Liberal Media Bias? What Liberal Media Bias?
In the wake of the Obama administrations attacks on FOX news for failing to be as liberal as the other networks, it is funny to see real examples of media bias. Here are a couple. And bear in mind, the false story sinks in to the memory while the correction if one is even printed is buried in small print on page 6.
Earlier this week, it was reported that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia during a speech mentioned that he would have dissented in the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education ruling that the notion of separate but equal was unconstitutional. However, what he actually said was he would have dissented on Plessy v. Ferguson which originated the idea of separate but equal This "mistake" advanced the dishonest but often repeated assertion that conservatives are racist.
Today, Politico.com ran an article with this headline: "Iowa Republicans wince at Sarah Palin's $100K speaking fee." Wow, that greedy so-n-so I can't believe she . . . . . . Oh, hey wait a second. If you read the whole article and get through all the nonsense about their fund raising efforts you find this paragraph:
There is no indication that the former governor has requested a fee or that her decision whether to attend is being influenced by whether she’ll be paid.That nugget is listed on the second page more than 20 paragraphs into the article. Now, stop and consider that most people just read the headline and maybe a couple paragraphs. Does anyone think crap like that isn't intentional? The media negative characterization of Gov. Palin has led to a misimpression of her among those who get the news from the mainstream media and believe the stuff they're shoveling.