Saturday, September 17, 2005

NPR, twisting the facts to suit their agenda...

Great example of media bias from NPR, brought to you by Matt Duffy:

ABC News was surprised after the speech to find no evacuees in the Astrodome who disapproved of the president's message. Most respondents said they found Bush to be heartwarming and uplifting.

This morning I listened attentively to NPR to hear their coverage of the speech and its reaction. The results were not surprising. Bush's outline for rebuilding the Gulf Coast was given a couple of minutes, and then four reactions from New Orleans evacuees were offered. Every one of them was negative (paraphrasing): "Bush doesn't understand us," "I don't believe the money will be spent correctly," or "It's just a lot of talk."

What's the difference between the ABC News coverage and NPR's this morning? Simple. Because ABC was broadcasting live, they didn't have the ability to present the news according to their frame. NPR, having 12 hours with which to work, managed to present the speech from the proper perspective: Bush sucks.

And the taxpayers foot the bill for this sh*t...amazing...but the silver lining is that it keeps our "intellectual elites" absolutely clueless about what Americans really think. As long as the Democrats keep taking their talking points from NPR, they'll keep losing elections.

No wonder the Republicans threaten, but never actually cut their budget!

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UPDATE: If you are interested, a very thorough examination of this little media curiosity, with transcripts showing ABC anchor Dean Reynolds trying his best to "lead the witness"; via Atlas Shrugged .
This is so money:

Not one of the six people interviewed on camera had a bad word for Bush -- despite Reynolds' best efforts. Reynolds goaded: "Was there anything that you found hard to believe that he said, that you thought, well, that's nice rhetoric, but, you know, the proof is in the pudding?" Brenda Marshall answered, "No, I didn't," prompting Reynolds to marvel to anchor Ted Koppel: "Very little skepticism here.”
Reynolds pressed another woman: “Did you feel that the President was sincere tonight?" She affirmed: "Yes, he was." Reynolds soon wondered who they held culpable for the levee breaks. Unlike the national media, {Miss Connie} London did not blame supposed Bush-mandated budget cuts: "They've been allocated federal funds to fix the levee system, and it never got done. I fault the mayor of our city personally. I really do."

Follow the links and click to the video - the media has no idea what to do when it runs into people whom don't fit in with their prefabricated agenda...

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