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The Fix Is In Redux

John on October 14, 2008 at 3:06 pm

This time, courtesy of Slublog at Ace’s place. He received an e-mail from inside one of America’s newsrooms and it’s about what you’d expect:

It’s unbelievable here. I’ve been through a few election cycles and have gotten pretty used to the open sneering every time a Republican candidate appears on the television, but this year is unlike anything I’ve ever seen.

Anchors were openly cheering when the news came out that Sarah Palin’s daughter was pregnant. Some of the comments were so over-the-top childish and nasty that I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. They’re obsessed with her. They hate her even more than they hated Bush. And they all talk openly about how “stupid” and “unqualified” she is. It’s pretty much a hostile work environment for the few conservatives who work here.

I’ve pretty much been keeping my head down and concentrating on my work, but yesterday was the final straw for me when some snot-nosed, twenty-something liberal producer responded to a request to take a phone call from a viewer complaining about lack of election fraud coverage by saying, “Tell him it’s because we hate Republicans.”

That’s just the intro. Click over for more insight into how news is made and some good advice on how to pin these creeps down with a well timed phone call.

Here’s a related story in today’s Washington Times:

The “big three” broadcast networks – NBC, ABC and CBS – remain captivated with Sen. Barack Obama, according to a study of campaign coverage released Tuesday by the Center for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason University.

Numbers tell all: 61 percent of the stories that appeared on the networks between Aug. 23 and Sept. 30 were positive toward the Democratic Party. In contrast, just 39 percent of the stories covering Republicans were favorable.

Note that this comes even as America has been shaken financially by disastrous policies put in place and defended almost exclusively by Democrats. If complete financial meltdown leaves you with 61% positives, imagine what it would be like if things were going okay.

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