Blatant And Shameless Bias Continues

I logged in ready to post a summary of the media coverage of the Republican convention thus far only to find Mr. Laprarie had beaten me to it.  So I will suggest you start there and read his post, if you haven’t already.  Don’t worry, I’ll wait.

Back? I will follow up by pointing out the latest occurrence.  Last night Susana Martinez spoke at the convention.  Martinez is the governor of New Mexico and as it happens is a Hispanic woman.  By several accounts, Martinez hit it out of the park last night.  Ed Morrissey states that she laid claim to the GOP future.  He highlights this portion of her speech:

I fear some of our leaders today have lost the courage to stand up.  What we have now are politicians.  They won’t offer real plans, and only stand up when they want to blame someone else.

And I don’t say that just because a Democrat is in the White House, I was a Democrat for many years, so were my parents.

Before I ran for district attorney, two Republicans invited my husband and me to lunch, and I knew a party switch was exactly what they wanted.  So, I told Chuck, “We’ll be polite, enjoy a free lunch, and then say good-bye.”  But we talked about issues — they never used the words Republican or Democrat, conservative or liberal.  We talked about many issues, like welfare, is it the way of life or hand up? Talked about size of government, how much should it tax families and small businesses?  And when we left that lunch, we got in the car and I looked over at Chuck and said,  “I’ll be damned. We’re Republicans.”

While live blogging the convention, Ann Althouse noted the following:

9:19: Biggest cheer of the night comes when Gov. Susana Martinez says: “I carried at 357 Smith & Wesson Magnum” (referring to her experience, as an 18-year-old, working for her parents security guard business, protecting the Catholic church at bingo times). She’s a good speaker. A nice edge of passion in her voice. With toughness.

9:29: Both Meade and I thought: We may be looking at the first woman President of the United States.

However, NBC News–not the runt of the litter MSNBC, but the actual NBC News group–failed to even list Martinez as one of the speeches given on Wednesday.  These actions are indefensible.  I take some comfort in the fact that newspaper subscriptions are down, as is viewership of the more liberal cable news channels.  But this issue is important enough to me that I will keep mentioning it so long as the behavior is blatantly and shamelessly continued.

I realize that by posting here I am ranting to people who are already well aware of the issue but I can’t help but feel that every little bit helps.

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  • jim_m

    Conservative minority voices must be silenced. The left can never allow it to be seen that minorities can think for themselves and can make it on their own apart from the dems and government handouts.

  • herddog505

    Both Meade and I thought: We may be looking at the first woman President of the United States.

    WHAT??? Elect a non-white woman as the President????

    Fellow reichwingers Rethuglikkkan RAAAAACISTS, what say you to THAT???

    /sarc

    And I think that this is EXACTLY why NBC ignored – “vaporized” – Martinez: libs can’t stand the idea that Republicans, whom they routinely deride as racist, sexist, bigotted homophobes, not only will listen to a minority (and a FEMALE at that) but would even support her for higher office if they like her ideas and think she’d do a good job.

    • Commander_Chico_Cognoscente

      Martinez would have been a good VP pick, and would have positioned the GOP for the inevitable demographic change, as Rubio would have.

      Romney will regret not going that way on November 7.

      It appears to me that the GOP is following a White resentment strategy this year, with references to “them” and “entitlements” in the speeches.

      If I hear one more rich folk talking about their poor grandfather . . . .

      • Vagabond661

        I chuckle when people are critical of Romney’s VP pick when Obama is stuck (shackled?) with Biden.

        Fortunately Obama didn’t have that problem because his grandmother was rich.

      • http://opinion.ak4mc.us/ Scribe of Slog (McGehee)

        Martinez would have been a good VP pick

        …if she were in her second term as governor instead of her first. Before the 2008 GOP convention this was one of the reasons I hoped Sarah Palin wouldn’t be the pick.

        • Commander_Chico_Cognoscente

          You were prescient.

          • http://opinion.ak4mc.us/ Scribe of Slog (McGehee)

            I also spent the entire 2008 primary campaign season hoping McCain wouldn’t be the nominee, and then the entire fall campaign hoping Obama wouldn’t win the election.

            I was three for three.

      • jim_m

        Give it up Chico. If Romney had chosen Rubio you would be ranting about how Rubio has lied about his Cuban ancestry and how, as a Cuban, Rubio alienates all other Hispanic ethnic groups.

        If Martinez were the VP choice you would be doing non-stop comparisons with Sarah Palin.

        You are totally sold out for obama. Your faux support for Gary Johnson is just a cheap facade enabling your pose.

      • herddog505

        Or how we’re our brother’s keeper when their REAL brother is living in poverty…

        Or does resentment only apply to white conservatives?

  • retired.military

    Did you expect something else from the Lamestream media? If so you havent learned by now.

    • DanKaripides

      Sadly as I’ve said a number of times now I don’t expect anything else. I also feel compelled to share it every time it happens, so that people have something to point to if they are arguing against it.

  • Olsoljer

    Democrats: Wasserman-Schultz, Michelle Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, Janet Napolitano, Hilliary Clinton, Eileen Kagan, Sandra Fluke, Rachel Maddox, Janet Reno

    Republicans: Condoleeza Rice, Ann Romney, Susanna Martinez, Mayor(ess) Love, Nikki Haley, Michelle Bachman, Liz Cheney, Sarah Palin, Meghan Kelly

    One of these groups has been called every name in the book by the other. One of these groups has continuously lied and told more lies to cover it up. One of these groups has dedicated most of their lives for the betterment and freedoms of the USA while the other has dedicated theirs to infringing those freedoms, advocating bigger government and a welfare society. One of these groups has “lived the life” and one group has “lived the lie”.

    Oh my!! Who should I believe??

    • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

      Hillary’s going to the other side of the world to avoid the Dem convention, apparently. She knows which way the winds of change are blowing, and it’s not favoring the Dems. If she has any political aspirations in the future (and she may just be going “Screw that – it’s just not worth the headaches”) she’d have to be there.

      It could just be that the Dems have morphed into something she no longer wants to be a part of.

      • herddog505

        More that she (or Bill) can smell the stench of defeat, and she doesn’t want to be anywhere near it.

        • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

          More like a tsunami of flop sweat, and she can’t stand the smell.