As posted by David Kramer on the LewRockwell.com/blog:
Right at the end I thought she was about to say "And That's Reality Check" hehe
"There is only one kind of freedom and that's individual liberty. Our lives come from our creator and our liberty comes from our creator. It has nothing to do with government granting it." -Ron Paul
Abby just ended one of her episodes on the mental trauma our constant drone attacks are causing families in Pakistan along with their growing hatred of America with, "Oh well, reality doesn't matter [to our govt]."
Just oozing with sarcasm and flippancy.
"Reality Check" meets "Reality Doesn't Matter—Breaking the Set" That would be a hoot, LOL, but it's not likely to happen. I love both their styles, tho, equally.
"If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina
In so many ways...
"We’ve moved beyond the Mises textbook. We’re running in the open market." - Erik Voorhees
Even tho she sounds eerily like R. Maddow, her YT channel, "Breaking the Set" (as in TV set) says it all. Very refreshing. Big thumbs up!
As someone who works in tv news, I can tell you that Stewart's larger bias is to access. If he could get Romney on his show, and you know Romney won't go, he could probably afford to be tougher on Obama because you know he would be tough on Romney. Unfortunately, that's not the case.
In all honesty, I'm shocked Jon even asked Obama about things like civil liberties and related Obama to his predecessor. That's more than ANY OTHER media source out there. Fox News doesn't ask about that stuff. Neither does CNN. It may have been perceived as "weak" by RT, but that's also why they're a small television network with little access to mainstream politics and little impact on the public.
The idea that media bias doesn't exist is bullshit. But the idea that media bias is solely partisan or ideological is to miss the larger perspective. Businesses are biased towards money. The media is a business. IE - They will do whatever is necessary to make the most money for their owners and / or shareholders. If it means skewing a network to a caricatured right or left wing in order to appeal to a certain psychographic, then so be it. That's exactly what Fox and MSNBC are.
RT would probably do better to drop any mention of Russia and rebrand as a contrarian news talk channel or a "smoking gun" for tv channel. I'd probably watch it if they had a cohesive mission for the station.
1) "Shocked Jon even asked Obama about..."?
You shock easily. MSM will, on occasion, ask Obama about such things, and usually in a stronger manner than Jon did, and will even follow up and press him on his answers. It's the lack of calling Obama on his bull and his kissy-face demeanor that warrants derision of Stewart. He's no different than the rest of the MSM.
2) You left out an essential aspect of media bias regarding making money. In addition to making money for their owners/shareholders via ratings, they are interested in making money for their advertisers (you think drug companies want a discussion questioning the drug war?) and their partners (you think GE wants a reduction in defense spending or govt in general?).
John Stewart is MSM and this was a completely RIGGED interview.
In other news...I think Ben Swann and this Abby Martin (RT) reporter would make a great team.
Hey Ben, Give this lovely lady a call, OK
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