Friday, May 09, 2008

Dan Abrams (and friends), the "pot" and Fox News, the "kettle"

Dan, you have some brass ones to say what you did about Fox News - especially when you consider how blatantly biased you (and MSNBC/NBC/Universal as a whole) are to the Democrats in general & Hillary Clinton specifically .

There is more than a mountain of incidents I could use as proof of this obvious fact, but I will try to keep it brief so that you can get back to forwarding the liberal/democrat agenda.

1. Awhile back Joe Scarborough admitted on air how Olbermann & his production staff overtly make fun at conservatives/republicans/the Bush Administration/Fox News/Bill O'Reilly as they go out of their way to "find" ways to mention these groups in every segment of his "news" show. Joe also told the viewing public how the big wigs at MSNBC gave Olbermann a huge bonus for his unprofessional behavior, even though he hasn't managed to put a dent in the enormous lead O'Reilly has in ratings over Olbermann's show.

2. Around that same time Chris Matthews responded on air (possibly because of the many emails I sent to MSNBC on this topic??) that he never said his show was "news", and that he is ok with having his show be an op ed program that takes his opinions/political beliefs as the foundation for the comments he makes and the questions he asks. (or should I say how he changes tactics depending upon whether his guests are democrat or republican) Matthews freely admitted that not only his program, but all of the NBC/Universal family of media outlets (television, radio, & print) didn't try to be unbiased, objective, or follow what is supposed to be professional journalistic integrity as you broadcast a biased viewpoint aimed at making your viewers follow whatever agenda you choose to promote.

3. As the Indiana Primary was about to reach the time when some of the polls were going to close, MSNBC on air personalities openly & freely admitted that you had an agreement "with Congress" to NOT make any early announcements regarding who might have won that state's election. Considering that the republican party has chosen their nominee & that Congress is under democrat control... the end result of that admission is a clear "smoking gun" proving that your network is working in consort with the democrats and their agenda.

4. My final point is a recounting of how you, yourself, are almost the worst offender of biased behavior as you go out of your way to demonize/attack the republicans (even if there is no just cause for the attacks) while also taking every opportunity to praise the democrats.

You & the NBC/Universal family are equally as bad as Fox News, and possibly worse than them because even with such overt evidence of your bias, you all try to deny the biased behavior while trying to deflect attention from this fact by claiming Fox is guilty of what you are doing.

Fox is wrong for being biased to the right... but you are even more wrong for being more biased to the left while trying to b.s. us all that you aren't.

Fox is a wolf in sheep's clothing for sure, and that is bad for journalism... but I have pointed out how you are even worse than this.

What is worse than a wolf in sheep's clothing, you might wonder... I'll tell you.

You are a wolf pretending to be a friendly wolf, as if we can drop our guard around you even though you are a wolf in our midst. It's like the fable (pardon the pun) of the fox & the goat. It goes like this.

The Fox and the Goat

A FOX one day fell into a deep well and could find no means of escape. A Goat, overcome with thirst, came to the same well, and seeing the Fox, inquired if the water was good. Concealing his sad plight under a merry guise, the Fox indulged in a lavish praise of the water, saying it was excellent beyond measure, and encouraging him to descend. The Goat, mindful only of his thirst, thoughtlessly jumped down, but just as he drank, the Fox informed him of the difficulty they were both in and suggested a scheme for their common escape. "If," said he, "you will place your forefeet upon the wall and bend your head, I will run up your back and escape, and will help you out afterwards." The Goat readily assented and the Fox leaped upon his back. Steadying himself with the Goat's horns, he safely reached the mouth of the well and made off as fast as he could. When the Goat upbraided him for breaking his promise, he turned around and cried out, "You foolish old fellow! If you had as many brains in your head as you have hairs in your beard, you would never have gone down before you had inspected the way up, nor have exposed yourself to dangers from which you had no means of escape." Look before you leap.

I challenge you at MSNBC to admit your bias, and that Fox is kettle... but you are pot calling Fox "black".