Skip to comments.Surprise! MSM Ignoring Catholic Lawsuits against Government
Posted on 05/24/2012 9:18:34 AM PDT by NYer
Well, I mostly agree with Brent Bozell:
Media Research Center founder Brent Bozell [says] The broadcast networks all but spiked the largest legal action in history to defend our constitutionally protected religious freedom, [he cited] CBS, ABC and NBC for skimming over news that 43 Catholic dioceses and organizations filed a lawsuit Monday against the Obama administration.
CBS managed to air 19 seconds on the subject. But that was it, between all three networks.
This is the worst bias by omission I have seen in the quarter-century history of the Media Research Center, he says, insisting that the networks fear the lawsuit could compromise President Obamas popularity with voters.
This is not a mistake, nor is it an editorial oversight by the broadcast networks. This is a deliberate and insidious withholding of national news to protect the chosen one who ABC, CBS and NBC have worked so hard to elect.
Lead stories and in-depth reports are in order, he suggests, following revelations that the Catholic Church unleashed legal Armageddon on the White House, promising not to comply with health care reforms that would require religiously affiliated institutions to offer birth control to employees.
Instead, these networks are sending a clear message to all Americans that the networks will go to any lengths even censoring from the public an event of this historic magnitude to prevent the release of any information that will hurt Obamas chances of re-election, Mr. Bozell concludes.
Well, that might be the message they are sending. But I think the larger message that perhaps they hadn’t meant to transmit is one of stark terror. Like the kid who hides under the blanket figuring the boogeyman won’t see him, the mainstream media has decided that if they just ignore the 12 lawsuits launched against the Obama administration by 43 Catholic entities, the reality of them will go away; they simply won’t exist, and the Supreme Court won’t see them, either!
Or, you know, they might just be afraid that if people begin to realize that the promised (as in still-not-in-effect) Obama “accommodation” was not the acceptable olive-branched solution they’d pretended it was, they might start wondering what this “constitutional-scholar” of a president is really all about.
Or, they might be afraid that, as Bozell says, news of the suits could negatively impact Obama’s re-election campaign.
Afraid is the operative word, here. What is coming through loud and clear is their fear.
UPDATE: Newsbusters has more and more
And Frank Weathers figured out before anyone that the story would be spiked.
Fox News is all over this historic lawsuit. The Federal Government cost to answer it will run well into the millions of $s.
the m.s.m. imagine they have a monopoly on the first amendment.
none of them want to share
...so is Ann Barnhardt...much more potent than FOX...
Unbelievable that the lame stream media would HIDE from the American public a news event as huge as this.. But a GREAT example of media bias to cite while holding smelling smalts under a liberal’s nose.
While I have never put much stock into the propaganda the MSM pukes out each day, after working in the printing industry for over 26 years and dealing with newspapers world wide, I can tell you their most powerful tool is the spike.
They don’t have to lie. The don’t have to distort. They just spike the story and hope their other fellow travelers do the same. If they do run a story which does not support the agenda, they simply only report half truths. Again not lying but only presenting one side.
When it was just the ultra liberal alphabet networks and our tax funded PBS this was easy and everyone was happy.
Now comes FOX which probably has the same accuracy of REPORTED stories (aka not spiked) as journalists are almost never experts in the field they are reporting.
Even on FR you will get people who slam FOX and Glenn Beck but I absolutely guarantee you, most of what we know about this obomination in the White Hut is thanks to FOX and Glenn and those organizations like Breitbart who funneled stories the MSM had already spiked because it did not fit their communist agenda.
Hell, even members of congress are rather silent about the usurper using Executive Orders to do end runs around them.
We have all seen the lies/distortion of the MSM in the T. Martin case so it is obvious even today the MSM continues their attempt to manipulate the minds of the public.
If you want to know the core root of this deliberate deceit simply read the communist manifesto and you will realize they have almost completely achieved their goal of communist victory in the USA without firing a shot.
The communists have laid a permanent Marxist foundation in the public schools. Supplied the public schools with commie union teachers. Filled our universities with commie professors to a sufficient level that they can completely block any debate which does not support their Marxist beliefs.
They have deliberately contaminated our law schools to the point where we have legions of lawyers who actually think the Constitution can be changed by case law and not by amendments.
The communists are at their best in our schools of journalism cranking out good little Marxists/Maoists every year to present to all of us only the news which supports their agenda.
Finally, notice how the OWS morons were enraged at the evil banks who loaned them money so they could attend all these Marxist universities without questioning for one nano-second that the real cause of the huge student loan problem was the exorbitant cost structure on the universities and their professors. No the Marxists have them convince it was the evil banks.
Gee I never saw any stories of banks holding a gun to these ungrateful savages and forcing them to take out loans.
The PREMIERE source remains Rush Limbaugh! From Sandra Fluke to Occupy Wall Street, Rush remains a thorn in the side of liberals who have attempted, through various means, to silence him.
Fox was the only one to air the story about the New Black Pamper voter intimidation case.
Not since the Third Reich has a 1st world government engaged in state sponsored racism at the highest level.
Imagine if the KKK did that, and John Ashcroft dropped the charges.
And libtrash call the TEA party racist.
The DLEMM - Dominant Liberal Establishment Mass Media - does not represent mainstream America. Pundits, as well as nearly everyone else, need to stop referring to them as such.
How does the MSM typically get their news? Presumably it’s a combination of material they solicit from their contacts together with unsolicited material they receive from people who think they have something newsworthy. Isn’t it conceivable the Church could have simply done a poor job at publicizing the lawsuits, or is the “spiking” phenomenon pretty well-attested?
It was talk radio before it was Fox, and then of course the king of anti-spiking that is the internet. I don’t wanna downplay Fox, because who could have imagined in 1980, for instance, that eventually a 24-hour non-lib news network would beat out all the lib networks. But it’s the internet more than anything which gets the word out.
“Isnt it conceivable the Church could have simply done a poor job at publicizing the lawsuits”
No. Not at all, whatsoever.
“or is the ‘spiking’ phenomenon pretty well-attested”
Is this a serious question? Are you a visitor to our planet? Welcome, alien lifeform. I trust you come in peace.
I have a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn. I promise to give you a great deal on it too.
This "misleading mendacious media" in our country is in some ways starting to look as bad or even worse than "Pravda" in the days of the Soviet Union (in the "dishonesty", "deceit", and "coverup" categories).
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