Saturday, November 01, 2008

Evans Insight Damns Obama Bias

It has taken journalist, author and former Sunday Times editor, Harold Evans, to have the guts to tell it as it really is over the Obama sham. Writing in the Guardian, Evans delivers a scathing attack on media bias and lack of objectivity and fairness. But even Evans only scratches the surface. 

As an investigative journalist who admired Evans Sunday Times 'Insight' days, before the Murdoch take-over, Evans views on the Obama media coverage chime with those of the Orange Party

In an article published in the Guardian's Comment is Free, Evans bemoans the bias: 

"What's troubling to anyone old-fashioned enough to care about standards in journalism is the news coverage in mainstream media. Forget the old notions of objectivity, fairness, thoroughness, and so on. The nastiest rumours on both sides haven't been published, but the coverage has been slavishly on the side of "the one".

His article ranges and rages over issues from the persecution of Clinton in the Primaries, through the fanatical obsession by many in the media over Obama's charisma which has killed curiosity and scepticism, to the lack of checks on Obama's background: 

"They wouldn't investigate the Reverend Jeremiah Wright connection for fear of being accused of racism. They wouldn't explore Obama's dealing with the corrupt, now convicted, Chicago businessman Tony Rezko. Now the LA Times refuses to release a possibly compromising video, which shows Obama praising Palestinian activist Rashid Khalidi at a 2003 banquet, saying its promises to its source prevent it from doing so."

Evans views are shared by a new study which reveals how media bias favours Obama, reported by Breitbart.

The Orange Party first became aware of this unease back in early June and questioned the growing media obsession with Obama in this innocuous post asking if we were being manipulated by Obama and whether he was just too good to be true.

Now this, from a Democrat insider working for the Obama campaign, has been posted on an independent US political website, Savagepolitics. The Orange Party has no reason to doubt its authenticity:

"Put simply, you are being manipulated. That was and is the job – to manipulate you (the electorate) and the media (we already had them months ago). Our goal is to create chaos with the other side, not hope. I’ve come to the realisation (as the campaign already has) that if this comes to the issues, Barack Obama doesn’t have a chance. His only chance is to foster disorganisation, chaos, despair, and a sense of inevitability among the Republicans. It has worked up until now."

Evans is credited with introducing the crusading investigative style of reporting to upmarket UK newspapers during his 14 years as editor of the Sunday Times. Most notably the Thalidomide scandal, exposing Soviet spy Kim Philby and the publication of the famous Crossman diaries.

If no-one will listen to Evans, who the heck will they listen to.

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