Accuracy in Media

Chris Wallace, host of Fox News Sunday, in an interview with former vice president Dick Cheney served up a question on the media that the former veep should have hit out of the park but instead he hit the equivalent of a pop fly.

Wallace: Do you think there is a liberal bias in the mainstream media?

Cheney: Oh, I think there probably is, but I don’t spend a lot of time worrying about it. I think those of us right thinking conservatives find that there are a lot of outlets out there now, the media, on the internet that give us an ample opportunity for our points of view to get across and to be heard.

Wallace had just shown Cheney a clip in which, after his interview with Matt Lauer of the Today Show, the camera zeroed in on a sign held by a protestor outside the studio that said to investigate Cheney. This was totally unnecessary and could have been avoided.

If there is anyone who should know about liberal media bias it is Cheney, who was attacked mercilessly by the media during his eight years as vice president. But now that he is out of office, he seems to have mellowed on this point.

Cheney could have mentioned the overt media bias that helped Barack Obama get elected as President in 2008, or the more recent vicious attacks on the Tea Party, as examples of such bias, but for some reason chose not to.

The battle is far from over regarding liberal media bias. A refusal to acknowledge it will only lead to a repeat of what this country has suffered through for the last two-and-a-half years.  Dick Cheney must know that.


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