Thursday, March 23, 2006

Oh, it burns!

Think we didn't know already? Well, it's good to watch just for the sake of seeing them wallow in "mortification,"--almost like an elder from the Church of Objectivity getting caught in an adulterous affair with *gasp* an OPINION!

Drudge has the headline today: "ABC NEWS EXEC: 'BUSH MAKES ME SICK'; E-MAIL REVEALED"

John Green, currently executive producer of the weekend edition of GOOD MORNING AMERICA, unloaded on the president in an ABC company email obtained by the DRUDGE REPORT.

"If he uses the 'mixed messages' line one more time, I'm going to puke," Green complained.

The blunt comments by Green, along with other emails obtained by the DRUDGE REPORT, further reveal the inner workings of the nation's news outlets.

Three thoughts:

1: The media is really liberal.

2: The media is so liberal that he felt "safe" enough to send this out to everyone, expecting a outpouring of commiseration I guess (which makes his lament sound so pathetic now that he was "outed"). I feel sorry that he lost his sense of security from opposing viewpoints in the workplace--ouch--I mean, somebody backstabbed him for crying out loud! Worse, they spilled it to DRUDGE!!! Agh! Of all the people, Drudge is the epitome of the "anti-media" (if you factor in liberal bias).

3: On the other hand, what the point? I mean really, I was serious in my reference to the "church of objectivity" as the religion of journalists. While I appreciate a lot of the benefit embodied in the theory (fact-driven, consistent, concise, agenda-free reporting), it seems to appeal mostly to those who are shallow enough to be complete relativists. Green will probably be slapped on the wrist in a hypocritical show of "shaping up."
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it all depends on who the person is watching the news. My parents swear up and down that we have this "liberal media" while I swear up and down that the media is conservative. So I guess it all comes down to perspective. Also, does anyone even watch ABC anymore? Network news is so 90's:).

Jerret

11:19 PM, March 23, 2006  
Blogger Mark R said...

Jerret:

The "no WMDs in Iraq" is, in the mainstream media a given. That is something that goes unproved, based only on the words of an active partisan source like Joe Wilson, who packed up at his wife's bidding for a vacation in Niger, asked a few questions, then reported to the world that Bush lied... "Cool," says the NY Times Good enough for accepted fact. Now we can go from there and shape every story on Iraq in those terms.

That's the nature of the media. The only question what they want. They only report what they feel comfortable reporting. The are the "bull-dog press" only when they aren't disproving secular dogma in the process.

Where do you get your news?

8:59 PM, March 25, 2006  
Blogger Mark R said...

Since when did a FORMER DIPLOMAT have the resources to know or find out what is fact or fiction better than intelligence sources the world over.

9:02 PM, March 25, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't really base any of my opionions on what the media says. And for the most part I watch Fox News (the newswomen are the hottest:) But I take anything they say with a grain of salt.

We are in a sad state of affairs in this country. The governments (both parties) have everyone sticken in fear of some false beleif that terrorist are going to stike at anyrime with "dirty bombs" and or "suitcase nukes." President Bush has no idea what to do. He is too much of a simple man to be an effective leader. Shows no intellectual curiosity or critical thought. Spreading freedom? C'mon you know we are their to establish a middle east military presence. We will be there forever, just like South Korea. I no longer have any hope for this country. Criticial thinking is dead other than in university's, and even there it is one. (i.e. listen to liberal proffs and dont question them or think out side their box). Scary times, thats all I can say:(

And one more comment on this blog. I have found that many students on campus have heard of this blog yet dont read it because it is "conservative." That is just another example on the other end of the spectrum of lack of critical thinking and/or reading opionions different from one's own.

Take Care,
Jerret

12:41 PM, March 26, 2006  

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