You've heard about it. You've suspected it. You've even noticed it, too, when a perusal of the mainstream media's news coverage reflects the same bias, the same reporting, and even the same wording when presenting political stories. Every so often conservative talk radio show host Rush Limbaugh reveals it, too, playing news clips of numerous media sources using almost the exact same phrasing when describing a political event.
Now a study by researcher Linda Valerio of Democratic National Convention (DNC) e-mails released by WikiLeaks brings this phenomenon plainly into the light.
The study discovered a daily message with the heading "DNC CLIPS" sent out by the DNC to 25 major media outlets with headlines for what they considered to be the important news of the day — in other words, talking points. Valerio then got herself onto the "DNC CLIPS" mailing list so she could see what the DNC sent out last night about the Democrat convention and compare it to what the 25 mainstream media outlets reported about the convention this morning. The results were surreal.
Valerio reports, "I was assaulted with the very news feed I had signed up for only the afternoon before. I was ambushed with headlines from every publication with glowing headlines of Michelle Obama..."
There was very little mention by the mainstream media of 2,000 angry pro-Bernie supporters, the chanting against Hillary, the burning of pro-Bernie posters, and the torching of American and Israeli flags as protesters called for rebellion in Arabic, as noted earlier today by Faith Family America.
Rather, the study lists the following sample of glowing media headlines and snippets:
"Reuters — 'Michelle Obama was a Star'
Bloomberg — 'The choice is not even close' (Bernie Sanders speaking)
CBS News — 'Michelle Obama brought down the house..'
Daily Kos — 'Whoo what a night'
NY Times — 'It's Hillary Clinton's convention, and it was Bernie Sander's big night. But the star on Monday was Michelle Obama'
AP — 'Because when you have the nuclear codes at your fingertips and the military in you command, you can't make snap decisions' (Michelle Obama speaking)
Huffington Post — 'Our motto is: When they go low, we go high' (Michelle Obama speaking)"
Valerio concluded that, "The views, news, and ideology the Left media outlets put out to the public [are] so slanted that the uninformed public [doesn't] have a chance but to believe what they say. It is said that over 95% of the media vote Democrat, so if you do not listen to any of the conservative media outlets, you will believe what is said and written by the Left."