Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
December 3, 2002
POLITICS: The Krug That Didn't Bark

The really telling thing about The Krug's column on supposed conservative bias in the media is what's missing:

1. Any specific examples of biased coverage. Give any conservative with half a brain and some free time a week - even a day - and he or she will come back with a list of examples of egregious liberal biases as long as your arm. Scroll down this site and see how many you find. Krugman couldn't cite one.

2. Any discussion of the political biases or motives generally held by network anchors, editors of major newspapers, etc. The Krug doesn't bother to claim that anybody much besides Brit Hume is likely to have ever voted Republican.

3. Biases about ideas. Even when the media is tough on Democrats, they often prefer liberal policies. Does The Krug dispute this?

4. The 800-pound donkey in the room: The Krug's own newspaper. I mean, would Slate run an article on the nefarious influence of corporate ownership on media without mentioning Microsoft? Yet, The Krug assumes that the little alternative daily he writes for has neither influence nor a point of view.

(Go here for more smack on The Krug's latest tantrum)

Posted by Baseball Crank at 8:04 PM | Politics 2002-03 | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)
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