Dixie Chicks Blacklisted by NBC

Go here to see the advertisement NBC refuses to play. Oh, that Republican-hating, god-awful liberal media.

As one of my favorite once-pro-Bush-but-since-seen-the-light sites put it,

From now on Bush followers can spare the outrage when people use phrases like ‘Dear Leader.’ In a free country, for example in the country that once sat between the Atlantic and Pacific, Mexico and Canada, networks do not feel pressured to turn away independent ads that might make the leading party uncomfortable. We don’t live there anymore. Same geographic location, different country.

Read the whole short Balloon Juice post and its update. You will be forced to wonder how the “liberal media” myth ever gained so much currency. Yeah, some reporters might lean left, but the media as a hole bend over backwards in the name of “fairness” and “balance” to appear non-biased, and in so doing stupidly and unforgivingly play right into the hands of the right. Scroll down to see myriad examples of true media bias, and something each and every one of us should be alarmed about. Only in the Age of Bush.

The Discussion: 4 Comments

Think the Balloon Juice link is missing.

Now I’m gonna have to go see that movie. It’s getting great reviews (you know, from all us Lefty Hollywood types).

October 29, 2006 @ 1:38 am | Comment

Thanks Lisa, it’s fixed. Did you notice the new comment boxes?!

October 29, 2006 @ 2:20 am | Comment

New comment boxes? Where?! This looks the same, but both you and I have links on our names. Let me look at another thread.

October 29, 2006 @ 2:53 pm | Comment

@Richard: I want to kiss you for those comment boxes… alright, ‘kiss’ is a bit much… but should you ever find yourself in Suzhou… I’ve got your first pint. Honestly, it was the only painful part about reading the Duck… trying to figure out who said what. Looks much better man. (OtherLisa – clear your cache).

Oh, also, nice to see the US is becoming more and more like China every day. It’ll save on airfair when I move back and get lonely for repression.

October 29, 2006 @ 11:09 pm | Comment

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