February 5, 2007

Media bias--and a confession

Rupert Murdoch admist bias:
"Asked if his News Corp. managed to shape the agenda on the war in Iraq, Murdoch said: "No, I don't think so. We tried." Asked by Rose for further comment, he said: "We basically supported the Bush policy in the Middle East…but we have been very critical of his execution.""

I will be interested in how this plays. "Fair and Balanced" my ass.


Wasp Jerky said...

I don't imagine that it will play. Keith Olbermann will probably mention it, and maybe the Daily Show or Colbert Report. But you know how the liberal media is.

Bootleg Blogger said...

Streak, as this article states, Perry vaccine move stirs money, sexual concerns | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle, this is a "follow the money" situation. "Mike Toomey, former chief of staff to Perry, is a lobbyist for Merck. The pharmaceutical company has donated $6,000 to Perry since 2005 and $38,000 to legislative leaders and lawmakers. Merck spokesman Ray Kerins downplayed the company's role in Perry's order, saying "we're working in all 50 states to achieve the widest vaccination possible."" The thing about this vaccination is that it's only transmissible through sex. While down the line it will probably be highly recommended, a government mandate circumventing family or individual say in the matter is pretty ludicrous. Remember, Streak, conservative Christian values are only trumped by financial, usually big business, gain. I'm sure it's in the bible somewhere as much as these guys live it. Later- BB

Streak said...

bb, thanks for the update. One of my buddies hinted at some collusion, but I didn't know where that was coming from.

Like I tried to say to him, I really think that there are many good reasons to oppose this, but just wonder where these same people are when the government intrusion is against others.

Bootleg Blogger said...

Woops- comment was supposed to go on the role of the state post. sorry-BB