Tim T. Schowalter: More Documentation of Liberal Media Bias
To the Editor:
Beth Hennessey (March 7 letters) commented on my letter to the editor about who controls Fox News and their conservative views. Those comments do not change my thesis that except for Fox, all the major news channels are very liberal, and if you want another view on any issue Fox is your only alternative.
Here are more examples of liberal bias:
MSNBC is a liberal propaganda machine that regularly smears conservatives. Chris Matthews and Ed Schultz are vitriolic every day. For example Ed Schultz called Laura Ingraham, a conservative commentator, a “right-wing slut.”
NBC ignored Obama’s ruling on forcing Catholic hospitals to pay for contraception for as long as they could and then interviewed only pro-Obama speakers, who called those who believe in religious freedom stupid and backwards. CNN aired a news clip where Obama said his father served in WWII. His father was nine years old when the war ended and his comment was an outright lie. There was no investigation or challenge by CNN.
Media Research Center (MRC) documents how 2011 Republican presidential candidates were grilled with hard liberal questions 83 percent of the time, which contrasts with Democratic candidates in 2007 who were given softball questions 63 percent of the time.
MRC also documents how the media uses the negative term of conservatives when talking about Republicans but uses Democrats, instead of the negative term-liberal, when talking about Democrats. MRC documents that the liberal evening news channels ran only one story about Obama’s Soyndra scandal for every 24 news reports on the Enron bankruptcy. Bush gave no taxpayer money to Enron but Obama gave $500 million to one of his fundraisers and they went bankrupt.
Who controls the left wing media? GE owns NBC, MSNBC and CNBC. GE gets billions of dollars from Obama for green energy and contributes millions to Obama’s Campaign, a truly fascist relationship. Do you think they will say anything bad about Obama? Almost 90 percent of NPR’s board of directors contributes to Democratic candidates and one NPR producer detailed how she would revel in Rush Limbaugh’s death.
Socialist and anti-American George Soros owns interest in 180 liberal media outlets. He has contributed over $5 million dollars to NPR. His Project Syndicate, a source for liberal commentary, reaches 462 newspapers. Hennessey stoops to the Hitler analog for Fox News. I would remind her that Hitler was a socialist and not a conservative.
Tim T. Schowalter
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