|The Declarer (Floyd McWilliams' Blog)|
Thursday, December 11, 2003
reports on calls by Hispanic activists for immigrants to strike:
Now if the strike actually happened and a large number of people participated, that would be news. But when Garcia wrote the article, it was just a plan by some activists. Why is the Mercury News serving as a forum for Hispanic activists' press releases? It is not news when a stuck-in-the-60's liberal plans a protest, any more than it is news when young men view porn on the Internet.
I rather doubt that conservative activism would be touted in this manner. A concrete example: On July 26th Republican activists held a pro-recall rally at the California state capitol. The rally was attended by over a thousand people. I searched the Mercury News archives and found no advance mentions of this event.
Compare and contrast: Liberals tell people to take a day off work or school, and get their plans aired in a front-page puff piece. Conservatives tell people to drive to Sacramento and stand around in 105-degree heat, and no one hears about it. Then repeat after me: There is no liberal media bias.