Former CBS News reporter Bernard Goldberg has long maintained that the mainstream media (MSM) is not simply liberally biased, but have gone over the cliff into liberal activism.
He states that “from the day Barack Obama [initially] announced his candidacy to the moment he took the oath of office, the mainstream media fawned over him like love-struck school girls. Even worse, they have gone beyond media bias to media activism.”
In his provocative book, A Slobbering Love Affair, (subtitled The true and pathetic story of the torrid romance between Barack Obama and the mainstream media), Goldberg shows how the MSM’s hopelessly one-sided coverage of President Obama has shredded America’s trust in journalism and endangered our free society.
And here we see a gushing Diane Sawyer,* forgetting her supposed role as a journalist, nearly unable to contain herself, blathering on Inauguration Eve, “The whole city has a smile on its face.”
Yet this CNN poll released almost simultaneously with Sawyer making her absurd comment shows many Americans don’t agree with her — with 51% saying things are going pretty or very badly.
More? How unbiased is this? Liz Thatcher reports that 18 of 20 of the nation’s top newspapers push gun control in their editorials. The Arizona Republic is rife with articles, columns, editorials and Benson cartoons demeaning Second Amendment advocates. When forced to report demonstrations protesting restrictions, the newspaper characterizes the attendees as fringy : “Thousands rally against stricter gun control in US, Gun advocates – some with rifles slung across shoulders or pistols holstered at the hip…”
Arizona’s liberal daily gleefully reports that the Vatican has “praised” Barack Obama’s proposals for “curbing gun violence,” saying they are a “step in a right direction.” The Vatican should remember gun control is the gateway to tyranny. In November 1938, a gun control law was passed by the German government one day after Kristallnacht signaling the beginning of what became known as the Holocaust. Without guns to defend themselves, 11 million people including 6 million Jews and 5 million others were put to death by the Nazis in Europe.
*H/T Noel Sheppard NewsBusters