One often wonders just why it is that Democrat administrations and congressional members of the Democrat Party (and particularly those more inclined to be sympathetic to the Communist/ Socialist movement) seem to be given a pass, or at least soft treatment, in the national media.
That, in my opinion, includes print, radio and TV.
Of course, one likely reason is that for a number of decades those movements have successfully been working to invade the “journalism” and education colleges to be able to influence and indoctrinate the students of the same degrees. Those students of past decades, dating back to the first decade of the last century, have become in charge of the media and are thus able to dictate the thrust of what is reported and how it is treated.
This has come about because those of the constitutional persuasion have failed to be supportive of students and faculty sympathetic to their cause, thus leaving the area open to invasion by their philosophical enemies.
Now, one of the relatively few Constitution-oriented local media has come out with a story that indicates why the current administration in Washington is the beneficiary of such media bias. This story, complete with pictures, appeared in the February 24, 2016, issue of The Banner newspaper, a weekly published from Adair, Oklahoma. Adair is a town on US 69 between Pryor and Vinita (and is not in Adair County). The publisher, Donna Vickers, was the individual that asked me to begin writing a weekly column for her paper back in March of 2008.
Before beginning that paper, we had met in 1996 when she was the Mayes County Republican Chairwoman and I was involved in Delaware County and a candidate for State Senate.
This story seemed to me to be so desirable for more wide dissemination that it moved me to at this time do so.
The story included pictures, but there is not room or computer ability for that here, so only the names and relationships will be listed.
ABC News executive producer Ian Cameron is married to Susan Rice, National Security Advisor. She of the false story about the riots in Bengazi and Egypt.
ABC News correspondent Claire Shipman is married to former Whitehouse Press Secretary Jay Carney.
ABC News and Univision reporter Mathew Jaffe is married to Katie Hogan, White House Deputy Press Secretary.
ABC President Ben Sherwood is brother of Elizabeth Sherwood, Obama special advisor.
CBS President David Rhodes is brother of Dan Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications.
CNN President Virginia Moseley is married to Tom Nides, former deputy secretary to Hillary Clinton.
Media bias has long been obvious to me, and to a number of others in my acquaintance, but seems since the 1993 beginning of the Clinton Administration to have become more and more open and aggressive. Perhaps a study into the operations of his eight years in office would come up with an equally offensive set of “relationship” connections with media.
The oft-repeated admonition of retired talk show host and author Neil Boortz to “do not believe anything you read or hear on this show or anywhere else unless you can verify it with at least two other sources” remains excellent advice for all of us. Finding such sources can usually be a daunting task, but for the benefit of our republic still is an excellent practice.