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Silly Jawa...

Over on the Jawa Report, "Good Lt." notices the story on the political contributions of journalists and wonders why Media Matters For America is so silent on it.

Silly Lt. Media Matters focus of attention is on CONSERVATIVE bias in the media, not any old bias.

I'm not certain of the theory behind it, but I have a few notions:

1) Liberal bias is a myth, an oxymoron. Liberals are innately balanced and fair.

B) There is so much coverage of liberal bias, any more would be redundant.

III) There is so little liberal bias that there's no real need to cover it.

d) The people that pay the bills over at Media Matters LIKE liberal bias.

Any other theories out there?


Comments (24)

V. I like chocolate MILK! ... (Below threshold)

V. I like chocolate MILK! All other's must be eliminated because...you know...fairness and all.

Heh. The screwed up numberi... (Below threshold)
brainy435:

Heh. The screwed up numbering thing never gets old, does it?

Not to be contrarian, wait,... (Below threshold)
Veeshir:

Not to be contrarian, wait, actually...
To be contrarian, what about the Media Research Center? They go after liberal bias, Media Watch goes after conservative bias. I think they're nitwits and their examples are usually fairly lame and easily refutable, but...... they've never made a secret of what they do.

So... Of course they're silent on the obviousity of liberal bias, it's their job. It's what they do.

Good Lt. states,<i... (Below threshold)
Lt. Stupid:

Good Lt. states,

that Democrats, Media Matters and the mainstream press work in simpatico.

after discovering a story about the political contributions of journalists on MSNBC!

He notes in the update,

You lefties all had it coming for a long time, and now the sunshine has been let into some of the smoky newsrooms of the major media outlets of America.

without a hint of irony, totally ignoring the fact that those who gave him that look into the "smoky newsrooms of the major media outlets," were one of those very media outlets.

Probably calls himself a "citizen journalist" too.

They maybe onto some... (Below threshold)
Adrian Browne:


They maybe onto something here. I hadn't noticed that the MSM seems Liberally biased but I have noticed that I really, really like it (I can say "it" as it's monolithic you know) precisely because it always seems to hit just the right note and keeps the Conservative element in their rightful place (lurking around the fringe).

Thank you MSM -- keep up the good work!

Liberals exposed again. Th... (Below threshold)
Jo:

Liberals exposed again. This time in the MSM - with proof. The George Soros funded Media Matters is silent. What can they say? They can say nothing.

Love it.

You forgot the BWHAAHAHHAA ... (Below threshold)

You forgot the BWHAAHAHHAA Jo - having a bad morning?

Why doesn't MediaMatters re... (Below threshold)
_Mike_:

Why doesn't MediaMatters report this ? It's obvious why. Look at their mission statement:

mediamatters.org/about_us

[snip] ...comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media. [snip]

...to systematically monitor... for conservative misinformation... that forwards the conservative agenda.

[emphasis added]

From their own mission statement, they aren't interested in correcting the media in general or anything they deem to be misinformation in general. Apparently, they're only interested in 'correcting' information which which they disagree AND 'forwards the conservative agenda'. Which, by omission, would apparently mean that have no interest in correcting misinformation that forwards the "Liberal" agenda. In fact, one my argue that they're a source of such.

Their own mission statement is a tacit admission of their "Liberal" bias.

Lee: If I throw a stick, wi... (Below threshold)
Ran:

Lee: If I throw a stick, will you leave?.. your post added SOOO MUCH!

The left leaning press and ... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

The left leaning press and the elitists that manage them do not think any other opinion is worth reporting. After all, they have already thought it through and made up their mind.

Now Boxer and Clinton wants to legislate talk radio. The lefties are so fearful of other ideas. ww

Media Research Center, <a h... (Below threshold)
Media Research Center:

Media Research Center, News Analysis Division:

Since 1987 the News Analysis Division, led by Brent H. Baker, the MRC's Steven P.J. Wood Senior Fellow and Vice President for Research and Publications, has worked to bring political balance to the nation's news media by documenting and countering liberal bias from television network news shows and major print publications. Through the News Analysis Division, the MRC is the Leader in Documenting, Exposing and Neutralizing Liberal Media Bias.

NewsBusters
The MRC's blog launched in the summer ofr 2005, NewsBusters is dedicated to exposing and correcting liberal media bias through timely postings 24/7 -- often illustrated by video clips.

I'm unsure as to whether th... (Below threshold)
_Mike_:

I'm unsure as to whether the 13:20 post was deflection or equivocation ? I think probably both. And I have a guess as to who's found a new alias....

