Tuesday, November 4, 2014

(Related update): Media Bias: Repubs May Do Well in Mid-terms, Liberal Media Ignores the Story

Related update:  In addition to ignoring the midterms, as noted below, another way in which the liberal media is trying to mitigate Republican gains today as well as their subsequent PR efforts is to suggest that this midterm election is not important, an election "about nothing".  But Steven Hayes, writing at the Weekly Standard, is having none of that nonsense:
Not only is this election not about nothing, it is being fought over exactly the kinds of things that ought to determine our elections.
It’s about the size and scope of government. It’s about the rule of law. It’s about the security of the citizenry. It’s about competence. It’s about integrity. It’s about honor.It’s about a government that makes promises to those who have defended the country and then fails those veterans, again and again and again. It’s about a president who offers soothing reassurances on his sweeping health care reforms and shrugs his shoulders when consumers learn those assurances were fraudulent. It’s about government websites that cost billions but don’t function and about “smart power” that isn’t very smart. It’s about an administration that cares more about ending wars than winning them, and that claims to have decimated an enemy one day only to find that that enemy is still prosecuting its war against us the next. It’s about shifting red lines and failed resets. It’s about a president who ignores restrictions on his power when they don’t suit him and who unilaterally rewrites laws that inconvenience him. It’s about a powerful federal agency that targets citizens because of their political beliefs and a White House that claims ignorance of what its agents are up to because government is too “vast.” In sum, this is an election about a president who promised to restore faith in government and by every measure has done the opposite.
Right on, Steven Hayes!

Original post (10/23/14): Good example of the liberal media trying to influence the outcomes of the 2014 mid-terms coming up soon.  How so? By not covering the story, they hope to downplay and minimize the growing momentum of the Republicans.  Ridiculous? Well as this article points out, the liberal mainstream media, by contrast, couldn't spend enough time covering the Democratic groundswell leading up to the 2006 mid-terms:
A new and exhaustive Media Research Center analysis compared the last seven weeks of CBS, NBC and ABC news coverage with the same period in 2006 and found a 6-1 disparity between the Democratic election wave and the current election. The story count: 159-25.
Click here to read more of this interesting article from the Washington Examiner. [ht: Drudge]