Skip to comments.How TV Censorship Works for Democrats
Posted on 04/09/2014 4:15:04 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
On April 1, Washington Mayor Vincent Gray was denied a second term, defeated in the primary by upstart city councilwoman Muriel Bowser. The beginning of the end came on March 10, when U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen struck a plea bargain with a wealthy businessman who confessed he'd spent $668,000 on an illegal "shadow campaign" to fund get-out-the-vote efforts that helped Gray win the mayoral office in 2010.
So the corrupt mayor of America's most important city is thrown out. A political scandal? The same networks that were utterly breathless over the local story of Gov. Chris Christie's aides slowing traffic on a bridge into New York City didn't breathe a word about corruption in the nation's capital. Unlike Christie, the mayor is a Democrat.
The TV networks seem to have two tracks in covering Democratic scandals: Ignore them, or if coverage is unavoidable, ignore the party label of the unethical politician under investigation. Often, Republicans in an ethical probe are blown up into alleged national problems for the GOP...
Or take San Diego Mayor Bob Filner. Last August, he was preparing to resign after 18 charges of sexual harassment. Amazingly, ABC and NBC couldn't utter the "D-word" in their stories. One has to go out of his way not to attach a party label to an elected politician. These networks continuously do so.
When ABC aired a story on Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst allegedly intervening for his stepniece that was arrested for shoplifting, guess what? ABC made sure to note that Dewhurst was a "rising national Republican star."
The last few weeks have seen a stream of ethics probes for Democrats, but the networks can barely be bothered while they obsess over a vanished Malaysian jet. So there's either one story, or none.
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(RAT) Lawmaker Yee Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Charges
ERRATA: he didn’t plead guilty, that should have been “not guilty” earlier in the topic.
CNN, PBS and NPR all accept taxpayer dollars to manufacture the news.
CBSViacom, NBCUniversal, and ABCDisney don’t ask for money - they are willing collaborators doing their duty as New Socialist Men.
We are watching Faux turn Left in real-time.
Now the networks can only get 24 million watching their junk propaganda out of a 320 million population.
The state run media (including newspapers) are going down hard. Everyone knows they are full of $hit. They are not trusted.
The left knows they’ve rungout the news as a propaganda medium, nobody is watching. This is why they are rapidly moving to sports as as a place for agitation propaganda. Concussions in the NFL, unionizing college basketball, the focus on gay players, baudy half time shows....new medium, new tactics...same agenda.
Well said, but quibble, the population of the US didn’t hit 200 million until about 1971, iow, that percentage was even higher. Back then the moan was, only one newspaper left in town. Here in GR we’re down to one half, which means, only one half as much party line agitprop for the Demwits.
...journolist... “Fairness Doctrine”... Fox-bashing (which started early and has continued throughout their rise to the undisputed top...
And good job mentioning sports. They constantly mention Obama as part of their stories and during games.