Mario Piperni: False Equivalency
Excerpt: Once we accept the basic premise of bias in media, the question then becomes to what degree do the "two sides" disseminate information in an honest and factual manner. It is here that the idea of false equivalency must be addressed. To defend the actions of Fox by simply saying, "Hey, MSNBC does it too", is not only unfair, it's a mistake. Can you honestly compare the Glenn Beck show with that of Rachel Maddow's? Bill O'Reilly's to Keith Olbermann's? Yes, one can find fault and liberal bias in Rachel and Keith's shows but it's about degree and integrity. Beck and O'Reilly have turned outright lying into an art form and it takes little effort to point out these lies by simply stating the facts. Can one honestly say the same for Maddow and Olbermann? The answer is no and I challenge anyone to point out where M & O lie night after night. Good luck with that.