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The 10 most embarrassing examples of media coverage in 2012

Home - by - December 30, 2012 - 12:00 America/New_York - 7 Comments


The year is coming to a close. Thank goodness.

Maybe in 2013 we won’t have to worry about Honey Boo Boo, Gangnam Style, Kony 2012 and Mayans. Those topics and more were the ephemera of the year. While Democrats and Republicans were fighting to see which party could run America, the traditional media were trying to run it into the ground by consistently taking a one-sided approach to coverage.

On every major news story of the year – abortion, gay marriage, the economy, the fiscal cliff and guns – major media outlets consistently and openly sided with the left. Gone was any pretense of neutrality. From the media’s campaign against Mitt Romney to their campaign for gun control, the bias of the press was never worse.

Picking out bad media moments is like looking for egos in Washington or corruption in Congress. Here are the year’s lowlights:

10. The Gospel of Jesus’s Wife: Journalists love anything that tears down Christianity. Give them a spicy tale of Jesus’s wife and they treat it like it’s, well, gospel. The New York Times front-paged a story about a cell phone-sized scrap of papyrus that included the phrase: “Jesus said to them, ‘My wife…’” CBS reporter Allen Pizzey claimed it “challenges the very foundation of Christian thinking.” When the Smithsonian pulled a planned documentary and experts said they thought the papyrus was bogus, journalists were reluctant to report that news.

9. $1.2 Billion Reasons to Complain About ABC: Jim Avila’s crusade against a meat company led to at least 2,000 lost jobs and more than half a billion dollars in economic damage. After that, we know where the beef is – in court. Beef Products Inc. is suing ABC for $1.2 billion for reporting that took a popular form of lean beef and rebranded it as “pink slime.” ABC’s agenda-based reporting gets dragged into the light for all to see. BPI’s operation is clean and professional. Can ABC say the same?

8. It’s All Racism: From MSNBC’s Touré to ESPN’s Rob Parker everything in post-racial America is still racial. Maybe they should focus more on the human race.



  1. Roadmaster

    December 30th, 2012

    Hmmm, I don’t remember anything about Jesus’ wife, but then again, I don’t watch/listen to the news unless I can’t reach the dial/remote in time.

    This was even more lame than the ossuary with Jesus, James, Mary and Joseph’s names scratched on it. No one even went close to the fact that these were VERY common names in Israel. That might have burned up the tiny thread they were going to make a suit out of.

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  2. jeckelmyhyde

    December 30th, 2012

    I have read all about this, in a book I call the Bible.

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  3. Dr. Tar

    December 30th, 2012

    On the brightside, the NYT is bleeding red ink, Newsweek has migrated to the internet and Al Gore can’t find anyone willing to take Current TV off his hands.

    So there’s that to be happy about in 2012 and to look forward to more MSM corpses in 2013.

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  4. Nutjob

    December 30th, 2012

    You can pretty much bet Fox news network being the #1 ranked network for 10 straight years, while the liberal Goebbels networks are closing, downsizing and laying off….won’t be 1 of the top 10 stories.

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  5. jeckelmyhyde

    December 30th, 2012

    Oh but the left is trying to force carriers like Time Warner and Cox cable into removing FOX News altogether. I received a survey card just recently requesting my support to keep FOX on Time Warner.

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  6. even steven

    December 30th, 2012

    Don’t forget to holler insults at “newscasters” from the old propaganda outlets whenever you encounter them. Let’s see them air that.

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  7. eternal cracker p

    December 30th, 2012

    2013 will be great. A whole fresh truckload of money will line all our pockets after the debt ceiling is raised on Monday. What’s that, you say? We don’t actually get the money? Ahh fuck, nevermind.

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