Sunday, September 13, 2009

The MSM have chosen to become the Palace Guards


Bad News Reporting: It's Not A Bug, It's A Feature!
September 13, 2009 | Posted by John at 7:29 PM | Powerline

. . . Earlier today, Scott noted the lame explanations that Jill Abramson of the New York Times gave for her paper's failure to cover the Van Jones story. Those explanations, if true, would have been humiliating to the Times. But everyone who follows that paper knew the real reason why it avoided the Jones story: it didn't want its readers to know about Jones' radical (not to say wacky) views, because they would reflect badly on the Obama administration.

This is a remarkable feature of today's news media: liberal outlets (i.e., virtually every daily newspaper, the news agencies like the Associated Press, the weekly news magazines, CNN, MSNBC and all of the broadcast networks, with the exception of a handful of honorable reporters) consider it part of their function to censor the news in order to prevent their customers from learning things that would be inconvenient for Democrats and liberals.

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