This is the time of year where you start seeing top ten lists in the newspapers; top ten movies, songs, TV shows, etc. Most of them are very predictable and to be honest, I rarely look at them. Yesterday, however, while I was reading the American Spectator I ran across a list that was truly unique. Editor Quin Hillyer gives us his choices for the Most Ridiculously Biased Statements From the Liberal Media..and they are quite the eye openers. Please note the quotes are taken from Conservatives Laugh at Media Bias By Quin Hillyer, with the exception of the last one, all the comments are mine:
HBO host Bill Maher, discussing how a few commenters at a left-wing blog were upset that an attempt to kill Cheney in Afghanistan had failed: “I’m just saying if he did die, more people would live. That’s a fact.”
And if you were canceled we would have more time for the Sopranos
Chris Matthews on MSNBC’s Hardball, talking about Bill Clinton’s remarks at the funeral of Mrs. Martin Luther King Jr.: “I just have never seen anything like it…. There are times when he sounds like Jesus in the temple. I mean, amazing ability to transcend ethnicity — race, we call it, it’s really ethnicity — in this country and, and speak to us all in this amazingly primordial way.”
I am not an expert on Christian Gospels, but I don’t remember anything about Jesus , Cuban Cigars and Interns.
Talking of Sen. Johnson’s brain injury on ABC’s The View, co-host Joy Behar asked: “Is there such a thing as a man-made stroke? In other words, did someone do this to him?” Co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck sensibly responded: “Why is everything coming from a liberal perspective a conspiracy?” Behar’s answer: “I know what this [Republican] party is capable of.” (In another exchange on a different day, Behar said of the Bush administration that “they are liars and they are murderers.”
Ah, Bush told us he inhaled…Clinton told us “I did not have sexual relations with that Woman.
Then there is the old canard that only Republicans are racist. As put by ABC’s George Stephanopoulos: “I guess I think that anyone who’s not going to vote for Barack Obama because he is black isn’t going to vote for a Democrat anyway.”
Ladies and Gentleman I give you Democratic Senator Robert Byrd-KKK
The Washington Post headline about Cheney’s role in devising rules for captured terrorists: “The Unseen Path to Cruelty.”
He also made the punishments for my kid’s school
ABC’s Terry Moran opening Nightline the day presidential counselor Karl Rove announced he would be leaving the White House: “The man who made our politics a no-holds barred battlefield. Karl Rove…. Divisiveness, anger, ruthlessness. That’s what you might call Rovian politics.”
I wouldn’t call it Rovian politics I would call it ALL politics–Moran is a MORON
Matt Lauer on the Today show: “A controversy in Washington over what literally could be the end of the world as we know it. Did the Bush administration freeze out scientists trying to sound the alarm on global warming?”
No Matt, he thought it was Bullshit, by the way..so does the Pope:
Keith Olbermann on MSNBC: “Good evening. A president who lied us into a war and, in so doing, needlessly killed 3,584 of our family and friends and neighbors; a president whose administration initially tried to destroy the first man to nail that lie; a president whose henchmen then ruined the career of the intelligence asset that was his wife when intelligence assets were never more essential to the viability of the Republic; a president like that has tonight freed from the prospect of prison the only man ever to come to trial for one of the component felonies in what may be the greatest crime of this young century.”
You left out, a “Sports Reporter moved to General News and Paid to be a Fidiot !
Ex-Washington Post sportswriter Peter Mehlman in a blog item at the Huffington Post: “You could argue that even the world’s worst fascist dictators at least meant well. They honestly thought [they] were doing good things for their countries by suppressing blacks/eliminating Jews/eradicating free enterprise/repressing individual thought/killing off rivals/invading neighbors, etc. … Bush set a new precedent. He came into office with the attitude of ‘I’m so tired of the public good. What about my good? What about my rich friends’ good?'”
So let me understand this Peter…you are upset that Bush didn’t kill Jews? Don’t sweat it Condi Rice is making up for lost time
Olbermann in an interview in Playboy: “Al Qaeda really hurt us, but not as much as Rupert Murdoch has hurt us, particularly in the case of Fox News. Fox News is worse than Al Qaeda — worse for our society. It’s as dangerous as the Ku Klux Klan ever was.”
Yes their softball team beat our soft ball team. Keith every other freeking newscast is liberal. Fox does higher ratings than the other News stations, doesn’t that America MIGHT have a problem with the biased networks LIKE YOURS?
For a McClatchy News Service story by reporters Jay Price and Qasim Zein, the headline: “As violence falls in Iraq, cemetery workers feel the pinch.”
I give up ! YOU CAN’T WIN !
In a column for the Indianapolis Star, from former CNN and NBC newsman Ken Bode, now the ombudsman — yes, that’s right, the person whose very job it is to ensure fairness and accuracy and good journalistic ethics — for the Corporation of Public Broadcasting: “The list of Bush administration crimes is very real, but I have not paid much attention to the blogs, petitions and other efforts to promote impeachment, on the theory that they are diversionary to the more important efforts to end the war in Iraq…. The crimes are real and probably impeachable, and the monarchial arrogance of the Bush-Cheney administration is monumental. But the timing is wrong.
If its not democratic policy…it has to be illegal.Note to the Mainstream Media. If you want to know why people don’t trust the media….re-read the quotes above. We want to make up our own minds…we don’t want your bias. Maybe if you tried to be fair and tell us the facts, we would be more receptive to your opinions.
Katie Couric as host of CBS Evening News takes the prize. Interviewing two actors from The Nativity Story about Hollywood movies based on Biblical themes, Couric asked if such movies might actually be harmful: “Do you worry at all that non-believers may feel excluded and diminished at a time when we’re so divided about so much?”
Poor little non-believers, unable to fend for themselves. Now, if only Miss Katie would worry half as much about all the conservatives who feel excluded and diminished by almost every one of her “news”casts…