Very Revealing, Indeed

As Bruce Springsteen demonstrates, the fine line between "normal liberal" and "complete moonbat" is right about here:

In a wide ranging interview in the just-published Oct. 14 issue of Rolling Stone, Springsteen says, "The press has let the country down.  It’s taken a very amoral stand, in that essential issues are often portrayed as simply one side says this and the other side says that....The job of the press is to tell the truth without fear or favor.  We have to get back to that standard."

Ah, I see.  The job of the media isn’t to present both sides of the issues objectively, it’s to tell us what to think.  Eh, Bruce?  The fact that you can say that with a straight face tells us all we need to know about you.

The problem, according to Springsteen, is that "Fox News and the Republican right have intimidated the press into an incredible self-consciousness about appearing objective and backed them into a corner of sorts where they have ceded some of their responsibility and righteous power."  In this regard, he finds The Washington Post and The New York Times admitting mistakes in their initial reporting about Iraq "very revealing."

Bruce Springsteen is an old man, and having a non-liberal voice in the major US media is a new phenomenon.  He isn’t used to it, and he doesn’t like it.  As far as he’s concerned, the liberal media should be allowed to hide their mistakes, and it’s not fair that there’s a non-liberal news outlet that lots of people listen to which forces the liberal media to be accountable for its reporting.

Posted by Anthony on 4 replies


01. Sep 28, 2004 at 08:41pm by kelsey:

hey check out

02. Sep 29, 2004 at 07:06pm by Mike:

Ah yes, those wascly wepublicans and the vast right-wing conspiracy.  Yes, the media is so far right that they’re airing forged documents to bring down their own guy.  Alice Cooper said it best (THAT’S a sentence I never thought I’d use): 

"If you’re listening to a rock star in order to get your information on who to vote for, you’re a bigger moron than they are. Why are we rock stars? Because we’re morons. We sleep all day, we play music at night and very rarely do we sit around reading the Washington Journal."

03. Sep 29, 2004 at 11:59pm by Anthony: I can’t decide whether to laugh or scream when I read the stuff on that site.  Anyone who’s against the war (who speaks out about it) will say absolutely anything to berate President Bush, no matter how false and absurd it is.  Bush is Hitler, Bush caused/planned the Sept 11th attacks, Bush is a moron (because some of his speech has a southern accent)... what a bunch of lemmings.

And that Alice Cooper quote is so true.

04. Sep 30, 2004 at 09:21am by Mom:

You go, Alice !!!

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