A Journalist Laments Media Bias

Michael Malone, a media insider, has written a scathing piece criticizing the mainstream media for their bias in this presidential election.  He writes,

If the current polls are correct, we are about to elect as president of the United States a man who is essentially a cipher, who has left almost no paper trail, seems to have few friends (that at least will talk) and has entire years missing out of his biography.

That isn’t Sen. Obama’s fault: His job is to put his best face forward. No, it is the traditional media’s fault, for it alone (unlike the alternative media) has had the resources to cover this story properly, and has systematically refused to do so.

Toward the end of the piece he suggests the reason why: in this election, editors see an opportunity for the revival of the “Fairness Doctrine,” a law that would put restrictions on their competitors (alternative media) and possibly save the mainstream media as an industry.  I think it is quite plausible as a theory.  If so, then what is happening before our eyes is a selfish betrayal of the public.


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