So, as everyone knows at this point, Day 1 of the RNC went splendidly. Mitt Romney was officially nominated as the Republican candidate (though he will not accept until tonight), various patriots spoke about what America means to them, Ann Romney delivered a beautiful speech on Mitt Romney the person, and Chris Christie fist-pumped his Jersey style on stage and spoke nothing but the truth to America. If you watched something different unfold in Tampa, or just didn’t see it as a positive night, you may have become the mainstream media’s latest victim.
First, if you were watching MSNBC, you probably saw mostly white men speak and when you did happen to see a woman or minority on stage, you were actually listening to the voices of the MSNBC commentators, not the actual speech. For instance, when popular Tea Party candidate Ted Cruz, a Hispanic from Texas and GOP nominee for Senate, took the stage, MSNBC’s coverage of the RNC was mysteriously cut away. Similarly, they were on commercial through former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis’s powerful speech. Not surprisingly, they cut away from Davis because he’s not only a Democrat turned Republican (after supporting Obama), but he is also black. Who else, you ask? They didn’t air Mia Love’s speech, a black candidate for Congress in Utah nor Brian Sandoval’s speech, the Mexican Governor of Nevada.
It’s quite clear, folks, they simply have an agenda. Rather than telling the story, as news networks are responsible for doing, they are creating the story. They’re creating a story in which Mitt Romney and the Republican Party do not support minorities by removing them from their coverage. If Americans do not see someone “like themselves” within the Party, the whole Party and, subsequently its presidential candidate, may not resonate with them and they’ll look elsewhere in search of someone like them. MSNBC has attempted, like the president, to use race as a means to the end result of electing Obama for a second term.
While MSNBC’s coverage was a clear misrepresentation of the RNC and Republican Party, Yahoo! News is also on the hook for poor coverage, although they didn’t actually mean to air their dirty laundry. David Chalian, Washington Bureau Chief of Yahoo! News, stated (on what he didn’t realize was a hot mic), “they are happy to have a party with black people drowning.” Chalian made this comment while a video of the Romney’s was being shown and he was off camera and others were heard laughing in the background. Chalian’s comments were in reference to the potentially fatal Hurricane Isaac in the Gulf Coast that was/is occurring at the same time as the convention. So, without an actual basis for these allegations, Chalian decided to also use the readily available and all-to-easy race card to express his opinions. In a token move, Yahoo! News put out the following statement regarding Chalian’s vial remarks:
David Chalian’s statement was inappropriate and does not represent the views of Yahoo!. He has been terminated effective immediately. We have already reached out to the Romney campaign, and we apologize to Mitt Romney, his staff, their supporters and anyone who was offended.
So, he’s gone, but how many others at this “news” company have the same views and will report in such a way so that those views are heard?
Overall, I suppose this was to be expected. They don’t call it “Media Bias” for nothing, right? It’s just so unfortunate that these networks quickly jump to using the race strategy, if you want to call it that. While it’s unfortunate, it’s simply indicative and representative of the way their messiah, President Obama, has sold himself and his platforms during both his presidency and re-election campaign. He has led on pure divisiveness and his kool-aid drinking believers echo his messages. He has constantly used race to pin one group against the other to ultimately try to scare various populations that the Republican Party doesn’t care about them. Rather than having confidence in what he has done or what he can do (regardless that in reality, this is next to nil), Obama defers to intangible and manufactured feelings to win Americans’ votes.
What Mr. Obama and the mainstream media fail to understand is that, while we are all of different races, we are one America. One America who will not be sliced and diced for the benefit of the Obama presidential campaign.