Many are still in denial about the hypocrisy we find on the Left side of the political spectrum. We’ll ignore 8 years of Ronald Reagan and 4 years of George H.W. Bush. The media wasn’t necessarily “fair” but it was in the days before 24/7 news programming, email (for most people) and blogs. And so for 8 years of Bill Clinton the Liberals in the media had their way only showing their claws for Ken Starr.
Rush Limbaugh and Matt Drudge made their name during the Clinton era and have acted, in small degree, as a counter-balance to the tilting we find in the other direction.
But it wasn’t really until George W. Bush did the media come out in force with their bias. Bush’s term was divisive to say the least, but any nation that suffers such a terrorist attack will experience some social and political turmoil. But the bias seen in the post-2001 days was really too much to take at times. And it wasn’t limited to a few fringe wackos but key members of the Democratic party participated such as when Democratic Senator Harry Reid called the president a “loser.”
A recent Pew Poll found that a whopping 8% of journalists were Conservative. And back in 2007 a report done by Liberal MSNBC looked at 144 “major” journalists and found that 90% of them gave to Democrats. And during the same year, a study conducted by Harvard University found that most media outlets had a Liberal media bias and that Fox News appeared to have a Conservative bias only because everybody else was tilting so far Left (Fox News was found to be the most “fair and balanced”).
So we know the bias is there.
Evidence and studies using hard facts exist.
Why haven’t Liberals been totally discounted as a group of slanderous liars then?
Because their followers agree with the bias, that’s why.
A recent Pew poll found that in terms of online “relationships” (Twitter, Facebook, emails, etc…) Liberals tend to be the least tolerant group out there. The least willing to listen to alternative points of view and the most willing to “de-friend” or exclude people with whom they disagree.
Every group will have intolerant members whether it be Catholics, Vegans, Republicans, Democrats, or Left Handers.
But politically speaking Liberals are more intolerant than Conservatives are.
Since only 8% of journalists are Conservatives, and since out of all journalists it appears that 90% of them donate to Democrats it’s no wonder that we have David Axelrod, the 2012 Communications Director for President Barack Obama saying that Rush Limbaugh was wrong to call Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” but it’s okay for $1 million man Bill Maher to call Sarah Palin a “cunt” and a “twat” because she is a public figure while Fluke is not and it’s not all over the news.
And Democrats say Republicans don’t care about women.
There will be no outrage, sadly, because Liberals agree to double standards, hypocrisy, and slander.
There is not a lot worse in life than such basic dishonesty.
Unfortunately there is not a lot to be done to fix the root of the problem as bias appears to exist everywhere. All that can be done is to shine sunlight onto the corrupt and rotting deceptions we come across hoping it will act as a cleansing agent.