A. Culpovich: Obvious media bias

If Barack Obama is re-elected, it will in large part be due to the media bias favoring his administration. The major TV networks and printed media seldom report news that would show the failings of his administration.

As a newspaper, if the Sun Journal gets a news article from the Associated Press, the headline and tone of the article will not be critical of the administration. Or the headline will be too positive in favor of the administration.

For example, a headline Sept 28: “Nations hopeful of Iran nuke talks.” I don't know anyone who would expect a good outcome from such talks. Further, within the article is the statement that “All such talks have failed before,” and “ ... no date was set for the possible resumption of ... talks.” Does that sound hopeful?

I haven't seen any newspaper coverage of Ambassador Christopher Stevens' journal being found by CNN containing notations of the ambassador's concerns for his own security. Nor have I seen any coverage that President Obama skips morning security briefings on a regular basis. One has to watch FOX News Channel to learn of that.

Mitt Romney's 47 percent remark gets all kinds of coverage. The failure of the State Department to act on warning signals in advance of the Benghazi attack gets none.

The Sun Journal does run commentary by editorial conservatives such as Cal Thomas, but that does not make up for the large absence of news coverage that may be construed as detrimental to the Obama administration.

Anthony Culpovich, Lewiston

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 's picture

Yea...

...like all the media saying he won the debate.

 's picture

bias?

"Nor have I seen any coverage that President Obama skips morning security briefings on a regular basis. One has to watch FOX News Channel to learn of that." Did you miss the report on Faux news where one of the bubbly spokesmodels said Obama reads EVERY daily briefing? Maybe they just forgot to mention it. After all they are the only "fair and balanced" news source around, and we know that because they remind us every few minutes and we believe it because they would never just make sh*t up.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Nice to see you've finally

Nice to see you've finally gotten it right.

RONALD RIML's picture

That notorious media bias....

Why in the world would Iran ever be upset as it is at the United States....???

Just how often do you read in the media that after Iran nationalized their Oil Industry in 1951, removing it from the control of 'British Petroleum' - yes, that "BP" - our C.I.A, assisted by British Intelligence (MI-6), organized a coup to overturn the legitimate government of Iran in 1953.

Iran was eventually ruled as an autocracy under the American and British supported Shah from that time until the Iranian revolution in 1979.

Wouldn't a biased media continually let us know why Iran hated us so?? They have damned good reason to. Most folks I talk to have absolutely no idea why Iran dislikes us - we meddled in their internal affairs and brought down their government.

MARK GRAVEL's picture

Perhaps you did not know that

Perhaps you did not know that the majority of Iran’s population is 25-30’s who like Americans and American culture. It is only the ruling parity that holds disdain for American.

RONALD RIML's picture

If it is only the 'Ruling Party of Iran'

that holds disdain for America - then we can start bringing all our troops home from foreign duty.

MARK GRAVEL's picture

Boy Ronald, you swing like a

Boy Ronald, you swing like a pendulum – MOAB for you.

RONALD RIML's picture

How so??

When you state that it is only the Ruling Party of Iran that hold disdain for the U.S.

Ergo, according to your logic, no one else in the world does.

You're the MOPE.....

MARK GRAVEL's picture

Remember the context in your

Remember the context in your original comment was Iran, not the Middle East. We can talk about the Middle East, but you must write that in your post in lieu of Iran. Iran is in the Middle East, but it is not the Middle East – let’s keep focused.

RONALD RIML's picture

Our 'Foreign Policy'

Operates in no vacuum......

MARK GRAVEL's picture

Iran to the Middle East to

Iran to the Middle East to Foreign policy – what do you want to talk about?

I’m silently waiting a fourth topic.

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