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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:48 PM

Jon Stewart Apology Shows A Humility Missing In The Mainstream Media (VIDEO)


How often do the mainstream media misinform or outright lie? How many of them apologize or correct the record for the misinformation and lies? How often do they research and correct the political points they were forced to air from politicians and political operatives?

Currently the mainstream media are scolding the Obama administration for lack of access and for using other types of media (social media and local media) to get their information out directly. They insinuate the behavior is tantamount to state run media.

Maybe if the mainstream media behaved as Jon Stewart in the video below, the administration would be less reticent. It is refreshing to watch Stewart who realizes that inasmuch as he is a satirist, he should apologize and correct the record when he wrongly maligns someone.

Last week he did a skit on Mississippi taking 148 years to ratify the 13th amendment, the amendment that abolished slavery. He implied that the former Mississippi secretary of state Dick Molpus, who presided over a 1995 attempt to ratify the 13th amendment, may have been a casual bigot. It turned out
Dick Molpus had a long and distinguished record for speaking out for Civil Rights.
He led charge on voting rights reform.
In 1989 he spoke at the 25th year anniversary of the three kids killed in Mississippi during the Civil Right conflicts for which he received death threats.

What is telling is no one called the Jon Stewart show to ask him to correct the record. He did it out of duty. One can only hope that in the long run the mainstream media will be forced to act accordingly. They have yet to apologize for all the misinformation that they have put out from the buildup to the war in Iraq to the misinformation about the Affordable Care Act. They could learn a bit from Stewart.

VIDEO HERE

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egbertowillies Feb 2013 OP
jerseyjack Feb 2013 #1
freshwest Feb 2013 #2
Ian David Feb 2013 #3
Cha Feb 2013 #4
Sherman A1 Feb 2013 #5

Response to egbertowillies (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 11:08 PM

1. I don't think it was the nicest apology.

 

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Response to egbertowillies (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 11:20 PM

2. Thanks, egbertowillies, you always bring the real stories. As far as MSM getting on Obama for using

social media to get his word out, they only have themselves to blame.

They have boycotted every announcement he's made and behaved as if Obama does not exist! When they do report, they edit video and audio to distort. They've called Osama, and even said he's dead! A little wishful thinking there?

They have promoted the most vile and dishonest smear campaigns for years against him. There has never been such an overt campaign against a President or candidate as the way they treated Obama since he got in office. Oh, they are so shocked and horrified he was re-elected!

No one, since the dismissive and disrespectful way they treated Jesse Jackson when he ran for the office has been treated like this. Add years of dissing all other black leaders like Sharpton, etc.

Okay, I'll calm down. Thanks for the report.

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Response to egbertowillies (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 11:54 PM

3. Did you hurt yourself when you bent over backwards to make this a criticism of Obama? n/t

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Response to egbertowillies (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:38 AM

4. Thank you egberto for highlighting Stewart's apology.. that's

what people with integrity do.

And, thank you for continuing to call out the corporatemediawhores on their continuous whining about the Obama Admin. All they do is carry water for the reCons and blame the President for their incompetence.

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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 05:18 AM

5. Agreed

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