In the wake of Ben Shapiro’s book Primetime Propaganda which provides a detailed look at how the left hijacked America’s media. Jon Stewart was on with Fox News’ Chris Wallace over the weekend and actually denied that CNN, ABC, et. al. are not politically biased. Obviously Jon cannot be intellectually honest with himself but he did concede that MSNBC is trying to copy Fox’s format from a progressive (code for socialist) point of view. Stewart did admit that his show is politically biased, however, he used the copout that he is a comedian first and a pundit second.
Stewart can conveniently hide behind that façade all he wants, that’s the beauty of the first amendment, but he is one of the most significant political pundits in America, especially amongst those 18-29. According to Jason Matera’s book Obama Zombies nearly one-third of that demographic consider Stewart’s Daily Show a legitimate news outlet.
Conservative comedian Steven Crowder shows evidence of Stewart’s bias in an email from the Daily show that states “we never book conservative pundits.” Crowder also plays portions of an interview with Ben Shapiro and former ABC President Fred Pierce who clearly states there’s significant liberal bias in the media.
Of course that’s not news to those of us in the right state of mind. Conservative stalwarts Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and many others are constantly under attack by the left for their supposed fear mongering. However, more often than not, their predictions are proven to be correct. Case in point, Glenn Beck’s prediction that riots in Tunisia would spread throughout the middle east and then to Europe; have you seen the recent headlines? And of course there’s no retraction from the political attack dogs on the left.
Of course we shouldn’t forget last year’s Journolist scandal which highlighted wide spread media bias and coordination between more than four-hundred leftist journalists and professors. This level of collusion shouldn’t have been a shock to anyone since the media in America has been drifting far left of center since the 1960’s.
The problem is that for some reason once conservatives are elected to office they feel compelled to appease a media that is never going to be on their side. Senator John McCain learned this lesson the hard way in the aftermath of his failed presidential candidacy. McCain who always prided himself on reaching across the aisle had become a darling of the left-wing media until he decided to challenge the anointed one. He found out in short order how quickly the media would throw him under the bus.
Conservatives would do well to heed the advice of Texas Governor Rick Perry when he said, “our party cannot be all things to all people. It can’t be. Our loudest opponents on the left are never going to like us, so let’s stop trying to curry favor with them.”
Look at the big picture, more people watch Fox News than MSNBC and CNN combined. Network news outlets have been dying a loud painful death for the better part of two decades. And that still doesn’t account for the untold millions of talk radio listeners. One could easily argue that conservative media is now the mainstream and that’s why the left is trying so hard to kill it through FCC and internet regulation.
Get with the program Republicans!
PS: If you don’t think Hollywood is biased. Check out the WSJ interview with Pixar’s John Lasseter who says that “Big Oil” is the villain in much ballyhooed Cars 2. Gotta get ‘em while they’re young; right John? Maybe you can work abortion into Toy Story 4 since a little girl now has Woody, Buzz, and the gang.