: You really don't get it, do you? The NYT, CBS, NBC, ABC have all touted
: themselves to be "unbiased" news services. The fact is, prior to the
: advent of talk radio
You're presenting TALK RADIO as an example of unbiased reporting? Are
you totally out of your mind? Limbaugh and Savage are unbiased????
:Fox gets slammed
: for being slanted to the right simply because it really has commentators
: from both sides rather than just a single viewpoint with a token
: conservative that they throw out to the public once in a while.
Since when has FOX "news" been presenting a balanced view from the left
and right? Not anytime in the last seven years I'v been (unhappily)
:> without mentioning all the
:>Rushies yapping away on the radio and Fox's power on TV.
: The difference is that Rush and other conservative commentators don't
: hide who they are
Sure they do. Any time Limbaugh is questioned by anyone other than a
fawning fan, he claims to be an entertainer, not a reporter. But he
presents himself on his show as a real reporter and news analyst.
Putting them together, he's a baldfaced liar.
Michael Wiener, who calls himself Michael Savage (another lie), also
presents himself as an unbiased, smart, news analyst. Against, kinda far
from the truth.
, they don't pretend to be neutral reporters like Dan
: Rather who rushed to air the forged National Guard memos last October for
: the argument that the news had to be reported, even before being fully
: vetted, he had to go with his intuition.
Very similar to the Bush admin position on (a) the threat Iraq posed to
us, and (b) the nonexistent Social Security "crisis".
But Rather has faced the consequences, and GWB has gotten a series of
Yet in 2000/2001, that same Dan
: Rather absolutely refused to air the Gary Condit story, to the point that
: CBS was a laughing stock when it finally aired a grudging report from
: Rather that focused more on the accusers than on the missing intern and her
And four years later, it's pretty clear than Condit had nothing to do with
her death. What's your point?
: With Rush, Hannity, or other conservative hosts, you know the opinions
: you are going to get.
Sure: the ones manufactured out of smoke and mirrors in the White House
public relations office. Yay, Rush and Sean! Go, boys!!!!! You are
truly the heirs of Murrow!
-- Andy Barss