Is Wilmeth gonna castrate livestock or members of the media? Aristotelian logic is not answering this for me.
Leftward media bias is not just a recent issue. When I first went to Washington, D.C. in 1974 I met Bruce Herschensohn who was to write The Gods of the Antenna. The same publishing house had published The Left-Leaning Antenna in 1971. However, in just over thirty days I had my own personal experience with this. Longtime readers will recall I wrote the following upon Daniel Schorr's passing in July of 2010:
In July of 1974 I went to work as a Legislative Assistant to Senator Pete Domenici.
On August 9, 1974 Richard Nixon resigned his Presidency.
Several of us staffers sat with Domenici in his office and watched Nixon's resignation speech. Just as the speech ended, CBS called Domenici and wanted him to come to their studio for an interview. There were several senior staffers there, but for some reason Domenici asked me to drive him to CBS (I later figured out that since I was the last person to go on his staff from NM, Domenici figured I had been least influenced by the system and most accurately reflected the views of New Mexicans, especially rural New Mexicans, on Nixon).
When we arrived at CBS they put us in a waiting room which was surrounded by tv monitors. After a short period of time a CBS employee came and took Domenici away to get his nose powdered for the tv appearance.
That left me in the room alone. Keep in mind that at this point I had not quite bought into the media bias thing.
I was watching the monitors as they interviewed Ronald Reagan who at that time was the Governor of California. In walked Daniel Schorr, chief White House correspondent for CBS. Schorr looked up at the monitors, saw Reagan being interviewed, and with a hateful scowl on his face said,"Burn, Ronnie baby, Burn."
I remember thinking, "You know, there might be something to this media bias after all."
That thought has been mightily reinforced over the last thirty-six years.
What is also different today is the absolute flagrancy of the bias. So much so there are now websites such as Media Research Center and Accuracy In Media dedicated solely to pointing out the liberal bias of the main stream media. Watch this short video demonstrating all the different types of bias:
What is also new is our ability to respond via social media. And to that end I join with Wilmeth in thanking Marita Noon for all her wonderful work and wish her success in her new endeavors.
From Jim Spence at News New Mexico
Believing Your Own Lies
© 2016 Jim Spence
The vast majority of people say they do not trust the media. Should we believe the media now that the election is over? Just a day or so before the election, the internet news site Huffington Post told its readers that after conducting extensive analysis, it had concluded that Hillary Clinton had a 98% chance of winning. This astoundingly bad prediction by Huffpo made the New York Times election analysis, which set the odds at 85% for a Clinton victory, seem almost forgivable. Other news outlets were similarly way off the mark, with bogus exit polls distorting reality even after polls had closed. Perhaps it might be a good idea to go elsewhere for astute analysis from now on?
You can't give the media another chance based on what it is cooking up now that the Trump appointments are starting to roll in. Let’s start with Senator Jeff Sessions, the Trump nominee for Attorney General. Sessions is famous in Alabama for prosecuting the head of the KKK there. Sessions actually sought and secured the death penalty for the Klan chief after convicting him. It seems that Sessions also fought to desegregate Alabama schools. However, since Session is a white Republican one of his colleagues, a black Democrat told fellow Democrats in the Senate thirty years ago that Sessions made a joke about the KKK being "ok" until he discovered they smoked pot. Of course Sessions made this quip while he was prosecuting the Klan. It seems that if you could just allow your self the "flexibility" to take the Sessions joke out of the context of him prosecuting the Klan, you could then interpret what he said as being racist. So…….there you go. This is going to be all that the mainstream media needs to smear Sessions.