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ABC News Admits Press Liberal, Hates Bush
NewsMax.com ^ | 2/10/04 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff

Posted on 02/10/2004 11:25:22 PM PST by kattracks

It’s rare when the major media admit to their liberal bias.

When CBS correspondent Bernard Goldberg revealed that his network – and all the others – were liberal, it came as a shock to his colleagues.

As Goldberg noted, the liberal press had been talking to themselves for so long, they all believed that every other sane person shared their views. Republicans, the NRA and pro-lifers were all wackos.

On Tuesday, ABCNews.com made some confessions of their own – confessions that are as profound as Goldberg’s.

On the ABC site's must-read "The Note" section, prepared by the network's "political unit," was the following, and we quote verbatim:

"Like every other institution, the Washington and political press corps operate with a good number of biases and predilections.

"They include, but are not limited to, a near-universal shared sense that liberal political positions on social issues like gun control, homosexuality, abortion, and religion are the default, while more conservative positions are 'conservative positions.'

"They include a belief that government is a mechanism to solve the nation's problems; that more taxes on corporations and the wealthy are good ways to cut the deficit and raise money for social spending and don't have a negative affect on economic growth; and that emotional examples of suffering (provided by unions or consumer groups) are good ways to illustrate economic statistic stories. ...

"The press, by and large, does not accept President Bush's justifications for the Iraq war – in any of its WMD, imminent threat, or evil-doer formulations. It does not understand how educated, sensible people could possibly be wary of multilateral institutions or friendly, sophisticated European allies.

"It does not accept the proposition that the Bush tax cuts helped the economy by stimulating summer spending.

"It remains fixated on the unemployment rate.

"It believes President Bush is 'walking a fine line' with regards to the gay marriage issue, choosing between 'tolerance' and his 'right-wing base.'

"It still has a hard time understanding how, despite the drumbeat of conservative grass-top complaints about overspending and deficits, President Bush's base remains extremely and loyally devoted to him – and it looks for every opportunity to find cracks in that base.

"Of course, the swirling Joe Wilson and National Guard stories play right to the press's scandal bias – not to mention the bias towards process stories (grand juries produce ENDLESS process!).

"The worldview of the dominant media can be seen in every frame of video and every print word choice that is currently being produced about the presidential race."

Thank you, ABC News The Note, for your honesty. Also, please put a disclaimer at the bottom of "World News Tonight" declaring your bias – and put Bernard Goldberg back on your Christmas card list.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abcnews; bushhaters; ccrm; liberalmedia; mediabias; mediots
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1 posted on 02/10/2004 11:25:23 PM PST by kattracks
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To: kattracks
Wow.
2 posted on 02/10/2004 11:35:27 PM PST by DoughtyOne
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To: kattracks
The person(s) who wrote this will be gone by tomorrow....
3 posted on 02/10/2004 11:38:19 PM PST by freebilly
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To: kattracks
All the more reason for young CONSERVATIVE people to get into this profession.
4 posted on 02/10/2004 11:38:53 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Pray for America and Israel)
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To: kattracks
I suggest they recruit some bright young Coservative journalists to address the problem!

Nam Vet

5 posted on 02/10/2004 11:39:57 PM PST by Nam Vet
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To: DoughtyOne
http://abcnews.go.com/sections/politics/TheNote/TheNote.html

See "News Summary"
6 posted on 02/10/2004 11:45:01 PM PST by c-five
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To: c-five
Actually, I just got through copying that page to a file. I give ABC some credit in at least they are willing to admit to what has been common knowledge a couple of decades.
7 posted on 02/10/2004 11:54:45 PM PST by DoughtyOne
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To: c-five
Thanks for the link.
8 posted on 02/10/2004 11:55:07 PM PST by DoughtyOne
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To: Brad's Gramma
All the more reason for young CONSERVATIVE people to get into this profession.

I did - 20 years ago............got out of it partly because of this.......seriously considering going back to it, though......

9 posted on 02/11/2004 12:06:14 AM PST by Gabz (Smoke gnatzies: small minds buzzing in your business - SWAT'EM)
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To: kattracks
Jaw dropping ...
10 posted on 02/11/2004 12:17:43 AM PST by ThePythonicCow (Mooo !!!!)
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To: kattracks

11 posted on 02/11/2004 12:39:54 AM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("The Clintons have damaged our country. They have done it together, in unison." -- Peggy Noonan)
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To: kattracks
and it looks for every opportunity to find cracks in that base.

No kidding .. Really ???? /sarcasm>

OK .. what's the catch in ABC doing this???

12 posted on 02/11/2004 12:45:31 AM PST by Mo1 (" Do you want a president who injects poison into his skull for vanity?")
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To: kattracks
It almost sounds like ABC's making a joke. It doesn't sound serious.

that emotional examples of suffering (provided by unions or consumer groups) are good ways to illustrate economic statistic stories.

It does not understand how educated, sensible people could possibly be wary of multilateral institutions or friendly, sophisticated European allies.

It sounds over-the-top to me. Maybe I'm wrong...

13 posted on 02/11/2004 12:45:36 AM PST by inquest (The only problem with partisanship is that it leads to bipartisanship)
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To: Howlin; Dog; onyx
FYI Ping
14 posted on 02/11/2004 12:46:26 AM PST by Mo1 (" Do you want a president who injects poison into his skull for vanity?")
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To: kattracks
Kommie Kerry owes his entire career to the Leftist Media.

He is so vulnerable on the facts as to risk charges of treason.

This traitor is no friend of America.

But then again, neither are the media.
15 posted on 02/11/2004 12:49:36 AM PST by Stallone (Guess who Al Qaeda wants to be President?)
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To: kattracks
was their site hacked or something?
16 posted on 02/11/2004 12:53:11 AM PST by Humbug (please don't read this tag yet...it's not quite ready)
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To: Mo1
Admitting some of what we already know, BFD.

What do they plan to do about it? Answer: Not a damn thing.

17 posted on 02/11/2004 1:00:58 AM PST by onyx (Your secrets are safe with me and all my friends.)
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To: Miss Marple; Molly Pitcher; JohnHuang2; ohioWfan; Wphile; mystery-ak; MJY1288; MeekOneGOP; ...

18 posted on 02/11/2004 1:08:04 AM PST by kayak (Have you prayed for our President and our troops today?)
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To: kayak
Thanks for the ping, and G'morning to ya, my friend :-)
19 posted on 02/11/2004 1:12:49 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
Good morning to you, Your Excellency! .... :-)
20 posted on 02/11/2004 1:14:04 AM PST by kayak (Have you prayed for our President and our troops today?)
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