Saturday, January 08, 2005

A Nod and a Wink from the Liberal Media

In what seems to have become a passive-aggressive editorial style since Bush won relection, the liberal media is continuing their administration-bashing agenda, but in many cases, hidden in the subtext.

For example, in Peter Beinart's opinion piece in the New York Post this weekend, "The Right's Small World," he states fairly matter-of-factly toward the end of his column that ""To win over global heards and minds, the United States must show Muslims, and others, that we are benevolent - that we want a better world for them; that we are not just in it for empire and oil." [Emphasis added] Excuse me Peter, "not JUST in it for empire and oil?" As if that's a given. Despite what the liberal media would have the world belive, I don't think we have done anything to indicate that we are in it for either empire OR oil and that's a perception that we need to overcome in the Muslim world. Whereas, comments like yours just reinforce this misconception and, like Michael Moore, adds fuels to the fires of hatred of America.

So, I put down the Post and picked up the January issue of Vanity Fair magazine. After the summer of Bush-bashing from within the pages of this formerly great magazine, not to mention Editor Graydon Carter's doing so every other chance he had, I thought I'd give them another chance. (Hey, they did have "Ahnold" and Maria on the cover. Well, I randomly open the magazine to the Letters section and read this "had (John McCain) won the nomination, he would probably have beaten the Democratic nominee decisively, whereas Bush in actuality lost the election and had to reply on questionable means to walk off with the prize." That wasn't "I believe" he lost and relied on questionable mean, but "in actuality" lost and relied on questionable means. (Sounds alot like the Michael Moore talking point below.) My point is, how can any responsible media choose to include mistruths and allegations in such a matter-of-fact and consistent manner? Here's some news for Graydon Carter, Michael Moore, etc. -- Bush did "in actuality" WIN the election. Furthermore, it's extremely devisive and harmful to this country in the current national and international political climate to make such matter-of-fact allegations about how the President won the election without any facts to back them up. Even Barack Osama, the poster child for the future of the Democratic Party stated "The election is over and President Bush won fair and square."

Please realize that I'm not saying the media's criticism of the government is wrong or unpatriotic, but I find it irresponsible to do so in manners such as these without presenting any facts to support their allegations.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Definitely a fine line between the first amendment and patriotism. But it comes down to plain "good judgement." Offer suggestions, but don't BASH the country or it's leaders. Especiallly when the rest of the world is so eager to pick up our cues. Now we have Kerry traveling abroad and doing just that. It's pretty dispicable.

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