I don't watch much network television anymore--does anyone?--so I was surprised on a recent brief stop on NBC. It was Al Sharpton talking about voter fraud, calling it "The Boogeyman"--a fear that has no evidence. Paraphrasing:
"They keep talking about voter fraud, but they've been talking about since the Bush years and there was never any evidence. They want us to retreat and pull the covers over our eyes. Well, I got over the boogeyman when I was little."
And then the tagline:
All that was missing from the ad was, "I am Barack Obama and I approve of this message." How does this not violate some campaigning laws? Shouldn't that be considered political speech? And the slogan "Lean Forward" is essentially the same as Obama's campaign, "Forward."
Upon further investigation, NBC has launched a whole Lean Forward campaign. At the bottom of that linked page it says, "Lean Forward (A Spike Lee Joint)". Spike Lee is far from unbiased--he is the same man who said, "At the end of the day there is a large block of people who won't vote for Romney because he's a Mormon. So it's going to come down to Obama vs. a Mormon."
This on top of MSNBC refusing to air Mia Love's speech (or speeches by any of the minority speakers) at the Republican convention. Can anyone actually say, with a straight face, that the NBC networks are "news"? Impartial journalists?