With news organizations like CBS and ABC churning out almost twice as many negative stories about Bush than John Kerry, you may think that our media is biased against the incumbent.
But the BBC (search) sees it exactly reversed. BBC World Service and Global News director Richard Sambrook was at Columbia University yesterday preaching to budding journalists about the U.S. media’s bias “in favor” of George Bush and the war in Iraq. He scolded the U.S. media for "wrapping themselves in the flag" and not asking the tough questions about the Bush administration's reasons for going to war in Iraq.
So what is BBC’s view of fair and balanced? Well, the BBC just unveiled details of its U.S. election coverage.
Headlining the coverage is an election special featuring “Fahrenheit 9/11” director Michael Moore (search). Joining Mr. Moore will be former Clinton adviser Sidney Blumenthal, former Clinton secretary of State Madeleine Albright, and the militantly anti-Bush billionaire, George Soros (search). Fair and balanced?
Monty Python could not have written a sillier script.
And that’s the Asman Observer.
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