Tuesday, March 6, 2012

MSM's Rush to Judgment a Sickeningly One-Sided Affair

Mark Corallo derides the media's pummelling of a despised conservative while they do no such thing to unkind liberals:
When President Obama goes to the airwaves urging his leftist allies in the Latino community to “punish our enemies,” it gets a yawn from the mainstream media. 
But say something over the top about a female law student at one of the most prestigious and expensive law schools in America who had the unmitigated gall to complain to the United State Congress that she and her fellow female law students were having a hard time affording contraception, and you have gone too far.
Excuse me for being fed up with the media-generated histrionics. The hypocrisy is breathtaking. In a week in which Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibibi wrote vile, hateful things about my friend Andrew Breitbart, who died unexpectedly at age 43 leaving a wonderful wife and four beautiful children, the Washington Post remained silent. In a week in which some hate monger at the Huffington Post attacked the Catholic Church, calling its members “cannibals,” the mainstream media remained silent.
Going back a bit, in 2009, when David Letterman described Sarah Palin’s purchase of makeup from Bloomingdale’s as an attempt to update her “slutty-flight-attendant look,” the Washington Post editors and the rest of the mainstream media barely managed a “tisk tisk.” Pleased with the audience response, Letterman went on to attack her then-4-year-old daughter Willow saying, “One awkward moment for Sarah Palin at the Yankee game, during the seventh inning, her daughter was knocked up by Alex Rodriguez.” Yawn . . .
That Taibi piece is particularly ugly. It makes Rush's comments--which, as Corallo point out, were meant satirically (one might even say they were Lettermanesque)--sound tame in comparison. Funny thing, though: as far as we know the president has yet to phone Breitbart's widow to offer condolences.

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