To see media bias on a daily basis, you only need set Yahoo! as the home page on your browser. When arriving at my hotel tonight to check this blog and my e-mail, I discovered the web-based company leading with a story which was old news when I blogged on it earlier today, how a hoax about Obama fooled Rush Limbaugh.
Rush already acknowledged that he was in error–at least 24 hours before Yahoo! blared the information. Did Yahoo! offer a similarly prominent place for the news the various talk show hosts and reporters at MSNBC and CNN peddled false quotes about that conservative talk show host?
And those peddling the fake Limbaugh quote could easily have checked to see if the quote was accurate as the conservative talk show host keeps records of all his shows. They just could have checked Rush’s archives. Obama, by contrast, hasn’t released his thesis.
Not just that. The language of the fake thesis was consistent with things the president is on record as having said. The things attributed to the conservative have no relation to anything he has said. Oh, well, they are consistent with what left-wing pundits and bloggers would like Rush to have said (so he can fit the image of the bigoted right-winger they have created in their minds).