Alphabet Networks used to be viewed as a reasonable source for information about politics. I’m not sure when that practice died, but most Americans are smart enough to know media is incredibly biased when reporting on anything related to Republicans.
That bias has inspired a robust alternative media with sites like Breitbart and The Daily Caller as well as indie blogs like The US Report attempting to level the playing field.
Even before the Republican National Convention cranked up in Tampa, anti-GOP memes dotted the media landscape.
President Barack Obama’s sit-downs with local affiliates’ reporters were an excellent example of his party’s connection with media.
It was almost comical to watch these reporters talk about the sequestration that will kick in if Obama and Congress don’t reach a budget deal. It’s doubtful they’ll refuse to reach one because the fallout would impact both parties.
Dems still control the Senate and the White House, so the fallout would certainly drench them if cutbacks kick in and the Bush tax cuts expire. For one thing, the marriage penalty removed by the Bush cuts—benefiting all married couples—would be reinstated.
As an aside, you might want to up withholding for federal taxes on your paycheck so you don’t come up short if Obama is reelected and the tax cuts are allowed to expire. If you believe the Dem meme those cuts just helped the wealthy, you're in for a real shock when you file your taxes.
In one sit-down with a local reporter, the president did manage to praise his ObamaCare tax bill during a chat about sequestration—not a single substantive question was asked. The White House chose the topic.
That’s understandable, now that we know the Supreme Court deemed the bill a tax bill—that’s the only way the bill can be legal.
The ObamaCare tax bill, as most know by now, cuts Medicare by more than $716 billion. Hard questions? Nada, even though there are more than 18 tax hikes in the ObamaCare tax bill.
It’s hard, though, to ask informed questions when you haven’t read the bill.
As the opening date for the Republican National Convention approached, media began to get excited about what is now Hurricane Isaac. First media thought Isaac would wreck Florida. Didn’t happen. Then media got obsessed with comparisons to Katrina and New Orleans.
That obsession led one ABC News staffer to make a joke, Newsbusters alleged, about the Romneys being “happy to have a party when black people drown.” [See editor's note below.]
I pointed out bias in one affiliate’s reportage on Ann Romney’s speech.
A dramatic example of media bias occurred recently when a blogger created a ‘Kill Mitt Romney’ page at Facebook. Had Romney been a Democrat, we’d still be hearing about it.
For Republicans the challenge is getting messaging out to independent voters, and that challenge will never be supported by Alphabet networks whose Democrat bias ran interference and even told outright lies for presidents like FDR, JFK and LBJ.
Media attacks will ramp up as November nears. After all, Alphabet Media played an active role in electing Obama and to date, none of the networks have vetted him or given notice to glaring inconsistencies in bio data he provided his literary agent.
At the RNC in Tampa on Tuesday, little attention was given to a succession of minority speakers—S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley, Senate candidate Ted Cruz, former Democrat congressman Artur Davis (now Republican), congressional candidate Mia Love and First Lady of Puerto Rico Luce Fortuna.
It's useful to point out that during Haley's run for governor, her father's Sikh faith was targeted by her opponents who used scare tactics in an attempt to derail her candidacy. Haley belongs to the Christian faith.
Personally, I think the writing is on the wall and Alphabet Media know it.
I also think there’s karma due for Democrats when they kick off their convention in Charlotte—on the 55th anniversary of a Democrat governor’s actions in Little Rock. Gov. Orval Faubus called out the Arkansas National Guard after 9 black students attempted to integrate public schools there.
Republican president Dwight D. Eisenhower called out federal troops to protect the students.
Shortly after Ms. Love spoke, her bio entry at Wikipedia was filled with racist attacks. That is standard treatment the Left delivers to black Republicans—it’s the same treatment Dems gave them after the Civil War, in fact.
Love is mayor of Saratoga Springs (Utah); she’s trying to unseat Democrat Jim Matheson who’s represented the district since 2001.
Media bias is certainly alive and well, but it actually provides Republicans opportunity to educate voters about the fact they're only getting one side of the story from those Alphabet Networks.
~Ed. Note: Newsbusters has learned the staffer making the black-people-drown remarks actually worked for another news outlet, not ABC.
(Commentary by Kay B. Day/Aug. 29, 2012)
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