If there’s one thing that frustrates me to the point of distraction, it’s the claim that we have a ‘liberal’ media in this country. Two events have recently occurred that not only illustrate how false this notion of liberalism in the news is, but also show the idiocy of America.
First event: This past Sunday, May 1, 2005, the Times of London printed a memo that proves, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Bush and Blair planned a regime change in Iraq and then created facts to fit this policy. The memo, written by Downing Street aide Matthew Rycroft, quotes Sir Richard Dearlove, head of MI6 and Britain's chief intelligence officer as saying, "the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy".
My proof that the liberal media doesn’t exist? My Google search for “British Memo + Iraq + London Times” turned up nothing but some blog entries and British headlines. I couldn’t find a single U.S. newspaper offering information on this memo. Yet any search for the Runaway Bride was met with scores of articles and op/ed pieces.
Second event: The 13-year-old girl in Florida who was almost forced by the state to continue with her unwanted pregnancy. Her wish was to get an abortion; a judge in Florida first tried to block it, but later had to agree that it was in her best interest to go ahead with the abortion.
Once again, seeing the headline in an April 30, 2005 email from the BBC, I couldn’t find the story in a single U.S. paper. On the other hand, if I wanted any piece of information on the Michael Jackson trial, I would be hard pressed to chose exactly which article best fit my interest.
Are we really that stupid, America?