Friday, March 12, 2004

IT'S A SMALL STORY, BUT INDICATIVE OF THE BROAD BIAS IN THE MEDIA

Check this one out.

Georgia has raised a lot of money for wildlife protection by selling custom license plates. Many state have done the same thing. It's a great example of allowing us to "vote" with our dollars on issues that are important to us.

In Georgia, however, the state added the American flag to the option list, so Fox News (of all people!) ran with a story saying environmentalists objected to the flag plate supporting enviornmental causes, saying they believe people link the flag to President Bush.

When the Columbia Journalism Review called Fox News to find out who these "environmentalists" were, the answer they got was telling. Turns out it was a guy who owns a kayak store who said they he "and others" objected.


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