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Media Bias

Posted on | January 14, 2009 | 2 Comments

The best example of media and left wing bias is to compare the coverage of two similar events that involve both parties. For example, consider the inauguration of Pres-elect Obama to the inauguration of Pres. George W. Bush 4 years ago.

From this article in Salon.com by Eric Boehlert just four years ago, we read …

For the media, simply reporting on the cost of the inauguration proved to be a challenge. Most major outlets stuck to the lower, albeit still unprecedented, figure of $40 million, which the Presidential Inaugural Committee said it hopes to raise from private donors. But a more accurate figure may be $50 million. That’s the amount cited by the Washington Times (which is plugged in to GOP circles). But even that number doesn’t take into account the nearly $20 million that’s being spent for security, putting the real cost at closer to $70 million, instead of the media’s preferred $40 million.

Has anyone out there heard a news story complaining about the cost of this years inauguration? Hmm, neither have I. In fact, according to the Washington Times, the price of security is so high, that President Bush had to declare Washington DC a disaster area just to get enough money to provide security.

What about the cost, you ask? Well, in an article by the London Daily Mail, the cost of the inauguration this year will be over $160 million dollars. That’s 4 times the cost of President Bush’s inauguration.

Hey Eric Boehlert from Salon.com. Any problems with the cost this year?

Didn’t think so.

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Comments

2 Responses to “Media Bias”

  1. Haven
    February 6th, 2009 @ 1:05 am

    I don’t even know what to say about this other than it is ridiculous!

  2. Tamara Braun
    February 8th, 2009 @ 6:54 pm

    Oh my goodness! I had no idea. Now I’m all bugged about that!