Let us all pity the poor put upon souls who bravely step up and take on the "liberal media":
The Professionals Press bias is as alive as ever. Media bias is so prevalent that save for a few brave souls, most conservatives are weary of even pointing it out anymore in fear of sounding kneejerkingly predictable. But how do you get around winners like this? (N.B. This is not from a Saturday Night Live skit.) Barbara Walters narrating a 20/20 interview with Fidel Castro:Oh yes, it certainly does take a lot of bravery to attack the "liberal media" and have to suffer through the anguish of the money that poors into your coffers from think-tanks and "brave" millionaires who are willing to sacrifice for the good fight. I'm sure Bernard Goldberg has suffered a lot for having to deal with the problems of all the money he has earned from his best-selling book. I feel so sorry for these people and I am just so in awe of their bravery. Oh wait, is that an example of the kind of derision described above? Little did I realize that little old me could cause these brave warriors to quake in their boots. Boo!For Castro, freedom starts with education. And if literacy alone were the yardstick, Cuba would rank as one of the freest nations on Earth. The literacy rate is 96 percent.Thanks, Ms. Walters. And Mussolini made the trains run on time, right? The Media Research Center, the bravest of the brave when it comes to willingness to delve through the media muck and chronicle the daily instances of bias — and willingness to take the inevitable derision that comes with it, awards Walters the "Media Hero Award" for her Castro hug in its fifteenth annual awards for the worst reporting, issued just before 2002's end.