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Yahoo! Headline Skewers the Ethics of Objective Journalism

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Team Obama Skewers Romney on Tax Fairness YAHOO! News reports – “Mitt Romney’s tax plan doesn’t ask millionaires and billionaires to pay their fair share. It just doesn’t,” Messina said.   “In fact, it doesn’t just the opposite. It gives every millionaire a $250,000 tax cut which is over 1000 times greater than the tax cut he’d give the average middle class taxpayer,” he said.

Fox News may be “unfair and unbalanced,” as skewered and even more so than the so-called liberal media, but one thing is certain, this liberal media is capable of very biased and poor journalism, as indicated by the above headline by Yahoo!News dweeb Devin Dwyer – Team Obama Skewers Romney on Tax Fairness. Yahoo!News is now mainstream media, this article has received over 3,000 comments and counting, and the text even raises fair points. Problem is, these points are as one-sided as if they were written by an Obama campaign manager.

Yes, Romney should reveal his taxes, yes, the current tax plan has flaws, yes, we should consider changing policy. But report the facts, Devin Dwyer, you’re a journalist, not a hack. Don’t diguise editorial as journalism. You’re not writing for SNL or The Onion. We readers are capable of making our own conclusions. One of Fox News’ themes is how the liberal media is crap. Don’t prove Fox News right.

DISCLOSER: Some people think politics and religion are topics to keep private. I’m not one of them. I voted for Obama in 2008, and unless something very odd happens between now and November, I plan on the same in 2012. Yet the left is pissing me off with their delusional, absolutist stances that replicate much of what I dislike about the far right.  A short blog is not the time and place for me to articulate in detail, but I figured I’d throw this out there.

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  1. Interesting points Caleb. As a former (reformed?) journalist plus former Obama voter and to-vote-for-Obama-again voter, I agree with your comments. However….what is the solution? Fox News publishes such outlandish lies and ongoing crap with no repriminations and so many just eat that info up. How are we to counter that? So much of the American public doesn’t even seem to WANT to think critically, or question blanket statements. As long as that information supports their preconceived views it’s just thrown at their as “proof.” Personally, I think the “truth” lies somewhat in the middle. Yet we can’t seem to get anybody to the middle these days can we? (which is part of what is driving me crazy right now, Obama is such truly a moderate or “centrist” in his governing, extending many policies enacted by George W, yet he is presented by Fox and et al as a rabid “socialist” and all that. Gah!).

    Georgie Lea Smith

    April 11, 2012 at 5:40 am

  2. I agree w/you, but I see the left and right as equally guilty of misleading propaganda. “So much of the American public doesn’t even seem to WANT to think critically, or question blanket statements” applies to liberal and conservative. I’m not bothered by Fox, they’re not very persuasive, but they do balance the loony left.

    Caleb Powell

    April 11, 2012 at 1:14 pm


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