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I Need A Conservative Television News Network
The Reality Check ^ | 03/16/2006 | Edward L. Daley

Posted on 03/16/2006 8:27:25 AM PST by sr4402

Every morning I log onto the worldwide web, not because I'm a computer geek, but because I want to understand what's going on in the world. I've long since turned my back on the print media for accurate and timely news reporting, and it's getting to the point where I can't even bring myself to watch a televised news broadcasts anymore, simply because tv networks can't seem to report on much of anything these days without insulting my intelligence with some sort of politically correct blather.

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I need a television news network that doesn't slip misleading statements like "after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks... Muslims were often targeted for violence" (1) into its war-related news coverage, for no apparent reason other than to insinuate that Americans are prone to the same sort of religious-based, reactionary violence that the citizens of many Middle Eastern countries regularly engage in.

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Lord, please give me a Conservative Network that doesn't bear false witness and slander so that your truth and justice can get out without suppression, in Jesus Name!
1 posted on 03/16/2006 8:27:29 AM PST by sr4402
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To: sr4402

Yep. A real Conservative network would clean the Junk Media's clock. Fox News is only left Leftist then the rest not Conservative


2 posted on 03/16/2006 8:28:48 AM PST by MNJohnnie (Are you not entertained? Are you NOT entertained? Is this not what you came here for?)
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To: sr4402

Yup. Fox jumped the shark a long time age. I just get all my news from FR now.


3 posted on 03/16/2006 8:29:28 AM PST by Politicalmom (Must I use a sarcasm tag?)
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To: sr4402

Lord, please give me a Conservative Network that doesn't bear false witness and slander so that your truth and justice can get out without suppression, in Jesus Name!



The 700 club has a news portion, you might like it.


4 posted on 03/16/2006 8:29:47 AM PST by trubluolyguy (Islam is a Cult of Death that has been infiltrated by a few non-violent believers.)
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To: sr4402

I don't want "conservative" news. I want the friggin' news, not cheerleading. If the conservatives screw up, I want to hear about it.


5 posted on 03/16/2006 8:30:36 AM PST by Living Free in NH
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To: sr4402
Lord, please give me a Conservative Network that doesn't bear false witness

I'd be happy with a network that just reported the truth; left, right or otherwise.

6 posted on 03/16/2006 8:31:11 AM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: sr4402

You have one, and it's run by Pat Robertson.

Coimplain to him.


7 posted on 03/16/2006 8:31:31 AM PST by Wombat101 (Islam: Turning everything it touches to Shi'ite since 632 AD...)
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To: sr4402

I'd be really, really happy to find a news network that didn't have any bias in either direction. Now that would be useful.


8 posted on 03/16/2006 8:31:49 AM PST by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: sr4402
I can't even bring myself to watch a televised news broadcasts anymore

What's the point of watching teevee news anyway? If you follow news on the net, by the time you get home from work it's OLD news. I sometimes tune into Brit's show around 6:40, just to check out the panel for fun. But that's opinion, not news. In fact, I believe that one thing Fox does better than anyone else is sell opinion as entertainment. They seem to understand that that's what news/political junkies want. The panel is like a little piece of the old Brinkley show, 5 nights a week. If I were a rival network, the first thing I would do is copy the panel. The next thing I would do is quit pretending your hosts don't have an agenda. Just sell the agenda for what it is. But that's just my opinion, I could be wrong.

9 posted on 03/16/2006 8:33:38 AM PST by Huck (I only type lol when I am really lol.)
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To: MineralMan

I know people will disagree with me, but I think CSPAN is as close as you can get to bias-free political coverage. No one else gives you so much of the thing itself, unedited.


11 posted on 03/16/2006 8:34:58 AM PST by Huck (I only type lol when I am really lol.)
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To: sr4402

Say what you want, Fox Cable News is the better than anything else.


12 posted on 03/16/2006 8:35:01 AM PST by Old Seadog (Inside every old person is a young person saying "WTF happened?".)
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To: MineralMan
I'd be really, really happy to find a news network that didn't have any bias in either direction. Now that would be useful.

Such a thing does not exist. The closest I've found is NPR, which at least tries to have equally biased people - at least on Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

Between those news shows and the Wall St. Journal, I get a pretty balanced view of things.

13 posted on 03/16/2006 8:36:25 AM PST by jude24 ("The Church is a harlot, but she is my mother." - St. Augustine)
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To: Living Free in NH
Bravo!