[snip] ...comprehensivel... (Below threshold)
sean nyc/aa:

[snip] ...comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media. [snip]
...to systematically monitor... for conservative misinformation... that forwards the conservative agenda.

mediamatters.org/about_us via _Mike_

If MSNBC story is accurate (which no one here is disputing despite the fact the story is from the so-called liberal media), then Media Matters would not cover/comment on it based on what they say in their mission statement. They look for and report conservative misinformation, they do not report on accurate stories.

However, other groups report liberal bias (not misinformation) as quoted above by Media Research Center. What I'm wondering is, what if there is liberal bias, but the story is accurate, ie the Stephen Colbert quote "reality has a well-known liberal bias"? What do those groups do then?

Clearly, Media Matters doesn't report on accurate pieces with conservative bias, as that is not what they set out to do.

In other words, Media Matte... (Below threshold)
Jo:

In other words, Media Matters, in having to find conservative bias, has the easy job description in the world.

And Lee, you forgot to use your descriptions of Fred Thompson. What was it you called him? Fraidy Cat Fred, and some other such juvenile words.

Having a bad day?

Bwhahahahahah.....love exposing LeeWard.

correction....Media Matters... (Below threshold)
Jo:

correction....Media Matters has the easiest job in the world. George Soros surely doesn't get his money's worth. There must be a lot of sitting around twiddling thumbs at that office.

Ran:Lee: If I ... (Below threshold)
marc:

Ran:

Lee: If I throw a stick, will you leave?.. your post added SOOO MUCH!

Write "FoxNews" on the stick and Lee will chase it to the end of the earth yapping all the way how Fox is spelled "Faux."

sean nyc/aa:th... (Below threshold)
marc:

sean nyc/aa:

then Media Matters would not cover/comment on it based on what they say in their mission statement. They look for and report conservative misinformation, they do not report on accurate stories.

Sure they do, as does MRC, they take accurate stories and take quotes out of context and in some cases outright lie about accurate stories.

Lt. Stupid:(cute n... (Below threshold)
marc:

Lt. Stupid:

(cute name BTW, and VERY appropriate!

without a hint of irony, totally ignoring the fact that those who gave him that look into the "smoky newsrooms of the major media outlets," were one of those very media outlets.

And that proves what?

That everyone who believes the MSM is 100% in the tank for liberal/progressive causes?

Other than citing a few outliers and nutjobs no one claims the MSM is TOTALLY in the tank.

For example, it's readily apparent the NYT is a champion for most if not all things on the Lefts agenda.

However that doesn't prevent them from reporting "one of their own" (John Edwards) set up a charity to aid the poor then promptly used some of the funds for "foreign policy briefs" and to pay for travel expenses while he campaigns for the 2008 election.

Of course the caveat to this apparent NYT epiphany of "fairness" is they desire Shillary as the next president so it's no great leap into journalistic ethics to cut Edwards off at the knees.

Their mission statement is ... (Below threshold)

Their mission statement is to:

[snip] ...comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media. [snip]

...to systematically monitor... for conservative misinformation... that forwards the conservative agenda.

What's the point of this post? That they ignoring liberal bias -- well, duh! That's not their mission.

I'm sure there must be a conservative counterpoint organization which is focused on exposing liberal bias in the media -- you just never hear about them because they have so much trouble finding liberal bias.

"Write "FoxNews" on the ... (Below threshold)

"Write "FoxNews" on the stick and Lee will chase it to the end of the earth yapping all the way how Fox is spelled "Faux."

Now THAT's funny.

The truth can be funny Lee,... (Below threshold)
marc:

The truth can be funny Lee, in fact some say the truth is stranger than fiction.

A writing genre you know all too well. Like this example: you just never hear about them because they have so much trouble finding liberal bias.

And we are to believe you've never heard of Newsbusters or MRC?

If you say so I assume we can search the archives and not locate any of your ramblings on posts related to those two websites.

Right?

Feel free, Marc.... (Below threshold)

Feel free, Marc.

LeeWard:... (Below threshold)
_Mike_:

LeeWard:


I'm sure there must be a conservative counterpoint organization which is focused on exposing liberal bias in the media

If you were capable of reading a few post above yours in THIS thread, you'd be even more sure... but unfortunately, as you've demonstrated time and time again, reading comprehension isn't your strong suit.

wizbangblog.com/2007/06/22/silly-jawa.php#598052

Thanks, Toys "Я" Not, but t... (Below threshold)
rrita m:

Thanks, Toys "Я" Not, but this is old news.
We already know how creepy Glenn Greenwald is:

"These right-wing bloggers love to piously masquerade around as "media watchdogs," keeping a watchful eye on the "MSM" and compelling them to adhere to facts."

Snake in the grass will never see his own reflection. And he loves that cool lingo, doesn't he? Will falsify any significant point by putting words in other people's mouths. Maybe he can find the real point on the top of his head.




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