A quick review, shall we . . .<br><br>On Tuesday, June 14th, Democrat Senator Dick Durbin (Illinois) took to the Senate floor and compared Americans at Guantanamo Bay to Nazis, Soviets and to the murderous regime of Pol Pot . . . <br><br><embed src="http://homepage.mac.com/barnett112/.Music/durbin.mp3" width=320 height=25 controller="true" autoplay="false" type="video/quicktime"><br><br>ABC World News Tonight, NBC Nightly News and CBS Evening News ignored Durbin's comments on the June 15th newscasts.<br><br>The NBC Nightly News made a brief mention of it two nights later on June 16th.<br><br>The New York Times first reported on the Durbin story Friday, June 17th . . . three days after the fact. <br><br>ABC World News Tonight (and the NBC Nightly News) *finally* reported on Durbin after he made his apology June 21st, a full week later. The CBS Evening News has yet (and at this point, never will) to report on Durbin's words in the Senate. <br><br>Now . . . Karl Rove, on Wednesday night June 22nd, at a private fund-raiser no less, said the following:<br><br><blockquote>"Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 in the attacks and prepared for war; liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers," Mr. Rove, the senior political adviser to President Bush, said at a fund-raiser in Midtown for the Conservative Party of New York State.</blockquote><br><br>. . . and how did the liberal media react? <br><br>The very next day, Thursday June 23rd, The New York Times (who didn't report Durbin's comments for three days), had this.<br><br>Both the NBC Nightly News and ABC World News Tonight had reports Thursday, the next night (and first available newscast) after Rove's comments . . . The CBS Evening News did not. Remember, it took ABC World News Tonight a full week to report on Durbin, and that was only after Durbin made his apology. <br><br>All three morning shows reported on Rove's comments Friday morning, including ABC's Good Morning America, CBS's The Early Show and . . . And this is how NBC's Today Show led off this morning . . . <br><br><embed src="http://homepage.mac.com/barnett112/.Music/today1.mp3" width=320 height=25 controller="true" autoplay="false" type="video/quicktime"><br><br><embed src="http://homepage.mac.com/barnett112/.Music/today2.mp3" width=320 height=25 controller="true" autoplay="false" type="video/quicktime"><br><br>So . . . to recap . . . a high ranking Democrat can take to the Senate Floor and compare Amercian servicemen and women to Nazis, and garner very little news coverage. But, a Republican adviser to the President can say liberals were out of touch in their response to 9/11 and get immediate coverage on all three networks and in the New York Times.<br><br>Bias, people.
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Ahh yes...this is standard operating procedure. <br><br>The template is as follows:<br><br>1.) If a Republican, no matter whom, no matter where, makes any comments even considered remotely controversial or critical of liberals, it is front page news and said individual will be demonized until they are fired, demoted or apologize. See Trent Lott. <br><br>2.) If a Democrat does the same, the story will be ignored, not reported, played down, passed over, waved off and otherwise considered unimportant. See Senator Robert Byrd's use of the N word on Larry King Live. <br><br>It's way beyond bias...the mainstream media in this country is the official propaganda machine for the increasingly leftist Democratic Party. <br><br><br><br>
So this means Karl Rove will be either demoted, fired or apologize? I'll believe that when I see it, cuz I see the chances of either 3 outcomes at zero right now. (Not that I would cry too much if it did happen) And I am sure the liberal media will cover it for me.<br><br>It seems to me that Trent Lott's strong implication that Thurmond was such a great figure for his support of segregation was what got people's hackles up. Any mention of liberals in the equation seems incidental to me. "Oh, but no, those damn liberals wanted segregation..... (?). But I don't remember exactly what Trent Lott said all that well, so I'll stop typing.<br><br><br><br>
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