The greatest threat to America is Liberal Media Bias…
Allow me to repeat that…
The GREATEST THREAT to America is LIBERAL MEDIA BIAS.
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.