Diary

He's ashamed to be a "journalist"

[UPDATE: The same media which refuses to look into a d*mn thing regarding Obama’s shady character and associates or report a single Biden lie or slur as more than a harmless gaffe now gives us this: AP INVESTIGATION: Palin pipeline terms curbed bids. Read it. There’s nothing to the story. This. is. pathetic.]

ABC.com’s “Silicon Insider,” Michael S. Malone, wrote on Friday that he is “deeply ashamed right now to be called a ‘journalist.'”

The sheer bias in the print and television coverage of this election campaign is not just bewildering, but appalling. And over the last few months I’ve found myself slowly moving from shaking my head at the obvious one-sided reporting, to actually shouting at the screen of my television and my laptop computer.

But worst of all, for the last couple weeks, I’ve begun — for the first time in my adult life — to be embarrassed to admit what I do for a living. A few days ago, when asked by a new acquaintance what I did for a living, I replied that I was “a writer”, because I couldn’t bring myself to admit to a stranger that I’m a journalist.

He is having a difficult time, struggling with standing outside the tank and seeing his colleagues in it.

Why, for example to quote McCain’s lawyer, haven’t we seen an interview with Sen. Obama’s grad school drug dealer – when we know all about Mrs. McCain’s addiction? Are Bill Ayers and Tony Rezko that hard to interview? All those phony voter registrations that hard to scrutinize? And why are Senator Biden’s endless gaffes almost always covered up, or rationalized, by the traditional media?

No, they’ll take Obamas word for it. None of it matters in the face of hopechangehope.

The media have betrayed the public trust. It is that simple.

And this pathetic.

HT, Noel Sheppard)

[Cross-posted at Rathergate.com.]