By Carole on Nov 1, 2010
With little doubt about the outcome of tomorrow's elections, the speculation turns to what the reaction will be to the historic GOP victories. Will President Barack Obama shift toward the political center? Will all those shiny new Republican lawmakers keep their campaign promises to shrink government and control spending? Will those in the Tea Party movement remain engaged and involved once this battle has been won? All those answers will come in time but what we'll probably find out instantly is will the mainstream media abandon its self-assigned role of liberal cheerleader and return to honest reporting?
Over the weekend we witnessed two incidents in Alaska's senate race that showed some journalists to be just as desperate as most Democrats to stem the tide of Republican victory. First there was that mistakenly left voice mail message in which CBS reporters conspired to fabricate stories that would be damaging to Republican candidate Joe Miller. Then it was ABC News which reported that the Republican Party had given up on Mr. Miller and no longer supported his candidacy. That story was proven false.
Are these the last gasps of a biased media machine that wagered so much of their prestige and credibility on the success of the Obama presidency? Will tomorrow's election results convince them to save what precious little is left of their audiences and start reporting the actual news instead of trying to create stories that reflect badly on conservatives?
How they cover tomorrow night's events should give us a clue. Will the major networks simply and honestly report the news or will they begin the process of undermining the will of the voters with more of their lies and innuendoes?
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