Thursday, December 08, 2005

Mel Gibson and the Liberal Media

I've always believed the media in general has a liberal agenda.  Many will say they don't, but they do.  Here's what I call the subtle example.  It's not blatant but it's a tactic that I see a lot.

The principle here is that you report a story that should be positive toward a public conservative, but you have to cast doubt.  The key though is that is doesn't matter who dissents.  Any one will do.


AP News - 12/7/05
Mel Gibson Plans Holocaust Miniseries

Mel Gibson is stirring passions again with his latest project - a nonfiction TV movie set against the backdrop of the Holocaust.

Gibson's Con Artist Productions is developing "Flory" for ABC, based on the true story of a Dutch Jew named Flory Van Beek and her non-Jewish boyfriend who sheltered her from the Nazis, The New York Times and Variety reported in Wednesday editions.

Critics claimed Gibson's blockbuster film "Passion of the Christ" was anti-Semitic, a charge Gibson has denied. Gibson's father also is on the record denying that the Holocaust took place.

"For (Gibson) to be associated with this movie is cause for concern," Rafael Medoff, director of the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies in Melrose Park, Pa., told the Times. "He needs to come clean that he repudiates Holocaust denial."


Who is the hell is Rafael Medoff?  He's the only guy the media could find to say something outrageous about Mel Gibson.

An example of this happens against conservatives as well.  If a story that favors the legalization of abortion comes out, the media doesn't go to those of us who have thoughtful opinions about abortion, the media goes right to the religious lunatic.

If the press was really about fair reporting, they would get actual experts on both sides to quote.