Thursday, January 13, 2005

Media Bias

Tim Graham has an excellent piece on media bias and obliterates the lib argument that since Bush won the election, there must not have been liberal media bias.

Mark that down as Hoyt's First Rule of Media Criticism: If your side wins, then obviously the media weren't biased and you have no right to complain. The "reality" of the daily media product is somehow dramatically reshaped by the election returns? Wrong. The reality is simple: The media tried very hard to lecture, urge, cajole, beg, plead, and mislead Americans into dumping President Bush, and a majority said, "No thanks, we'll keep him."