On Monday, Glenn Reynolds posted a note he received from a reader who works in a “major newsroom:”
Off the record, every suspicion you have about MSM being in the tank for O is true. We have a team of 4 people going thru dumpsters in Alaska and 4 in arizona. Not a single one looking into Acorn, Ayers or Freddiemae. Editor refuses to publish anything that would jeopardize election for O, and betting you dollars to donuts same is true at NYT, others. People cheer when CNN or NBC run another Palin-mocking but raising any reasonable inquiry into obama is derided or flat out ignored. The fix is in, and its working.
NBC even has sent a team as far away as Hanoi in to confirm John McCain’s stories of the torture he experienced when he was captured by the North Vietnamese during the Vietnam War.
You’d think that if NBC would pay to send a team to Hanoi, they might be able to send some reporters to Chicago–or even tap reporters from their local affiliate in the Windy City–to investigate some of Barack Obama’s stories, say, his response that unrepentant terrorist was just “a guy who lives in his neighborhood,” dodging the question about his relationship to William Ayers.
Noting this failure, Rush observes:
Did they go to Chicago to delve into Obama’s ties to terrorists and real estate frauds? No. And did they go investigate his ties to the church? No! They still have not done that, and they won’t. Did they follow up on any of Joe Biden’s lamebrain claims during his long and not-illustrious career? No, they did not, they have not, and they will not. But they have to go back to Hanoi and check and see if McCain’s version stands up to what the North Vietnamese torturer remembers. No mention of torture in this report, none whatsoever.
Given economic anxieties which always hurt the incumbent party and the media bias, it’s a wonder John McCain is even competitive in this presidential election. If the media treated Obama as they have John McCain, we wouldn’t be reading reports about Democrats clamoring to replace Joe Biden as the number two man on the Democratic ticket, but about their efforts to replace the man at the top of the ticket.