Thursday, September 17, 2009

More media lessons learned

Not that this story is a story so far as the mainstream media is concerned: Outside of Fox News, which aired the videos, the media has abdicated on ACORN coverage. This is the sort of sting video that used to be the bread-and-butter of 60 Minutes and other investigative television journalism. Now they look on the story with contempt; Charlie Gibson sneered that it was the sort of thing better left to “the cables.”

If you do not believe that the media is exercising any implied bias by not covering the ACORN story then you must also believe that Big Media gives silent consent to a tax payer-funded entity dispensing advise on tax evasion and child prostitution. You cannot have it both ways.

Something else that escaped our notice: The article we linked to yesterday was titled “ACORN versus conservatives a battle to the death?”

Since when is being against tax evasion, white slavery and child prostitution exclusively conservative causes? As we said during the Van Jones affair, sometimes the personalities that were central to an incident fade away to irrelevance as the reactions to those personalities become the real story.

And again, with respect to the reaction of Big Media and ACORN apologists, it’s all very revealing.


Road Dawg said...

Are they conspiring to this lockstep?

Dean said...

To say it's a "conspiracy" is to impugn the good name of conspiracy.

I would chalk it up to "groupthink" more than anything else.

Foxfier, formerly Sailorette said...

They don't want to think about it, so they don't report it; it's just not interesting.

K T Cat said...