Irony Alert: Pat Cadell Angered by MSM Bias While on Fox News
The irony in Fox News using a teaser like “BIAS ALERT: US Losing Faith in Mainstream Media?” is strong enough to damage even the best irony meter.
Pat Cadell, at one time the Carter administration’s pollster, has been looking for a conspiracy capable of destroying the US democracy since Carter’s July 15, 1979 “Malaise” speech which included the words “I want to talk to you right now about a fundamental threat to American democracy. “. Although the speech was not written by Carter or Cadell, Carter was influenced by Cadell’s call to arms against the American people’s crisis of confidence.
Professing to be a Democrat, and working for a number of left leaning politicians, including Biden, Cadell has championed a number of conservative causes. His leaning right has so dominated his actions he’s been labelled a Republican by many and even hired by Fox, as their “Fox News Democrat”.
His anti-Obama bias is most obvious in his involvement with the anti-Obama documentary “The Hope and the Change”.
He is now claiming that there is an MSM conspiracy to control the votes of the American people. During a speech given in front of the media watchdog “Accuracy in Media”, known for developing and promoting its own conspiracy theories, and while standing behind a Heritage Foundation podium, Cadell once again warns us of the imminent demise of the US democracy.
Ammunition has been given to Cadell by a recent Gallup poll showing that the Distrust in Media is high now than at any other time.
If you note the question you’ll see it intends to include all media. I’ll make a wide prediction here, right leaning viewers will assume the question is about what has come to be called the Main Stream Media (MSM) so will not include Fox News in their assessment. On the other hand those more in the center or left leaning will include Fox News. This should mean the highest distrust of the media will come from the right leaning viewers of Fox News.
Sure enough, the lowest trust scores are correlated with the likelihood of watching the opinion shows of the Fox Network, all of which are heavily right leaning and frequently point out how left leaning the ‘other’ cable news networks are, when compared to Fox’s putative neutrality.
Although not ‘smoking gun’ evidence for Fox News’ impact in how the US population views media, it is a convincing indication that the anti-MSM propaganda put out by Fox has convinced many on the right there is a conspiracy.
Pat Cadell goes on Fox news to complain about an false MSM bias conspiracy Fox News created by being the most biased media outlet.