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Anger grows over media bias
the examiner ^ | 9/27/2012 | BY: FRANK VERNUCCIO

Posted on 09/27/2012 11:54:37 AM PDT by tobyhill

Anger is beginning to erupt nationwide over what many perceive to be media bias against Mitt Romney and other Republican or conservative-oriented candidates. The Media Research Center has consistently provided examples of bias against the Republican challenger to President Obama.

The bias extends beyond actual news reporting and includes the well-known proclivity of Hollywood to back leftist candidates, exemplified by the recent disclosures that funds would be provided to “push” a pro-Obama message on purely entertainment television shows. The incentive may well be a redundancy. Indeed, some broadcasts, David Letterman being a prime example, already sound like humorous infomercials on behalf of the president.

The heightened level of anger is thought to have sprung from several recent incidents, although lingering resentment over exceptionally pro-Obama sentiments, particularly on television news broadcasts, remain from the 2008 election. A prime example often cited by critics is MSNBC’s Chris Mathews admission that he gets “a thrill up his leg” when he hears Obama speak.

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KEYWORDS: 2012; corruption; democrats; dncmedia; enemedia; fraud; liberalmedia; mediabias; mediacorruption; msm; obamedia; pravdamedia

1 posted on 09/27/2012 11:54:51 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

the simple answer is to just have some conservative billionaire buy CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS and fire everyone, then fix this mess.


2 posted on 09/27/2012 11:56:10 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I’ve been saying that for years....


3 posted on 09/27/2012 11:57:05 AM PDT by Nabber
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To: TexasFreeper2009
the simple answer is to just have some conservative billionaire buy CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS and fire everyone

My dream has been to purchase MSNBC, fire everyone, then broadcast an empty desk for about 48 hours before switching over to my new network.

Maybe I'd spray paint "tea party!" or something like that across the front of Rachel Maddow's former desk.

Even if I were the billionaire, I'd do the spray painting myself.
4 posted on 09/27/2012 12:00:03 PM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: TexasFreeper2009
the simple answer is to just have some conservative billionaire buy CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS and fire everyone, then fix this mess.

The trouble is, as the old saying goes, a rich conservative will buy an NFL team, while a rich liberal will buy a newspaper.

5 posted on 09/27/2012 12:00:59 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

THAT would be GREAT! It won’t happen though of course.

Instead, why don’t we just boycott them and their sponsors and let them know what we are doing. Surely there are things they sell we can do without altogether?

I don’t watch them so I don’t know who to boycott and they don’t publish lists.

I should think a few months would break them from sucking eggs.

Isn’t it time to fight and hurt the enemy? Isn’t it time to quit being compassionate? Can’t we be ruthless and punishing without stooping? Don’t we have rights, conviction and a spine?


6 posted on 09/27/2012 12:03:00 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: tobyhill

There is no media bias.

If you stupid racist, sexist, homophobic Tea Baggers in Flyover country were smarter, you’d realize that.

/sarc(?)


7 posted on 09/27/2012 12:03:15 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: tobyhill
I do not have a problem with open partisans like Matthews being biased.

I DO have a problem with bias by reporters and editors of news. And this kind of bias is rampant.

8 posted on 09/27/2012 12:04:02 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: tobyhill
we notice that Jeopardy often has loving questions about bammy or his witchy wife....

number one rule in our house:..whoever has the remote, must be ready to mute it instantly for any bammy reference....

9 posted on 09/27/2012 12:05:17 PM PDT by cherry
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To: tobyhill

I have to believe that if 60 percent of people polled don’t trust the media, then 60 person of those same folks polled will vote for Romney.


10 posted on 09/27/2012 12:08:59 PM PDT by DallasDeb (usafa06mom)
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To: tobyhill
What part do we all play in contributing to these media hacks, hollyweirdo's, rapgangbangers, late nite, ever failing Johnny Carson wannabes.

