Are you as tired as I am in listening to someone who is supposed to be giving you the news and instead is spinning the story to adhere to some personal political agenda they have? Evidently, the only way to stop this obtuse reporting is to call it out every time it happens and question those who are either totally clueless or have some other agenda they are trying to foist on us.
Last week there was a huge breaking story across all the networks. The Boston Marathon got interrupted by two bombs exploding at the finish line. Before many facts were in, we had the “experts in the media” coming out and telling us who they thought did it.
I was stuck in a waiting room in a hospital and all they had on was ABC. It’s not my first choice as a news source, but I had no choice in the matter. I watched as ABC had Brad Garrett, former FBI Agent, relating to the shocking event and saying pretty much that it was some American white Supremacist group who did the bombing.
Well, Brad was 100% wrong in his “expert assessment”. The two brothers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who were the alleged and now “self-confessed” masterminds of the crime are not in any white Supremacist group.
This is not the first time the ABC “experts” have been wrong, but you start to wonder if it is intentional.
What about the Aurora, Colorado theatre shooter, James Holmes? ABC’s Brian Ross rushed to report Holmes was a member of the Tea Party. He wasn’t and ABC had to issue an apology for “jumping the gun” in its coverage.
Then, you wonder what they (the FBI) did not see when Russia told them to watch out for the older Tsarnaev brother, Tamerlan, as a terrorist. Did they drop the ball? Someone did. That is a whole other story to investigate, but it leaves me wondering – is someone not doing a good job in law enforcement as well?
Is there a hidden agenda that they have to follow as to swing the public’s perception? I am concerned about this agency that used to be top notch and apolitical.
When it comes to other news analysts who I have no use for watching, Chris Matthews comes to mind. His latest terrorist assessment, “Normally, domestic terrorists, people, tend to be on the far right” was way off.
Sorry Chris, your assessment doesn’t come close to being factual. How do you stay on TV?
Then there is the NPR reporter/analyst, Dina Temple-Raston. Her big quote, “April is a big month for …right-wing individuals…Columbine…Hitler’s Birthday.”
Sorry Dina, not only do I not want to listen to you, I do not want to keep funding your inaccurate assessments, so how come my tax money is going to fund NPR? I don’t see that as balanced reporting and if it is not balanced, taxpayers should not be supporting it.
Add NPR to the list of “mandatory budget cuts” in Congress. If you personally donate to NPR, you are only condoning a biased news source.
Want to be charitable? Give your money to the Boston victims’ fund (I am sure they will be needing a lot of money), a veterans group, an animal rescue center, or a building preservation group. NPR needs to go by the way of the dinosaur and de-funding it will help accelerate its extinction.
And the Salon.com reporter, David Sirota saying, “Let’s hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white male” doesn’t impress me as for him having a shred of journalist integrity. Did I somehow take that out of context? If I did, it can only be because it is so out-of-order as a journalistic comment.
Many TV and other media analysts are so far off the mark, why do we keep them in prime time news shows and in charge of aiming the public spotlight?
Where are they today with their apologies for their obtuse and inaccurate comments? They’re too busy working on their next story. Who cares if it’s accurate?
You and I do!
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