Media Corruption 101: Politico Ignores NBC's EditGate

Media Corruption 101: Politico Ignores NBC's EditGate

If the media doesn’t report something, it never happened, right?

When people accuse the media of bias or of or living in a bubble, that’s not only being kind–it’s inaccurate. The media is neither bubbled nor biased. Rather, the media is willfully and intentionally corrupt.

It’s all about the left-wing agenda, and right now it’s all about making sure Obama wins a second term.

And nowhere is that corruption more on display than over at NBC News and Politico.

An example…

Politico, it would appear, is only interested in tape being “selectively edited” to make someone look racist if it can jump on the bandwagon of falsely accusing someone of doing that.

But when a mainstream media outlet like NBC News is caught red-handed doing exactly that, Politico all but ignores the story.  

By now, unless you read Politco exclusively, you know the story. In order to make alleged Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman look as though he racially profiled Martin and, in my opinion, to throw gasoline on a racial fire that had just been intentionally stoked by our Community Organizer-In-Chief, NBC News maliciously edited audio from a 911 call and broadcast that audio on “The Today Show.”

NBC News told America that Zimmerman said this:

ZIMMERMAN: This guy looks like he’s up to no good … he looks black.

But that was a lie, and thanks only to New Media, we now know the actual conversation went like this:

ZIMMERMAN: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. Or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around, looking about.

DISPATCHER: OK, and this guy – is he black, white or Hispanic?

ZIMMERMAN: He looks black.

What NBC News did here is not only so far beyond the pale that it’s hard to describe, but it is the kind of behavior that stokes racial division and at the time might have resulted in violence.

In the middle of the biggest story in the country–you have a major news network caught in the worst kind of corruption imaginable–and how does Politico cover it?

good faith search using Politico’s own search engine resulted in … nothing.

A good faith search using Google resulted in only … this.

Unless I missed something, Politico rates the media scandal of the year worthy of only a single mention buried near the bottom of a post about a bunch of other media stories. Translation: See America, NBC News intentionally editing a tape to make someone look racist is just another media story.

Politico has a MEDIA blogger named Dylan Byers whose job is to cover THE MEDIA and, as far as my search went, a buried mention was all he felt this scandal was worth. So surprised was I to discover this, that late yesterday afternoon I emailed Byers to ask if I missed something.  At the time I hadn’t even found the buried nugget. Byers hasn’t yet responded to my query.

And now I’m going to do what Politico doesn’t do and throw a little context your way. If you want to understand just how biased and corrupt Politico is, here’s a tale of two stories.

1. In the middle of the biggest story in the country, the legendary NBC News edits a 911 tape to make a man look racist, and it takes four searches to come up with a buried Politico mention of the incident.

2. On her local radio show in St. Louis, our own Dana Loesch makes an obvious joke about “dropping trou” on some dead Taliban, and look at the frenzied coverage Politico, and especially Byers, gave that.

The explanation is probably the simplest one:

Byers and Politico were on a Media Matters-ordered crusade to get Loesch fired from CNN.  

Moreover, earlier this year, we learned that Politico climbed into bed with MSNBC and, by extension, NBC. And now it looks to me as though NBC rolled over, snuggled into Politico’s ear and whispered, “If you could ignore that whole 911 thing, we can do this again tomorrow night.”

From what I’ve observed over the past years, Politico isn’t run by Politico. Politico is run by Media Matters, MSNBC … and therefore the Obama White House.

Oh, and Tina Fey.