Posted by easydoesit2
You make a good point; however a better counter point is this.
While Bill OReilly, Keith Olberman, Chris Matthews are commentators trying to shape opinion through commentary;
- David Letterman, Bill Maher, Don Imus, Jon Stewart, Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck do exactly the same thing through comedy bits and show opening monolouges.
Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck seem to be the only two usual suspects of non-conservative ( liberal ) media criticism.
Hack journalists write a column and the networks pick up the story from there over a great many number of days; weeks and months. Abu Ghraib ring a bell?
Now I ask; why is that? Can't they find anything critical to say about their own? Or are they too thick headed and dense that they can't even admit their own partisan bias?
Hypocrisy runs deep, especially when it's your own side doing little to nothing on their own to root out waste/fraud/abuse/corruption. However, there's no shortage of manufactured outrage when the opposing side does something wrong.
We'll see how enticing Letterman's jokes about the next sex scandal plagued person are.