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Complaining about media bias rises to a whole new level.

We're all used to conservatives complaining about liberal media bias, while nodding complacently at Fox news and the Wall Street Journal, with all their fairness and balance.  I bet you haven't heard any complaints about sports coverage yet though.

Instapunk takes it to the next level, explaining how the liberal media of New York slander Philedelphia sports teams (and fans) because Philadeplia teams compete with and often beat teams from New York state.

And exactly the same demographics apply. The center of MSM sports journalism is -- TA DA -- New York. Objective are they? No. No more than they are with national political issues. They're, uh, New Yorkers first and foremost. Better, smarter, just plain superior. Even if our two NFL teams both play their games in New Jersey. Probably why they're not as cool as we are.

Which explains the Tea Party coverage. Completely. Same parochial mindset. We're New Yorkers. Everybody else is full of shit.

What's the twist here? Maybe the rest of you can learn something about America from Philadelphia sports fans. Don't sigh. Listen. Learn. Most of what you think you know just ain't so.

Please drop by and mock this in the comment section.  If he gets an Instalanch, conservative complaints about the media may become more interesting by an order of magnitude, if not more plausible.

Originally posted to DavidfromNY on Sun Oct 03, 2010 at 06:04 PM PDT.

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  •  You might want to try a blockquote around (0+ / 0-)

    that section you've copied, just to make it clear that's not your own words (even though the entire section is hotlinked).  I had to read this a couple times in order to pull the gist out of your offering, admittedly.  But, I can be slow at times.

    There's been an accepted New York/Philadelphia rivalry for decades in football, baseball and hockey leagues - this person missed the Flyers fans, conveniently.  But, it's not hateful, just there due to geography.  The fans in Philadelphia actually rank the Dallas Cowboys as their most significant foe.

    Plus, the NY media eats its own - Yankees and Mets are mercilessly chewed to pieces on any given day during the season, before/after trades, etc.  Further, the Phillies are not the sole bane of the Mets - the Mets have traditional problems with other teams.

    And, Philadelphia sports team fan behavior is not misunderstood, I feel.  I was a fan, living in the area, for eight years before moving back to the NY sports region.

    Likewise, I was once a College Republican - lived the life, so to speak.  Teabaggers are just the more extreme forms of far-right Republicans, IMHO.  Now, I'm far removed from those years of cultural programming, but easily see the Teabaggers are being represented quite fairly in the traditional media - perhaps less negatively than they deserve, frankly.  They are not misunderstood, either.

    "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

    by wader on Sun Oct 03, 2010 at 08:10:05 PM PDT

  •  I'm just not feeling the brotherly love. n/t (0+ / 0-)

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