Sunday, February 27, 2005

John Kerry - Tainted media

Legacy media is one of the last bastions of the left wing anti-war movement that we have to fix.

Bunny points us to an article by Thomas Sowell wherein he takes a look at the biased way the media handled Bush's and Kerry's military records during the last election. The media were all over Bush's records but said not a word on Kerry's.

One document whose authenticity is not likely to be questioned by the mainstream media is the honorable discharge on Senator John Kerry's web site. Yet who in the major media has investigated why that honorable discharge is dated during the Carter administration, when Kerry's military service ended years earlier?

This is the same media that spent months investigating George W. Bush's military record and, even after key allegations were revealed to be based on forgeries, continued publicizing rumors and innuendoes. They didn't stop even after the President signed Form 180, opening all his military records to the public.

But who in the major media has asked why John Kerry would need to be issued an honorable discharge during the Carter administration, years after leaving the navy, unless his original discharge was less than honorable?

Only one media person seemed interested in Kerry's records - Tim Russert.

One of the few people in the media who has shown any interest at all in Kerry's military records has been Tim Russert of "Meet the Press." He asked Senator Kerry on April 18, 2004 if he would "make all your records public." Kerry indicated that his records were already public, that people "can come and see them" at his headquarters.

But recently, on January 30, 2005, when Tim Russert again raised that question and asked "Would you sign Form 180?" — the form that Bush had signed to open all his military records — Kerry started off on a tangent before Russert interrupted him to repeat that same question. This time Kerry said, "Yes, I will."

He will? He had already done so last year, if you believe what he said then. But will the media call him on it if he doesn't follow through now? Don't bet on it.

This is not about the past or ultimately even about Kerry or Bush. It is about the future of this country. A gullible public learning only what is filtered to them by a biased media is not a hopeful sign for the future of a democracy.

Some of the public have begun to wake up but more need to do so. Many in the media also need to wake up to what they are doing, or failing to do, when their politics taints their work.

I said the same thing earlier today.

"Minds are changing" all over the world as if they have awoken from some trance put upon them by the left and anti-war movement. The fog has lifted and people the world over can now see the true enemy - the left.

Thankfully the blogs are helping to awaken the public and expose the lying left.

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