Friday, October 31, 2008

Bias

You know, it's been a few years since I've watched TV consistently. Even when we still lived in the states, we rarely had TV capabilities. When we did, we watched things like Survivor, The Apprentice, and ER (that was around 2005...good times...I loved Thursdays).

Right after McCain chose Palin, I started watching clips from various sites. Maybe it's only because it's been so long since I've actually been exposed to much news, but I am literally APPALLED at what we've termed our mainstream media. Is this for real?!?! Seriously...what in the world?

Here is a very interesting article I read a few days ago about just that...and it's even on the ABC news site.

This next clip is from one of the first clips on the msnbc.com site that I saw a month or 2 ago. I was just sitting here with my jaw dropped listening to them. I know that Rachel Maddow is considered a news 'commentator' and therefore given more license to have biases and really give her opinions. It's just unfortunate that many people probably choose that show and others like them to be their primary source of news. The disrespect shown in this clip was seriously astounding to me. Unfortunately, the other shows (with the real 'journalists' and not just the 'commentators') are not much better. Even Tom Brokaw, who I really like and respect, has followed suit, making clear his opinions, even if only in the subtle disguise of condescendence, in some of the interviews I've seen him in. Especially in this next clip, it becomes not just a question of whether or not a newsperson can be a credible, unbiased source of information, but also a question of whether or not there are any respectful people still left on TV? So what if you don't agree...let's be nice.



Didn't their mothers teach them that if-you-can't-say-something-nice-don't-say-anything-at-all thing?

Here is another GREAT find about just this very thing. Words are SO VERY POWERFUL.

Then, here's how Newt feels about it. He doesn't beat around the bush.



Finally, something to lighten your mood a bit maybe. This CRACKED ME UP!! Oh how I loved to see the surprise here. With all the butt-kissing they're so used to with the press, I'm sure he was really waylaid by this. Crazy to see his reaction...and for him to see how it must feel to be Sarah Palin EVERY TIME she talks to the MSM.



On a personal note, today is the day we are moving. Keep us in your prayers.

And don't forget to vote...for MCCAIN/PALIN!! ;)

8 comments:

Jen Sprayberry said...

It is really bad. I guess there are no real rules for the media- right? It's pretty lame actually. Great if you're an Obama fan.

Amber said...

I'll be voting McCain/Palin on Tuesday!!! PRAY, VOTE, PRAY:)

Leah said...

I think even the pollsters are in on it.
I mean, some of them have nobama up by 20 points, and others show it a dead heat.
that first video made me laugh. the lady is saying that Palin is a problem, yet the video she is showing is of large crowds at the McCain/Palin Rallies.
AND, all candidates go to a "debate camp" if you will. That is how they prepare for the debate.
I've been watching Fox News. They are much more balanced.

Ali said...

Happy packing and moving to you! I'll be praying for lots of energy as you sort, unpack and get settled during this transitional move!

I love ya!

~ Ali

Anonymous said...

That is why Granddaddy watches Fox News ALL the time. People who just "tune in" from time to time are so likely to believe what they hear because it is the "news".

Hope everything goes well with the move. As always, wish I were close enough to help.

Love,
Mama

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Anonymous said...

I love the new look!

Love and miss yall!
Gillian

Anonymous said...

oh and guess what I GET TO VOTE THIS YEAR! And I will be voting McCain/Palin.

Gillian