Glenn linked some left-wing blogger depicting certain conservative bloggers as crybabies because they faulted the MSM for not covering the various “tea parties” across the land protesting higher taxes and bigger government.
But, the tone I find in conservative blogs is not so much anger and whining.Â It’s not not such much outrage any more, but just plain amusement. This is what we’ve come to expect from the mainstream media. It proves what we’ve been saying all along, that their mantra is not, as per the New York Times‘ masthead motto “All the News That’s Fit to Print,” but rather Only the News that Fits our Narrative We Print.
Nothing illustrates this better than the front page from the Connecticut Post which Don Surber reproduced on Sunday.Â The paper gave the story of the protest/bus tour again AIG executives “two big pictures, a main story, and a side story.“Â Even the paper’s page-one photo shows more photographers than protesters.
“Buried inside [the paper] was a story of 300 people in Ridgefield staging a Tea Party against the entire $700 billion bailout and the subsequent $787 billion stimulus.”Â That is, the paper devoted front-page cover to a rally less than one-seventh the tea party’s size.
As we right-of-center bloggers detail such hypocrisy, we experience a weird kind of “schadenfreude,” a pleasure in misfortune.Â The misfortune is the media’s failure to cover (or, in the case when they do cover, attempts to downplay) rallies in support of ideas we conservatives and libertarians have long championed.Â And the pleasure is being proven right about the mainstream media, finding in their silence (or downplaying) further evidence that they are biased against covering stories which don’t fit their narrative of what they believe the news should be.
FROM THE COMMENTS:Â “You’re off just a bit on the NYT slogan â€” it’s ‘All the News that Fits, We Print’.”