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July 01, 2013

Network News Broadcasts Devote 33 Minutes to Ancient Paula Deen Slur, Only 8 Minutes to Just-Happened Alec Baldwin One

Why do they continue to maintain this ludicrous lie?

A Good Morning America newsreader actually addressed the question of bias without noting that he himself, and his colleagues, are actually responsible for that bias. He acted as if it were something just floating in the air he had nothing to do with:

On Saturday and Sunday, Good Morning America noticed a double standard and allowed another four minutes and 41 seconds. On Monday, News reader Josh Elliott wondered, "Do you see, now, a double standard? Because Hollywood has been noticeably silent with regard to Alec Baldwin." With no self-awareness, he added, "I find the silence, though, to be deafening."

Hollywood has been silent? Yes of course they have; they're not reporters and they all have a stake in the proposition that Hollywood misbehavior should not be widely reported.

What about the alleged news media?

The Washington Post says "some allege" a double standard, but apparently are not able to carry the ball any further:

Of course, some allege a double standard ó that Baldwin is given a pass because of his liberal politics for the same kind of jerk behavior that nearly ruined conservative star Mel Gibson."

But then they quote Democratic activist Hillary Rosen:

We asked Hilary Rosen, the Washington media strategist who has been friends with Baldwin since college. "What he said was disgusting," she told us. "But I think he has a deeper reservoir of good will among folks because heís been a progressive ally and fighter for progressive causes for years, and thatís the genuine side of him."

Two points:

First: Why ask a Democratic activist about why there is bias in the media?

Second: They offer this explanation as if it disproves bias-- failing to notice that the explanation of Baldwin's reservoir of goodwill among progressives proves, rather than disproves, an obnoxiously blatant progressive bias in the media.

The Washington Post concludes that there is no double standard, it's just that Baldwin so frequently uses racist and homophobic slurs that people just accept this as part of the big lug.

Really? That's the explanation? That he's so consistently hateful that the supposedly super-tolerant media just gives him a pass?

Why not just admit the truth?

Hell, why not just sing it?

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