"He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left."
Matthew 25:33

Friday, November 13, 2009

Biased Media Reporting: National Public Radio

As I was driving north last Thursday afternoon listening to KTLK 100.3 FM it was encouraging to hear it reported that ten thousand people showed up at our nations Capitol to protest against the government takeover of the health care industry. It was reported that these people came from all across our country by any means possible. It was equally encouraging to hear the crowd chant "Kill the bill, Kill the bill." John Voight was also heard speaking about Liberty and Freedom, quoting our Constitution and the Founding Fathers.

As I was nearing Sandstone and the signal was growing weak, the need to change stations soon arose. My addiction to talk radio led me to stop the tuner at Wisconsin Public Radio. The show was fairly entertaining. An author of a book about poisonous plants was discussing common garden variety killers we tend to ignore in our daily lives.

Things took a turn for the worse at the top of the hour when the NPR news report took place. The National Public Radio reported "A couple of thousand people protested at the Capitol today." That was the extent of their report. No chanting crowd. No John Voight.

What an enormous contrast between the two news sources. Which source can I trust? KTLK for sure. As a participant in last April 15th's Tea Party at the Minnesota Capitol, and witness to the reporting discrepancies of the Twin Cities news outlets it is obvious that the only accurate estimate of rally attendees is Fox News and KTLK.

Just recently I have decide never to be interviewed by at least two local "journalists." Despite several interviews, I have seen first hand, my words misreported and twisted into something unrecognizable to what was actually said. Because of the tarnished history of our local and national media and their unabashed bias and dissemination of "yellow journalism," not to mention rising budget deficits, it is time to stop all tax payer funding, at all levels of government, of "public radio."

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