I ran across this article by Warner Todd Huston over at WizBang. Not much for me to add, Warner covers it all pretty thoroughly. Here's an excerpt, follow the link in the title to read the whole article, it really lays out the obvious leftward bias of the major news organizations in covering these tragic events.
Nice work, Warner.
Family Research Council Shooting: Suddenly Media Not Ready to Blame Politics for a Mad Gunman’s CrimesAugust 16, 2012Warner Todd HustonCuriously enough, the August 15 shooting of a security guard at the Washington HQ of the Family Research Council perpetrated by an unhinged gay rights activist didn’t spark the same hyperbolic claims from the Old Media establishment that politics is at the root of this violence, a claim that permeated reportage of past violence. No calls for investigations were made, no individual politicians were accused of fostering a “violent atmosphere,” and no particular ideology was blamed as the cause of this crime.Quite unlike every recent shooting that happened before it, crimes that were immediately blamed on the evil, evil Tea Party, or conservatives, or even Rush Limbaugh, this shooting was treated in a subdued manner by Old Media and was practically ignored by the ignorati and talking heads of the lefty establishment.The coverage was downright muted, for certain. It got so absurd that Jonah Goldberg had to come back from vacation to make a post at NRO’s The Corner to point out one of the most egregious headlines in the Old Media. It came from the Washington Post whose headline on iPad read, “Police: Suspect disagreed with Family Research Council.”Quipped Goldberg:“Disagreed”? The suspect shot someone. “Disagreed”!? Why so bombastic? Why not say that the would-be killer “had a different perspective’(continued at link)
The mainstream media has proven its willingness to cover for the left and to use any and every excuse to attack the right over and over again. It's now become so blatant that Mika Brzezinsky on MSNBC's Morning Joe routinely receives and reads on air tweets and emails from Valerie Jarrett and others within the White House in response to criticisms from guests on the show, and Soledad O'Brien of CNN was caught using a copy of "Talking Point's Memo," one of the most extreme leftwing blogs, as a source during an interview (argument really) of Romney campaign advisor Barbara Comstock.
The more conservatives expose this wholesale abandonment of journalistic principles by the supposed "watch dog" over our political system, the sooner we can force them, through market pressure and sheer embarrassment, to change.
Long Live Our American Republic!!!!