Thank you for joining us on Open Book Blog Hop. This week we’ve decided to share our opinions on something that matters to us. I’ve chosen the media.
NOT FOR POLITICAL COMMENT:
I remember as a child watching Walter Cronkite on the news and not even knowing what his opinion was on what ever news story he was reporting. I miss that. I am so sick of r
Why? Rich men (some women but mostly men) run large news media outlets. According to the Business Insider, 90% of all news media comes from six sources. SIX? Of those six media sources, if you asked a person on the street what political party any given media outlet supported, people have an opinion and will state one. Back when the media was not politically motivated, people wouldn’t have had an opinion as to what political party news media supported. Today, if you’ve noticed, when George Stephanopolous reports on Hillary Clinton, he spins her in the most positive light he can. He doesn’t ask her the tough questions. He doesn’t comment negatively on the fact that she or her “colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information, there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information. ” (FBI Statement on email findings)
When Stephanopolous reports on Clinton or interviews her, he skips topics that are “sensitive” or that address her “wrong doing”. (it was reported that he donated $75,000 to the Clinton campaign, which he later “apologized” for not informing viewers, but continues to interview and report on her which clearly show his bias. ) (MRC Newsbusters) But, when he interviews or discusses presumptive candidate Donald Trump, he regularly adds anecdotal comments and hits Trump with the hard questions. Now, I’m not saying that politicians shouldn’t be asked hard questions. They absolutely should be. But, if you ask one political candidate tough questions about what is being reported in the other media outlets, you had better well ask the other one to get both sides. We don’t get this from ABC News outlets. We only get ABC News’ slant toward the Democratic party. I watch ABC programs more than any other network, and this distresses me greatly.
In January, Chris Matthews, who has a television show titled “Hard Ball” asked Hillary Clinton what the difference between a democrat and a socialist is, and then quickly says, “If you don’t want to answer, that’s okay.” WHAT? THIS is hard hitting news? You don’t have to answer a question if you don’t want? Would Chris Matthew have allowed Trump to not answer a question? OMG! BIASED!
I can honestly say, I don’t give a precious damn what George Stephanopolous’ political views are. I watch the “news” to hear what’s going on in the world. I’d like to decide for myself what political party to endorse, whether I have the right to bear arms doesn’t come from the media it comes from the Constitution, my opinion on gay marriage and bathroom choice should come from me hearing both sides of coin and deciding for myself, not because some “reporter” and his or her boss wants to tell me what to think. It’s becoming increasingly and harder to do this when we are pummeled with biased coverage. I want the news from the days of old to come back. Leave your opinions to yourselves news people, just “report” whats going on without interjecting your opinions please. The same with “reporters'” views on gay marriage, which bathroom we use, who we love, how we vote, the right to keep and bear arms, salacious celebrity scandals and the like. If I want their opinions, I’ll ask.
What are you passionate about? Let me know.]]>