Media Bias

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Paul Krugman, Times Columnist, Declared Insane

Filed in PoliticsTags: Media Bias

RightWing Nut House reports something we already knew to be true:

Famed New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, shouting "I'm just as sane as any other liberal," was dragged off to Bellevue Mental Hospital this morning after it became clear he had gone stark, raving mad.

Be sure your coffee cup is safely away from your mouth, especially when you get to the part referencing MoDo... (Hat Tip: Hugh Hewitt)

From Jesus to Christ

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Media Bias

Newsweek's Religion Editor Jon Meacham spews more liberal heresy questioning Jesus as the Christ:

How did a Jewish prophet come to be seen as the Christian savior? The epic story of the empty tomb, the early battles and the making of a great faith.

Coincidentally, Jesus of Nazareth never claimed to be a prophet. He claimed to be the Son of God - the Messiah sent to redeem mankind from the curse of death due to sin. He was, knew He was, acted as, and claimed to be God in human flesh. Of course, then there's that whole issue of his death and resurrection. The empty tomb is still a stumbling block today to heretics like Jon Meacham as it was to first century Jews. The resurrection sets Christianity apart from every other world religion. The resurrection confirmed that Jesus is indeed the Christ, and completed God's plan to rescue humanity from sin and bring us back into a full and right relationship with Him - something the Twelve Apostles all believed, and that the authors of the Gospels and the rest of the New Testament wrote about. In fact, something they all believed so deeply and passionately that they gave their lives defending that belief. Somehow I don't think Peter would have allowed himself to be crucified upside down because of his profession of his belief in Jesus as the Christ, if he did not in fact believe with every part of his being that Jesus is the Christ - ditto the rest of the Apostles martyred for their beliefs.

American Thinker does a fantastic job dissecting this garbage.

The Coming War on Blogs

Filed in PoliticsTags: Blogging, Media Bias

Apparently the blogosphere isn't mainstream enough for John Kerry:

The Democratic Party will likely assist the MSM in their attack on blogs, not because most blogs are pro-Republican but because blogs are not as consistently liberal as the MSM. John Kerry, for example, is calling for the government to do something to protect the MSM. As he said in a recent speech:

The mainstream media, over the course of the last year, did a pretty good job of discerning. But there's a subculture and a sub-media that talks and keeps things going for entertainment purposes rather than for the flow of information. And that has a profound impact and undermines what we call the mainstream media of the country. And so the decision-making ability of the American electorate has been profoundly impacted as a consequence of that. The question is, what are we going to do about it?

The Republicans will, I hope, realize that on average their interests are served by protecting blogs. But the Democrats and the MSM will still use the courts and regulatory agencies to attack bloggers, and if the Democrats ever retake the Presidency and Congress expect 'media reform' to become a top priority.
The truly funny thing is, Monsigneur Kerry still doesn't understand why he lost the largest-participated Presidential election in US history. It has nothing to do with weapons of mass destruction or whether or not Saddam was connected to 9/11. It has everything to do with his fundamental lack of connection with and understanding of real (read: red state) America and the lack of trust real America has in Kerry. Kerry's use of exit poll statistics to explain his defeat demonstrates both his fundamental short-comings as well as the inherent bias of the mainstream media:

There has been," he said, "a profound and negative change in the relationship of America's media with the American people. . . . If 77 percent of the people who voted for George Bush on Election Day believed weapons of mass destruction had been found in Iraq--as they did--and 77 percent of the people who voted for him believed that Saddam Hussein was responsible for 9/11--as they did--then something has happened in the way in which we are talking to each other and who is arbitrating the truth in American politics. . . . When fear is dominating the discussion and when there are false choices presented and there is no arbitrator, we have a problem.

First, the question of whether or not WMD were found in Iraq has been answered unequivocally, "yes". Perhaps not in the number and scope as some expected, but WMD (primarily, chemical weapons) were found nonetheless. Just because JF'nK's Mainstream Meida misled, buried the truth, and outright lied doesn't mean that we have to believe them. Herein lies the true need for independent voices and the fundamental importance of the First Amendment. "Truth" should be arbitrated by one source, and one source alone: the individual; not John Kerry, not the MSM, not one's teachers/professors/parents/friends. When we allow others to "arbitrate" the presentation of information and to determine the veracity of that information, then we have taken the first step to tyranny. Fortunately, the Blogosphere has become the 21st-century version of that independent voice and outlet of information.

Second, the question of whether or not Saddam Hussein was responsible for 9/11 is a perfect example of misleading by the MSM. The REAL question - whether or not Saddam Hussein had ties to al Qaeda - has been proven, again, unequivocally true. THIS question is the only one that matters with respect to the Bush Doctrine. Hussein was himself a terrorist, and aided and harbored international terrorists. To us in the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, that truth is all that matters. Whether or not Saddam had ties to the particular al Qaeda cell that carried out the 9/11 atrocity is irrelevant. (For those just catching up with the times: we're not still after that particular cell; they're all DEAD.) So, the reports that Saddam had no connection to the 9/11 cell are irrelevant. However, the MSM have taken those reports, and used them to imply that no connection at all existed between Saddam and al Qaeda. Fortunately, again, the Blogosphere acted (along with talk radio - the other bane of liberals' existence) as that independent voice and outlet of information.

The truly ironic thing is, the Blogosphere is still primarily underground. As Kerry pointed out, 80% of Americans still get their news from television (for my less-astute readers, television is part of the "Mainstream Media"). Kerry lost the election by three and a half MILLION popular votes. Not even the bloggers believe they had that kind of impact. The Electoral Vote was on the verge of a crushing landslide. The conservatives have consolidated the Midwest and the South, and are on the verge of a breakthrough in the Rust Belt and Upper Midwest. This electoral shift is due to the liberals (that is, the rag-tag conglomeration of extremists that now control the Democrat Party) being fundamentally out-of-synch with Mainstream America. Until Kerry and his Merry Band of Liberals figure out this truth, it won't matter what they try to do to the Blogosphere; they will continue their electoral spiral downward.

But in the meantime, just call me Poor Richard.