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Media Bias: Media Bias of all kinds.

Re: Editing History

Jan 30, 2013 9:24 AM PT

There's an old bit of cynical wisdom that any prosecutor can convict a guilty man; only an outstanding prosecutor can convict an innocent one.

Regarding the egregious Lawrence O'Donnell, who went on TV with a promoted spot to claim that you shouldn't believe your lying eyes:  What's a bit sobering is the fact that O'Donnell will be rewarded for his behavior.

When it comes to hateful hyperpartisans-- look, anyone can tell you the truth.  The truth is easy.  An honest man spends no time figuring out which lies he's told which people.

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Editing history

Jan 30, 2013 9:02 AM PT

In response to A Tale of Two Stories:

It's also interesting to note how many on the Left are still pretending the MSNBC hoax video is accurate, as though they can bend reality to comply with the deceptive edit through sheer force of will.  And they might be right.  How many of these phony lefty legends become "conventional wisdom" through force of repetition, long after we right-wing killjoys debunk them?  How many low-information voters still think Mitt Romney cheated on his taxes, or Sarah Palin said she could see Russia from her house?  

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Politico's Glenn Thrush Confirms Bloomberg is Elitist Douche

Jan 30, 2013 8:20 AM PT

Of course, Politico's Glenn Thrush didn't mean to corroborate Jason Mattera's story about Mayor Michael Bloomberg hiding behind a throng of security bent on intimidating a journalist armed only with a Big Gulp and a tough question or two.

His snarky tweet was meant to slam Mattera as an "asshat":  

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The hermeneutic circle of Media Matters

Jan 24, 2013 4:06 PM PT

It's an honor to be at the top of the list of Media Matters targets. And it's an occasion to reflect on how the left's media commissars operate. 

Media Matters has been going on for months about a so-called "right-wing bubble"--but in doing so intends to reinforce a real left-wing bubble that ensures liberals never hear criticisms of their worldview. (We conservatives do have our bubbles, but cannot completely evade exposure to left-wing views, which are ubiquitous in our media and popular culture. Even football is no longer safe.)

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