How do we support these corrupters of American Freedoms and moral values, and we do support them as do our children in purchasing power. (by the way, our children get their money from the parents), accountable parents?

We have the power to bring their down their regime.

11 posted on 09/27/2012 12:09:23 PM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: tobyhill

I’ll believe the claims of no bias by lamestream media the moment they start referring to those who support the family ‘Traditional marriage supporters.’


12 posted on 09/27/2012 12:11:19 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: skeeter

I have a problem with Matthews. Though Hannity is partisan, he at least has facts to back up most of what he says. Matthews just cried “racial codewords!” with no evidence at all. He also blatantly lies on TV. “I live in a black neighborhood!”... with a 98.5 population of whites. And what about Ed Schultz who called Ingraham a “right wing slut”. He should have been fired for that.


13 posted on 09/27/2012 12:11:37 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Ahhhm... Trump. He could do it. I don’t think he has the money though. Glenn Beck maybe, if he can find the funding. I’ve thought that the weak sister CBS might be amenable to a hostile takeover.


14 posted on 09/27/2012 12:13:24 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Spriiingtime for islam, and tyranny. Winter for US and frieeends. . .)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
the simple answer is to just have some conservative billionaire buy CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS and fire everyone, then fix this mess.

In the meantime, maybe someone will kick Chrissy Matthews' ass. Since they are slow learners it probably wouldn't solve the problem, but it would put a big smile on my face!

15 posted on 09/27/2012 12:14:06 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO GTFO!)
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To: mmichaels1970

I would buy PMSNBC, but I wouldn’t fire everyone. I’d have Maddow bring me my coffee and pick up my dry cleaning. Matthews can wash my car and cut my grass. All on the air, of course.


16 posted on 09/27/2012 12:17:10 PM PDT by henkster (With Carter, the embassy staff was still alive.)
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To: Viennacon
I should clarify - I think Matthews is a clown who's presence in media is socially corrosive. But He's not passing himself off as an objective source of unfiltered news, so people can laugh his comments off as the rantings of a batsh*t left winger.

My problem is with the arm of journalism who, passing themselves off as objective, set the context for rest of us by selective reporting and more & more often outright deception.

17 posted on 09/27/2012 12:17:59 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: TexasFreeper2009

“the simple answer is to just have some conservative billionaire buy CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS and fire everyone, then fix this mess”

That would never get past the F.C.C.


18 posted on 09/27/2012 12:20:05 PM PDT by Holly_P
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To: cherry

Today on the local noon news, they announced that the NFL referees would work tonight’s game. The first thing out of the announcer’s mouth was “President 0bama hails it as a great day for America.” Like he had $h!+ to do with it! So much for my lunch appetite. This is so unbelievably over the top; now I know what it was like to live in Stalin’s USSR. Everything good flows from the generosity of Dear Leader. Event the sun shines more brightly on him.


19 posted on 09/27/2012 12:20:20 PM PDT by henkster (With Carter, the embassy staff was still alive.)
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To: mmichaels1970

Only after I reminded them that I owned their contracts and made them read my news and my spin word for word and only my words.

Then I would give them offices in broom closets at some affiliate station is Chicken Squat, Mississippi and make them read the farm report, set their hours from 0200 to 1100 every-other-day, make them punch a clock and find a way to make them in breach of contract so I could terminate them for cause and without further payment.

Getting even isn’t good enough for me.


20 posted on 09/27/2012 12:22:49 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: tobyhill
I believe that the now-blatant Bias in the media is a good thing, as it's got people so pissed off, they'll do the OPPOSITE of what they're told to do (told to vote for Democrats/Socialists/Progressives/Communists).

That is, those who actually can THINK, and are not couch potatoes who actually BELIEVE TV and Hollywood.

Those who are parasitic and dependent on handouts; they vote (D) religiously, so they are un-affected by "news".

21 posted on 09/27/2012 12:24:54 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: tobyhill

>>> “Anger is beginning to erupt nationwide over what many perceive to be media bias ....”

