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    There is no such thing as media bias

    There is no such thing as media bias

    Via Scott Whitlock at Newsbusters:

    Over eight hours of broadcast time, Thursday, the network morning shows devoted a scant two minutes and 57 seconds to Wednesday’s shooting at the conservative Family Research Council (FRC). Good Morning America on ABC offered the most time, a still tiny two minutes and 22 seconds. But at least guest anchor Josh Elliott revealed key details about the alleged shooter’s possible motive, such as the fact that Floyd Corkins “was a volunteer at a local LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender] center.” CBS This Morning totally skipped the story.

    ABC reporter Pierre Thomas added, “Sources say [Corkins] had items from fast food giant Chick-fil-A in his bag, but it was unclear whether Wednesday’s incident had any ties to the recent controversy on gay marriage.” Thomas then gratuitously noted, “The company’s owner recently set off a political firestorm, suggesting he opposed gay marriage.” (CEO Dan Cathy created a “firestorm” by simply giving his opinion on an issue? Wouldn’t it be fair to say that liberal groups whipped up the anger?)

    The total amount of network time devoted to the story, thus far, is six minutes and four seconds.

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    Henry Hawkins | August 17, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Hypothesis:

    Because the mainstream media has for so long served as an umbrella for Democrats at all levels, shielding them from the rains of all but the most egregious offenses, we see far more gaffes from Democrats. Not being conservatives or Republicans, they simply haven’t had to learn to be very, very careful with what they say.


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