Bias Bash: Media’s take on FRC shooting
Jim Pinkerton on how they handled the story
- Duration 4:27
- Date Aug 17, 2012
Jim Pinkerton on how they handled the story
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You have some concerns about the way the media has covered the shooting of the family respectful addressing of that that the most clarifying point in terms of bias in the media it was from -- element Tim Carney -- from the Washington examiner completed out.
Can you imagine what would have happened.
Conservative -- right Winger had gone into some liberal group.
And started shooting and zone and the women gays and coverage of hate hate hate hate him candlelight vigils.
Would love to meet the news for -- -- -- tonight and so on.
And so we -- that in mind -- in the double standard there is revealing the suit Tony Perkins is ahead of the family Richard council said that.
-- an average of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
That have created this group which call which labeled this the right effort that the fellow racers -- I hate group.
Maybe contacting -- I think -- -- is exactly the argument that the left would have made it hasn't happened to.
On the right.
And that is also would have been further the -- the idea is movement -- -- mean more investigation into the Southern Poverty Law Center has has been around for fifty centers and left wing outlets like Harper's magazine involved -- as a fund raising machine in the nation magazine called -- just hucksters.
And they would be they would been disavowed their their whole book a little label people's age group would would be off the table.
And that and an important that hasn't happened and so meanwhile -- with the shooting in the family for special got a grand total of seventeen seconds on MSNBC we're just -- and then looked off.
Had a I think that's -- -- So -- can you all of you without -- this would have been a very different media coverage had it -- that.
As Jim says a conservative going into a liberal group.
I can't argue about hypothetical and it's -- -- stunning to me that something like this happens and you know the conservatives -- -- with all due deference to Jim -- public.
Can you imagine if Obama had said -- it will -- it did it didn't happen and we don't know we don't know -- the reality is this that it was a bit.
Very intense news cycle about the things happening and also.
You know one person was shot.
Injured and survived them and I think that definitely create some of the climate for how something like this is comfort -- that's ahead.
You know I think you deserve serious coverage migration part more.
I also do want to say.
That it is not just this kind of problem Loughner -- -- them I hate group.
And that I think that there I think -- -- they warranted label and incidentally I want to say.
Calling an organization that.
Publicly says gay people are criminals are -- -- files.
Our child molesters.
Calling them as such.
The climate of violence that -- kind of rhetoric create that kind of rhetoric.
Violence condone bullying and took label group a hate group.
Is to say if the stand against -- not create a climate that encourage won't -- Well I think there's no question is gonna double standard here -- to be more coverage right period.
Bit the fact that the guy who came here with those guarantee his intent was to destroy the place now I -- say from a hard news perspective.
I think it was one persons who was wounded one yet nobody was killed so it's a big difference between -- lower Colorado right and what happened here.
Big difference between column honoring those kind of instances.
If I was the editor of the new York times of the Washington Post I would have been certain.
To play this up is another instance of hate crime and the fact at the larger storage in my mind is we don't want this anyway.
We don't want people walking in because they have a grievance against you -- me -- point of disagreement right in thinking that it just and this rational way to.
This one -- the alleged shooter.
Distinctly -- need politically motivated statements -- so that it made it that.
Puts takes it to another level in itself even though what it was just one person wounded as you -- -- Rightly point out but the fact that that that actually makes a big story Jim that it was politically motivate right unlike.
The other -- is -- given the fact that for example with the shooting and get real difference in January of 2011.
Many many in the media the -- that was obviously Tea Party guy and some right -- supplies that are.
And in fact Jared Loughner who the shooter was just obviously crazy if there's not only political books you have associated with reflect on his manifest or something without making a Communist -- this means.
There's anything other than right Winger and yet the media were all too eager to jump on the the issue of say we'll see that it proves.
The right -- left literally all right I have to do.