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Mainstream Media — Who are We to Believe?

It is important for the people (voters) to be informed and know what is taking place in their government.

Mona Charen’s column appearing in Real Clear Politics chronicles reporting of the so-called mainstream media as they continue to show their bias in support of a second term for President Obama.

Someone has reminded that not only is President Obama our current president but a candidate for a second term as president of the United States of America. Some might be wondering why being so detailed in the description of the president and his run for a second term is necessary.

There should never be a time when anyone thinks because I write about any person in elective office that I do not respect the office they hold or seek. I am a diehard patriot and thankful to have been graced to be born in the United States of America. I respect every political office in our country. However, I do question the deep and ever-growing layers of bureaucrats in every level of government. The position of president of the United States of America is still looked upon as the peak of prestige and power in this nation by me.

That being said, it is important for the people (voters) to be informed and know what is taking place in their government. We have the greatest known freedom in the world to be able to go to the polls and vote our values. Because we have the freedom to vote our values we must depend upon a certain segment of our society to report to us what is taking place as government is functioning, or not functioning, as we expect. We are blessed to have freedom of speech, freedom of the press and freedom of religion in our nation. Those freedoms should never be taken lightly or abused. It is at the very point of abuse of these basic freedoms we find the issues being played out currently. Who are we to believe if the mainstream media has been taken over by big government advocates? With the bias of many in the media being talked about on the right and left in our country we are facing a dilemma of finding who we are to believe.

I have never hidden the fact that I filter any information I receive through a conservative prism. I admit to a personal bias with conservative thinking. Therefore, when one reads my columns they know my conclusions will come down on the right. At the same time, I leave the decision to my readers and do not expect that all will agree with each of my conclusions. While I do not watch the so-called mainstream network news programs, I read across the full range of opinions with a wide scope of ideologies. I am not afraid to read someone who sees the issues from a different point of view. I can, however, make my own decisions regarding the issues. From where I stand, determine to be as informed as possible and then reach your own conclusions on the issues.

Are we seeing more media bias in this election than before? Tell us what you think in the comments section below. 

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J.D. October 23, 2012 at 04:28 PM
To me, you are just as bad as the left wing liberals. Neither one wants to listen to the other side, neither one will ever admit something they believe might be wrong, or outdated, or that the other side might have a good point. They say their views are correct and the right is misinformed; you say your views are correct and the left is misinformed. We do live in a great country where we can all think for ourselves, but we don't take advantage of that. We are fed a steady diet of pap like baby birds depending on how we were raised -- there is no such thing as being unbiased in this country. We are all brainwashed and we like it that way.

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