Thursday, March 23, 2006

ABC News producer: "Bush makes me sick"

When stories like this one on ABC's Good Morning America conclude with, "It is all part of the massive security problem here that is plaguing Iraq," is it a sign of left wing bias?

Probably not any intentional bias. But is it reflective of the underlying bias of those who produce the show? Perhaps. Wouldn't it be helpful to know what that underlying bias might be? Read on.

Consider this e-mail (unearthed by Drudge) sent by John Green, the executive producer of Good Morning America's weekend edition where the above piece aired:

Image via Drudge. Click image to enlarge in new window.

The e-mail reads, "Are you watching this? Bush makes me sick. If he uses the 'mixed messages' line one more time, I'm going to puke."

Certainly, one impromptu e-mail does not determine someone's entire outlook. (While I've yelled at Bush's image on the TV screen on more than one occasion, "Its nu-cle-ar, not nu-cu-lar! Got it? Nu-cle-ar, nu-cle-ar, nu-cle-ar!," you'd be hard-pressed to label me a Bush basher in general.) But still, wouldn't it be helpful to know the biases of the folks behind the news? As Roger Simon points out, Green has done viewers a public service by revealing his opinion.

(Hat tip: Instapundit.)