Ed Driscoll

No, They Definitely Made A Judgement

Brendan Loy writes:

Okay, here’s a question for you. If the chairman of the NAACP were to equate Republicans with Nazis, compare conservative judges to the Taliban, and call Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell “tokens,” that would be pretty newsworthy, don’t you think?

Now, what would you say if I told you that it happened, during a speech Wednesday by Julian Bond at Fayetteville State University, and yet the “journalists” who covered the event for the Fayetteville Observer and News 14 Carolina apparently felt his incendiary remarks weren’t worthy of mention in their stories about the event?! Instead, they wrote blandly positive puff pieces about Bond’s speech, discussing such earth-shattering breaking news as the importance of Black History Month and how “the fight for equal rights is not over.”

Pretty incredible, huh? My expectations of the MSM are fairly low these days, but the lack of news judgment here is really astounding.

Brenden has a great post, but I’m not sure if it’s a “lack of news judgement”. The media definitely made a judgement–they judged that Bond is an ally who’s exempt from attack. We haven’t quoted Amon’s Law recently, but it’s still very much in force.