28 October 2008

Orson Scott Card On Media Bias

As the article states, Orson Scott Card is a Democrat and from Richland--a town that neighbors my hometown of Kennewick, Washington.

When even the Democrats see the damage done by an in-the-tank media, you know there's a problem. From the article:
Your job, as journalists, is to tell the truth. That's what you claim you do, when you accept people's money to buy or subscribe to your paper.

But right now, you are consenting to or actively promoting a big fat lie — that the housing crisis should somehow be blamed on Bush, McCain, and the Republicans. You have trained the American people to blame everything bad — even bad weather — on Bush, and they are responding as you have taught them to.

If you had any personal honor, each reporter and editor would be insisting on telling the truth — even if it hurts the election chances of your favorite candidate.

Because that's what honorable people do. Honest people tell the truth even when they don't like the probable consequences. That's what honesty means . That's how trust is earned.
Rather than seeking the truth about Bill Ayers, the media ignored it, leaving it to the McCain campaign to do the heavy lifting and the perception that anything they uncovered was somehow less than true. Ditto Rezko, Wright, and everyone else.

Not only does the MSM write stories favorable to Obama, they avoid writing ones that might cast him in a bad light. Like the fact that his campaign disabled the credit card verification software enabling the website to accept donations from people whose personal information did not match the credit card. This is Barack Obama-style grassroots organizing. This way, Obama can take donations multiple times from some people and it's also why he's gotten donations from China and the Middle East.

That's just one of the latest examples.

You could also consider the fact that when the blogosphere digs up a quote where Obama, again, endorses redistribution of income, "spreading the wealth"--flat out marxism--for the second time in a week, the MSM "factcheckers" defend him, so he doesn't have to.

You know, because the $750million he raised from his "grassroots" donors in China just wasn't enough.

The media has provided him with millions of dollars of free advertising.

This kind of thing should make you sick.

(h/t lots of people, thanks)

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