Wednesday, November 19, 2008

the dark underbelly ... or what not to do

So yeah, there's no such thing as true objectivity and most stories, if well-reported emerge with a point of view. But here's a great example of absolutely what NOT to do: first assert a point of view and THEN cherry-pick the facts and images that support it, regardless of reality.

Today's HuffPo offers up this piece on Bill O'Reilly who, clearly in a fit of pique about the conservatives having their butts kicked in the election, broadcast this moronic video about the depravity you find on every corner of the city by the Bay. And then took it deadly seriously. Are you kidding me?!

I originally thought the so-called "documentary" had to be a joke. But no. Can someone please get this guy off the air -- or at least make it clear that journalist he is not.

Thanks, Colleen. Watch the video below. bk


Jack said...

Disgusting, indeed. I'll concede to ol' Bill that there are bad parts of SF... but just like there are bad parts of Tucson. This is the same O'Reilly who constantly tells people to "shut up" and cuts people's microphones when he disagrees, mind you.

Meanwhile, I read comments on my stories that say I'm the one who's "biased" and "liberal" -- from the most straightforward, and I'd like to believe accurate, news articles. Go figure.

Lotta K said...

I couldn;t get through it.

shannon shenanigans said...

Reefer Madness, much? Does he really have nothing better to do?

a. robinson said...

What a joke, it’s too bad some Americans will view it and believe every word!