You want to know just how biased and disreputable the media are? Consider this past week.
Approximately 1.2 million, if not more, motorcyclists rode into Washington, D.C., to show respect and remembrance for those who were murdered by Muslim terrorists on September 11, 2001. We’re talking a line of bikers 55 miles long and four bikes across.
The deafening silence of the media pursuant to reporting on this epic show of determinism and patriotism is morally opprobrious, even by the media’s own low standards.
The more than 1 million motorcyclists were, in effect, the antimycin to the fungus of arrogance by Muslims who had planned to hold a march on Washington to protest how unfairly they are being treated in America.
And to do so, they chose the day on which their own kind had murdered innocent Americans in 2001 and had murdered again in 2012.
Washington and the media did their best to discourage and minimize the stoicism of the bikers. They were denied permits and police escorts, and the media have refused to acknowledge their magnanimous display of American patriotism.
But it doesn’t stop there. The days following Obama’s specious soliloquy, which posed as a presidential address, to argue his reasons for an unwarranted attack on Syria, the media and the talking heads apparently chose to ignore what Obama had said in a speech he delivered October 2, 2002, emphatically arguing his opposition to the war in Iraq.
Obama said: “ … I am opposed to a dumb war … What I am opposed to is a rash war. What I am opposed to is the cynical attempt by Hillary Clinton and other armchair weekend warriors in the [Bush] administration to shove their own ideological agendas down our throats, irrespective of the costs in lives lost and in hardships borne.“
He continued: “ … I am opposed to … the attempt by the political hacks like John Kerry to distract us from … a rise in the poverty rate, a drop in the median income — to distract us from … scandals … That’s what I’m opposed to. A dumb war. A rash war. A war based not on reason but … not on principle but politics ... I suffer no illusions about (Syria’s) Bashar Hafez al-Assad. He is a brutal man. A ruthless man. A man who butchers his own people to secure his own power. … But I also know that Assad poses no imminent and direct threat to the United States or to his [Assad’s] neighbors.”
Apparently the media and talking heads don’t find it newsworthy that Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, the same two “politicians” he condemned as “political hacks” and “armchair weekend warriors” in 2002, are today Obama’s most revered advisers.
Nor apparently do they think it newsworthy that Obama savagely castigated Bush for seeking sanctions against Syria in 2007. Even as he is now begging Congress to grant him permission to attack the same Syrian leader he previously argued was in no way a threat to his neighbors or to the United States.
And, not to be left out, Fox News showed there was room at the bottom of the barrel labeled “duplicitous racial double standards” by continuing to showcase the smarmy, racist, ACORN member Jehmu Greene, while the sports side of Fox fired veteran former pro-football player and sports analyst Craig James for not being politically correct in response to a debate question on homosexual marriage. James’ remarks were made during his unsuccessful Texas Senate run more than a year before he was hired by Fox.
Fox sees no harm in retaining Greene after she hurled racial insults at Tucker Carlson, calling him the equivalent of a white n---- during a live interview in which she was represented as a paid Fox News contributor. But James’ comment that homosexuals would “have to answer to the Lord for their actions,” made while he was wholly outside any association and/or representation of Fox, was deemed offensive.
Fox brass said, “We just asked ourselves how Craig’s statements would play in our human resources department. He couldn’t say those things here.”
In other words, Fox sees nothing wrong with black racists calling white conservative guests scurrilous racial epithets, but a white Christian conservative answering a debate question truthfully renders him unemployable.
News Corp, the media megalith that owns Fox News and Fox Sports, poses as a bastion of conservative opinion, but according to Federal Election Commission data, its political donations favored Al Gore over George Bush by a 3-to-1 margin in 2000.
In 2008, it donated to Obama over McCain, also by a 3-to-1 margin. It is also worthy of note that Fox’s parent company gave the lion’s share of its political contributions to Democrats nine of the last 13 election cycles going back to 1990. (See: Fox News Parent Company Funneling Money … To Dems; WND.com; 7/23/13)
This is the duplicitous, two-faced dishonesty of the media that people are turning to for their news and information. These are the media that portray themselves as worthy of our respect and trust.
Mychal S. Massie is the former National Chairman of the conservative black think tank, Project 21-The National Leadership Network of Black Conservatives; and a member of the National Center for Public Policy Research. You can find more at mychal-massie.com.