This is crazy wrong. Jake Tapper — you know, another member of the liberal media, appeared on Laura Ingraham’s show and said this:
“I have said before… [that I] thought the media helped tip the scales. I didn’t think the coverage in 2008 was especially fair to either Hilary Clinton or John McCain,” said Tapper. “Sometimes I saw with story selection, magazine covers, photos picked, [the] campaign narrative, that it wasn’t always the fairest coverage.”
Oh really? I repeat from my Halperin column the other day:
So when the press spent two years reinforcing a false rumor that President Obama was secretly a radical Muslim; or that he was “the most liberal senator” (he’s not); or repeatedly calling him “Osama”; or airing the Rev. Wright tapes around the clock for an entire month; or wondering whether the president was “one of us”; or questioning whether or not the president was too “presumptuous”; or repeating McCain talking points that the president was a socialist (he’s not); or that the president will never be able to reconcile with the Clintons; or reporting that the First Lady hates America (she doesn’t) — somehow this is proof that the media showed an “extreme pro-Obama” bias? By the way, most of this paragraph was culled from MSNBC. You know, the liberal cable network.
And by the way:
Which media would that be? Half of broadcast radio — all of the AM dial — which is occupied by thousands of hours of right-wing propaganda? Surely [Halperin/Tapper] can’t be talking about the most popular cable news network, Fox News Channel, or its lower rating sister, Fox Business. Or what about its parent company News Corp, which owns multiple major market newspapers including the Wall Street Journal and the New York Post? Let’s talk about MSNBC where, other than several prime time shows, bends over backwards to paint each side as equally wrong. Are [Halperin/Tapper] talking about Drudge who [Halperin] claimed “rules [the media’s] world”?
Ridiculous. And this guy is considered to be a Very Serious reporter. I hope he’s paying Halperin a royalty on this crapola.