Saturday, July 17, 2004

To all my fellow conservatives out there (namely K and Laura from AZ, though I'm sure there are probably a few others who frequent this blog), you might be interested in these pieces by Jack Kelly, Joel Mowbray, and Michael Graham. Since there's really no way for conservative editorials and views to get out save through the largely unregulated and unregulatable Internet, it seems only fair that I do my part to get this stuff out in the open.

"To seek, to strive, and not to yield." --Tennyson


Anonymous Anonymous said...


"no way for conservative editorials and views to get out save through the internet"


O'Reilly Factor. Hannity and Colmes. Ann Coulter. Fox News...

and more. That's the beginnings. I'm not saying that there's a "vast right-wing conspiracy." Nor am I saying that the media has a "right-wing bias." Either your statement is hyperbolic (I hope) or you're missing a large pile of potential conservative input.

Rush Limbaugh.

I've been browsing the political section at the bookstore lately. I see lots of hate-books from each side.

Michael Savage.

Books about how "Liberal is Right and Conservative is Wrong" and about how "Liberals hate America."

Don't tell me there are no ways for Conservative viewpoints to get out. Because, my boy or not, that makes you a liar.

-Andy Ericson

1:09 AM  
Blogger Gryffilion said...

I've found that for the most part, the hate and vitriol comes from the left. O'Reilly gets a lot of coverage as a right-wing zealot--but if you read his books from a neutral viewpoint I think you'd see that he's a fair guy who attacks viewpoints, not people themselves. And yes, he does come on strong--but sometimes that's called for.
And most of what you noted are either radio shows or Fox News programs. Except for the previously noted Fox there is little to no conservative media coverage of world events. Reuters, ABC, MSNBC, 60 Minutes, The New York Times, The Washington Post--all of these have varying degrees of unashamedly liberal positions, and most of them do not even try to create the illusion that they are coming from a "fair and balanced" perspective.
This leaves the blogosphere as the main bastion for conservative viewpoints. It's unregulated and unchecked, and there are no liberal editors and columnists to Dowdify the information. For the people like me who are afraid to buck the system, it's a godsend.

2:28 PM  
Blogger Gryffilion said...

Because they're SUPPOSED to be unbiased. What's the point of having a news service, any news service, if it's biased as much as certain networks like ABC are?

11:25 PM  

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