Posted by Brutus | Posted in MSM | Posted on 17-08-2009
Me, I’m a commentator on news and current social events. I have my opinions, which–naturally–I believe are right. After all, what kind of an idiot holds opinions he or she knows to be wrong?
The difference between a commentator and a “journalist” is that the former is allowed to editorialize while the latter should report simply the facts, leaving out every sense of bias. After reading an article this morning that is supposed to be news–at least it falls under the categories News>>Politics–I have my nominee for fiery canine anus of the month–Mr. Mike Lupica.
The Daily News (http://nydailynews.com) has an article today by Mr. Lupica entitled: President Obama is the real target of health care protesters, not policy
It appears Mr. Lupica must have failed his classes on ethics in journalism, reporting without bias, and the difference between opinion and fact. Here are some of the outrageously bias statements considered “news” instead of Op/Ed:
[T]he debate about health care has turned into a sideshow and in some cases even more of a freak show than Glenn Beck’s.
This bit of unbias reporting comes in the second paragraph. He goes on to say:
So this [Obama's visit to Montana] wasn’t an occasion when people with legitimate concerns and legitimate points to make were overwhelmed by the wing nuts and screamers who take their marching orders from right-wing radio and television and the Internet.
Those idiots come to these town hall meetings more to be seen than heard, and think creating chaos makes them great Americans.
A short while later, Lupica takes a lesson from Genine Garofalo when he tries to paint opponents of socialized medicine as a bunch of racists with this subtle innuendo:
The most violent opposition isn’t directed at his ideas about health care reform. It is directed at him. It is about him. They couldn’t make enough of a majority to beat the Harvard-educated black guy out of the White House, so they will beat him on an issue where they see him as being most vulnerable.
Remember how Genine told us the tea parties were all about “a black man in the White House?”
To finish page 1 or his 2 page report, Lupica says:
And by the way, if Sarah Palin is involved – Palin as uninformed as ever about these so-called “death panels” – the debate just got dumber, if that’s possible. No kidding. If foreign policy was a brain-buster for Palin, something as truly complex as health care will make her feel as dizzy as if she just rolled down a hill.
Isn’t that cute?
If you want to read the rest of his ridiculous “reporting, you can see the whole article here.
I have no problem with his opinions or with the NY Daily News including them in their rag. My issue comes with this drivel being posted as news instead of opinion. For that, Mike Lupica wins our first ever, Anus of the Month award.
Here you go, Mike: