Fair And Balanced? Posted byDavid October 23, 2009 2 Comments on Fair And Balanced? If this is supposed to be the middle, no wonder so manypeople think ABC, NBC, and CBS are the “liberal” media.
Rachel Maddow and Keith Olberman are just as fair and balanced as anyone on Fox News. That’s a good balance of both ends of the spectrum and thinking people should be able to listen to opinion on both sides of an argument and make a decision with which side they wish to align. I see no problem with any of them, although many on both sides are truly slanted. We’re all grownups and we can all decide like a jury who’s right and who’s full of baloney…..and Republicans didn’t invent slanted news. In fact, they spend a lot of time responding to it.
Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann are openly liberal. They don’t pretend to be anything else. Another thing they don’t do is sit around making up shit to put on the air. If you watched them very much, you’d learn that they spend most of their collective two hours each night exposing the lies and hypocrisies of Limbaugh and Beck and Hannity, and the rest of the “fair and balanced” team at places like Faux News, and you would be very hard-pressed to find a factual error in their information. When they do make one, they correct it immediately and take responsibility for it. They’re almost as adept at pointing out the lies and hypocrisies of leaders and politicians on the left.
A major difference between a news organization and a political action committee, is that a news organization reports on anti-government protest rallies. A political action committee, and pretend news organizations, organize, promote, and then send reporters to cheerlead at anti-government protest rallies. And then, of course, they pretend that it’s fair and balanced.
No one suggests that these folks don’t have a right to do what they do. They just shouldn’t get so bent out of shape when they are called out for what they are, political operatives for the conservative right. The fact that Bill O’Reilly makes such a big show of pretending that he’s not is what’s laughable.
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