Thursday, March 29, 2007

A Lesson in Media Bias

Newsbusters reports on the mockery of Democracy that is taking place in the Maryland state house this week. Democrats want to give illegal aliens in-state tuition. You know, like the citizens of Maryland get.

Nevermind the outright ridiculousness of this bill (which passed their House) but check out the way the Washington Post labeled both sides of the isle:

Del. Patrick L. McDonough (R-Baltimore County) told his colleagues, "We are aiding and abetting people who are in this state illegally." His voice rose in anger. "Welcome to Maryland. We are a sanctuary state. We will provide services to you. We will break the rule of law."

The comments infuriated many Democrats, who rose to speak for the bill. The most eloquent was Del. Melvin L. Stukes (D-Baltimore), who spoke with the fervor of a preacher. He compared opposition to undocumented students with the 1700s view of slaves as less than human.

Republicans getting angry; Democrats speaking "with the fervor of a preacher." Doesn't that violate the separation of church and state?

1 comment:

slowpitch said...

How typical of the major outlets; Nancy Pelosi is a energetic grandmother crashing gender barriers, Newt Gingrich's Time cover was "Uncle Scrooge: 'Tis the season to bash the poor. But is Newt Gingrich's America really that heartless?"

And the decline of the legacy news outlets is blamed on everythng except their own escape from reality...