John Ziegler released his documentary, Media Malpractice, today in fine fashion — by venting his outrage on a bemused Matt Lauer. The interview produced a few fireworks, and Ziegler makes his case in his own inimitable fashion:
I’ve been looking forward to the release of the documentary since John and I first discussed it on my show. It includes the entire, uncut interview he conducted with Sarah Palin, as well as his own documentary research into the coverage of Barack Obama over the past two years. This may wind up being a whole new genre of publishing, what with Bernard Goldberg’s A Slobbering Love Affair making the same argument.
As the afterglow of Obama’s inauguration fades and his administration undertakes the task of actual governance, will more of the media start honestly assessing their performance (and lack thereof) during the 2008 presidential campaign? Ziegler and Goldberg have pioneered the effort, but it will take more than this to get the mainstream media to change its ways, or even to admit its biases. In the meantime, we’ll continue to enjoy John’s provocations — more, apparently, than did Matt Lauer, who should at least be commended for inviting John onto the show.