"Given the choice between government and a free and independent press, I would consistently prefer the latter."
-Thomas Jefferson


14 posted on 03/16/2006 8:37:01 AM PST by Crispus Attucks Patriot (The first to give his life for your liberty was a Black man!)
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To: sr4402

It would be nice to have a network that talks about liberal ideas as "controversial" and describes the ACLU and CAIR as "far-left" and so on. We may have to put up our own money and create a public broadcasting system on FM radio for starters. Grab up some of these Christian FM stations on the educational band that may just happen to run out of fundraising money sometime and have to sell. "Freedom Public Radio" or something like that. A TV operation would probably start with a satellite dish somewhere and very little else except short updates satellite fed to willing low power or Christian type TV stations. It takes a lot of money. That's why so much news is like tabloid, because it draws audience and ad revenue.


15 posted on 03/16/2006 8:37:06 AM PST by Nextrush (The Chris Matthews Band: "I get high..I get high...I get high..McCain.")
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To: sr4402

It would be nice to have a network that talks about liberal ideas as "controversial" and describes the ACLU and CAIR as "far-left" and so on. We may have to put up our own money and create a public broadcasting system on FM radio for starters. Grab up some of these Christian FM stations on the educational band that may just happen to run out of fundraising money sometime and have to sell. "Freedom Public Radio" or something like that. A TV operation would probably start with a satellite dish somewhere and very little else except short updates satellite fed to willing low power or Christian type TV stations. It takes a lot of money. That's why so much news is like tabloid, because it draws audience and ad revenue.


16 posted on 03/16/2006 8:37:17 AM PST by Nextrush (The Chris Matthews Band: "I get high..I get high...I get high..McCain.")
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To: sr4402
We used to have one.

But then Fox News sold out, too.

17 posted on 03/16/2006 8:37:25 AM PST by Lazamataz (We beat the Soviet Union, then we became them.)
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To: Living Free in NH

I'm with you. News without bias is the highest standard we can hope for...not news with a conservative slant.


18 posted on 03/16/2006 8:37:32 AM PST by Junior_G
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To: Living Free in NH

I don't want "conservative" news. I want the friggin' news, not cheerleading.
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ding ding, we have a winner!


19 posted on 03/16/2006 8:38:05 AM PST by dmz
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To: Politicalmom
Yup. Fox jumped the shark a long time age. I just get all my news from FR now.

FreeRepublic is my best source of unreported news and the news which the lamestream chooses not to reveal to us. I.E. context and history.

I am all over the Internet these days and wouldn't have imagined doing that 30 years ago. Back then I read the papers and watched the Evening news religiously. Now you couldn't pay me to do so.

I long for news that doesn't bear false witness, slander and embroilment. The lamestream is all into coercion and trying to make us take their viewpoint and assume we are morons and can't think for ourselves.

Yes, please, one of you that wants to make some really big bucks... Go out and outdo FOX with a Conservative Network. Please, Please!

20 posted on 03/16/2006 8:38:39 AM PST by sr4402
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To: Old Seadog
Say what you want, Fox Cable News is the better than anything else.

I used to love Fox News; but their sensationalism really turned me off. They would blather on about attractive missing women 24x7 if they could get away with it.

21 posted on 03/16/2006 8:40:16 AM PST by Junior_G
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To: trubluolyguy
The 700 club has a news portion, you might like it.

I think I better revise my prayer. Lord give me a Reformed Conservative Network. One that doesn't go outside your parameters.

22 posted on 03/16/2006 8:40:37 AM PST by sr4402
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To: jude24

There is NOTHING on NPR that could possibly balance Daniel Schorr. However, point taken and I almost always listen to Morning Edition and Weekend Edition. I go through several portable radios doing it, but I still listen. (I need to find a foam covered radio that doesn't shatter when I throw it at the wall when I hear Daniel's tomes.)


23 posted on 03/16/2006 8:40:51 AM PST by Yo-Yo (USAF, TAC, 12th AF, 366 TFW, 366 MG, 366 CRS, Mtn Home AFB, 1978-81)
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To: sr4402

I want real news, no bias either way. I think i am smart enough to make my own interpretation.


24 posted on 03/16/2006 8:42:14 AM PST by Toby06 (Jail employers of illegal immigrants.)
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To: The_Victor
The way to a conservative network starts with taking away one of the major's licenses. This would entail attending FCC license renewal hearings and demonstrating that the network is not serving the public interest.

