Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Watch Group Report on Media Coverage of Rev. Wright

A conservative media watch group issued a report blasting the three major networks for failing to disclose the "noxious" language in some of Rev. Jeremiah Wright's sermons, which were readily available on YouTube according to a story in Newsmax.

Now readers are welcome to discount the report as right wing hype, but the howler views it with the same prospect as any analysis by Media Matters. Both media watch groups pore over stories to see if media coverage matches the facts and then report those findings to the public.

With this in mind, an analysis by Media Research Center found that stories from the three major networks from February 10, 2007 (the date Obama formally announced his candidacy) thru July 15 reflected "a much more limited (and even censored) version of Wright’s sermons.”
None of the Big Three aired any of Wright’s 2003 sermon accusing the federal government of hiding the truth about their 'inventing the HIV virus as a means of genocide against people of color,” and all three “mostly ignored” his remarks calling the 9/11 attacks “America’s chickens coming home to roost.”
That's right, the very first major story with "excerpts from a Wright sermon did not air until...March 13. By that time, 42 states had already voted in the primaries."

With the recent media blackout of the Edwards story, any fair-minded person has to concede the media sometimes doesn't play fair. They have their Golden Boyz, which unfortunately for Hillary during the recent Democratic primaries, did not include her.

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