So we end 2012 like we began 2011, 2010, and so on, with the GOP infused, media enabled, Tea Party holding America hostage. In case you are still trying to figure out how we got into this mess, and why we can't get out of it, thank the media who enabled the GOP to have a lock on the House of misRepresentatives for the foreseeable future.
I've said it before, and I will say it again, as long as the media looks like the GOP instead of looking like America, we will continue to have gridlock instead of progress. The media enables the GOP with a false equivalency/fair and balanced meme that is killing our governments chances of solving the real problems facing real Americans, not to be confused with the media elites, who by the way, have access to quality affordable health care, quality public/private schools, multiple homes, are able to save, send their students to college, take care of their elderly parents and take vacations, etc.
As the American Society of Newspaper Editors has reported, racial and ethnic minorities make up less than 13 percent of newsroom employees. Minority ownership of television stations hovers around 3 percent, while radio station ownership is at 7 percent, despite the fact that the minority population of the U.S. is roughly 28 percent.
The truth is not fair and balanced. It's either the truth, or it's not.
Let's just say it, Republicans are the problem. Strike that, republicans enabled by the media are the problem.
See Ya in the New Year!"Both sides do it" or "There is plenty of blame to go around" are the traditional refuges for an American news media intent on proving its lack of bias, while political scientists prefer generality and neutrality when discussing partisan polarization. Many self-styled bipartisan groups, in their search for common ground, propose solutions that move both sides to the center, a strategy that is simply untenable when one side is so far out of reach. [The Washington Post, 4/29/2012]