When Journalists Covering Media Bias Let Their Unmentionables Slide Down Around Their Ankles

Steven Keehner has written a piece for FAIR, a publication that claims to focus on media bias.

“An alleged “crime surge” at Walgreens drugstores in San Francisco was a hot topic for Bay Area news outlets in the early months of 2021. When Lyanne Melendez, a reporter for the ABC-owned KGO-TV in San Francisco, tweeted out a cellphone video of a brazen shoplifter, it elevated this narrative into a nationwide story.”

One would assume from reading his article Keehner thinks Melendez paid too much attention to crime.

The reporter Lyanne Melendez should be ashamed of herself.  Instead of covering a mostly peaceful BLM riot happening nearby, she dared to videotape  “alleged” shoplifting at a major San Francisco retailer in broad daylight, obviously trying to suggest that San Francisco might be suffering a major breakdown of law and order.  This is media corruption at its finest.  I hope ABC deals with this reporter harshly.

Keehner chooses to contrast:

“Compare this to another Walgreens-related theft story: the November settlement of a wage theft and labor law violation class-action lawsuit against Walgreens, filed by employees in California for $4.5 million.”

The author is appalled that a lawsuit settlement by a major corporation, which is an everyday occurrence in this country, has not made it into the national news  Apparently, the author just arrived in the US, and he does not realize that a settlement by a large corporation is not an admission of a crime committed.  It just means that settlement is much cheaper for the corporation than  lengthy litigation.  This little convenience is often exploited by disgruntled employees and serves as an end goal of many Hollywood marriages.

Now Keehner throws down the math:

“While basic arithmetic would indicate that $4.5 million is greater than $950, media have demonstrated that the question isn’t how much is being stolen, but who it is being stolen from.”

We all know that Walgreens is a very evil corporation that steals paychecks from its workers.  They deserve all the shoplifting they get – right?

So does Neuman Marcus that had their Union Square store ransacked just a few weeks ago. Neuman Marcus is a wealthy retailer owned by white people, and that means automatically they have been horribly mistreating their employees, especially people of color.

And don’t get me started on Louis Vuitton – a luxury retailer that just suffered 100K worth of damage in a posh town of Palo Alto.  Residents of Palo Alto who can afford to live in multi-million dollar houses must not complain about “petty theft” – if they want to be friends with the New York Times, of course.

Wait for it…Keehner’s big finish:

“San Francisco is a city that falls far short in caring for the homeless population, with pervasive poverty, particularly among people of color.”

Well, at least Gavin Newsom is trying.

“California Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday signed what his office described as “the largest funding and reform package for housing and homelessness” in the state’s history, directing $12 billion over two years into services focusing on “behavioral health housing and solutions to tent encampments.”

“To the extent people want to come here for new beginnings and all income levels, that’s part of the California dream and we have a responsibility to accommodate and enliven and inspire and the California dream is still alive and well.”

The author of the article would be happy if the media stopped covering “alleged” skyrocketing crime in San Francisco, and devoted more time to Governor Newsom’s effort to drive law-abiding citizens out of California and flood the state with homeless people from all over the country, courtesy of a California taxpayer.

Now that is front-page news that would make the day of every Progressive California resident.

 RWR original article syndication source.

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Posted by Tatyana Larina

Tatyana Larina comes from my favorite work of poetry.  And that's the only time you'll see me quoting Wikipedia as a source.

I came to the US in 1991, lived in San Francisco for 5 years, and I have a Computer Science degree.  I worked in software industry for several years, later switching to a career of a full time mom, and I never looked back.

In my younger days, I wasn’t a conservative. That is not to say that I was ever a liberal – I was not anything at all. I had no idea that there were such concepts as “conservative” and “liberal”. I did not pay attention to politics at all, and the most political knowledge you would get out of me would be who the US President was, and even for that you had to catch me on the right day.
My first introduction to politics was during the second Israeli intifada in 2002. Unspeakable violence erupted in Israel. Every day dozens of people were killed. Even though I didn’t follow politics, that deeply affected me. I felt sad, frustrated, and powerless. And one night, I happened to stumble on an MSNBC program called “Alan Keyes is making sense.” He was talking passionately about Israel and the violence, and he addressed my feelings very well.  Since that evening, I turned on Alan Keyes every night, and by his commentary he was able to take away some of the frustration and anger that I had. It was like a nightly therapy session.
Feeling intrigued after watching Alan Keyes, I wondered what else MSNBC had in store. I switched through the channels, and low and behold, I found Scarborough Country. Right off, Joe Scarborough wasn’t what he is today at all. He was a solid conservative (as I now understand), making common sense conservative points. I found him interesting and engaging. Opposing liberalism had not entered my mind at that time. I still didn’t know anything about liberalism. It was just the things he said sounded very common sense and worthwhile to me. Imagine that at some point, MSNBC had a conservative host on the air. Crazy times, ha?
Exploring my new political universe, I switched through more channels, and one night I found FOX. O’Reilly Factor was on. From the very first night, I was hooked. I abandoned Scarborough. O’Reilly was not just common sense – he was aggressive, and he was a fighter. He was Scarborough on steroids. He wasn’t just talking – he was taking on what he thought to be wrong and unjust. Ever since the first time, and until untimely end of Bill’s FOX career, I don’t think I ever missed one Factor.
For forming my political views, and my ability to formulate them, I have to give special credit to three people: Charles Krauthammer, Bill O’Reilly, and Greg Guttfeld.  To Charles - philosophy.  To Bill - realistic and pragmatic approach to politics.  To Greg - realization that a good joke will change more minds than a long lecture.
And for everything else, thanks to my family.

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