Accuracy in Media’s Daily Links for March 29, 2012
Can Justice Survive Media Lynch Mob? - As more facts have come out about the tragic death of young Trayvon Martin, the news media have been confronted with the consequences of their rush to judgment when news of this story first broke nationally. The first week or 10 days of national coverage turned out to be more of a lynch mob than a sober take on an unfolding story. It had all the makings of “First the hanging, then the trial.” And then more facts began to emerge.
MSNBC Uses “The Hunger Games” to Shill for Obamacare [Video] – Democratic strategist David Goodfriend used his Daily Rant time on MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan program to compare the movie “The Hunger Games” to the fight over Obamacare.
News Corp’s Fox ponders sports network – Rumors that Fox would take Fuel well beyond its traditional fare of skateboarding, surfing and other so-called extreme sports and create its own mainstream channel persist among TV executives, with Fox routinely dismissing them.
Rubio endorses Romney, says GOP primary should end – Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida endorsed Mitt Romney as the party’s presidential nominee Wednesday night, saying it’s increasingly clear that Romney will win the nomination and that continuing the primary fight will only damage the effort to defeat President Barack Obama.
France bars Muslim clerics from entering France – The ban also includes other high-profile Muslim clerics of Palestinian, Egyptian and Saudi origin.
Signing anti-Walker petition affirms journalists’ bias – An investigation reveals 29 sitting circuit court judges in Wisconsin sign a union-driven recall drive targeting Republican Governor Scott Walker. Newspapers and radio-TV news are outraged — OUTRAGED! — that jurists put their names to such an overtly political document, showing their utter lack of impartiality — bias, if you like. Media painstakingly name all 29 judges, city-by-city, and spank them for their partisanship.
IRS May Draft Cops to Catch Tax Cheats – While the Obama Administration curtailed its involvement with local police agencies to enforce immigration law and capture criminal aliens, that same administration wishes local cops to help the Internal Revenue Service enforcement tax laws, according to testimony given before a panel of U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday.