One of the Philosophical Cop’s pet peeves has always been the media. Now cops in general tend to be critical, if not virulently hostile, towards the mainstream media. They love to hate us, and hardly ever report on the positive work cops do. We are the Fox News watching population for certain.
I am actually a bit liberal among the station-house crowd. That said, I am aware of a constant left-leaning bias by the large media outlets. Usually I dismiss this as a given and move on. But as I ground my teeth these last few days I decided I had to “out” them on these two issues:
1. Virtually all reporting on Iraq has stopped. Interesting, since violence is down, infrastructure construction is up, and local support is at an all time high. Now things are turning around, and the story is over. That is disrespectful to the troops still dying there, and it diminishes the work being done by our women and men every day.
2. Clinton. There, I said it! Wow, that wasn’t too bad. All I can say is that if a Republican had cried during a campaign breakfast, the headline would read, “MCCAIN TOO WEAK TO BE PRESIDENT.” But since it is Hillary (the media darling) we get “HILLARY IS SO HUMAN.” More on the election to come.
I’m calling you out on this, media moguls. Your leftward tilt is starting to knock you off balance.