No Media Bias Here, Move Along Now

It is come to our attention from several of our correspondents that the Right blogosphere has “poisoned” the atmosphere regarding the recent tragedy in Florida.

We have been assured that there is nothing but sweetness and light coming from the Mainstream Media and the Left blogosphere (forgive the redundancy).

Yes, we are being taken to task for jumping to conclusions and not letting the process play itself out. After all, it is the Right who is screaming “If there is no arrest, shoot him in the chest.” (Oops, scratch that.)

Monomakkhos is duly chastened. What was I thinking that the MSM could in anyway at all be biased?

Could it be items like this falsified transcript put out by NBC?

A transcript of the complete 911 call shows that Zimmerman said, “This guy looks like he’s up to no good. Or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around, looking about.”

The 911 officer responded saying, “OK, and this guy — is he black, white or Hispanic?”

“He looks black,” Zimmerman said.

The relevant portion of the transcript of the call is as follows:

Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. Or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around, looking about.

Dispatcher: OK, and this guy – is he black, white or Hispanic?

Zimmerman: He looks black.

The abridged conversation between Zimmerman and the dispatcher that NBC ran on March 27 has been blasted by media watchdog groups as misleading. Critics have said the edited version was made to suggest that Zimmerman targeted Martin because he was black — an accusation by many that is still under investigation.

Or how about this video from ABC which they were forced to show (having earlier said that the video did not support Zimmerman’s account of that night)?


More examples like this will appear. In the meantime, let us meditate on the fact that these were put out by two of the three major news networks and not some feverish internet blogger living in his mother’s basement. If this isn’t an example of blatant media bias, nothing is.

Mark my words: this walkback by the Left will soon turn into a stampede. And the mayhem perpetrated by those who seek moral justification for their criminality will further sunder this nation.


  1. Lola J. Lee Beno says

    The producer has now been fired, according to NBC. His or her name has yet to be revealed, though. But the bloggers are going to keep pushing this through crowdsourcing.

    • Geo Michalopulos says

      Good point, Lola.

      I forgot to mention the first major news network out of the box with a fabrication: CNN who said that Zimmerman “yelled” the words “f*****g c**n.” They’ve since walked that inflammatory assertion back big-time.

      In the meantime, Zimmerman and his extended family are hiding in fear of their lives. So much for “innocent until proven guilty.”

      • V.Rev.Andrei Alexiev says

        Gee,George,don’t you know that being liberal means never having to say,”I’m sorry?”I heard either Dennis Prager or Michael Medved say that a couple weeks ago.I concur and I think you probably do as well.

      • Jane Rachel says

        Being human means never having to say you’re sorry.

        No one in their right mind would dispute that the media – all media – is biased. They can’t help themselves. Come to think of it, they could choose to be a little less biased, but then, no one would follow them and they wouldn’t make any money, which is the only thing that makes it possible for them to survive, I mean, not as news organizations, but as individual people who have to make a living.

        All humans are biased. We have a tendency, or leaning, or bias, towards our own, because we feel safe when we are with our own kind. I don’t think bias works as well as it used to, now that the world has filled up with people and humans from every tribe and nation are forced to interact with each other. Walking down the streets of Minneapolis after ten years away, I had to make myself accept what I was seeing. It wasn’t the same city, but it was what it was, and there were a lot of new people from many nations, who came there simply because they needed to survive, and they had been through a lot, just like me. How does right-wing conservatism view immigration?

        Well, I believe that as humans, and especially as God-fearing humans, even though we can’t escape our tendency to be biased towards our own, we can work to break free of the kind of adamant bias that divides and separates. And still, most people won’t do that. They will stay put and hunker down, especially if they are comfortable. It is not easy to get away from it because 1) we refuse to see it in ourselves, but we love to point it out it in others; 2) we tend to hunker down inside our bias when spotted by anyone who does not fit our world view; and 3) we hate others for being biased and believing they are right, but love ourselves for being the only ones who are right. It’s called tribalism. It makes for a very messy, complicated, frustrating, and wonderful world.

  2. Joseph Clarke says

    I am no fan of the mainstream media and will not defend them, but at least when real news outlets make a mistake, they correct the record and, if necessary, fire the individuals responsible.

    You, George, posted a fake photo and made-up “facts” circulated by white supremacist websites because they fit your self-described narrative of a “Religion of Eternal White Evil.” The image was exposed as counterfeit more than a week ago, but you still can’t bring yourself to admit your mistake, correct the original post, and move on.

    Don’t conservatives believe in taking responsibility for what they post online?