Well by now everyone has heard about the blatant smear attempt by NBC’s Andrea Mitchell on Mitt Romney’s “WaWa” speech in Pennsylvania. Andrea Mitchell has been known to be liberal leaning but likes to take on the persona of an objective hard nosed
journalist. Andrea has been around a while she’s no fool. However, Andrea had an opportunity today to clean up her hit job this morning on her show, but just played the entire Romney speech without an apology or a word about her sorry attempt to make Mitt Romney look like a baffoon. Who really does look like the baffoon here? It’s not Mitt. Andrea?
If you haven’t heard or seen this I’ve linked it here. I linked it from our local radio station http://www.971talk.com/blog/glover/blogentry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10396263
I remember a time as a kid watching Harry Reasoner, or later Peter Jennings doing the news. They seemed okay, but I was too young to tell. ( Andrea was around then) I remember Dan Rather, you know what his scandal was. Shame given he did such a good job in Vietnam coverage with Cronkite…Cronkite who may have started the demise of objectivity with his denouncing the war effort and tugging on LBJ’s heart strings. Today? It seems these days we have to have a half a dozen opinions to filter through the bullshit to get even one ounce of truth. It takes a bit more work these days to get the truth from mainstream media.
I am a media and radio junkie. I admit it. I love it. I got online just because of that. I have friends that are heavy players in said media. They as well are just as frustrated with our “MSM” as I am. What about the left? It’s gotten so bad that even those that agree with the slant that MSM gives? They see and are commenting on the shoddy reporting as well. It’s lazy these days. Not lazy in just the newbies coming along but it’s infected the standards…standards like an Andrea Mitchell. Shoddy and more so shady reporting forced a person like Dan Rather who would otherwise be the next Cronkite, into retirement. It’s gotten out of hand. It really has.
I’m not going to sit here and write and tell you that there is not bias on the right in news or the blogosphere. However, I will sit here and tell you that there is a mainstream media holding onto the strings of the less informed portraying unbiased and objective reporting and quite frankly it’s bullshit and they know it.
There is not just an information highway these days, there is an information speedway and the story of the day, the bitch of the day and it comes and goes..but we have a real problem in media that needs addressed. Does MSM hit the conference room at 7am to “create” the news or do they meet to report the news? In the example of Andrea Mitchell’s Romney “WaWa Speech” there is something obvious here. Either Andrea thinks you are stupid, her producers and editors are stupid, or she and they just don’t care. You be the judge.
This issue will disappear with the news cycle and we’ll move onto the next “BIG THING” but there is a real problem with our media and if a concerned American citizen has to dig and dig and dig for the truth, we have a problem. Rest assured Americans will “dig and dig and dig” and charlatans like Andrea Mitchell will be exposed. This time she made it easy for us. She made it easy for us because she beleives she is high and above the people she reports to and is a slave to the “office” she reports