Really? ... Just begun?


22 posted on 09/27/2012 12:30:38 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: cherry
Yeah on NBC it goes something like this; "Tonights top story is about Mitt Romney's new vague attack ad about the President Barak Obama(no video). Here now is Obams ad refuting these claims (full ad played to national audience).

Just reporting both sides.
23 posted on 09/27/2012 12:35:41 PM PDT by John 3_19-21 (Obama's biggest challenge in this election; reality.)
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To: cherry

I enjoy Jeopardy but the uber-presence of the Mooch lately has really pissed me off. I sent a letter but that’s worse than useless. I think they keep track of how many letters like mine they get and the highest number for any show gets a reward of some kind.


24 posted on 09/27/2012 12:36:01 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: tobyhill

It’s all just a game to sell the story. Just wait, later this week or next week fox news will talk about a small rise in the polls, ABC and CBS will start talking about a come-back. The rest of the media will smell the story in the air about Mitt’s amazing comeback. The story sells, media makes money. In the end polls are back to the truth, media reporting slightly liberal (instead of the uber liberal). And suddenly, even though nothing changed, they have an actual story to sell in this campaign. And the close finish that sells Newspapers (if anyone still bought newspapers)


25 posted on 09/27/2012 12:40:29 PM PDT by HenryArmitage (it was not meant that we should voyage far.)
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To: tobyhill

My approach is very direct:

1) I first call the media outlet and inform them that I have taken exception to their position and will be boycotting their advertisers;

2) I next call the companies who purchase advertising on said media outlet and ask if they believe/support the liberal drivel I just had to endure;

3) I then inform the company that I will not be buying their product/service as I judge people by the company they keep.

The responses I get vary, but I’ve learned there are a lot of things I can live without.

Bottom line is, even liberal media outlets have to cover their costs and this is accomplished chiefly through advertising revenue. If the customer is unhappy, the advertiser should likewise be unhappy (that is, if they have any sense).


26 posted on 09/27/2012 12:45:44 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Re-distribute my work ethic, not my wealth.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

[ the simple answer is to just have some conservative billionaire buy CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS and fire everyone, then fix this mess. ]

Better....... Buy ONE of them fix “IT” provide FOX News some competition and make himself a Billion for the effort.. if not a Billion a few hundred million then..

Oh! and buy controlling interest in one or two of the others.. or even a piece of the pie..


27 posted on 09/27/2012 12:50:09 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: tobyhill

“Anger Grows . . . “

Impotent anger.


28 posted on 09/27/2012 1:07:38 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

It won’t happen, and it won’t be from lack of money. Newsweek sold out to The Daily Beast for $1.00 rather than risk selling to a conservative. They will literally gouge out their eyes before allowing a conservative to take over their operation.


29 posted on 09/27/2012 1:19:20 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Arm_Bears

If you don’t have an Arbitron box, it doesn’t matter what you say.


30 posted on 09/27/2012 1:32:49 PM PDT by esoxmagnum (The rats have been trained to pull the D voting lever to get their little food pellet)
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To: tobyhill

The media deliberately and intentionally presented a fake picture of the current occupant of the Oval Office. They deliberately painted him as a moderate, kind, non-partisan person, and deliberately hid the FACT that he is a communist, redistributionist, White-hater, Christianity-hater, jihadi-sympathizer, Jew-hater, atheist incompetent.


31 posted on 09/27/2012 1:35:06 PM PDT by I want the USA back (The media is completely irresponsible.)
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To: tobyhill

They should be constantly referred to as “The Corrupt Liberal Media”,CLM for short. The term “mainstream media’ is actually complementary to the leftist radicals who run that show. There is nothing “mainstream” about their hard left agenda.

Always using this term could be a powerful tactic if it became widespread and becomes a household word.

The Left understands the power of loaded terminology. ie, “homophobic” “undocumented immigrant” “gay” etc.

