It’s sad to say, but American journalism is so heavily dominated by Democratic reporters and editors that, as long as Democrats hold power, we cannot expect our biggest news agencies to look for or report any big story that would cast our leaders in a poor light.
Just consider the muffled peeps of reporting on the Van Jones controversy, ACORN’s corruption and even the Tea Party rallies.
While Democrats rule, if these news stories occur, don’t expect to see them on any front page:
* The failure of Congress leaders to pay their taxes.
* Congress leaders accepting illegal campaign contributions.
* White House pressuring scientists to exaggerate global warming findings.
* White House claiming health care costs are going down when they are going up.
* White House claiming the deficit is not increasing when it is.
* The FBI wiretapping of Americans for purely political reasons.
* The firing of federal inspector generals for purely political reasons.
* The firing of U.S. attorneys for purely political reasons.
* The distorting of NSA, CIA, FBI or Homeland Security intelligence to serve a predetermined conclusion.
* The abuse of detainees by U.S. soldiers and contractors (unless Congress decides to surrender Afghanistan).
* Congress leaders accepting kickbacks from General Motors or Chrysler officials in exchange for laws giving GM or Chrysler an unfair advantage over other automakers.
* The continued paying of Congress leaders by officials of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in exchange for favorable regulations.
* The refusal by the Justice Department to prosecute Democrats who discourage non-Democrats from voting.
* The refusal by the Justice Department to prosecute Democrats who encourage voting by dead, fictitious or otherwise unqualified people.
* Subjecting Soldiers, Marines, Airmen and Sailors to poor health care at military hospitals.
* The failure of “stimulus” spending to create the jobs the administration projected.
* New health care regulations discouraging breakthroughs in drugs and medical procedures.
* The relaxing of banking regulations after the White House and Congress promised tighter banking regulations.
* The failure of alternative energy sources to reduce our dependence on foreign oil.
* A Democratic burglary of a Republican campaign headquarters.
Without delight. What I’m saying is, in most newsrooms, and particularly in America’s biggest newsrooms, these story ideas will be virtually off limits for the next several years. Reporters and editors won’t think to look for them, and even when one of these stories lands in their laps, our established journalists will resist giving it air or ink.
Yes, if the bodies pop up in the river with Democrats’ notarized confessions attached, the establishment journalists will do a story or two. But they won’t dig, delve and discover with one-hundredth the delightful dedication they have when Republicans are in control.
That’s just the way it is.
Sunshine super. Protecting Democrats might have been understandable when the Democrats were out of power, but now that they have full control of the White House and Congress, the Democrats need watching by a vigilant and skeptical press willing to challenge every dubious word and deed.
Our government has to be held accountable, and that can’t happen if a partisan press leaves its whistles and spotlights on the shelf.
Afterthought: To put this another way, even if all 20 of these things happened on the Democrats’ watch, ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, NPR and The New York Times would give better play to sideshow stories instead.