Making Mole Hills Out of Mountains

It’s funny how the same media that trumpets Global Warming as Armageddon belittles Ebola as an epidemic. The talking point of the White House is the risk of an Ebola outbreak in the United States is beyond remote. This narrative is perpetuated by accomplices masquerading as news outlets.

We have been treated to editorial pieces saying we have a better chance of getting the MRSA virus, Hepatitis B/C, or TB then we do of getting Ebola. Using the media’s own argument I have a better chance of getting cancer than I do of melting from the sun’s rays because my car put a hole in the Ozone layer.

I’m being a typical NJ wise guy here but you get my point. The facts may be as the media portrays but does anyone believe the media anymore?   I doubt the media is doing these stories to help allay fears.

According to the Liberal media, the Ebola epidemic is the creation of Conservatives looking to heighten the perception of President Obama’s incompetence. Ever wonder how the media always tends to blame a Conservative agenda on any issue whenever their party’s poll numbers start dipping?

To begin with, it’s not a perception. By any true measure, President Obama is inept at best and incompetent at worst.  The list of his missteps grows longer by the day and shares an inverse relationship with his popularity.  Having a popular president is not important.  Most presidents get negative marks after six years in office as familiarity does breed contempt.

Popularity doesn’t matter but competence sure does. I do not have to like a leader but I do have to respect him or her.  And respect doesn’t mean I agree with his policies.  I do not like Bill Clinton’s policies at all but do respect him as a politician.  I am not a fan of President George W. Bush but I respect him as a leader.

I think it’s time the media starts reporting news and not opinion. The opinions belong on the editorial pages not in the news articles. Everyone has a bias and it’s incredibly hard to keep it out of news writing but journalists get paid to report the news, not comment on it throughout their articles.

The media in NJ spent more column inches on “Bridgegate” than it did on Benghazi. The reason is not because a traffic jam or abuse of power is more important than lives lost but because the media does not like Governor Chris Christie and likes President Obama.  Why worry about reporting news when you can tweak a guy you don’t like?

And the media does not even see its own hubris. The “important” question for Christie to answer was “what did he know and when did he know it?” However, none of that same media thought President Obama should answer that same question about Benghazi.  Instead, much like Ebola the media is whitewashing the Ebola epidemic it glossed over Benghazi and made it more about a “Conservative agenda’ of making a mountain out of a molehill.

It seems to me the media is making mole hills out of mountains.

About Armando Diana

A freelance writer for more than 30 years I covered the political scene in New Jersey which can prepare anyone for national politics. I have no fancy political degrees and I'm definitely not a lawyer - I am a common person who is fed up with politics. I want leaders focused on doing what is right for the country, not for them.
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