Dear Readers: Yesterday, I covered news-gnome’s Andrea Mitchel’s slanderous falsehood that Sarah Palin wasn’t invited to Rolling Thunder that was rolled out as a serious news report. Compare and contrast Palin’s coverage with that of New York DEMOCRATIC Congressman Anthony Weiner’s twitter-pic, which seems to indicate that the Congressman was trying to expand his constituency to include Washington state co-eds.
The New Media has been doing some investigative reporting on this sorry situation. For example, within a short span of time, identified the complete cast of Tony’s tweeters, including porn star Ginger Lee.
UPDATE: Gateway Pundit has the complete cast pictured in his post today: Gennette Was Not Alone… Weiner’s Twitter Friends Include Pages of Young Lucious Fans, clearly demonstrating the power of the New Media.
The Old Media? Not so much.
In fact, it turns out one of the elite media institutions dressed up as new media — Politico — is blaming “conservative bloggers” for Weiner-gate. Left Coast Rebel’s Right Click has humorously responded to this insipid accusation.
Blogger Lee Stranahan had a pithy remark regarding the reporting about Weiner-gate: Would the average spouse just let it go right there? No? Then neither should the average reporter. If ‘benefit of the doubt’ isn’t good enough for the person you’re married to, then it’s not good enough for the practice of journalism. And by not acting as curious as a spouse – usually because of ideological agreement with the subject of inquiry – reporters aren’t doing their jobs.
Can you even begin to imagine the type of elite media coverage on the Palins if either Sarah or Todd have tweeted a scandalous picture to a young, attractive co-ed? Katie Couric may even have come out of retirement for that one!
Let’s compare and contrast, shall we.
Palin: She is so clean that the elite media has to fabricate scandals. Weiner: The Democratic champion is caught in a compromising situation, and the same elite media is myth-making about some evil conservative blogger trying to take him down.
Is there no professional reporter out there today who isn’t embarrassed by this type of coverage? Have you no pride? Do you really want to “change the world” by smearing innocents and protecting cheaters?
As conservatives are trying to change the country and impact the 2012 election, I have this one piece of advice: You better have a game plan on working around the elite media. They cannot be trusted to cover any story involving politicians or political issues truthfully.
The establishment American press has completely abrogated its First Amendment responsibilities. Instead of a “watch dog”, it has become a “love puppy” to one side of the political spectrum.
This country was designed to function under the direction of a fully informed citizenry. Plainly, the establishment media cannot be trusted to provide unvarnished facts, data, and analysis necessary to do so. Americans need to plan getting their information elsewhere if we are going to make the best possible choices in 2012.