If you want examples of media bias in the form of selective reporting, just look at the news – any news. So-called unbiased networks and papers ignore embarrassing stories or leave out details all the time. And not just nationally.
Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh was using city money to buy for books she wrote. Children’s books. She bought them up by the truckload, all for the beautiful children of Baltimore (or not), resulting in an investigation and her indictment on 11 counts of fraud and tax invasion. She had to leave office for personal reasons back in May. She is scheduled to leave a polite society for prison life (for up to 175 years) if convicted.
Pugh was a long-time feature of Baltimore politics. A powerful Democrat. When the news of her indictment broke yesterday, the Alphabets couldn’t be bothered to cover it. Sorry, NewsBusters notes that CBS found 104 seconds in the Evening News to notify the nation in a report that never mentions she’s a Democrat.
Showering their unbiased profession in glory.
The second story was a shot heard around the world, just not for very long. The New York Post reports that AFP (a French News Agency), and Reuters jumped all over a report attributed to a “United Nations study.”
The United States has “the world’s highest rate of children in detention.”
In the age of President’s named Donald Trump is was yet another “we have you know” moment. There’ve been a lot of those. This one fared no better. They put it out there then made it disappear.
the two agencies retracted the story. Deleted, withdrew, demolished. If they could have used one of those Men in Black memory-zappers on us, they would have. Sheepishly, the two news organizations explained that, you see, the UN data was from 2015 — part of a border crackdown that had begun years earlier.
We all know who the president was in 2015. It wasn’t evil, child-caging monster President Trump. It was that nice, compassionate, child-caging monster President Barack Obama.
Can’t have people knowing that the United States led the world in child detention under Barack Obama (and not Trump). Well, too late. Someone noticed. They also noticed you taking the story down. As if detained children are not a story of interest to the left. It’s not. Neither are stories about women, gays, shootings, or any other issue unless they portray the left in a positive light or the right in a negative one.
For those preparing to write comments lambasting GraniteGrok for being partisan or biased, save your digital breath. We admit to being biased, and we are proud. Our bias is toward the rule of law, individual liberty, natural rights, and the limiting power of constitutions upon politicians and governments. We, regardless of party, will take you to the woodshed if you irk us on these matters.
Party registration does not protect you.
For those about to then suggest that we ignore some stories and report others, Damn straight! We all have jobs and families, and they are not jobs in journalism. We do this because it amuses us, and on occasion, you. We are not pretending to be the watchdogs of government, just an outlet to get a perspective different from the partisan BS peddled by credentials journalists who spend more time deciding what news is and what is not.
Especially stories that make Democrats look bad. Thankfully you have us, and we have you. Some of our best stories get our attention, thanks to readers, and we appreciate that.
The media, not so much.