Thursday, May 26, 2005

Franken testifies

This past Tuesday, May 24, a slew of Left wing activists "testified" before an even further Left winger, Congressman John Conyers (D-MI), committee on, get this, "Media Bias."

The hearing was broadcast live, compliments of Air America, and occasionally interrupted for commercial breaks.

A few comments:

1. Franken's contribution was citing the PIPA study which the Left has repeatedly cited to prove that Fox News was guilty of misleading it's viewers regarding the Saddam/Bin Laden connection, Iraq and WMD's,...The problem here is that PIPA issued a clarification approx. 2 weeks after their initial report, so that Left wing "spin meisters" could not continue misreporting the study. Here is a brief citation from their report:

the fact that we reported that respondents who say they primarily get their news from Fox News had the highest frequency of misperceptions has generated a good deal of attention. Some have suggested that we have effectively claimed that we have demonstrated that Fox News, prompted by ideological bias, is misleading its viewers. We want to clarify emphatically that we are not making this assertion.

2. Franken colleague and anti-Bush flame thrower,Randi Rhodes, told the committee that she had "evidence" that Fox News' ratings were going down, therefore, their only purpose for continuing to stay on the air is as a propaganda tool. Yes she really said that.

3. Center for American Progress fellow and author, Eric Alterman, suggested that because "Crossfire" had to rely on political operatives, Begala and Carville, instead of journalists, to carry the Liberal banner, it proves that there is no epidemic of Left wing journalists. I guess Joe Conason, Paul Krugman, Bob Herbert, Maureen Dowd,Jonathan Alter, Eleanor Clift, to name a few, don't qualify as Left wing journalists.

Hey folks, I can't make this stuff up.

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