Media bias isn’t just about what is and isn’t covered. It’s also about how something is covered and rolled out. For instance, the failing and corrupt Washington Post has twice now attempted to use decades-old incidents to create ongoing media narratives meant to negatively define serious challengers to their precious Obama. The way in which this is done is to use huge splashes that are rolled out in a way that ensures plenty of attention and coverage (probably through coordination) from their fellow members of the corrupt media.
In October of last year when Texas Governor Rick Perry was looking like a serious presidential contender, out of nowhere the Washington Post quite intentionally dropped a huge, attention-getting spread about a racist rock on a property neither Perry nor his family ever owned (they leased a portion of it for hunting) that was painted over who knows how many years ago.
All the Washington Post wanted to do here was to link the N-word to Rick Perry and to blunt his message and criticism of Obama by tying him up in defensive knots over nonsense. The bigger goal, though, was to aid and abet Obama’s reelection by using the weakest of reasons to define Perry — and by extension, his supporters and the Republican Party — as racist.
Using the exact same m.o., this morning the Washington Post dropped what had to be an intentionally-timed bomb on presumptive nominee Mitt Romney. Within hours of Obama suddenly deciding to stop lying about his position on same-sex marriage, the Washington Post read Mitt Romney’s teenage mind, found it anti-gay, and in a huge, attention-getting feature worked hand-in-hand with the Obama campaign to paint their likely challenger as a snooty, wealthy, homophobic, prep school bully.
Compare today’s story about Mitt Romney to a 2008 story the Washington Post published about then-candidate Obama’s formative years.
Just for starters, look at the difference in the headlines…
The article continues at Big Journalism.
After public schools have spent the past two years engaged in elaborate (and federally funded) “anti-bullying” programs — with especial emphasis on protecting kids from the evils of homophobia — the Washington Post publishes a 5,000-word article portraying Mitt Romney as having been a high school bully who picked on gay kids.
By the way: The typical news story is 450-750 words. Five thousand words is enough copy to fill two entire pages of a newspaper.
We’ve never seen Barack Obama’s college transcripts, or senior thesis…
Read the whole thing at The Other McCain.
…This morning, the Washington Post ran a hit-piece on Mitt Romney where the so-called reporter, Jason Horowitz (please remember him), read Romney’s 1965 teenage mind as anti-gay and told America this about a source of his: [emphasis added]
“I always enjoyed his pranks,” said Stu White, a popular friend of Romney’s who went on to a career as a public school teacher and has long been bothered by the Lauber incident.
ABC News, however, interviewed Mr. White and discovered that wasn’t at all true…
Update 3: How Obama and the left are trying to polarize America. Trayvon. Fluke. Gay marriage. Seamus the dog…
And the “nose video.”