Pretending to be factual, the segment had attacked a political candidate 19s tax proposal in an extremely one-sided way. That's why the 'alternative' media audience has grown and the so-called 'mainstream' media audience is shrinking. He was friendly and certainly didn't come off as some right-wing, antigay crusader. And neither are the millions of Americans who agree with me. So how did Tom Brokaw play it on his nightly newscast? It never happens that way.
This was Alabama, for crissake, not fucking Switzerland! Before September 11, the media elites, too often, behaved badly. But he could not be boring. Not because I had trouble uncovering the evidence that there is in fact a ten-dency to slant the news in a liberal way. The problem comes in the big social and cultural issues, where we often sound more like flacks for liberal causes than objective journalists. My son, Brian, by this time was at Carnegie Mellon University, where the cost of tuition is about the same as the cost of the space shuttle. I read it when it first came out, lent to someone, and never received it back.
But that was not what happened at all. But I'm against it even when its targets are white people. He does a good job of mixing his own personal story and anecdotal evidence with hard statistics, which makes this a quick and easy read. That leaves them naked as individuals, alone in their apostasy. The reason why so many American's who are pro-life or anti-affirmative action or who support gun rights detest the mainstream media is that day after day they fail to see in the media any respect for their views. And if you were one of his loyal guys - and for twenty-five years, I was - he'd also send nice handwritten notes telling you how much he appreciated you being around. Does that meet Dan's standard of fairness? Goldberg himself confesses that he has been a lifetime voter on the left side of the ticket.
Unless, of course, you count all those car-window washers on the street who, hoping for a buck or two, used to spit on my windshield at red lights because they ran out of Windex twenty years ago. What the hell did that have to do with anything? Reporters were again doing the work of the activists because they sympathized with the cause. It was a great story. Goldberg himself was forced to take fewer assignments and not allowed to present analysis of the news. The three-ringed circus of liberal media bias cryptozoology is nothing new for Goldberg. We know what they look like. What a horrifying look at what really happens to our news before we get it! But you couldn't really blame the media, not at first, anyway.
He doesn 19t wonder why because it doesn 19t occur to him that the big three are no longer the important sources of news that they once were. Moreover, they tend to surround themselves with friends and colleagues who think the same way. He explains that when he publish the Wall Street Journal op-ed that eventually inspired him to write the book back in 1996,were he addressed a long growing concern about the slant that issues where given in the main stream media. We also had to exag-gerate reality if we were really going to gain support and compassion for the homeless. In the beginning, it probably couldn't be helped. Goldberg has won twelve Emmy Awards during his career. Journalists may delude themselves that their reporting will be neutral, but this reality is impossible to sustain.
Al Gore did precisely that, about a hundred times a day, when he was running for president against George W. If the bias were conscious, he argues, it could be pointed out and fixed. This was a very important job. He was just trying to be compassionate. Frisch also contributes to , a media blog featuring links to progressive media criticism from around the web as well as original commentary. What about presenting two sides? How she got the virus is something Schlesinger doesn't get into.
I was yesterday, I am today, and I will be tomorrow. Over the years I had spoken to Heyward and a few others dozens of times about bias on the evening news and other programs. It's a great deal: it's always somebody else who has to make the sacrifice - sometimes Asian- American kids, sometimes other white students who don't get into places like Harvard and Yale and Princeton - while the white liberal elites get to claim credit for being so decent, the saviors of black people in America. Which is exactly what made it such a good story. That the Soviet Union was an Evil Empire. That certainly didn't take long. To this day, I can see the Atlanta police on their horses, swinging batons at black civil rights demonstrators whose one and only crime was that they had no formal permit to march.
He makes his points not with wild accusations or claims but with sound reasoning built on facts. I still don't want the news - hahahaha. I was an especially big fan of Lyndon Johnson's Great Society. Rush Limbaugh would never have become the success he has if the firm of Rather, Brokaw, and Jennings had done its job. But to the liberals in the media, these aren't liberal views at all. Did I come out for his flat tax? That was comforting, but at the same time depressing. They don't talk to people like Jerry Kelley, and they certainly don't listen to people like Jerry Kelley.