Monkeys and media: The origin of specious

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Monkeys and media: The origin of specious
Monkeys and media: The origin of specious

Just two blocks from TRMS HQ in midtown Manhattan, one can admire this impressive array of billboards at Seventh Avenue and 48th Street.  “It’s time the Liberal Media Stop Censoring the News!” we are told, and to drive the message home, there are three “see no evil,”  “hear no evil,” “speak no evil” monkeys representing “liberal” media villains ABC and CBS and NBC. (Moral? Never trust a monkey without pants.) StopCensoringtheNews informs us:

“There’s no question that the liberal media did everything they could to get Barack Obama reelected last year. We should all be disturbed by this fact. But particularly disturbing are the media’s attempts to censor news they thought might embarrass Obama or slow down the Left’s radical agenda.”

“The Media Research Center has documented numerous cases of the media suppressing stories like ‘Fast and Furious,’ Solyndra, Benghazi, and others…stories that would have been major news if there had been a conservative in the White House. It’s time the American people stand against this lack of integrity and blatant abuse of power by the national media.”

If this latest First Amendment broadside seems like something cooked up by the conservative gadflies at News Busters and Brent Bozell at the Media Research Center, well spotted. Said Mr. Bozell.

“These billboards – located in the hub of the liberal media’s nerve center – put them on notice. The American people are sick and tired of the establishment media’s collusion with the Obama administration, and won’t stand for a corrupt press willing to censor the news.”

Interestingly, the billboards show no lying, news-censoring monkeys to represent either CNN or Fox News, where Mr. Bozell is a frequent contributor, (or BBC or Al Jazeera for that matter). One assumes, these outlets, and possibly monkey pants, will be added later.

Monkeys and media: The origin of specious

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