They Spike The News Don’t They?

Need proof that they “Spike The News?”  Consider the fact that 43 Catholic dioceses and organizations sued the Obama administration over its ridiculously narrow idea of how a “religious institution” can be defined under their ObamaCare law.   You would’ve thought that might warrant a considerable amount of airtime on the three major broadcast networks, since it’s considered by many to be the largest legal action in American history in defense of religious liberty.   Two of the networks (ABC and NBC) didn’t mention it at all and the third (CBS) gave it something like 19 seconds.

According to Brent Bozell’s Media Research Center, they, the Networks,  deliver the news according to a simple formula: Does it, or doesn’t it, advance the re-election of Barack Obama?  If it doesn’t, it isn’t news.

Have you ever heard the saying, “It’s Not What You Say That Counts, It’s What You Don’t Say.”  Politicians are pretty good at Not Saying things.  What you don’t say can be Huge.  Bozell calls this spiking of the news, “Shameless Bias By Omission.”  That pretty much sums it up.

Bozell says, “This is not an honest mistake. It was not an editorial oversight by the broadcast networks. It did not occur too late for the evening deadline. This was a deliberate and insidious withholding of national news to protect the “Chosen One” who ABC, CBS and NBC have worked so hard to elect and for whom they are now abusing their journalistic influence. Even when CBS mentioned the suit ever-so-briefly, like so many others, they deliberately distorted the issue by framing it as a contraception lawsuit when it is much broader, a religious freedom issue – and they know it.”

If there was ever any doubt in your mind that the networks “Spike The News” there shouldn’t be now.  This was truly a huge story and to not, at least mention it, is “Dereliction of Duty.”

If you rely on the Big Three for your news, I would seriously ask myself if I’m getting all the news?  You might want to consider other sources.

Here’s the link to the article:  Shameless Bias By Omission   I recommend it.  It contains much more information and some thoughts from Brent Bozell III.

More reading here from

Do you get your news exclusively from the Big Three?  Where do you go for your news?  Do you know of other examples of Spiking The News?

Just Asking


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