Thursday, February 24, 2011
Media Critic, Brent Bozell, Sizes Up Mainstream Coverage of Wisconsin Insurrection
Let's see, if you're liberal to begin with but act in denial trying to convince your audience you're mainstream, if you're a member of a union that is overwhelming Democrat, how effective and objective would you be covering a showdown between a newly elected Republican governor and his conservative legislative colleagues dealing with a showdown with their Democrat counterparts and tens of thousands of union goons?
The way the battle lines have been drawn the viewer would see some rather obvious parallels between how the media covered the Egypt rebellion and the Wisconsin labor riot. Of course, Governor Scott Walker cast as the evil dictator Mubarak and the teachers, Obama union thugs, and other clowns as the Egyptian rebels.
It is also interesting to note how obscene, mean-spirited and filthy many of the chants, taunts, signs and banners are and what did these same reporters have to say about the conduct of the tea party rallies? These are the same people who scolded the tea party and conservatives for their angry rhetoric and insisted it led to the Tucson massacre. Truth be told, if one were to compare the vulgarity, viciousness, and over-the-top insults the tea party would be like a small town Boy Scout troupe compared to the Wisconsin thugs who'd be more like the vandals sacking Rome. The lack of proportion and honesty in this regard is inescapable for anyone who has paid careful attention to the coverage.
Brent Bozell, head of the Media Research Council brilliantly sizes up the press coverage in Wisconsin. Should anyone be surprised that the legendary pseudo-intellectual masquerading behind her snobbish foreign accent, Christiane Amanpour, should be responsible for some of the most ridiculous reportage.
Read this article, it's right on target: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/brent-bozell/2011/02/22/bozell-column-media-wisconsin-bad-joke