Wednesday, August 29, 2012
More Biased Coverage of Convention by MSNBC
Last night, I switched back and forth from Fox News to MSNBC and their coverage of the RNC convention. First of all, I noticed that Fox gave considerably more coverage to the hurricane bearing down on the Gulf Coast than did MSNBC. For the mad-hatters at MSNBC there was little time to be wasted not bashing the Republicans with their ace panel of liberals, Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews, Al Sharpton, and that wise old sage of the political wars, Chris Hayes.
Probably the most egregious abuse of journalism by MSNBC was not showing the speeches by Republican minorities, specifically Artur Davis, Mia Love and Ted Cruz. Can't have our minority viewers suddenly realizing that the Republicans are not represented exclusively by old white men, can we?
Of course, Rachel Maddow was quick to condemn Chris Christie's speech in the worst terms because he talked more about himself than the nominee, Mitt Romney. Fox's Chris Wallace did the same. Both apparently have forgotten eight years previous when a little-known politician named Barack Obama spoke mostly about himself at the DNC convention and started his march to the White House. (He never has stopped talking about himself.)
Then there was the Democrat woman on MSNBC, whose name I don't recall, who immediately said Ann Romney came across as "the lady of the house" in her speech.
Chris Matthews? He was Chris Matthews. Who else could he have been? After Ann Romney finsihed her speech and Mitt came onto the staged to hug her, Matthews remarked that he looked as if somebody had wheeled him out there.
That's journalism, folks.