Every time people tell me there's no media bias, I use stories such as mine on Jimmy Carter to illustrate just the opposite. The official media loves Carter and some have dumped on me for not sharing that love. That's fine. But here's what isn't: Pretending you're serving your readers or viewers by saying you're giving both sides.
Take this issue of tons of explosives now missing in Iraq.
Why no reporting on this NBC News item these weapons might have disappeared "before" American troops even arrived on the scene? And why suddenly this new-found concern for explosives at all — one of our primary reasons for going into Iraq — when all the established media argued there were no such explosives "in" Iraq?
Let me ask you something: Is it remotely possible, just a teeny-tiny bit possible, that some of the "350 tons" of these high explosives were even higher than that? I don't know, maybe the mass destruction kind? Who knows? But this much I do know: Even if we were to find scores of weapons of mass destruction at this point, I doubt it'd make so much as a point of mention in newspapers or newscasts.
Bias is alive and well.
It's amazing. FOX News gets routinely dumped on for covering news one way. Yet there's not a word about others who continue to lock lemming-step to "their" way.
They insist Carter's a saint, or weapons aren't there. Never mind that Carter isn't a saint and now talk that at least at one time there were plenty of weapons there.
If it doesn't fit "their" picture, we don't get the picture. But I do get the picture and let me tell you something: It ain't pretty.
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