A 1981 study of "elite" journalists at major news organizations such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post revealed that between 1964 and 1976, 81% of journalists voted for the Democrat party candidate in every election! This includes the landslide election of 1972 when Richard Nixon received 62% of the vote and George McGovern received only 13 electoral votes.
For more revealing statistics on the liberal bias in the media, visit the Media Research Center.
With this backdrop, let's take a look at an AP article released today about Italy's decision to begin troop withdrawals from Iraq beginning this September. Italian troops have been on the ground with other coalition forces for nearly 2 years now. Saddam Hussein has been ousted, the Baath party is out of power, free elections have been held, and the first meeting of a free Iraqi Parliament was held yesterday. So guess how William J. Cole of the Associated Press characterizes the withdrawal:
- A. Italy's Prime Minister announced today that troop withdrawals will begin this September, as Iraq's path towards democracy gains momentum.
- B. Italy's Prime Minister announced today that troop withdrawals will begin this September, as the entire coalition reduces their presence in the region in the wake of the coalition victory.
- C. Italy's Prime Minister announced today that troop withdrawals will begin this September, putting a fresh crack in President Bush's crumbling coalition.
It should come as no surprise that the correct answer is C. Despite the fact that the United States is also drawing down troops, despite the fact that the coalition achieved a remarkable success, and despite the fact that the second order effects of freedom are being felt in Egypt and Lebanon, Cole reaches the "conclusion" that the coalition is crumbling. With this type of reasoning, I suppose I should thank God that this pinhead is a writer, and not an engineer or a scientist. William J. Cole is simply one of hundreds of "reporters" who feed liberal propaganda to Americans every day. Despite this inherrent handicap, the conservative Republican party holds both houses of congress and the White House. If the liberal platform will not take root in America today, despite decades of MSM liberal propaganda, clearly there are major problems with the liberal platform.