Todd Manzi lives in Mosinee Wisconsin and writes most passionately about media bias, the Constitution, education and out-of-control congressional spending. He can be contacted through his website: www.toddmanzi.com.
In asking Jay Bennish — the Colorado teacher whose 20-minute socialist diatribe was taped by one of his students — whether or not he felt he was set up, Matt Lauer has set himself up for us, once again, to question his journalistic competence and his obvious liberal bias.
Apparently, it’s acceptable in the Cherry Creek School District for a geography teacher to use 20 minutes of class time for a left wing, fanatically whacko, socialist diatribe, providing he has made arrangements for Ann Coulter to tell the class what she thinks of communism. Isn’t public education great?
The Associated Press reached a new level of incompetence, and the "news" industry they serve doesn’t seem to care. If you want political opinion, you’ll find it in Associated Press dispatches. If you want news, you might have to read conservative opinion columns.
A grieving mother of a soldier killed in Iraq wants to voice her opinion. She has a message about the war in Iraq and feels the American people need to hear what she has to say.
What can we do about media bias?
Consider three target audiences: passionate liberals, passionate conservatives and normal people who vote. Those of us who fall in one of the first two groups, battle for market share of the third group.
Democrats like Senator Harry Reid understand—and manipulate—the bias of the mainstream media. They realize it is their most powerful political weapon, and they wield it with masterful skill.
The position of Democrats seems to be that it is easier to hunt down and kill terrorists than it is to make a living flipping burgers.
We know how important the will of the American people is regarding the war. Doesn’t the will of the terrorists matter also? If their cause looks lost, they will attack less. If they think they have a chance to win, they will attack more.