Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Television Bias

If you ever needed proof that broadcast journalism is biased, tonight proves it. I am an election return junkie. I've always been hooked, and will not go kicking and screaming into treatment. I don't know how many of you have picked up on this, but every network I've tuned into including Fox, keeps harping on the disarray the Republican Party is in because of the McCain-Huckabee campaigns.

Either these peope are terminally stupid, or, guess what! They just might have an agenda. They are essentially creating an issue where one didn't exist, or they aren't paying attention. With the Republican campaign virtually locked up, this is the message they are portraying, that the party is split wide open. Hey, guess what. It's a contest that isn't even close.

On the other hand, the Obama/Clinton race is neck and neck. Do they suggest the Democratic Party is divided and in disarray? If so, I haven't heard it. Spin is alive and well, and we have a grand example of where Television used to report the news, they no longer are doing that. Now they insist on making the news. The power of television commentators with a hidden agenda is much stronger than the candidates or issues involved. We are, for those that remember Orwell, heading into an era where communications conglomerates will be choosing our National Leaders.

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