Bias Bash: Rep. Akin’s comments get national attention
Cal Thomas on how the media is handling the story
- Duration 6:07
- Date Aug 20, 2012
Cal Thomas on how the media is handling the story
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All right let's get to our other differ and of the show now for our daily biased -- Cal Thomas back in the -- up.
But I'd buckle my little harsher -- you talk about -- sure how about this one that's pretty aggressive I guess you get away with that when you that's happening -- in a -- and a walk -- history -- -- -- play in the I'm cal I -- get we just because we were just talking about it -- we have a couple of things to read today but.
Festival are represented it called -- compounds very hard to defending anyway.
No incredible -- -- this is I've just written a column about the listener I called up the trapping season.
-- -- reporters go out and race things that nobody else is raising and his campaign and all the polls show that the subject of abortion is way way way down on the list of concerns with the economy being.
Far far out ahead of anything else there are many ways to answer -- -- nobody -- has -- -- staunch and consistent pro -- But he could have turned this around the reporters -- you don't did.
The number of people who get pregnant as a result of rape and incest is infinitesimal.
Compared to the 55 million babies that have been -- legally including partial birth abortion which the Supreme Court and subsequent rulings have allowed since then -- -- outrage on the other side all these I mean if you're a liberal because they won't look -- have been 55 million taxpayers role -- government programs we wanna keep funding or expand on it was a terrible answer it was incredibly insensitive he's provided tremendous sound -- For the left and the Democrats just the way President Obama did for the Republicans about you didn't -- that what he's talking about small businesses so it was a big big big.
Error and cultural fund raising -- are already in a -- I'm -- cal do you personally think as Kerry pick it was saying that he has until Tuesday the only way he can be.
Off the ticket is to resign himself means to do that by Tuesday do you think he showed.
Well look is stupid statements.
Are -- disqualification.
Joseph Biden would have been gone a long time -- go up I mean if you're gonna sound bite everybody made a mistake it was a dumb error.
Aren't nobody's going to pass any laws restricting abortion for rape and incest.
The Supreme Court is not going to restricted it is a non issue as far as I'm concerned.
But you know in these days where everybody follows everybody around with our cameras one thinks so there -- several years -- only.
George Allen who's -- running for the senate again.
And off the cuff remark about -- -- to a minority person following him around with a camera and that cost in the election to Jim Webb.
It you know you can't you can't that is not a major policy issue in this campaign the economy is.
And I it was a stupid mistake and of course is up to him to resign -- -- they get this place.
Analysts say -- and John Ashcroft again we should -- up to Alaska.
Roughed up all right let's get.
Let's get to another issue of the day that the media coverage of President Obama some interesting developments in particular I'm thinking of the Newsweek cover article Newsweek.
Certainly one would never describe it as you write to leading public case in case.
And these that this job that I don't tell us here's Newsweek magazine which is featured a president with a halo over his head and then more recently a rainbow halo for his position on same sex marriage is evolving position.
Which involved just in time for the election to favor same sex marriage.
This has been the the most.
Applauding magazine our news publication in favor of Obama but I've read in years.
Actually nobody reads -- anymore but the -- is with the here they are I don't know how this got through the editors.
But with -- Niall Ferguson cover story of all things.
Hit the road Barack why we need a new president.
Now Ferguson right up front acknowledges that he was a McCain advisor last time around.
By -- that he was very favorably disposed Obama not only the first African American president.
Incredibly as Joseph Biden said the time clean and articulate and all of those other -- but he's saying here's the key.
Paragraph in this cover -- -- the question confronting the country nearly forty years later is not who has the better candidate for years until it is whether the winner has delivered on his promises.
And the sad truth is that he is not now maybe Newsweek is just covering himself and trying to be a little fair and balance is -- -- a fox.
But I find this to be incredible how it got through how it made a cover story is amazing.
So I've beaten.
Do you think these mocks any kind him -- sort of tough but look at President Obama by the media in general.
Or is this a one off by having written as you say by a man who was -- McCain advisor.
You know I love that phrase one -- -- is so British yes I do believe it's a one all I don't think it's going to be repeated.
All the surveys show that all the media virtually all of them vote for Democrats no matter who they are and I can't imagine that any mainstream journalist is going to vote for Republican or if they do it'll be such a small number are minimal amount to anything and that the coverage a look at -- just wrote this piece on the the journalists who have been selected for the presidential.
Debates in the vice presidential debate all liberal all of winning probably know voting for Democrats.
-- -- Who famously said recently that to Romney picking Ryan must indicated the Republican ticket has a death wish.
Not -- known conservative on the panel.
It is just amazing with all old people twenty million people a week -- to Rush Limbaugh many millions listening to Sean Hannity to mark -- Why can't they have at least one known conservative do this.
I mean they're they're picking to -- -- now that's supposed to be diversity but there's no difference between a male liberal and a female liberal other all liberals.
The ideology diversity would be nice but we're not seeing that again this time around.
-- cal great to see Sarah I think they should have you moderating a debate info that you would leave the -- cut.
Insurance that would be nice a law a couple of great decision Cal Thomas thank you very much in -- and others of course you who want.
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