Quotes of Note that reflect what conservatives think. Or are up against.
An Unbiased CNN Host?
There's nothing wrong with being biased. In fact, visit almost any blog in the sphere and there will likely be some sort of bias, either in terms of content or ideological slant. The difference -the blogs don't lie about their bias. Or do they claim to have no bias at all.
Yet the Old Media continues to assert some sort of non-existent journalistic impartiality that hasn't existed for ages, if ever. Witness these two recent segues by CNN Lou Dobbs.
DOBBS: Turning now to the war on the middle class in this country, the 60,000 American auto workers losing their jobs over the next three years don't appear to be a concern for this White House.
Next, the unbiased Dobbs moves on to a story on China:
DOBBS: We're taking a closer look tonight at yet another complete U.S. policy failure...
Now go with me here. Asserting as a prequel to a story that the White House doesn't appear to be concerned over the story coming up is not exactly reporting "just-the-facts-ma'am." To do such a thing right up front is a blatant attempt to prejudice the viewer.
Then in the same show Dobbs moves on with yet another biased prequel, asserting that the story about to come is yet another policy failure. Two things going on here: one) "yet another" indicates that there's a long list of such policy failures; two) the story about to come is just one of those policy failures.
Why can't Dobbs just give the details and let the viewers decide?
The big print media organs across the fruited plains are dropping like rocks in the stock market and laying off many employees. Readers with brains got a bit tired of these hoary institutions giving a version of events that at best, provides one side of the story, at worst, are outright lies. Bloggers started reporting the facts, with a bias sure but right up front, and the grand old dams of the print world began tumbling down.
Now there's such a podcasts and soon enough, citizen journalists will start delivering their own news programs. CNN has lost in the ratings race to Fox long ago. CNN had once been the premiere news program of the cable news sphere.