Thursday, February 19, 2004

What Liberal Media?
Here is some strong, quantitative evidence of bias. MRC reports that when Clinton completely avoided all military service, the network evening news programs aired 10 stories. But the same programs have already run 63 stories charging Bush with being AWOL, based on the crime of failing to document his every waking moment in October 1973. The press keeps pounding on this despite the fact that no one cares:

Last Thursday, Peter Jennings refused to report the finding of ABC’s polling unit that two-thirds of the public, including 58 percent of Democrats, thought the Bush story was “not a legitimate issue.” Instead, Jennings highlighted how Bush’s “rating for honesty and trustworthiness is at a new low” — as if the networks’ biased promotion of phony charges had nothing to do with that.

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