Douglas MacKinnon

With many of the polls and much of the momentum trending for Mitt Romney, much of the mainstream media is in full-panic mode as they work overtime to tilt the "news" in favor of Barack Obama.

For a recent example of such bias, one need only look at the October 25th edition of USA Today. On their front page was the headline: "Economists see less pain in 2013."

Even while pushing such an Obama-friendly headline, their own facts belie the trumped-up prediction. Of the 48 "economists" surveyed, 83 percent said the economy will actually stay the same or get worse. A percentage which would track with the beliefs of most Americans, who for the first time in their lives, fear their children will have it worse than them.

Maybe instead of spinning dubious numbers and headlines to benefit team Obama, the editors at USA Today might better serve their readership by talking with various mayors, county officials, and governors to hear how the corrupt public-employee unions are not only bankrupting their budgets but literally robbing from the desperately poor and crumbling infrastructures in the process.

Next, in this national paper on the same day we have not one, but two major headlines about how Republicans are destroying their election chances because they happen to be pro-life and their "opposition to abortion rights for victims of rape and incest."

Like most of the liberal and compromised media, USA Today chose to cherry-pick two controversial comments from Missouri senate candidate Todd Akin and Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock (two men who could still win by the way) and attempt to hang them around the neck of Mitt Romney and the GOP.

No surprise there. As my former boss and friend Bob Dole once told me: "If World War III were breaking out tomorrow, liberal reporters would still ask Republicans about abortion."

From there, USA Today blares the headline: "Romney skips entertainment TV."

Could that be because almost all of the shows and their hosts are far-left and openly support Mr. Obama? Clearly either USA Today thinks its readership fools or simply doesn’t care what they think as they openly put their thumb on the scale for the president.

In the story, the USA Today "reporter" not only seems to praise Mr. Obama for going on such shows as "The View," "Late Show with David Letterman," and "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart, but question the judgment of Mr. Romney for logically avoiding the programs. Really?

Douglas MacKinnon

Douglas MacKinnon is a former White House and Pentagon official and author of The Secessionist States of America. (Skyhorse Publishing, 2014)

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