Liberty Just in Case

A Dialogue for the September 12th World

Posted by Mark on August 21, 2004

A Great Poem from a reader.

Russ, I honor your service.

Media Bias? No, By Us

For years we have said as we’ve watched and read,

That the Media is liberally left leaning.

When news only we sought, what we usually got

Was some coiffed commentator’s “true” meaning.

Just seeking the news, we instead got their views

And too much Peter Jennings-like preening.

We are fair they declare and your charge is unfair

Everything we put out is uncanted.

Then they snidely deride any charges they’ve lied

Though it’s clear where their left feet are planted.

They deny overmuch liberal leanings and such

While it’s plain they’re all Rather slanted.

What they call reporting we see as distorting

So obvious that it does appall us.

But they think we’re all sheep, unthinking, asleep,

And care less if their bias does gall us.

As Sunday eves dreadful they feed us a headful

Of that oh so impartial Mike Wallace.

And as for the press, what a self-righteous mess,

Intoning our right to know all.

While the grand New York Times, dismisses and slimes

Those, who for the truth, loudly call.

And the Washington Post sets it columnist host

To impugning these men, one and all.

So election year’s here and it’s crystalline clear

That John Kerry’s the media’s hero.

They praise him in war and completely ignore

Those brave men who rate him a zero.

With utter disdain for truth in the main

This Media’s fiddling like Nero.

At some future date, when it’s far, far too late,

To ever atone for their bias,

Finally faced with their fate that they carry no weight,

All those talking heads will be so pious,

As without any shame they will loudly declaim

How on earth did that phony get by us?

Russ Vaughn

2d Bn, 327th Parachute Infantry Regiment

101st Airborne Division

Vietnam 65-66

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