Originally Posted by KC Dan
Here is my issue with all of this: the media is way biased in both directions. Always have been. However, what chaps my azz is that there are very few reporters that actually investigate issues or candidates unless it benefits their ideological bent. How many stories have the left news outlets investigated that would most likely hurt the President? How many have Fox news investigated that would hurt Romney? Very few from both sides for sure. That is the problem.
Woodword and Bernstein, while left thoroughly investigated and reported on Watergate which lent itself to their side of the aisle. But, read Woodward's new book about the inside of the Obama White House. Very good investigating and writing. There are far too few of him.
This whole Libya thing was a calamity. From reality on the ground to the fact that this country was attacked on its soverign ground (an act of war) and seems to have been covered as a mob scene vs as a terrorist attack. Security on sites were abhorrently low for the advanced Intel that they had plus it being Sept. 11th. Yet the majority of the press were investigating Romney and his remarks.
Were there stories from the NYT and other left-wing outlets, yes but they were very tame and investigated almost nothing. That is all I want media outlets to do - investigate the news no matter which direction of the aisle it leads and speak the actual truth to power vs what the campaings want them to report. Not too much to ask
It's kind of sad that the anchors get paid $50 million contracts for being a personality while investigatory reporters are cut.