The bias of media has been clearly illustrated through its treatment of the government shutdown. "Pressure mounts on GOP in House" reads the headline in Thursday's Bee. In the same issue, the lead editorial begins with "...Republicans must shoulder the blame for the destructive government shutdown..." These are but two examples that have been read and seen daily for the past two weeks. The GOP is at fault? Begging to differ, it's the president and the Senate majority leader who have been intransigent through the whole ordeal, saying Obamacare is completely off the table for negotiation, saying the ACA is the law of the land.
Really? The Defense of Marriage Act was also the law of the land until overturned by the Supreme Court. (Remember: the Court didn't validate the ACA; just the government's ability to tax. Any equivalence would be inaccurate.) Slavery was once the law of the land until overturned. That being established, the refusal of the Democrats to negotiate over "the law of the land" puts blame squarely on their shoulders; but that fact is obscured (or deliberately omitted) when reading the paper or watching broadcast news.
Christopher G. Tasy