Monday, May 16, 2011

How Can You Trust a News Media Host Who Advises the President?

I have often complained about how many of our so-called journalists have been cheerleaders for Barack Obama since before he was even elected President in November 2008.  I have discussed the incredible bias of MSNBC, a 24-hour news operation that seems to be totally dedicated to the re-election of Barack Obama.

Now comes word that Fareed Zakaria, host of a CNN program entitled, “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” has been advising President Obama on foreign policy matters.  Zakaria, who is also an editor-at-large for Time magazine, admitted that he has had face-to-face meetings with Obama about how to adjust policy in the Middle East.

You didn’t have to watch Zakaria show very long to realize that, like most people in the main stream media, he leaned far to the left.  He also would tend to be very hostile with guests that were opposed to anything that President Obama proposed.

This disclosure of Zakaria tends to support my premise that reporters and commentators are not just biased anymore.  They are openly cheerleading for one political party or another or for one advocacy position over another.  The worst part of it is that many so-called journalists will ignore completely any information that does not conform to their political, social or economic template.   Do you remember the old saying, “why let facts stand in the way of a good story?”  Nowadays, too many in the media ignore the facts completely. 

Actually, I believe that things have even gone beyond openly cheerleading to actually making irrational claims.  Day after day, a news junkie like me sees, hears and reads news media people proclaiming things that often make no sense at all, especially if you don’t agree with them. Whether it involves global warming, immigration, disaster of human origin or not, and politics of any kind, you are highly unlikely to get the entire story from one source.  You will be lucky if you get the entire story nowadays from cumulative sources.

Given this new revelation, I have two questions for CNN.  How can you expect anyone to trust the hosts of your news programs?  Secondly, after what he has admitted, why does Fareed Zakaria still have a job at CNN?

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