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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Deep In the Tank -- NBC's Blatant Bias

The International Herald Tribune [NYT] reports:

Senator John McCain's trip to Iraq last spring was a low-key affair: With his ordinary retinue of reporters following him abroad, the NBC News anchor Brian Williams reported on his arrival in Baghdad from New York, with just two sentences tacked onto the "in other political news" portion of his newscast.

But when Obama heads for Iraq and other locations overseas this summer, Williams is planning to catch up with him in person, as are the other two evening news anchors, Charles Gibson of ABC and Katie Couric of CBS, who, like Williams, are far along in discussions to interview Obama on successive nights.

And while the anchors are jockeying for interviews with Obama at stops along his route, the regulars on the Obama campaign plane will have new seat mates: star political reporters from the major newspapers and magazines who are flocking to catch Obama's first overseas trip since becoming the presumptive nominee of his party.

Read it here.

I mean..., could they make it any more obvious. Still, the NYT discerns no bias here..., just a news organization fascinated by the color of Barry's skin and trying to understand him. NBC says that the reason is that this is Obama's first trip to the war zone.

Sounds a lot like the lies of lying liars.