"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Monday 12 September 2016


Fareed Zakaria,host of a CNN show,writes a weekly column for the Washington Post.He's up there with Charlie Rose as a serious journalist. 

He was a guest on a show  last week. I tuned in, in time to hear him say , "We are in the last two minutes of the program and we are just beginning to talk about Hillary Clinton"

The rest of the program  had been taken up discussing  the male candidate.

The point was made for anyone  listening.  

Charlie Rose had several male journalist guests during the previous week to speak about the presidential race. 

One spoke of how the male candidate performs marvelously compared to Hillary who doesn't.
The preference was clearly for performance. No matter the content. 

Another day, Dan Balze, a senior journalist with the Washington Post cited the   "muscularity"
of the male performance as opposed to Hillary.  

Ian Bremner of the Eurasia Group and Mike Allan of Political exposed equally blatant bias and 
Charlie challenged none of them. 

Don Lemon had the new manager of the performer candidate as a guest on CNN. 

He referred to " all the crimes Clinton  has committed". Lemon stopped and made it clear, this was a T.V. Station and it had to be said , Hillary Clinton had never been charged with any crime. 

But the barracuda could be counted on to keep repeating the lies. It's clearly the reason for his 

Hillary has been diagnosed with pneumonia . She attended the Memorial for 9/11 anyway and was overwhelmed after ninety minutes in the heat. That she succumbed to the heat  is now added to the list of her failings. 

Refusing to submit. is just another example of  her lack of transparency. 

The woven orange mat flapping about his head. The total lack of integrity. The lies and distortions. The profanity and gutter level accusations. The cheating. The contradictions, flip flops and  frequent incitement to hatred and violence. And the refusal to release his tax returns . None of that disturbs the male equilibrium, so long as the performance is strong and weighted with muscularity. 

Systemic bias is a modern term. It describes bias that permeates a system in every sense.

Universal engagement means it's never acknowledged. 

There's little doubt the media,like the rest, is afflicted with systemic bias. Even the best are unaware. 

The challenge for Hillary is that much harder. 

Her courage and endurance that much more impressive.

The battle continues. 


Anonymous said...

Your mention of Fareed Zakaria in the same breath as Charlie Rose is laughable. But then so are the other men who you mention.

What seems to be overlooked in all this "sexist" business is the strong, hard fact that in most western countries women have slightly over 50% of purchasing power, whether it be houses, cars, clothing, food, entertainment, etc. But women do NOT control the media or the world of business and finance and politics. There is the odd exception such as Angela Merkel, possibly the most effective world leader of the past decade, until her recent big-heartedness with refugees seems on the point of bringing her down.

If you gaze upon the leading world figures, most are men, and many of those are idiots.

What really pisses me off is that creatures like Ailes are able to rise up out of the dust and ally themselves with someone like carrot-top, whose very existence in the political system is a blasphemy, and continue to perpetuate libel and slander with ease and without penalty. In a way I would be curious to see The Carrot prevail and what disaster this would create around the world - except in Russia.

Anonymous said...

Trump, personally and through his university, is facing two lawsuits.

The racketeering case is Cohen v. Trump, 13-cv-02519, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California (San Diego).

The consumer fraud case is Low v. Trump University LLC, 10-cv-00940, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California (San Diego).

How come these are never mentioned on the talk shows? Come on Charlie.

Anonymous said...

The media will never change. In fact it's gotten worse over the years. Where the female vs male positions in politics has moved forward for the better, thanks to women like Evelyn. For some it may seem slow, but never underestimate the power of women whether in prominent positions or not.

Anonymous said...

Then how come there is no media explosion when the Wynne Liberals announce they are reducing consumer hydro rates by 8% given that hydro costs are expected to rise in nov(rate hike) and Jan 1 (carbon tax) by at least 10% in aggregate
Also the explanation on closing coal fired plants was supposed to save 4 billion in health costs
Been to Southlake recently or any hospital for that matter
I guess one could say the low math scores in ontarios schools is a liberal conspiracy too
A math deficient electorate can't see the numbers don't add up