Monday, June 15, 2009

Leftist Media Bias of the Day

How does the mainstream media profile the American-hating, Jew-bashing, violent radical newly re-elected President of Iran? By comparing him to George W. Bush, of course:

source: CBS News via The New Republic

As Wizbang says:
Ahmadinejad is an evil dictator who is killing his own citizens in the streets because they are expressing their outrage at how he rigged the election through massive voter fraud. This creep also has his goons beat women in public for showing their hair. He bans satallite television. He has young girls executed when it was they who were raped. Ahmandinejad has the soul of the devil, and CBS calls him Iran's George W. Bush. Disgraceful!

This is supposed to be a legitimate news organization but they've proven themselves to be nothing but a black hole in which truth, fairness, and decency are sucked in to never be seen or heard from again. No wonder mainstream media news outlets, especially CBS, are losing viewers, readers, and listeners when they are incapable of reporting anything but lies like this.
See also the LA Times.

(via Gateway Pundit, Patterico)


Freedomnow said...

Yeah, Ahmadinejad is so much like W that his best friend is Hugo Chavez.

Over the years the media has given Ahmadinejad favorable coverage because of his opposition to W and downplayed the role that his government played sponsoring violence in Iraq.

The media and its Democratic Party allies actually went in the opposite direction and praised his government as a peacemaker for being an intermediary for Al-Sadr's ceasefire, despite the fact that they were still sponsoring the Special Groups who broke off from Al-Sadr and continued the violence.

This is nothing but posturing. They have spent years boosting Ahmadinejad’s popularity in order to attack their real enemy, George W. Bush.

bobn said...

Thomas Jefferson, 1787:

"were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. "

Thomas Jefferson, 1807:

"Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle"

suek said...

Article on ABC being broadcast from the Whitehouse, and refusing time for reply from the Republicans.

Free press indeed.

OBloodyHell said...

> Article on ABC being broadcast from the Whitehouse, and refusing time for reply from the Republicans.

I don't have a major problem with this, as long as they don't reverse it when the GOP is in charge -- it has to be an across the board policy, not one which only holds for Dem administrations.

This whole "time for rebuttal" thing probably started with the 1966 SotU Address, when the GOP got time to rebut it on TV. Before that, if you wanted to rebut, you paid for your airtime like anyone else.

Carl said...

Make sure you see Wednesday's Day-by-Day cartoon on this topic.