Byron York documents something interesting:
From a Nexis search a few moments ago:
Total words about the Van Jones controversy in the New York Times: 0.
Total words about the Van Jones controversy in the Washington Post: 0.
Total words about the Van Jones controversy on NBC Nightly News: 0.
Total words about the Van Jones controversy on ABC World News: 0.
Total words about the Van Jones controversy on CBS Evening News: 0.
If you were to receive all your news from any one of these outlets, or even all of them together, and you heard about some sort of controversy involving President Obama’s Special Adviser for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, your response would be, “Huh?” If you heard that that adviser, Van Jones, had apologized for a number of remarks and positions in the recent past, your response would be, “What?” And if you were in the Obama White House monitoring the Jones situation, you would be hoping that the news organizations listed above continue to hold the line — otherwise, Jones, who is quite well thought of in Obama circles, would be history.
This is too big a story to keep down, and I’d guess Jones will be gone soon, but the silence of the liberal media is brazen. The man is a self-described communist who signed a statement saying that George Bush was behind the 9-11 attacks. The fact that he is a special adviser to President Obama is a huge story, but. . .
Media bias isn’t always about slanting a story. Often it’s about what you choose to report and what you choose to ignore.