“Unbiased news does not exist.”
The editor of Your Progressive Voice (the corporation that speaks as if it were a person) is up today with a plea to “main street Republicans”
This, alone, is progress of a sort. Usually The Capital Times stereotypes Republicans as either martini-sipping country club types or illiterate inbred Klansmen.
Paul Fanlund beseeches Republicans to respect the integrity of journalists such as himself. (Must restrain urge to use snotty quotation marks.) For they would never lie to us. Never twist a news story. Always report both sides. Trust us because:
Why would a professionally trained journalists lie or distort any more than a pharmacist would intentionally screw up a prescription or a lawyer purposely botch a will?
We give, Paul. Why? Maybe you should ask Janet Cooke. Or Walter Duranty, who papered over Stalin’s genocide for the New York Times. Or Rolling Stone and their University of Virginia fraternity rape story. Editor Fanlund continues:
The vast subset of Republicans … in their hearts know that what is going on — the lies and the assaults on institutions — is wrong, even anti-American. … They are even willing to say the press lies — that it is corrupt and hateful — rather than acknowledge the truth.
We question whether Mr. Fanlund knows what is in anyone’s hearts. But to the point: What truth must we acknowledge?
That Republicans “win elections with racial dog whistles, then turn to an agenda of tax cuts and deregulation.”
Always, the race card. White privilege. Implicit bias. The neutrinos of identity politics. (We’ll plead guilty to the tax cuts and deregulation.)
I’ve looked at life from All Sides now
Professionally trained journalist Paul Fanlund cites a source for his borrowed insight. It is Paul Krugman, “the brilliant New York Times columnist.” Claiming an unbiased news media and then citing Paul Krugman! BRILLIANT!
Which puts us onto a great website find called AllSides. The site ranks news organizations and prominent practitioners on the familiar Left/Right scale. AllSides presents the same news stories as covered from the Left, the Right, and the Center.
“Don’t be fooled by media bias and fake news. Unbiased news does not exist,” it claims.
Peter Strzok, unfiltered
“[Trump’s] not ever going to become president, right? Right?!” Lisa Page texted Strzok.
“No. No he won’t. We’ll stop it,” Strzok responded.
No bias there. Just some pillow talk between illicit lovers. Who is the “We” and how will they stop it? Professional journalists won’t ask.
Before Strzok said a single word, professional journalists at The New York Times posted this headline: “FBI Agent at Center of Russia Probe Turns Tables on GOP.”
The Washington Post: “Peter Strzok just gave a hard-to-rebut defense of the objectivity.”
Blaska’s Bottom Line: At least Paul Fanlund and The Capital Times aren’t biased, right?