Ok, lets get back to bias in the media. US House of Representatives majority leader Tom Delay, a conservative republican, has been under fire lately because of recent stories questioning the financing behind a few of his overseas trips.
Newt Gingrich, also a conservative republican and former Speaker of the House, criticized Delay during an April 12 interview on the CBS Evening News
So how did the media watchdogs and CNN cover this story?
Media Matters, which is a liberal site claiming to expose conservative bias accurately quotes the exchange between Gingrich and Gloria Borgia on CBS but complains that no other media outlets reported the story implying that the right leaning media ignored it.
Media Research Center which is a conservative site claiming to expose liberal bias also accurately quoted the exchange which was later reported by CBS news anchor Bob Schieffer. MRC complains that Schieffer only reported the story because Gingrich was critical of a fellow conservative and routinely fails to report Gingrich’s comments when he is critical of liberals.
CNN did not report the Gingrich interview (as of this date) but did include what I consider a balanced article on the Delay situation that had both republican support and democratic criticism.
that is, if TV journalism is supposed to have any sort of responsibility to the public to present many viewpoints and spurring thought, discussion, and debate of the issues facing our world and isn't simply in the business of maintaining the status quo, not offending those in power, and making money for their stock holders.
No, wait, don't tell me!! I know the answer to this one....
Why don't they know who Chomsky is, and the fact that they probably wouldn't agree with him is the perfect reason to put him on the TV, and often.
That's absolutly true. I don't know why this guy isn't more in the public eye other than I notice most media often conduct interviews when there is a recent reason to, i.e a new book coming out, new movie, etc. Has this guy done anything lately to draw attention to himself?
I'd love to see Chomsky and O'Reilly go at it. Sparks would fly!.