Video: How big media partners with left-wing blogs

posted at 5:45 pm on May 7, 2009 by Allahpundit

An unusually enlightening palate cleanser. If Fox News anchors started posting on HA, the hunt would be on for every last incendiary sentence ever left in the comments to prove that we’re a “hate” site. As it is, the leading lights at CBS, NBC, and MSNBC have been known to grace sludge pits like HuffPo and dKos and nary an eye is blinked, even when they “forget” to mention that they’re blogging there. I can almost understand that, though: Given the media’s own ideological slant, lefty sites must seem to them practically nonpartisan in tone, in much the same way that the left is forever convinced it represents the ideological center. This mini-expose could have gone much further, needless to say — it ain’t just media types who turn up at dKos, and the lack of any mention of JournoList is almost a fatal flaw — but it’s a noble attempt. Enjoy.


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Snark:

My fault. So sorry.

Terrye on May 7, 2009 at 7:21 PM

My father died at the same age as Tony Snow, of the same disease. It is a rough way to go.

Terrye on May 7, 2009 at 7:22 PM

Terrye on May 7, 2009 at 7:20 PM

Heh, Stuff happens. Sun’s still gonna come up tomorrow and looks like everything’s fine now. Without voice inflection and body language it’s easy to misinterpret.

O/T but Fox reporting Drew Peterson has just been arrested.

Oldnuke on May 7, 2009 at 7:24 PM

Fox News simply openly endorses partisan political rallies, and its hosts participate in them. Other than that, the prospect described by you is very horrendous.

radiofreevillage on May 7, 2009 at 5:48 PM

It’s about the spending stupid!

I attended a tea party and I don’t give a damn about the republicans or the democrats. I care about the fact that I have a son working his ass off as a chemical engineering/chemistry major at Virginia Tech, only to be enslaved by this government for his efforts. I care about the fact that I have a daughter attending school at Baylor University, which will hopefully turn into a career in medicine, only to see socialized medicine destroy our healthcare system. I spoke to many folks at the Houston tea party and they weren’t partisans either. Get a clue!

alwaysright43 on May 7, 2009 at 7:27 PM

perroviejo on May 7, 2009 at 5:58 PM

If you are targeting radiofreakvillage …don’t bother as the idiot cannot think beyond a third grade level.

Jamson64 on May 7, 2009 at 7:31 PM

Snark:

My fault. So sorry.

Terrye on May 7, 2009 at 7:21 PM

No worries! It’s only the internet. :lol:

SnarkVader on May 7, 2009 at 7:32 PM

OK, seriously, not a single post that contains links to CNN’s site that I was asked to provide seem to go through. I have no idea why.

Look up site:cnn.com with words romney or penn or lou dobbs.

radiofreevillage on May 7, 2009 at 7:42 PM

radiofreevillage:

I don’t know what the deal is, but sometimes when you use links, it does not go through..or it goes through later and there are a bunch of posts.

Terrye on May 7, 2009 at 7:56 PM

Snark:

Yeah, who will see it?

Terrye on May 7, 2009 at 7:57 PM

One thing we should be concerned with…Media Matters is frequently cited as a reliable source on Wikipedia.

ynot4tony2 on May 7, 2009 at 8:34 PM

What’s the blog angle there? Everyone knows Fox is partisan. The point of the vid here is that the people patronizing lefty sites tend to present themselves as objective.

Well, maybe not Olby.

Allahpundit on May 7, 2009 at 5:52 PM

Well MSNBC was running a commercial before the election with Olbermann saying it was time to ‘put partisanship aside’. You can probably still find it Olbermannwatch.

Go RBNY on May 7, 2009 at 8:36 PM

And let’s not forget that my esteemed senator from Illinois, Dickhead Durbin blogged on dKos too.

Big John on May 7, 2009 at 8:49 PM

BTW we are still waiting for your evidence that “many” people consider Hot Air a “hate site”. Let us know when you have an answer.

Del Dolemonte on May 7, 2009 at 7:02 PM

“Hate” is lefty-speak for “disagreement with us”.

ddrintn on May 7, 2009 at 9:20 PM

Well MSNBC was running a commercial before the election with Olbermann saying it was time to ‘put partisanship aside’. You can probably still find it Olbermannwatch.

Go RBNY on May 7, 2009 at 8:36 PM

When a Democrat says “put partisanship aside” it’s pretty well-known that that means “surrender…swallow our agenda…don’t be a hateful partisan!”

ddrintn on May 7, 2009 at 9:22 PM

The not so mainstream media lifts from left wing blogs all the time. Been going on for a while.

therightwinger on May 7, 2009 at 9:43 PM

The fact that they consider anything conservative as hate, only alludes to their fears, and insecurities.

They have the control, but still fear the dissent. Maybe there’s reason for that?

capejasmine on May 7, 2009 at 9:51 PM

How big media partners with left-wing blogs:

Birds of a feather…..crap together.

HornetSting on May 7, 2009 at 9:57 PM

That was some really good and fresh analysis. We need more of this type of stuff. Perhaps a online, video college course on media spin or identifying editorial slant of hard news coverage?

threeCents on May 7, 2009 at 10:07 PM

Very well done video.

I start to think that our country won’t go to the crapper when we have people like this all over the place. Liberalism is trying to be the establishment, and you know what kids love to do? Fight the establishment.

iamse7en on May 7, 2009 at 11:25 PM

The best thing that can be said about Olberdouche is found at the Darwin Awards site:

Not married, no kids, removed self from the gene pool.

dmann on May 7, 2009 at 11:36 PM

“Hate” is lefty-speak for “disagreement with us”.

ddrintn on May 7, 2009 at 9:20 PM

What is “is”?

What is “sex”?

Del Dolemonte on May 8, 2009 at 12:06 AM

I was wondering why all the MSNBC hosts had been harping about the GOP being obsolete or GOP headed towards extinction. LOL!

The liberal MSM has become so lazy and corrupt that they take their talking points from the left wing blogs and the White House. Fire them all and hire some real journalists!

sarahpalinfan99 on May 8, 2009 at 4:53 AM

Who says I’m not Megyn Kelly?

lorien1973 on May 7, 2009 at 5:49 PM

I just can’t imagine she’s that dirty.

Esthier on May 7, 2009 at 6:00 PM

I can.

soundingboard on May 8, 2009 at 7:42 AM

Fox News simply openly endorses partisan political rallies, and its hosts participate in them. Other than that, the prospect described by you is very horrendous.

radiofreevillage on May 7, 2009 at 5:48 PM

Exit question – why would Fox News set up a HuffPo prototype with TheFoxNation?

Why emulate this behavior?

AprilOrit on May 8, 2009 at 8:45 AM

With the internet providing a more comprehensive source of news and information, those who choose to ignore the truth and listen only to the talking head on the lamestream media are idiots.

Worthless. Waste of space.

madmonkphotog on May 8, 2009 at 12:51 PM

Leftist media like MSNBC, CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC are just fluffers for the leftist porn of the great O’bunghole and his Nazi cronies.
Unlike the idiot at the tea party who couldn’t describe, when quizzed by the CNN shill, WHY Obama looks like a Nazi, I CAN! Obama’s policies come right out of the Nazi Party Platform.
http://people.westminstercollege.edu/faculty/mmarkowski/H113/AH/platform.html
90% of what O’bunghole and the Democrats have tried, and largely accomplished, have been right out of this platform written by Adolf Hitler, but then, it’s only High School World History than most didn’t bother learning.

nelsonknows on May 8, 2009 at 3:50 PM

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