Which side are you on?
By: Andrea Trapani
The increasing furor over the health care debate has been fueled in large part by the media coverage surrounding it. While there are diverging views on what the definition of “media” is and what its role should be, the common denominator is that it serves as the vehicle to keep the public informed. And that they are doing.
Most media outlets are viewed as either liberal or conservative, depending on their views. In this particular case that tag has never been clearer. Take the town meetings as one small example. The liberal media is claiming that these meetings are turning into mini-riots as conservatives show up with guns and Hitler posters. The conservative media is saying that the meetings are being staged, and only those who agree with the politician and his or her view of the proposed plan are being allowed access and to ask questions.
At the end of the day, each side has the stage to make their case and it is left to us to make our own decision. That’s what defines a democracy, right?
By the way, if you doubted there could be an objective voice that takes an unbiased view and attempts to define the issues without an opinion, I think I actually found one.