Equal Treatment

Wednesday's Example of Media Bias   —   Posted on August 29, 2012

From a post by OpinionJournal.com’s editor James Taranto (original post date 8/23/12):
“NBC News unsuccessfully went back to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to request an interview for this week’s prime-time special on the Mormon faith,” the Associated Press reports:

The newsmagazine’s [“Rock Center”] producers thought it worthwhile to examine the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on the eve of one of its members becoming the Republican nominee for president. During the hour, correspondent Harry Smith does a piece on why Mormons are so successful in business and tours a Salt Lake City warehouse where a huge amount of supplies is kept for the needy. . . .

“What we set out to do very broadly is not an hour on Mitt Romney but an hour about the religion that has played a very important role in shaping who he is,” [executive producer] Hartman said Wednesday.

That sounds fine, but do you remember NBC’s 2008 prime-time special exploring the views of Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ and its pastor, Jeremiah Wright? Neither do we.