Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Why liberals can never be "unbiased" reporters

An "unbiased" reporter should be able to represent both sides or, better yet, all sides fairly. The legacy news media vociferously claims to be "unbiased" but their product shows otherwise. Consider, for example, this AP News story:
[Texas Gov. Scott Perry] has for weeks called on the Legislature to cut taxes and continue to hold down government spending -- even though Texas' economy is booming. [Emph. added]

To non-liberals, the AP's twisted logic is jarring.  The Texas economy is "booming" very likely because of, not despite, Perry's efforts to keep taxes low and government limited.  Liberals, such as the reporter who wrote this unsigned story, are so steeped in their government-centered Keynesian viewpoint that they likely have no clue that what they write inspires laughter.

Along the same line, consider this headline from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Chick-fil-A Keeps Growing Despite Uproar
Or, consider this lead paragraph from a New York Times story written by Reed Abelson:
Health insurance companies across the country are seeking and winning double-digit increases in premiums for some customers, even though one of the biggest objectives of the Obama administration’s health care law was to stem the rapid rise in insurance costs for consumers. [Emph. added]
Free market economists would instantly recognize the health insurance costs are raising in part because of not despite the regulations and mandates in Obamacare.  Reporters at the New York Times, imbued with liberalism, don't recognize the bias in what they write even when it is so obvious as to provoke laughter.

Their claims to the contrary notwithstanding, reporters simply cannot report both sides fairly if they don't understand what the other side is.

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