More Bias in the Media

George Will has always been known to be a brilliant man. In fact, there may not be a wiser political commentator on the scene – he speaks slowly and thinks before he does so. (I appreciate him all the more because of his passion for baseball.) This past weekend on ABC News he was discussing the recent spate of Democrat sex scandals involving Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer, and San Diego Mayor Bob Filner (who we affectionately refer to as “Filthy Filner”).

Will attentively pointed out that had any of these men been Republicans, their actions would have been added to the “war on women” meme that the left has concocted. One might think that when a sage and respected man like George Will points out hypocrisy his colleagues would listen, but instead the disrespectful cadre of liberal elitists simply laughed.

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The painfully simple truth is that no Republican “war on women” exists. As conservatives, two of our core values are freedom from government and justice for everyone. The left hates these values and so frames them in the most ungracious way they can – Republicans hate women and minorities. The real tragedy is that our media has a bias. Our supposed watchdog of truth, they allow the left to mischaracterize and demonize our beliefs at every turn.

I’m sure most of you dear readers have already observed these gross tactics playing out on your TV screens and in your newspapers, but coincidentally CNN has offered us another example this weekend. CNN has hired David Chalian as an executive producer of one of their new shoes this season. Some of you may remember Chalian as the man who said this: “They’re not concerned at all…  They’re happy to have a party with black people drowning.”

biasmeterThat enlightening little moment happened during the Republican National Convention, when he thought no one was listening except the other “journalists.” How can our media expect conservative Americans to believe anything they have to say when we are constantly dealing with ridicule for the things we value, believe and hold dear?

We have long known the media was in bed with the progressive movement, but for years have held out hope that they might at least try to be fair arbiters of the issues of the day. We can no longer hold on to the naïve notion that our media may give us a fair shake, folks. It’s past time that we begin pouring our efforts into building media outlets that will allow us to get our message out in a winsome and encouraging way.  We cannot allow ourselves to be painted as extremists, villains, and monsters by the left any longer.

So the question is, how can we best present ourselves to the culture at large that has yet to form a concrete opinion about our values, beliefs and ideas? Once we figure that out – we need to get to work on implementation.

 

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