Fox News reported this evening that the uproar over the statement by NASA head Charles Bolden, to the effect that Obama ordered him to make “Muslim outreach” a NASA priority, was blacked out by CBS, NBC, ABC, and the print editions of both The New York Times and the Washington Post.
One of the worst forms of media bias is not reporting the news. It is essentially a means of lying by omission. If the viewing or reading public doesn’t know a story exists, it advances the bias the news organization is trying to promote. There are whole areas of the news that literally don’t get reported by the “respectable” mainstream media – including virtually all of President Obama’s political associations as he was coming of age. And certainly you’ve noticed that the political backgrounds of “anti-war” or “human rights” activists are essentially left a blank, in large measure because they are often Marxist. A whole generation of journalists has been taught that exposing a political actor’s Marxist background is “McCarthyism.” No it isn’t.
Apparently, the mainstreamers didn’t think the NASA story was important. Or, they thought it was so embarrassing that it would hurt their pet causes and pet president. So, if you only watched the networks and read The New York Times, you would not know of the controversy surrounding the head of one of our most famous government agencies.
Journalists love to say that they’re the eyes and ears of the public. That is rubbish. They’re the eyes and ears of themselves. They don’t represent us, and their attitude toward the NASA story shows that they don’t share our concerns or sensibilities either.
FROM URGENT AGENDA (WWW.URGENTAGENDA.COM)
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