Saturday, September 13, 2008

MTV: Sarah Palin's ABC Interview Creatively Reported

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MTV: Still misleading young Americans

MTV should get an award for the brazenness of its misleading coverage of Governor Palin's interview with Charlie Gibson. Picking up the left wing blogosphere's Palin as "advocate for war with Russia" meme and running with it, they characterized her her view on the Russia/Georgia conflict in a single, simplistic line:
Palin also discussed her views on foreign policy, saying that if Russia invades the neighboring country of Georgia, the United States might have to go to war with them.
It's like MTV isn't even trying. Of course, we know that Palin was talking about Georgia's entry into NATO, and when pressed by Gibson, she properly explained the nature of a military alliance. But I guess MTV assumes "the kids" are too stupid to handle nuances like context and details, especially when they're attempting to characterize the Republican candidate as a warmonger.

If you'll remember, this is not the first time MTV has done this. In '04, MTV was amongst the media outlets pushing the idea that the draft would return if Bush won re-election. MTV apparently doesn't think it's done its job unless it convinces impressionable kids that they're on the verge of being thrown into a meat grinder.

But MTV's biasfest 2008 didn't stop there. No, they went on to parrot lib talking points about the so called "scandalous" prayer Palin gave:
The candidate also took some time to clear up a comment she made at an Alaska church in which she called the war in Iraq "a task from God." "I would never presume to know God's will or to speak God's words," she said. "But what Abraham Lincoln had said — and that's a repeat in my comments — was let us not pray that God is on our side in a war or any other time, but let us pray that we are on God's side."
Notice that MTV takes literally 4 words from to make it seem as if Governor Palin considers Iraq to be some sort of crusade in the name of God. Once again, the prayer in full:
Pray for our military men and women who are striving to do what is right. Also, for this country, that our leaders, our national leaders, are sending [U.S. soldiers] out on a task that is from God. That's what we have to make sure that we're praying for, that there is a plan and that that plan is God's plan."
This prayer is not something that would even require any "clearing up", or further explanation if they would just stop misquoting it. But what are we supposed to expect from MTV, who for years haven't been able to hide their bias. They're just another cog in the liberal broadcast media machine; MSNBC jr if you will.

Screw them, Fuse is better anyway.

by Rizzuto

Conservative Punk
Source: MTV; Still misleading young Americans
image: wired; dbkp

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