Sunday, October 18, 2009

Stunner: Most Media Ignore Media Protests

If it weren't for a quick mention on Fox this morning, there's be zero coverage from the electronic news media about these protests Saturday. Of course why would the media want to draw attention to their own bias?

Here's some video from Chicago.

The Arizona Republic devoted four paragraphs to the local protest.

A Florida paper here probably has the most extensive coverage that can be found of any localized protest.
A spokesman for the group provided information from a survey completed in September by the Pew Research Center, a non-partisan organization which bills itself as a “fact tank.” The survey shows the American public believes the media is biased and toward the liberal side, said Stan Kabala, the spokesman for SWFL 9-12 Project and Naples Tea Party, which organized Saturday’s event.

According to Pew, 53 percent of the people surveyed in 1985 said they believed the media favored one side. In the September survey, 74 percent answered the same way. At the same time, 34 percent in 1985 responded they believe the media dealt fairly while the number fell to 18 percent in 2009.

Kabala pointed out that Keith Olbermann, host of MSNBC’s “Countdown with Keith Olbermann,” spoke about the 2003 anti-President George W. Bush protests: “…it is political dissent that created this country and sustained it and improved it.”

Yet in speaking about the 2009 Tea Party protests, Olbermann said: “When Hamas does it or Hezbollah does it, it is called terrorism. Why should Republican lawmakers and the Astroturf groups … be viewed differently?”
Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson could announce a can opening and every media outlet in town would be there. Some people show up to protest media bias and it's as if it never happened.

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