>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.


About Steve Picray

I have been many things, but right now I am a registered nurse attempting to pay off my debt so that, God willing, I can be a pastor again someday. I have a wife and three kids. I am a conservative Christian (of the Baptist variety). This blog is about me: the things that happen to me, the things that interest me, and the things that bother me. If you have a question, just e-mail me at spicray AT gmail DOT com. God Bless!
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