I doubt there are any astute observers of the culture who don't realize that the media, for the most part, is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Left. The value of that to those on the gauche side of the aisle can be ascertained from the coverage of the Family Research Council shooting. 1. "FRC SHOOTING: MEDIA NOT READY TO BLAME POLITICS 2. The August 15 shooting of a security guard at the Washington HQ of the Family Research Council didn't spark the same hyperbolic claims from the Old Media establishment that politics is at the root of this violence. 3. The shooter has ties to the gay rights community. 4. No calls for investigations were made, no individual politicians were accused of fostering a "violent atmosphere," and no particular ideology was blamed as the cause of this crime. 5. Unlike every recent shooting that happened before it, crimes that were immediately blamed on the evil, evil Tea Party, or conservatives, or even Rush Limbaugh, this shooting was treated in a subdued manner by Old Media and was practically ignored by the talking heads of the lefty establishment. 6. ...one of the most egregious headlines in the Old Media. It came from the Washington Post whose headline on iPad read, "Police: Suspect disagreed with Family Research Council." 7. Goldberg: Disagreed? The suspect shot someone. Disagreed!? Why so bombastic? Why not say that the would-be killer had a different perspective 8. In the Post's coverage, the paper claimed that the shooter "expressed disagreement" with the Family Research Council's political positions as he broke out the firepower. Goldberg is right. This is a absurd as it gets in the Old Media. 9. ...contrast the Post's treatment with ABC's Brian Ross who last month immediately went looking for Tea Party members that might have a similar name to the Colorado theater shooter in an attempt to smear Tea Partiers with that crime..." FRC Shooting: Media Not Ready to Blame Politics 10. The NYTimes was almost as shy: "A law enforcement official said Mr. Corkins made comments indicating his opposition to the councils goals during the confrontation....A police spokesman, Officer Araz Alali, said that the gunmans motives were not known,..." http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/16/u...rch-council-in-washington.html?pagewanted=all Now for a trip down memory lane: "...President Bill Clinton pointed an unmistakably accusatory finger at conservative talk radio after the Oklahoma City bombing and when Democrats galore lurched to blame Sarah Palin and tea partyers for the Tucson, Ariz., shootings." So it was hardly surprising that ABC News Brian Ross noted on Good Morning America that a person with the name of the alleged shooter, James Holmes, was a registered member of the Colorado Tea Party Patriots or that David Gregory, host of NBCs Meet the Press, in discussing the Aurora shootings, casually invoked President Clintons words about the Oklahoma bombing. While pretending to refrain from ascribing political motivations to the Aurora shooting, Gregory said, But President Clintons words back in 1995 could be true today, couldnt they, about how some of the public discourse can fall on more vulnerable ears? David Limbaugh: The left's habitual and ironic rush to judgment Without the media to air-brush reality out of conjecture, it would be seen by all that violence is at home on the Left.