Tuesday, August 10, 2004

What Liberal Media? This Liberal Media:

Every once in a while, a hack like Eric Alterman or Ian King will say something ridiculous about the media being either

a) non-partisan, or
b) so professional that even if they were partisan (read: left wing) they would be fair.

Then events make it clear that 90% of journalists vote democrat in the US for a reason: They are as partisan as the politicians they cover.


Journalists attending the Unity conference in Washington gave Kerry loud applause when he appeared before them on Thursday, so Bush had little doubt about the group's political leanings when he agreed to talk to them.

Still, the derision that greeted some of his answers to their questions was a stark contrast to the fawning crowds Bush usually faces on the campaign trail.
Many in the crowd laughed when Bush struggled to answer a question about what tribal sovereignty means for Native American tribes in the 21st century.

"Tribal sovereignty means that; it's sovereign. I mean, you're a -- you've been given sovereignty, and you're viewed as a sovereign entity. And therefore the relationship between the federal government and tribes is one between sovereign entities," Bush replied.

The crowd applauded a questioner for asking Bush about his views on whether race and ethnic background should be used in college admissions and hiring. Bush has already stated his opposition to racial quotas in schools and hiring.

If anyone pulls the old "they are NOT left wing! They work for corporations" line, just remember that there is a huge market in both Canada and the US for left wing views. Especially in concentrated urban markets like New York (NY Times) or Toronto (Toronto Star/Globe and Mail). The "corporations" the left wing hypocrites work for are trying to make a buck by differentiating their product from others (National Post in TO and NY Post in New York) by staking out a left wing view.

Good luck with the 'media is conservative' bs. Its amazing that conservatives actually exist considering our media sources.

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