Sunday, June 14, 2009

Conservative Bias

Frank Rich's Sunday morning column is about the OReilly's and Limbaugh's of the world are enablers of recent hate crimes. I left the following comment.

While we hear way too much about liberal bias – which by the way is an oxymoron* – what we don't hear are examples of conservative bias, the very subject of your column.
Conservative bias is a biasness Orwell would love. If the history does not fit, re-write it. Famous founding papers currently housed in monumental buildings in DC were flamingly liberal when they were written are now the foundation on which conservatives stand and will defend with their last clinched fist.

The Revolutionary War was a liberal's war, and yet conservatives lay claim to it and its "Tea Party", as though, in their Orwellian minds, taxation without representation equates to taxation with it.

Conservative bias promotes yelling fire in a crowed theater, introducting political viruses that spam and corrupt like computer viruses, and touch and stroke all the lesser attribute of the human experience. They do all this for the sake of their cause, immersed in so much self-righteousness, they are blind to what they do.

Or maybe they are blinded by ratings.

*The words "liberal bias" have opposing meaning in this context. If a message is truly liberal, then it can't be bias, and if it's bias, then it can't be liberal. Liberals, we are told, have bleeding hearts for every person no matter how small their minority and species no matter how insignificant they may be. They are so fair it makes you want to puke. They can't be such bleeding hearts of fairness and biased unfairness at the same time – except in conservative bias.