Roseanne, Labeling and the Media

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY JUNE 4, 2018

HAVE YOU NOTICED HOW THE MEDIA LOVE TO PLAY GAMES WITH LABELS? THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR A LONG TIME.

I REMEMBER HOW THEY USED TO LABEL THE LATE SENATOR JESSE HELMS OF NORTH CAROLINA. THEY MODIFIED HIS NAME WITH “CONSERVATIVE,” “ARCH CONSERVATIVE” AND OTHER WORDS THAT WERE MEANT TO DEMEAN HELMS AND MAKE YOU THINK HE WAS EVIL.

BUT THEY RARELY LABELED A LIBERAL LIKE TED KENNEDY A LIBERAL AND WHEN THEY DID IT WAS USED AS A COMPLIMENT.

IT’S HAPPENING AGAIN WITH ROSEANNE BARR. IN VIRTUALLY EVERY STORY SHE IS DESCRIBED AS A TRUMP SUPPORTER AND HER HIGHLY RATED AND NOW CANCELLED SHOW AS POPULAR WITH CONSERVATIVES. YOU KNOW THE KIND: THOSE PICKUP TRUCK-DRIVING, GUM-CHEWING, BIBLE-BANGING, NON-COLLEGE GRADUATING HICKS FROM THE SOUTH WHICH THE ELITE MEDIA VISIT ONLY WHEN THERE IS A RACIAL INCIDENT.

AS RADIO TALK SHOW HOST CHRIS PLANTE OUT IT: IF THE LEFT DIDN’T HAVE DOUBLE STANDARDS THEY WOULD HAVE NO STANDARDS AT ALL. JOURNALISM – REAL JOURNALISM, THE KIND I GREW UP WITH HAS LONG LEFT THE BUILDING. ADVOCACY FOR ALL THINGS LIBERAL HAS REPLACED IT. THE MEDIA SHOULD BE ASHAMED, IF THEY KNEW HOW. I’M CAL THOMAS IN WASHINGTON.

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