Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Our Unbiased Media

Our media, with few exceptions, clearly sides with liberal issues and the Democratic Party. But there is one area they remain quite neutral: they've largely managed to avoid taking America's side in the war on terror.

Let me provide CNN with a little clue when discussing the killing of Osama bin Laden. This is inappropriate language (tip to Weekly Standard):

In February, Esquire magazine published a lengthy profile of "The Man Who Killed Osama bin Laden." The story did not identify the killer by his real name, referring to him only as "the Shooter."

The article goes on to question the identity of the shooter.

What I object to is the notion that whoever the SEAL is who fired the shot that killed bin Laden, it is offensive to call the shooter "the killer" as that opening description of the shooter does.

Osama bin Laden was surely "killed." That's a fact.

Calling the SEAL who shot bin Laden as "the killer" is clearly a judgment--and not a positive one--of the American sailor. If a police officer lawfully shoots a criminal, no reporter would dream of calling the cop the "killer."

But describing the SEAL who shot Osama bin Laden as "the killer" tripped off the fingers of that writer--CNN's "national security analyst"--as easily as filling in the dateline.

No, Osama bin Laden was "the killer" in this story. And our people killed him as bin Laden deserved, then dumped his meat sack in the ocean. Good riddance. And thanks to the SEAL team that killed Osama bin Laden and all those who helped track the real killer down.

God, our media sucks.