Journalistic Bores and Media Whores

Journalistic Bores and Media Whores

Washington : DC : USA | Nov 11, 2010 at 7:20 PM PST
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When it comes to Progressive, liberal, political hacks masquerading as journalists, it goes without saying that Katie Couric, Keith Olbermann, Matt Lauer, David Gregory, and Chris Matthews are the worst of the species.

Their zombie-like devotion to President Obama is simply disgusting.

Equally appalling is their always-predictable and generally-shallow rants against conservatives in politics.

One only wonders how a person can look himself in the mirror every morning, knowing that he is a media whore. How do you live with yourself, realizing that you have deliberately sold out your principles and personal integrity for the sake of your politics?

It sure leaves a person missing the liberal, but principled former host of Meet the Press, Tim Russert.

However, if you are looking for one of their ilk who may initially appear somewhat benign, you needn’t look any further than David Broder.

During the Gulf War, journalists were sometimes embedded with the troops to bring us reports from the battlefield.

But when you are talking about Mr. Broder, you aren’t talking about an embedded journalist; you are talking about a journalist in bed.

Washington not only has a corrupting influence on political leaders; it also has a corrupting influence on journalists.

Power draws politicians to Washington like flies to an outhouse. It is this same lust for power that draws journalists to the city as well.

Despite all evidence to the contrary, I have concluded that journalists are actually people too, comprised of a variety of opinions and prejudices. Therefore, it isn’t credible for them to pass themselves off as being objective. But in order for them to appear objective, they must not live and work with those who will be their subjects.

It is a rare individual who can remain critical of his friends and acquaintances.

Like many other journalists, Broder hasn’t resisted becoming a member of the Washington social scene. Broder goes to lunch with politicians; he attends their social functions; and he has become a valued and trusted friend.

He doesn’t simply report on happenings in Washington; he tries to make them happen. And much too often, he is guilty of doing their bidding.

Journalists should appear as though they don’t have a horse in the race. They shouldn’t be crouched in the stirrups, slapping a quirt to the animal’s rump.

David Broder has been so compromised, he can’t even agree with himself.

In a column the other day, he praised Obama for his “original design for governing, which emphasized outreach to Republicans.”

In the next paragraph, Broder admitted the president avoided “a single one-on-one meeting with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell until he had been in office for a year and a half.”

Attention, Dave! Both cannot be correct.

And this was not the only column by Broder that was littered with contradictions and asinine statements.

Broder has been carrying water for liberals so long, the little water boy no longer has any real concept of the truth or any set of core principles that guide his writing.

Most of what passes for objective reporting today is simply commentary by ideologues.

These journalists, like David Broder, need to find an honest profession. Call themselves commentators, not reporters.

You are supposed to be a watchdog, not a lapdog. You are supposed to be reporting, not cheering from the sidelines. You are supposed to appear objective.

It’s hard to pretend you’re not the president’s water boy, when your shoes are continually wet.

R.G. Yoho is based in Marietta, Ohio, United States of America, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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