Sean Hannity has continually called 2008 “the year journalism died” for the extraordinary efforts key members of the media took to cover up scandal after scandal that came to light from President Obama’s election campaign. It became increasingly clear that these media personalities and outlets that portrayed themselves and moderate and neutral had no other goal than acting as propaganda extensions to the Obama election campaign. The myth of the objective reporter (if it ever did exist) is increasingly crumbling as the news networks — Fox, MSNBC, CNN — news wires — AP, Reuters — and of course news magazines and papers — Time, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post — are more and more openly staking their ideological positions in the sand.
In this video, one reporter (who admits her own bias that she is happy about the ruling to legalize gay marriages in California) expresses her concern over media suppression of certain key facts in the case including Judge Vaughn Walker’s homosexual orientation and the gay activist rulings he has previously made. Media outlets that do briefly mention his sexual orientation say that it is utterly irrelevant. Who are they kidding? If the judge had been Mormon and ruled to uphold the voter’s definition of marriage would they call that irrelevant? We all know the answer to that.
If it was not clear to anyone before it should be now: Never assume a news organization is telling you the whole truth about a story. Never assume they are only presenting you with the facts and leaving it up to you to decide. You choose your own and try to choose your children’s friends because of the enormous influence they will have over who you or your child will turn into. Do the same with the news organizations you pull your news from. They will shape your values and character, whether you like it or not.