“The words of truth are simple.” – Aeschylus
What defines our biases is not how we think, or what we believe, but the way in which we disseminate information to others. Bias is not simply making your beliefs known to others, which is so often what people imagine. Bias is using your perspective as a weapon against others. Bias is the deliberate leaving out of information to skew the perspectives of others.
Our media—as if this hasn’t been talked about a trillion times before—is severely biased toward liberalism. This is mostly due to the fact that journalists tend to be liberal, and as such, want their political beliefs to be validated, and spread to other Americans. We know this, and we combat this with things like Fox News, and talk radio. We have done what we can to set in place a balance, but that balance is not nearly enough to stem the tide of liberal journalism. Liberal journalists still carry so much weight in our society, to the point where even comedic journalists are liberal.
CNN’s Don Lemon recently made it known that he has struggled with just how much to criticize the president, due to Obama being black.
“When you are the first of anything there is a bigger responsibly put on you. He is a spectacle in a way, everyone is looking to hit him everyone is looking to punch him and I understand that, and as journalist you weigh how much you should criticize the president, because he’s black, but then you have to do it because ultimately you’re a journalist.”
Lemon recovers very quickly by saying that he does indeed criticize the president when it is necessary, because he is a journalist, and that is his job. But the issue is not what it appears. It seems like every other day, conservatives are being called racists simply because they dare to criticize Barack OGandhi. Conservatives don’t care about race, they simply care about issues. That is what differentiates conservative journalists with liberal ones. One side covers politics, while the other covers the pettiness of people.
The average liberal journalist’s reluctance to criticize the president because he is black is dangerous. Their reluctance stems from their own biases, and those biases taint their work. Even when liberals aren’t going out of their way to press an agenda, their pseudo white guilt complex keeps them from ever exploring Obama’s failings as a president. This failure to do their job has a great impact on this country.
Racial fear is keeping Obama safe from criticism, and that shouldn’t be the case. Journalists should cover issues, regardless of the color of those involved. It’s time for us to move on. It’s time that we put aside this ridiculous notion that criticizing a black man is wrong, simply because he’s black. Obama has failed this country, and it’s not because is his race, but because of his character, and the journalist community shouldn’t be afraid to say it.