Blog friend Mike Williams regularly sends outstanding electronic letters. Here's most of what he sent today - - -
A heads up for the MSM:
More than half of Americans say US news organizations are politically biased, inaccurate, and don't care about the people they report on, a [Pew Research Center]poll published Thursday showed.
The poll also showed this:
More than half -- 53 percent -- of Internet users also faulted the news organizations for "failing to stand up for America".
Now take a look at this headline and lede in today’s N&O:
Bush rejects raising tax to fix roadsYep. A bridge collapses in Minneapolis, our national transportation infrastructure is heading to hell in a hand basket, and it’s all because of Bush. Except that folks in Minnesota at least don’t seem to think raising taxes is the best way forward. For some objective, fact-based reporting on the Minneapolis bridge collapse, go here.
After the Minneapolis bridge collapse, the president says, Congress needs to adjust its spending priorities
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Nice work, Mike, but be ready.
The N&O folks who control news reporting will tell you they treat President Bush just as fairly as they treat white male Duke students.
And when they say that, that's one time they're telling the truth.
The same N&O editors producing stories now about Bush and bridges were not too long ago assuring readers Crystal Mangum was a victim who'd endured a night of sexual violence.
That's a scary thought, isn't it?
But it helps explain those Pew results.
Message to JiinC readers: I'll be posting again on the Pew Research findings, including saying I think Pew spun their own numbers to make their liberal/leftist MSM allies look less bad than the numbers suggest.