Clinton aide on media bias
From former Clinton aide Mark Penn:
“I think here the media is on very dangerous ground. I think that when you see them going through every single expense report that Governor Palin ever filed, if they don’t do that for all four of the candidates, they’re on very dangerous ground. I think the media so far has been the biggest loser in this race. And they continue to have growing credibility problems.
And I think that that’s a real problem growing out of this election. The media now, all of the media — not just Fox News, that was perceived as highly partisan — but all of the media is now being viewed as partisan in one way or another. And that is an unfortunate development.”
I don’t have a problem with the media looking into Palin’s claims or her record as an elected official. But what Penn points out here is the reason my blood boils when I watch reporters give her what amounts to an anal exam: they don’t apply the same pressure to the other side.
Charles Gibson made a point of questioning and creating a seed of doubt as to whether Palin is ready and experienced enough to be VP and possibly president. Has he ever asked this question of Obama? Maybe he has, but I doubt it has been since Obama got the nomination. To the leftwing media mind, that issue was settled because Obama beat Hillary and that means he’s experienced enough to be president. To them, Obama’s inexperience is an old, primary election issue. But if the media elites want to even pretend they’re objective, they need to be examining Obama and Biden’s backgrounds as much as they have Palin’s, and they need to seriously question, just as they have of Palin, Obama’s readiness to lead.