Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Media Malpractice

The MSM's coverage of the Republican National Convention last night was completely ridiculous. 

It hasn’t even been 24 hours after the primetime speech line up at the Republican National Convention last night, and you can already tell how successful and powerful of a night it really was by the complete and utter meltdown the mainstream media is experiencing today. MSNBC didn’t even bother to air the speeches by minority Republicans. 

Most shockingly, Yahoo! Washington Bureau Chief David Chalian got caught on an ABC webcast saying that Mitt Romney would be “happy to have a party when black people drown.” And ABC can’t even distance themselves from this one, since Chalian used to work there. Juan Williams called Mrs. Romney a “corporate wife,” last night, and today doubled down with ridiculous comments that Mitt Romney’s economics “are not my economics.” This coming from the guy who just secured a multi-million dollar contract from Fox News (who should be embarrassed to put this guy on the air.) All of this madness is what happens when the media will go to any – any – lengths to help re-elect Obama.

I've (sadly) gotten used to hearing offensive, biased comments from media personalities, but the decision by MSNBC to not air any speeches by minorities (Artur Davis, Ted Cruz, Mia Love, and Lucé Fortuño's speeches were not shown, or were shown for only a few short seconds and then MSNBC cut to commercial or some of their commentators) is unacceptable. 

I guess showing all the speeches would make it a lot hard to call Republicans racists (or subconscious racists, Chris Matthews' new game). 

That's OK. Keep calling us racists. We'll keep ignoring all the silliness and keep working hard to elect great conservatives from all backgrounds. Keep calling us the party of old white men, and we'll keep electing Marco Rubio, Allen West, Susanna Martinez, Brian Sandoval, Tim Scott, Nikki Haley, Ted Cruz, Mia Love, and so on. 

UPDATE: Yahoo News has fired David Chalian, and actually issued a decent apology. From Big Journalism:
David Chalian's statement was inappropriate and does not represent the views of Yahoo!. He has been terminated effective immediately. We have already reached out to the Romney campaign, and we apologize to Mitt Romney, his staff, their supporters and anyone who was offended.
Further reading:

Big Journalism | **SHOCK** Yahoo's Chalian on ABC webcast: Romneys 'happy to have a party when black people drown'

Big Journalism | Yahoo fires David Chalian after racebaiting slam on Romneys accidentally airs

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