Gainor: NBC Can’t Cover the Election Now!

Dan Gainor of the profoundly ridiculous Media Research Center, led by the terminally irritating Brent Bozell, says that now that NBC has terminated its financial relationship with Donald Trump, no one from that channel can cover the Republican primaries now because they’re “biased.”

For Dan Gainor of the Media Research Center, that means the two networks have disqualified themselves from reporting on the race for the White House.

“No NBC reporter is now qualified to cover the presidential election,” he tells OneNewsNow. “They have chosen an activist position – and the same goes for Univision. If they don’t want to discipline their president of content, then they’ve made their decision: they’re an activist organization, not a news organization.”

So if they still had a direct financial relationship with Trump that was worth millions of dollars to both parties, that would not make them biased in covering his campaign, but ending that relationship makes them too biased to cover him? Interesting set of standards for bias you have there, Mr. Gainor. Can you even imagine what Gainor would say if one of the networks was invested in a television series with Hillary Clinton worth millions of dollars?

Gainor says this is an example of classic liberal media bias. “They are picking and choosing who the American public is allowed to see, interact with, and vote for,” he summarizes. “That’s not their role.”

Again, the opposite is true. NBC not covering Trump during the campaign would be “picking and choosing who the American public is allowed to see” on their network. Conservative media critics really do have some bizarre notions of bias and impartiality.

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  • John Pieret

    They are picking and choosing who the American public is allowed to see, interact with, and vote for

    Wait a minute! They decided to not carry the “Miss USA Pageant”! Was the Donald going to be a pageant contestant that the American public was going to see in a bathing suit (shudder!), ask inane questions of and vote for as the most beautiful woman in the land?

  • wreck

    @ John Pieret #1:

    “Was the Donald going to be a pageant contestant that the American public was going to see in a bathing suit (shudder!), ask inane questions of and vote for as the most beautiful woman in the land?”

    If The Donald was a contestant he would surely win, because everybody loves him, and he’s rich.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    White heterosexual male Christian is default. Everybody but me is biased.

  • caseloweraz

    Oh, I think we’ll have plenty of opportunities to see Trump answer inane questions — or at least give inane answers to legitimate questions. That would be true even if NBC didn’t cover him, which they will.

    Once again I marvel at the ability of some folks to twist understanding 180° out of phase with reality. Good thing they only work that trick on their own minds. If they did it to their bodies they’d be falling through the floor and drifting in space forever.

    On second thought, maybe that wouldn’t be such a bad thing…

  • scienceavenger

    Conservative media critics really do have some bizarre notions of bias and impartiality.

    Indeed, one where nothing but the Compulsive Centrist Disorder matters, and the facts be damned. Brent Bozell would see using “correct” instead of “right” as a slight to conservatives.

  • D. C. Sessions

    Conservative media critics really do have some bizarre notions of bias and impartiality.

    Not especially bizarre. It’s really pretty simple (like voter fraud, actually): you can tell who’s biased by who they support. If they actively support the extreme right, they’re “fair and balanced.” If not, they’re biased.

  • thebookofdave

    @6

    And also by who supports them. Example: large corporate sponsors like ExxonMobil fund Media Research Center generously, to defuse accusations of conflict of interest in their analysis of reporting on climate change. Nothing says “objectivity” like a paycheck from a source without an agenda to manipulate public opinion on an issue.

  • Big Boppa

    And, of course, Gainor is making the same argument that Faux News can’t cover their 2 former employees in the republican clown car either. Right???

  • jufulu

    I guess Faux News can’t commentate on the Presidential race now, they have had candidates actually working for them.

  • freehand

    One of the things which puzzled me as a child was how folks could say things like this without being embarrassed. It took me a few years to realize that they actually don’t and can’t do introspection. They do not realize how biased this kind of “argument” is, and wouldn’t be ashamed of it if they were.

  • Dave Maier

    It would be fine by me if they didn’t cover the ‘pubs, or the election at all really. Last time I had to be quick with the mute button lest my poor ears come into even incidental contact with Palin’s voice (compared to which nails on a blackboard would be sweet relief).