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November 22, 2009

Liberal media bias is like such a myth

Associated Press on tonight’s healthcare cloture vote:

Invoking the memory of Edward M. Kennedy, Democrats united Saturday night to push historic health care legislation past a key Senate hurdle over the opposition of Republicans eager to inflict a punishing defeat on President Barack Obama.

Man, we’re so evil.  All we want to do is inflict punishing defeats on the messiah president.  I mean, he’s just trying to provide hope and change and there we go ruining all the fun by explaining that the country is completely bankrupt and we don’t have money for this kind of boondoggle and, even if we did, that perhaps the same people who run our post offices and DMVs should not be responsible for our health.  If only we’d shut up and stop trying to waaah “punish” Obama, then the country would just be so super perfect.

But that’s “journalism”, and it barely registers any outrage that a reporter inserts his opinion into his article.  It’s expected and allowed.  It would be sad if it weren’t so old.

Posted by Karol at 12:43 AM |
Comments

Spot on, Karol.

But there’s even a more Orwellian angle to what this silly left wing AP “journalist” wrote.

The “journalist” wrote that there’s a “hurdle” of Republican opposition.

But there’s no hurdle of Republican opposition.
The Democrats have all the votes in each the House and the Senate to basically do anything they want.

The hurdle for a federal takeover of health care is not Republican opposition, rather, the hurdle is the DEMOCRATIC opposition to it.

But that’s straight outta the classic left wing playbook…blame it all on somebody else.

Posted by: IAmTheWalrus at November 22, 2009 at 4:30 am

That’s just Journalism. There’s no particular bias in that paragraph.
They invoked some dude’s memory, fact.
The reps were agin it, fact squared.
The party out of power always wants to score points over the pres, fact.

I think you are allowed to report an event with some description, otherwise the news person would not be doing their job very well in engaging the consumer. If he had opined that one side was wrong, then you might have a point. I’m sure you’ll find people who are happy to report this way, but this is not such an occasion. You have implied a lot more than is there. I see this a lot. Easily done.

Posted by: bryan at November 22, 2009 at 12:40 pm

Actually, upon reread, I do see what you are saying. By saying the reps motivation was purely to score over Obama is a little simplistic. My bad.

Posted by: bryan at November 22, 2009 at 12:43 pm

bryan,

Try aspirin and some bed rest.

Posted by: IAmTheWalrus at November 22, 2009 at 4:46 pm
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