I am, again, infuriated by the American press which refuses to actually engage in aggressive investigation, examination and/or accurate reporting of . . . of anything that’s important.
Is it incompetence, neglect or worse, a silent form of censorship deployed by media owners? Thank goodness for Media Matters, a great resource for those who prefer to learn the truth.
Before labeling me a “liberal alarmist” for being dissatisfied with the status quo, consider the fact that radio personalities in Rwanda played a major role in literally encouraging mass murder. But that’s for another post.
Back to today. 12:46pm PST, live coverage from Springfield, IL. We broke away from CSPAN to see what the majority of people might be watching. All stations had similar visuals: Barack, Joe, Michelle and Jill greeting the crowd after the speeches. There were babies held aloft. Don’t you love seeing those babies? Kiss the baby. Kiss the baby! What I couldn’t get over was the sound bites.
FOX – The voice over is saying something to the effect that Obama says McCain is unqualified for the Presidency because he voted for the war, but Biden voted for the war.
Logic of a 4 year old. I will not waste my time arguing at that level of stupidity.
CNN – We hear: Many American’s don’t understand Obama’s values.
Is that a fact? What’s the source? Which values?
CSPAN – No voice over. We hear the sounds of the crowd gathered.
We are left to think for ourselves.