing shameless bias and frequent stupidity."

"The truth shall make you free." (John 8:32)

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