Framing the Dialogue

Posts Tagged ‘media bias’

Fair Trial?

zimmerman1I find it interesting how racists already know the guilt George Zimmerman.  Racists like Jamie Fox who wore a Travon Martin shirt in public as if to say Zimmerman is guilty.  How do these folks know that Zimmerman isn’t telling the truth or that the truth lies somewhere between what they think and what Zimmerman says.  To my knowledge our systems still is innocent until proven guilty.  I would venture that not many people know all of the facts of the case and certainly not celebrities who just like to try to show their cred by acting hip and edgy.

Making The Connection…NOT

today_showI was watching the Today show this morning not out of choice, but out of love.  My wife likes to watch it and I was with her this morning.  I am not sure why she does not ask me to leave the room as I always feel the need to comment on their embedded bias.  They are not overt about their bias; I am pretty sure that they probably do not even recognize it.

It’s So Cute How They Can’t Help Themselves

Hopefully by now you have read my review of Bernie Goldberg’s book, Bias.  The mainstream (drive by) media cannot seem to differentiate between news and commentary.  Maybe I can help.  News is what happens and you are supposed to write about.  To quote a famous TV show from my youth “The facts ma’am, just the facts.”  (the show was Dragnet)

In a Commentary, however, is where you give your opinion.  The media can be so cute when they confuse the two.  By cute, I mean irritating.  The latest example was an article from Liz Sidoti of the Associated Press about the Republican National Committee electing Michael Steele as their national chairman.  Mr. Steele happens to be black and is the first black RNC chairman in history.