3 Stories Being Ignored by the MSM
The weekend news programs have been afire with Michael Steele’s Afghanistan comments, and to some degree, rightly so. Before that there was Joe Barton’s BP comments. The MSM also tried taking John Boehner’s “ant” comments out of context, but that one didn’t have legs.
So while the MSM is working overtime to bring GOP controversies to the forefront, they are working just as hard to ignore stories that don’t reflect well on the Dems. Obviously for anyone on this site, this is not news, but there are some whoppers out there. Not even counting Joe Biden’s latest gaffes (after all, that’s just “Joe being Joe”), there are 3 huge stories being roundly ignore by the media. I’m listing them in what I consider to be order of importance.
Exhibit #1 : Former DOJ attorney goes public about corruption behind the dismissal of the Black Panther voter intimidation case. Former DOJ lawyer J. Christian Adams resigned from the department in protest. He has accused others at the DOJ of lying under oath about the Black Panther case and has said that there is a standing order to not prosecute any such election disputes in the future. On its surface, Mr. Adams appears legitimate. He has a clean record. He was not fired. He does not appear to have any ax to grind, except that he seems to have integrity. Remember the relentless Dem attacks against Alberto Gonzalez that led to his eventual resignation (despite the fact the only thing they proved was that the DOJ has sloppy personnel recordkeeping procedures)? This is a huge story, or it should be.
Exhibit 2 : Dems refuse to pass a budget prior to the November elections. Granted, budgets are not a sexy topic, but in this current environment of reckless spending you need one, to at least gauge how far over your limits you are spending. With no guidelines in place, do you think spending in Washington will go up or down? Yeah, I thought so. Dems are once again using their “Inside Baseball” strategy here thinking that no one is going to pay attention. Per the linked article above. Rep Gerry Connolly, a Democrat from Northern Virginia said just as much by saying, “Name one person who won or lost an election because they didn’t get a budget resolution passed. It’s totally inside baseball.” We should make that change this November. But the MSM has decided this is not a story, so they’re not reporting it.
Exhibit #3 : Al Gore sexual assault case re-opened. This is sleazy. It is embarrassing for the country for the former Vice President of the United States (and almost President) to be accused of such a crime. I’m sure the MSM would say, “Well, Al Gore has no official capacity any longer. He’s a private citizen, so there is no reason to cover this.” That’s essentially what they did on the John Edwards story. However, I know what would be happening if this was Dick Cheney. Reporters would be camped out at his house. We would be hearing all sorts of heart attack jokes. But Al Gore has been an MSM darling because of his environmental stance (despite the fact his carbon footprint would make Big Foot blush), so he gets a pass. As the linked article above states, the MSM had no problem heavily covering the alleged affairs involving Nikki Haley.
Power of the MSM to nudge the news the way it wants really hit home yesterday. I was talking to my sister from out of town to wish her a Happy July 4. She is not politically motivated. In fact, she regularly gets annoyed with me for pushing her on the subject. On her personal blog months ago when writing about her good acts during the Easter Lenten season, she wrote of forgiving me for always pushing her to become a Republican. However, in talking to her yesterday, one of the first things she brought up to me was Michael Steele. So she had heard plenty about that. I asked her about the above three topics. She had heard a little about Al Gore, but didn’t know any details. She knew nothing of the other two topics.
The point is that political aficionados like ourselves on this site will usually be aware of the under-reported stories, but the MSM is targeting the very casual news gatherers. The people who may only vote every 2 years (or maybe only every 4 years).
As others have opined on this site, GOP needs to wake up when it comes to the media. Can’t play nice. Can’t try to be their friend. The MSM is a third-party media arm of the Dems and that is the agenda they will push. Basically, they need to realize what people on this site knew long ago.