Monday, September 22, 2008

Media in the Tank For Obama

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Yeah, I know, shocking.

So I'm in Kansas City on business and being one from New Jersey via San Diego via NJ, I figured that this Midwestern city would be pretty conservative for the most part. Judging by the people I've met I was right on that until I read the local rag, the Kansas City Star.

Man, when I tell you they are ultra liberal, I mean they make the Philly Inquirer look like the NY Post for crying out loud. Check out just today. They feature articles from the following liberal luminaries:

Kathleen Parker

Barack Obama (yes BHO)

Plus we have hit pieces like this that are incredibly anti-McCain. But nothing beat this drivel from a Star opinion columnist that so factually wrong as to be almost satire concerning Presidnet Bush and his plan to allow snowmobiles (or in Palin-speak, snow machines) into national parks:

But the Interior Department’s proposals have been outrageous. The latest would have allowed more than 500 snowmobiles a day, far greater than the average daily count of 290 snowmobilers in 2006.

The fact that park rangers sometimes have had to wear gas masks to protect their lungs further demonstrates that the pollution in these majestic parks just isn’t worth it.
Anyone with even an iota of brains would know that 500 snowmobiles would have little effect on the wildlife in the region and would actually have to question whether or not park rangers really wear masks to protect their lungs. Maybe if all 290 were side-by-side and idling for about two hours. It's nothing but a hit piece and goes to show that elitists and liberals have even invaded conservative areas where the public--at least judging from the letters--doesn't seem too happy about it.

Besides the fact that the she's wrong, the piece is not written particularly well at all. This coming from a blogger whose grammar is horrific. I guess she's angling for a job at the NY Times and wants to get away from all the bitter people in Missouri or something.

Perhaps hack pieces such as this are the reason that revenue is in free fall at many papers...especially the Kansas City Star.

Perhaps this is what what McCain Campaign bigwig Steve Schmidt meant when he said the NY Times " an organization that is completely, totally, 150 percent in the tank for the Democratic candidate, which is their prerogative to be, but let’s not be dishonest and call it something other than what it is. "

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