>No Media Bias?

>Yeah, right. Here is an AP article about two judges in Pennsyvlania who are accused of doing nasty things to kids, in a judicial sense. Note the last three words in paragraph 3: “Both are Democrats.”

Now read this. Notice the third paragraph? What three words are missing?

I have noticed an interesting trend in our “unbiased” news media: whenever a Republican is in trouble, the R is everywhere, but not so with the Democrats. Let me give you an example: let’s say the following generic paragraph was about a Democrat caught in a scandal:

“The Senator was found in the hotel room with the woman who is not his wife. He
was arrested by local police and released on his own recognizance. “

Now let’s say it was a Republican. What we see is this:

“The Republican Senator was found in the hotel room frequented by Republicans with the woman who is not his wife, who is also a Republican. This Republican was arrested by local police and released on his own recognizance, to confer with his Republican colleagues.”

So maybe I’m exaggerating a little bit, but look back over the news coverage of Governor Blago, and see how many stories referred to him as a Democrat. Not many. How about Kwame Kilpatrick? What I am saying is that a lot of politicians are corrupt, on BOTH sides of the aisle. It is unfair for the media to try and paint one party as worse than the other.

Anybody who says the media is not biased, is deluding themselves. Oh, and Santa isn’t real either, Virginia.

Fuller treatment of this story can be found here: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2009/02/14/aps-name-party-twist-disgraced-judges-dem-party-id-disappears-after-init

EDIT: I just did a Google search for “mark ciavarella” AND prison, and I got 7820 hits. Add the term “democrat” to the search parameters, and you only get 1310 hits. That means only 17% of the websites that mention this guy going to prison ALSO mention he’s a Dem.

Let’s contrast that with a search for “Larry Craig” AND resigned. That gives you 110,000 hits. And now let’s add “republican” to the search: 82,600. That means 75% of the websites that mentioned the Craig scandal ALSO mentioned that he’s a Republican. 17 vs 75. Interesting.

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About Steve Picray

I am the current pastor of the Rapids Street Baptist Church in Adel, Iowa. Every day I commit my life to Jesus Christ. I am also a registered nurse working to support my ministry and my wife and three kids. I am a conservative Baptist. This blog is my view on life. My prayer is that, by reading what I write, you will learn more about me, more about God, and be assisted in becoming the person God means for you to be. If you have a question, just e-mail me at spicray AT gmail DOT com. God Bless!
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