Saturday, September 20, 2008

Media Bias: PrimeTime

Here is prime example of media bias reporting:

Obama said McCain's stance is shocking, considering Wall Street's downturn, and the crisis has reshaped the nation's economy.

The Illinois senator pressed his theme that the Bush administration and failed Republican policies led to turmoil on Wall Street, and the government's decisions to spend billions of taxpayer dollars on financial bailouts.

Just a day before, McCain had put part of the blame on the current financial crisis at the feet of Obama, himself, saying the crisis "started in the Washington culture of lobbying and influence peddling, and [Obama] was right square in the middle of it." See related story.

Several news outlets have documented that several of McCain's top advisors are former lobbyists, including one who lobbied Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Obama pitched his candidacy over McCain, saying the country could not change direction with a new driver who wants to follow the same old map.

Not one mention of Obama's conections with Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae CEOs being on his campaign or the contributions Obama got.

Moreoever, it was McCain who was looking at getting legislation passed that would have reformed the lending agencies which was not in the best interest of the lobbyists that the news article talks about.

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