Media Bias and Ignorance on Hunting

Discussion in 'In the News' started by Malum Prohibitum, Feb 15, 2006.

  1. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    The following is an excerpt from Michelle Malkin's column. I heard several minutes of the press briefing, and those reporters were all over the press secretary, very emotional and attacking him. I had never quite heard anything like it before from ostensibly objective reporters.

    Here is the excerpt:


    It's the me-me-media hyperventilators who need intensive care.

    Peacock Network News correspondent David Gregory, whose self-absorption rivals the leading brand of paper towels, threw a snit fit over the 18-hour delay in public disclosure of the incident. His exchange on Monday with White House press secretary Scott McClellan was a walking advertisement for beta blockers.

    McClellan: "David, hold on, the cameras aren't on right now. You can do this later."

    Gregory: "Don't accuse me of trying to pose to the cameras. Don't be a jerk to me personally when I'm asking you a serious question."

    McClellan: "You don't have to yell."

    Gregory: "I will yell! If you want to use that podium to try to take shots at me personally, which I don't appreciate, then I will raise my voice, because that's wrong!"

    McClellan: "Calm down, Dave, calm down."

    Gregory: "I'll calm down when I feel like calming down!"


    Funny thing is, I can't recall the mainstream media melting down over the 30-hour delay -- presided over by Hillary Clinton, according to internal records -- in releasing the late White House counsel Vincent Foster's suicide note to authorities and her own husband. Can you?

    News anchors who couldn't find the Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights if you put it under klieg lights pontificated about 28-gauge shotguns and hunting etiquette. CNN personality Kyra Phillips, in a rare moment of cable news humility, giggled self-consciously as she asked a correspondent to explain the difference between birdshot and bullets. "I think I might sound stupid," I heard her say.

    Yes, but at least she didn't look stupid.

    On that front, Washington Post reporter Dana Milbank outdid them all. Appearing on MSNBC to provide his fair and balanced analysis of the political fallout from Cheney's accident, Milbank donned a blaze orange stocking hat and matching reflective vest. Emulating a hunter in danger of being shot by Cheney, Milbank looked more like a Hooters parking attendant. Or a colorblind "Where's Waldo?" wannabe. Or a fugitive from a prison crew assigned to pick up roadside trash on Interstate 495.

    "Lighten up," you say. Okay. I suggest the Washington Post run a large color photo of the costumed Dana Milbank with his bylined pieces from now on. That way, all readers may enjoy the hilarity every time Milbank's work as "Washington Post National Political Reporter" is published as objective news.


    Me: I think that is a good idea.
     
  2. jrm

    jrm Sledgehammer

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    I heard some interesting discussions of 28-gauge guns, too. Plus, Cheney shot the guy with buck shot (that'll teach those quail). Finally, I heard that Cheney was shooting a 20-20. :?
     

  3. Gunstar1

    Gunstar1 Administrator

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    I heard the opening of CNN's Paula Zahn last night and the 20 hour delay was a conspiracy to cover something up, not an accident.

    That makes 2 CNN shows that have hosts so amazingly ignorant that I feel sorry for whoever does watch their shows. The other host I cannot stand is Nancy Grace.

    BTW, anybody else get muscle spasms when you try to watch these shows? Some spasms are small and only affect my thumb, usually causing the remote to change the channel. Though once or twice I have had an attack so bad it made me get up, walk over to the cable box and change the channel. :D