"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Friday, February 10, 2012

How the Media Sausage Gets Made

If you want to see how reality gets ground up and spit out as the mainstream media's liberally-salted sausage, here's an unfortunately typical example.  

Politico, a prominent liberal political website, recently published an article about the controversy over the Obama Administration's decision to impose its liberal views about providing abortifacients (the "morning-after" pill), contraception, and sterlization.   They chose a picture to go with the article of Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York (a great man and, perhaps not incidentally, both a future Cardinal of the Church and a St. Louis Cardinals fan... the Regular Guy once took His Eminence to a Cardinals-Brewers game in the firm's box, along with a dozen or so other parishioners who had purchased the night at our parish auction).   Here is a picture they could have chosen, from among many available showing Archbishop Dolan in his natural state, which is friendly, smiling, open-faced, loving, kind, humorous... utterly a man of the most gentle Christian faith imaginable:

That picture took me literally ten seconds to find on the Internet.   But here is the picture they actually chose:

Bias?   Consciously chosen to make the Archbishop look harsh?   Of course.  

This is what Catholics and other people of faith have to put up with every day... bigotry, subtle perhaps, but bigotry nevertheless.

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