Imagine the heartburn of the likes of Chris Mathews if CLM went viral became a widespread term!

A simple tactic but it could do more exposing their corruption than dozens of articles like this one if it took off


32 posted on 09/27/2012 1:39:34 PM PDT by Uncle Lonny
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To: mmichaels1970

If I were a billionaire that would be worth it even if I lost money.

Just to fire that dike and the rest of the idiots on MSNBC


33 posted on 09/27/2012 1:47:56 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
the simple answer is to just have some conservative billionaire buy CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS and fire everyone, then fix this mess.

I guess you should ask, why don't they? Maybe they are not as unsatisfied as they let on.

Most probably don't remember how we got CNN in the first place. Ted tried to buy one of the networks and they all went into a tizzy that he would destroy the news integrity blah, blah, blah so they would not let him buy one, because he was too conservative.

34 posted on 09/27/2012 2:07:32 PM PDT by itsahoot (I'll write in Palin in 2012. That is 1 vote for Palin, 0 votes for Romney and Zer0 votes for Obama.)
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To: Viennacon
Though Hannity is partisan, he at least has facts to back up most of what he says.

All three of them.(facts he has)

35 posted on 09/27/2012 2:10:12 PM PDT by itsahoot (I'll write in Palin in 2012. That is 1 vote for Palin, 0 votes for Romney and Zer0 votes for Obama.)
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To: ichabod1
Glenn Beck maybe,

Blaze TV 212 on Dish. But he is an idiot that is too fat and cries a lot.

36 posted on 09/27/2012 2:12:20 PM PDT by itsahoot (I'll write in Palin in 2012. That is 1 vote for Palin, 0 votes for Romney and Zer0 votes for Obama.)
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To: Nabber

I think that there is a sizeable part of America that is finally realizing that the media which they depended upon for all of their lifetime has been boldly lying to them.

I think this will create a severe backlash in this election & in the coming years.

IOW- Payback is a bitch!!


37 posted on 09/27/2012 2:14:07 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Sequoyah101

I agree. We need to break them financially.


38 posted on 09/27/2012 2:50:36 PM PDT by DiogenesLamp (Partus Sequitur Patrem)
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To: skeeter
I do not have a problem with open partisans like Matthews being biased.

I DO have a problem with bias by reporters and editors of news. And this kind of bias is rampant.

I have long said, News anchors needs to have a text bar underneath them when they are speaking which says "Union Democrat from New York."

39 posted on 09/27/2012 2:53:02 PM PDT by DiogenesLamp (Partus Sequitur Patrem)
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To: tobyhill

For Alternatives to the media and Alternatives to rinos...I have been compiling list of hosts on radio to listen to:
Dr. Laurie Roth
http://therothshow.com/show-archives/
Steve Deace
http://stevedeace.com/podcast/
Rusty Humphries
http://www.trn1.com/xml/id/rusty/key/playf16f4e55648329f641fcc5ac7e81b3d6.xml
Dana Loesch
http://www.971talk.com/dana/podcast.aspx
Chris Plante
http://www.wmal.com/sectional.asp?id=35315
Jesse Lee Peterson
http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-jesse-peterson-radio-show/id256723743
People Need apple Itunes to download Jesse’s podcasts.
Roger Hedgecock
http://live.radioamerica.org/loudwater/feed.pl?tap=11

As for Mark Levin everybody knows about him. He has his own page of podcasts.
http://www.marklevinshow.com/rss/ilevin.xml

I was going to post Savage’s rss feed but alas he just left his syndicator TRN today just hours ago and I have found article on it, but basically his material was erased off the net podcast age.

Still trying to find others that are new to me besides the ones we already all know. Plus, Glenn Beck’s stuff requires membership as does Rush Limbaugh and Laura Ingraham. Laura locked her podcast page. Most of the free podcasted hosts have the ability to be downloaded on Itunes as well.


40 posted on 09/27/2012 5:45:44 PM PDT by Mozilla
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