In a NewsBusters article by Scott Whitlock published July 23, the media watchdog actually goes out of their way (literally) to pick on the main broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, NBC) for reporting on Congresswoman, and Republican Presidential hopeful, Michele Bachmann’s recent migraine issues:
Over a span of just four days, the three major networks devoted 12 minutes and 59 seconds to highlighting the “campaign controversy” of Michele Bachmann’s migraines. The report first appeared online and then was quickly picked up on ABC, NBC and CBS.
In a typical article published by NewsBusters, they were in classic form today, looking for something to complain about regarding anybody with the last name Obama. Contributing writer Lachlan Markay points out an article by The Daily Caller that found out a local paper in Northern California supposedly took out a passage that reflected poorly on First Lady Michelle Obama:
Just last week it was revealed that a San Francisco Chronicle reporter was booted from the White House press pool for the crime of recording an anti-Obama protest with her smartphone. Then today, the Pleasanton Weekly, a small newspaper in Pleasanton, California, revealed that the White House had asked that the paper remove a passage it felt reflected poorly on First Lady Michelle Obama.
And, amazingly, the paper obliged. It removed the passage, saying it didn’t want to make a “fuss“. The White House is grateful for the self-censorship, I’m sure.