Monday, February 20, 2006

Cheney, media "bias," and a quote from Mike M. 

The fervor's dying down now, but while Cheney was front-and-center there was a flood of woe-is-me posts from righties about how the media spent too much time on the story -- with the shocking conclusion being that it was partisan.

How 'bout this for an alternate explanation: The media's going to like it when the fucking Vice President of the United States shoots a man in the face, then steadfastly refuses to talk about it for almost a week.

Jon Stewart did a masterful take-down of Bill O'Reilly, in which he showed O'Reilly crying about the "liberal media" coverage of the "meaningless" Cheney story, followed by a montage of FOX's seemingly endless recaps of the latest guy-kills-his-wife story. Idiots.

This all reminded me of a post by Delaware blogger Mike M. of Down With Absolutes. Here's an excerpt of his recent thoughts on media bias (to be clear: they were not in response to the Cheney story specifically):

The news is a tiring profession both in terms of remuneration and respect. People hate journalists. Right-wingers hate when Bush is pulled over the coals. Left-wingers hated when the media held a magnifying glass to Clinton’s dick. As a “journalist” I laugh at all retards who attempt to label the news as right-wing or left-wing. Fuck you all. You don’t know what the fuck you’re talking about. Unless you KNOW the news business, then shut the fuck up. Get over the “bias” bullshit you spew on a daily basis...

Amen, brother.

I could go on and on about this topic, but I'll refrain -- for now.

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