Bias Bash: Roger Clemens found not guilty
Ellen Ratner on how the media handled the trial
- Duration 6:36
- Date Jun 19, 2012
Ellen Ratner on how the media handled the trial
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I want to start with Roger Clemens.
And how the media handled well it's really interesting you know -- that in a lot of people didn't even realize that the trial was going on they did not handle this trial they did not talk about Roger Clemens.
And these sort of prosecutorial.
That went on what's climates.
And they also didn't really talk about the fact that this that this first trial ended they retry him again.
He was up for thirty years for lying to congress -- You know OK the people out now raise their right hand -- to congress not exactly.
But they do what I call sins of omission.
And they don't talk about what's really going on and in terms of the media bias.
The media does not follow what I call these sins of omission with congress.
All the time or -- I don't remember the media does a very poor job with that and I think even old Tony would.
What -- we hear further on it.
Yeah it'll be interesting to see if they analyze in light of the clemens' decision.
Why was -- headline today it was ahead on the question is will they analyze quote unquote.
The lies to congress these sins of omission the not remembering.
Both in terms of this and in terms of other things because there's a lot of that goes on in the media is dead silent time.
Mainstream media before we move on to second topic and we didn't plan to talk about this but interesting cover photo of John Edwards with real -- terror in the New York Post and I'm sure other papers -- -- -- it was an exclusive for the post.
Of them frolic game.
How do think the public.
Responds when the media captures a moment like that.
I think everybody thinks.
That the government waste a lot of money on this trial he's a complete pullout.
But do you put people in jail at the public expense for a lot -- she's pushing a book do you think the -- helping her sell books said.
Edwards a which.
How do you feel about that you know I'm in the publishing business I wish I'd had the book I want to make that kind of money you know you don't make many.
Is it at depends how much advance they pay her faded pair of big advance that'll make you know you don't need -- it could sell 101000 copies of the book.
If they cater a 50000 dollar advance they'll make somewhere between fifty and 100000 dollars on that -- plus some movie rights.
I -- Shanahan that's all I got -- that.
Okay you have another topic -- by having another cut topic which is the heckler at the White House's.
This is very agency made a Rose Garden speech I happen to be at the White House when that -- -- on Friday was it did you instantly feel it was within protocol are totally out of protocol OK it is interesting that in the in the past.
When that shoe was thrown.
-- President Bush by that Iraqi reporter.
The Democrats were the democratic media mainstream media was very sort of silent about that people laughed about it I thought that was very -- the media.
However on this front and it is true and the daily caller supported their position by saying well.
You know at Helen Thomas and those folks.
I used to shout questions the president and then he is in protocol.
When the president starts to walk away -- shout shout questions I have never been at the White House and I spoke with former president White House -- association.
I would -- -- there George content from my you know four non.
Nobody has ever erupted the president in the Rose Garden speech or or -- at the White House that was out of protocol why did he do it.
I have no I didn't now he was it not announce that they were gonna have quite.
He made an area code well I I think and I did not begin last night on on the Hannity show probably get less on Hannity show -- -- that look.
I completely miss -- it I thought the president was going to walk away from the podium at that time.
I made an error he conceded that point -- Annie Annie said it was not my intention to -- and.
I just wanted to make sure as this president tends to do he doesn't just.
Walk away and not have at least not gonna ask my question.
Every president walks away doesn't have your questions and number two is I think that the reason he finally made is at call -- you know originally.
The on the daily caller web site they supported what he had gotten.
Is that he's little for it loses protections bullet I.
I I agree on the whole point it -- guys in the White House's.
Of course of course yeah absolutely up -- absolutely -- -- comment from Brian Conway who says the president is not royalty in the old days we threw rotten tomatoes and cabbages at them.
Whacked -- happen but comment from Gordon Christopher meanwhile back at the ranch the Democrats refuse to see the emperor has no clothes.
And yet but look but he he.
Ultimately did the president answered the question now of course -- but I never did this and it.
What happens which is in it and it was not a -- and that is what happened -- -- at the Rose Garden.
And then when she begins to turn.
As -- beginning to turn.
That's when people shout out -- where Valentin is beginning to turn you had asked the question he's not -- answer no he's not going to be answered -- -- when he is on record.
And when they when they show on television it is on record the questions are being asked that the prisoners and there is a for a.
If the president -- answer questions are ready pre -- -- ready to the person he knows who who what what they're gonna ask.
And then he answers maybe one or two in the walks -- I think I think this particular journalist.
Did this out of protocol which I.
And any if that's what I did for.
It's too late don't just say one of the things about what the president calls -- Both President Bush and President Obama had not.
Taken real calls it and from the audience that had not been the last president to really sort of reach out and just take for many but it was President Clinton.
And of course president Herbert walker bush did.
But the last two presidents have not so was equal opportunity.
Access access or lack -- but that's still.
Wrap presents a problem for a lot of journalists and in some of our colleagues are among them.
Who don't have that exact opportunity to have the seat in the room.
But they don't have that opportunity ask the president what steps -- -- right great that was so interesting for -- -- for today thanks to both thank you Alan and Tony Tony come back -- -- LA and we always look for you on FOX News -- with our buddy -- Scott hit thirty and 11:30 PM on Saturday.
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