The JBFO: Journalists Biased for Obama

Here’s an example of how subtle bias can alter the underlying theme of a story. In talking about Obama’s infamous line, “I think that when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody,” this writer says:

The remark may have sounded pretty innocuous. 

Actually, no, the remark does not sound “pretty innocuous,” not to anyone who understands that wealth is owned by real people, and it’s not for anyone to “spread around.” And when McCain calls that statement a symptom of a socialist outlook, he’s entirely correct.

The rest of the story is common class-warfare drivel, not worth taking the time to parse out. But the writer’s classification of Obama’s remark is editorializing masquerading as journalism–and there’s been a remarkable bit of that since Obama announced his intent to run for President.

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