A Washington DC-based media watchdog organization has launched a 2.8 million dollar endeavor in hopes of forcing the media to be honest.
The Media Research Center is calling the effort the “Tell the Truth!” campaign. Center spokesman Tim Graham says the MRC hopes to reach 50 million Americans every week between now and the end of the year with evidence of the liberal bias permeating the media.
“It's an election year,” Graham says, “and I think it's probably never more important for the media to do a fair and accurate job of reporting the news than when the American people are going to decide who they're going to put in the White House for the next four years, and who they're going to put in the House and Senate.”
Another topic he believes people need to know the truth about is former president Bill Clinton and his “overly hyped” book. Graham wants to see a fair review of the facts about Clinton's impeachment and about his disposition of the Paula Jones controversy, which the media analyst considers tantamount to a confession.
The MRC spokesman feels the liberal media failed to explore the facts in these matters fully or to give them the attention they deserved. “So we're here to ask them to tell the truth,” he says. “The truth is that Clinton settled the Paula Jones case, which is an admission that he sexually harassed her.”
Graham says the left wing media has failed to give comprehensive coverage on a number of issues. For instance, he asserts they have failed to report positive news about the economy and downplayed successes in the war on terrorism. But Graham says during this election year, voters deserve to hear the truth, especially about the records of President George W. Bush and Senator John Kerry.
The MRC is applying vast resources to the “Tell the Truth!” campaign, and for the remainder of the year will be monitoring virtually all network and cable television news, all of the major print news publications and wire services, and assorted radio broadcasts to gather evidence of media bias. The media watchdog intends to publish daily Internet alerts, as well as a number of in-depth reports and major studies documenting the left-wing media's agenda.
In addition to publishing their evidence of media bias, MRC will be confronting journalists directly with the proof as part of the “Tell the Truth!” effort. And the organization also plans to begin placing full-page ads and billboards around the U.S. with the campaign's message, and producing bumper stickers, t-shirts, mugs and other items with the “Tell the Truth!” slogan attached.
(This article courtesy of Agape Press).