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July 10, 2002

The Media Aren't Biased, Are They?

We keep being told that the media aren't biased. But that's really like telling us that fish can't swim. The following are how these fairly typical representatives of the meida twist their stories to slant to the left. The all concern Judicial Watch, which seems to be conservative, when suing a Liberal, but just a simple "legal watchdog group" when suing Republicans.

Salon.com

When Salon gets sued, JW is "a conservative Washington, D.C., legal group"
http://www.salon.com/news/1998/05/08news.html

But when Cheney gets sued JW magicly becomes simply "Washington-based Judicial Watch" a "watchdog group"
http://salon.com/news/wire/2002/07/10/cheny/index.html

The Washington Post

In '98 it was ". . . Judicial Watch, the conservative group suing the Clinton administration in 18 separate matters, . . ."
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/special/clinton/stories/klayman061098.htm

Today it's "Virginia-based Judicial Watch" a "watchdog group"
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A48950-2002Jul10.html

ABC

Last year when JW helped sue Condit we were told that ". . . the group Judicial Watch pursues a conservative poltical [sic] agenda . . ."
http://abcnews.go.com/sections/politics/DailyNews/condit010828.html

But today when they are suing Cheney the are a nothing more than a "public interest group" and a "legal watchdog group"
http://abcnews.go.com/wire/Politics/reuters20020710_319.html

CNN

CNN accuses JW of being paid Clinton attack dogs
http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1998/06/11/klayman.jackson/

But when they sue Republicans, JW becomes a "public interest law firm"
http://money.cnn.com/2002/07/09/news/cheney.reut/index.htm

MSNBC (NBC)

When JW sues a democrat (Gephardt), they're a "conservative group"
http://www.msnbc.com/local/rtmo/m186217.asp

When they sue a republican (Cheney) they're a "Washington-based organization infamous for its doggedness in pursuing government officials"
http://www.msnbc.com/news/778367.asp

FOX (The supposedly "right wing" news network)

When JW sues democrat Janet Reno, they're a "conservative legal group"
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,35683,00.html

But when they sue republican Cheney, they become simply "Washington-based Judicial Watch"
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,57370,00.html

Comments

Posted by Jack Lewis at July 10, 2002 04:30 PM