biggest-threat-to-americaThe greatest threat to America is Liberal Media Bias…

Allow me to repeat that…


At least according to Texas House Republican Lamar Smith, who spoke recently to a most empathetic Fox News’s Bill Hummer.

Yesterday, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) launched the Media Fairness Caucus, made up of about a dozen House Republicans, aiming “to fight liberal media bias.” Ultra right-wing news site  Newsmax reports that this august ultra right-wing group of GOP watch-dogs will “point out unfair stories, meet with members of the media and write op-eds and letters to the editor to highlight media bias.”

In an amazing segment that appears more like an Onion send-up than two grown men who get paid well for their respective roles,  Lamar Smith, an actual GOP congressman (not an actor posing as one) cites statistics allegedly culled from the 2008 presidential election (who knows from where?)  to demonstrate the dominant left-wing media bias prevalent throughout that event.

SMITH: Let me just say — this is going to sound radical, I don’t mean for it to be radical — but to me, the greatest threat to America is not necessarily a recession or even another terrorist attack. The greatest threat to America is a liberal media bias.

Then, a real Fox News “Talking Head,” Bill Hummer, who like all Fox News “Talking Heads” poses as an anchor man, (not an actor playing a Fox News “Talking Head” posing as an anchor man), had this to say:

HEMMER: I would not necessarily call that radical.


Now THAT’S Great TV!  THAT’S UNBIASED reporting. DAMN!

Think Progress  debunks every claim made by Smith, starting with the mythical “left-wing media bias” claim that the righties drag out every time any real data shows that they’re really just lying.  They accuse the “liberal media” as it provides a platform for Liz Cheney a dozen times in ten days; who despite a derth of info to establish or support her foreign affairs bona fides, allows her to lie outright  in an effort to revise history about the lies her  father repeated ad nauseum to convince America that we must invade Iraq due to their clear ties to the  9-11 terrorists…The sort of “liberal media” that invites twice as many Republicans on as Democrats on to discuss the stimulus package, or the “liberal wackjob” media that consistently favors conservative commentators and politicians on the Sunday political talk shows?   Not to mention an entire cable network that blatantly cheer-leads for the far right.

Liberal Media bias, my ass.  The teeth of this old saw simply won’t cut butter.   The GREATEST threat to America is liberal media bias?  Tscharright!  Rather, I suggest it’s listless, slack-jawed, right-wing robots who actually spread or buy into this distracting, ultra-conservative pigeon dung.

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2 Responses to GREATEST THREAT TO AMERICA: “Liberal Media Bias”

  1. On the Money says:

    Hilarious that the GOP, responsible for the Patriot Act and other curbs on 1st Amendment rights, now says “the media” should treat them more fairly. All politicians are thieving, lying weasels!

  2. Paul Sonderman says:

    I agree with the first part of your comment but disagree with your conclusion. It’s too easy to dismiss a class as useless because some of them are proven to be so. I can understand cynicism and suspicion but while I’m not 100% behind everything Obama’s doing, think he’s polar opposite George W. Bush, so in that sense, the election did matter–which of course, wouldn’t be the case if they were all “thieving, lying weasels”. The irony in this is that such claims are still being made by the GOP in the first place of all places, on FOX freaking LIES, for cripe’s sake–which exists SOLELY to support the GOP and disseminate its talking points!

    GOP/FOX think the American public is totally clueless and about many of us, they’re right! But such unabashed bullshit and manufactured mock empathy–these guys should be up for Daytime Emmys for these performances. And they get away with it! People actually buy into it.

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