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Fiedor Report On the News #321 ^ | 10-17-04 | Doug Fiedor

Posted on 10/16/2004 10:48:26 AM PDT by forest

Dan Rather produces forged Air Force documents and lies to the American people about a sitting president, but CBS goes about business as usual, refusing to correct the problem. Walter Cronkite calls Internet bloggers "scandalmongers," but obviously biased reporters are "journalists." Tom Brokaw defends Rather and falsified news saying that anyone demanding unbiased and honest news reporting is attempting to "demonize CBS News" with a "kind of demagoguery." Major newspapers regularly begin their liberal political editorials on the front page and call it news rather than opinion. The major networks, most major newspapers, Reuters, and the Associated Press all seem to have a vendetta against President Bush and are intentionally slanting the news in favor of the Kerry campaign and other socialist candidates. And Mark Halperin, ABC's "Political Director" of news programming for the whole news network, instructs all of ABC's radio and television newscasters to favor Kerry.

It's a rather interesting ride this election cycle. President Bush not only has to run against Kerry, who speaks mistruths in every other sentence, but Bush also has to contend with a major media that is coordinating his downfall with the Democratic Party.

Evan Thomas, assistant managing editor of Newsweek, admitted the media bias on the PBS program Inside Washington. "The media, I think, wants Kerry to win. And I think they're going to portray Kerry and Edwards -- I'm talking about the establishment media, not Fox -- as being young and dynamic and optimistic, and there's going to be this glow about them, collective glow."

Some of us would call that a socialist stink. But, never mind.

Talk about unapologetically, blatantly biased reporting, even though Mark Halperin instructed ABC staffers to hold President Bush more "accountable" than John Kerry, an ABC official said Halperin is a "straight shooter" and "there is no action that is going to be taken" against him for the memo.[1]

There is more to the ABC news network's institutional bias than just that, though. Last February 10 Halperin sent out what appears to be a laundry list of reasons why he expects all media people -- at least on his ABC radio and television network -- to be biased in their reporting:

"Like every other institution, the Washington and political press corps operate with a good number of biases and predilections. They include, but are not limited to, a near-universal shared sense that liberal political positions on social issues like gun control, homosexuality, abortion, and religion are the default, while more conservative positions are 'conservative positions.' They include a belief that government is a mechanism to solve the nation's problems; that more taxes on corporations and the wealthy are good ways to cut the deficit and raise money for social spending and don't have a negative affect [sic.] on economic growth; and that emotional examples of suffering (provided by unions or consumer groups) are good ways to illustrate economic statistic stories."[2]

Josef Goebbels said the same thing somewhat differently: "News should be given out for instruction rather than information."

Even the FCC is getting into the political bias game. The Sinclair Broadcast Group plans to preempt programming on more than 60 stations across the country to air the exposé "Stolen Honor" concerning John Kerry's anti-Vietnam war activities and their impact on our military. FCC Commissioner Michael J. Copps overreacted remarkably:

"This is an abuse of the public trust. And it is proof positive of media consolidation run amok when one owner can use the public airwaves to blanket the country with its political ideology -- whether liberal or conservative. Some will undoubtedly question if this is appropriate stewardship of the public airwaves. This is the same corporation that refused to air Nightline's reading of our war dead in Iraq. It is the same corporation that short-shrifts local communities and local jobs by distance-casting news and weather from hundreds of miles away. It is a sad fact that the explicit public interest protections we once had to ensure balance continue to be weakened by the Federal Communications Commission while it allows media conglomerates to get even bigger. Sinclair, and the FCC, are taking us down a dangerous road."

It appears Copps has not been watching "news" programming like "60 Minutes" (or any of the morning "news" programs) these past couple months. Otherwise, he might not have come out sounding like such an uninformed idiot.

The Kerry campaign reply was also interesting. On Fox News, Kerry Senior Advisor Chad Clanton said about Sinclair Broadcasting: "They better hope we don't win."


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; Philosophy; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts; US: Texas; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abc; cbs; cronkite; fcc; force; fox; goebbels; halperin; laundry; mistruths; pbs; rather; stink
Dan Rather produces forged Air Force documents and lies but CBS refuses to correct the problem.

Bush has to contend with "Democratic" media.

Media = socialist stink.

Halperin sent out a laundry list. Josef Goebbels said the same thing. Even the FCC is getting into the political bias game.

1 posted on 10/16/2004 10:48:27 AM PDT by forest
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To: forest

And Halperin's father works for Soros. Disgusting!

2 posted on 10/16/2004 10:52:38 AM PDT by hobson
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To: forest

What's even more revealing - and revolting - about Mark Halperin is that his father Morton is now a VP for George Soros in one of his socialists organizations. Also baby Mark worked in the Clinton WH......the stink continues to rise.

3 posted on 10/16/2004 10:57:51 AM PDT by Elkiejg (O.K., I'll say it...... Democrats ARE UNPATRIOTIC!!)
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To: hobson

Good post. The more info we get out about that guy, the better.

4 posted on 10/16/2004 4:56:25 PM PDT by forest
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To: Elkiejg

We for sure need to keep an eye on that Halperin gang.

5 posted on 10/16/2004 10:42:53 PM PDT by forest
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To: Elkiejg

It amazes me that more people can not seem to see through Socialism and it's dangers to freedom.

6 posted on 10/17/2004 10:23:59 AM PDT by forest
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