Today’s paragraphs come to us from Jeffrey Lord, writing for newsbusters.org.
In his latest commentary, Mr. Lord details another of the seemingly countless examples of social media censorship – virtually all of them directed against political conservatives. The idea, of course, is to prevent conservatives from being heard, so that the only information people get is the other side – which, in addition to venues like twitter, facebook, etc. is a mainstay policy at many colleges and universities around the country.
Then, at the end of his piece, Mr. Lord shows us that traditional media have no problem keeping up with the Dorseys and Zuckerbergs:
This censorship business is out of control. Not to mention the business of double standards. In the case of the latter, it doesn’t get any more vivid than this column in The Washington Post:
As Americans prepare to gather for Thanksgiving, the world watches with dread and disbelief
The story begins:
“Foreign observers are watching with trepidation — and at times disbelief — as coronavirus cases surge across the United States, and masses of Americans are choosing to follow through with plans to visit family and friends for this week’s Thanksgiving holiday anyway.”
Drew Holden, a Washington public relations consultant, posted this side-by-side on Twitter with another headline from The Post earlier in the month. The headline:
Celebrations erupt after Biden-Harris election victory
This story began:
“Almost as soon as television networks called the presidential race Saturday morning for former vice president Joe Biden, his supporters began flocking to the streets. The celebrations that ensued — unbridled jubilation, dancing, singing and chanting — represented a release of emotions after an excruciating four-day wait for the election results, but also of a release of four years of pent-up frustration and anger at President Trump, some said.”
Got that? It’s horrific that Americans traveled to see family and friends for Thanksgiving – but its pure joy that Biden supporters were “flocking to the streets” in celebrations that featured “unbridled jubilation, dancing, singing and chanting.”
I award Jeffrey Lord (with a major assist from Drew Holden) Paragraphs Of The Day honors for showing this particular example of media bias so clearly.
How I wish there weren’t so many other examples to have picked from.