Friday, February 19, 2010

More media bias?

From and Investors Business Daily op-ed on the recent University of Alabama mass shooting:
Media Bias: A gun-toting Obama extremist shoots six at the University of Alabama, killing three. But the media are curiously silent about the politics. Think it would be the same if the shooter were right-wing?

Buried in a report in the Boston Herald, a "family source" connected to Amy Bishop, the disgruntled Harvard neurobiologist accused of methodically gunning down several biology professors at Huntsville last Friday, said the woman "was a far-left political extremist who was 'obsessed' with President Obama to the point of being off-putting."

No media outlet other than the Herald noted that detail in its coverage. But you can bet that if Bishop were a right-wing gun nut and native of Alabama, the press would be all over it.

Bishop's politics are relevant because of growing evidence that left-wing Rep. Bill Delahunt, D-Mass., then a prosecutor, may have let her get away with a fatal 1986 shooting of her brother by declaring it "accidental" and halting charges.

Bishop's mother reportedly had the right political connections, raising the prospect that if Delahunt was loud about loving "social justice," he was selective about real justice.

Because the media lean left, the incuriosity about Bishop's political obsession is noticeable: Move along, nothing here but a psycho crime. ...


Did any of the media find similar dangers in the elite liberal Massachusetts background of Amy Bishop? Any racism to be inferred from her choice of victims, not one of whom was white? ...

Read it here. I'll have to take the op-ed writer's word that the mainstream media hasn't covered this, as I myself haven't been paying much attention to the mainstream media of late.

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