One of the most insidious forms of media bias is the failure to report. After all, if a tree falls in a forest……Oftentimes the charge that the media has failed to report something is easily defendable. There are, after all, only so many pages in a paper, only so many minutes of a nightly newscast. It becomes less easy to defend when the media has focused on one side of a story while completely omiting another. Coverage of Iraq is the best example. We have daily accounts of suicide bombings, but we have no reporting of any accomplishments there, none.
Once again we are on the brink in the Mideast as Iran attempts to acquire nuclear capabilities. While the media has been busily reporting the (principally media created) “Bush knew the levies would breach” story, we learn that the previous Iranian nuclear negotiator has been bragging to the Iranian elite about Iran’s success at playing the international community while proceeding with their nuclear plans.
Recall that Iran has vowed to eliminate Israel from the face of the planet. They consider the U.S. the “Great Satan”. They openly sponsor terrorism. And now comes news that their negotiations with the E.U. regarding their nuclear ambitions have been a ruse to buy time.
It’s difficult to fathom any news story that is more important than this one. Yet it is virtually nowhere to be seen or read.
At what point does negligent reporting become grossly negligent or even fraudulent?