The following is the mission statement of the organization Accuracy in Media: "Accuracy In Media is a nonprofit, grassroots citizens watchdog of the news media that critiques botched and bungled news stories and sets the record straight on important issues that have received slanted coverage."

Wouldn't you think an organization like this would be interested in coaching and sending a group of citizens to testify at an FCC hearing for the renewal of say, ABC's television license? Or does Accuracy in Media simply want to continue talking about the problem and not solve it? Reminds me of the Black "Leadership" in this country.

25 posted on 03/16/2006 8:44:25 AM PST by nygoose
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To: sr4402

I need a conservative national newspaper.


26 posted on 03/16/2006 8:44:46 AM PST by Libertina
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To: trubluolyguy
The 700 club has a news portion, you might like it.

But to get to it you have to put up with Pat Robertson. *sigh*

27 posted on 03/16/2006 8:44:52 AM PST by Bluegrass Conservative
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To: sr4402
I think the problem is, we don't want "news".

We want information.

I don't only want to hear what is a good story. I want a site that will give me all the information available on a topic. If they're covering Iraq, then tell me all the good and all the bad things that have happened over there.

"News" is people selling interesting stories. An industry that will always exist, cuz people like interesting stories.

But there is *also* room for an industry that delivers information to people. For the moment, that is only the internet. Maybe that will always be true, I don't know.

28 posted on 03/16/2006 8:45:37 AM PST by Dominic Harr
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To: The_Victor
"I'd be happy with a network that just reported the truth; left, right or otherwise."

I'm with you!!

29 posted on 03/16/2006 8:46:06 AM PST by malia
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To: Junior_G
I used to love Fox News; but their sensationalism really turned me off. They would blather on about attractive missing women 24x7 if they could get away with it.

Sadly, that's what sells. And, don't forget, all news stations are businesses. The bottom line is the most important story.

30 posted on 03/16/2006 8:46:52 AM PST by Bluegrass Conservative
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To: Yo-Yo
Milwaukee sells a fairly rugged radio. I've had this one about a year, and it's still kicking. Amazing for my gorilla crew!


31 posted on 03/16/2006 8:47:08 AM PST by Toby06 (Jail employers of illegal immigrants.)
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To: Toby06
I want real news, no bias either way. I think i am smart enough to make my own interpretation.

The networks (CBS, NBC, ABC) used to claim being unbiased, but they weren't. Bias is inherent with the writer. I would rather have someone identity their biases than be lied to about it.

Thus there should be an attempt at a truly liberal network, one that admits it's purpose is to make America into a socialistic state ruled by elite judges. Heck, I think it would go the way of Err America, but at least they could be honest about it.

32 posted on 03/16/2006 8:47:19 AM PST by sr4402
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To: Crispus Attucks Patriot

The problem is, we don't have a "free and independent press." It is dominated by Liberals.

As a former journalism student, we learned how to report the facts...the Five Ws. However, the last W, "Why," has become the center of all reporting and is open to opinion. Facts don't mean anything. The "News" these days is nothing but a serious of editorials. There is also an extreme biaz in "selective" reporting.

As a Conservative, I'll take the facts, period. If the truth is reported, we win.


33 posted on 03/16/2006 8:47:51 AM PST by rightinthemiddle (The Liberals/Media Hate Us Just as Much as They Hate Bush.)
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To: Living Free in NH
I don't want "conservative" news. I want the friggin' news, not cheerleading. If the conservatives screw up, I want to hear about it.

Conservative news is "the friggin" news. If Republican or conservative lawmakers are found to be corrupt, such a news station would have no problem reporting it.

34 posted on 03/16/2006 8:49:32 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (None genuine without my signature)
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To: sr4402

Forget about it, with all of our MSM carring huge Arab investments they will lick their masters boots/sandels. And we thought the ports were a big deal.


35 posted on 03/16/2006 8:49:43 AM PST by fella (Respect does not equal fear unless your a tyrant.)
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To: jude24
All Things Considered.

Used to listen to that while I lived in the D.C. Area, then when It came on with it's little diddy, I would say with them, "All things Liberal Considered"... dah dah dah.

36 posted on 03/16/2006 8:51:23 AM PST by sr4402
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To: Bluegrass Conservative
And, don't forget, all news stations are businesses. The bottom line is the most important story.

So true. I was once an intern at KOMO TV news in Seattle. One of my tasks was to listen to the activity on the police scanners and to be especially on the lookout for anything related to dead children or babies. No joke.

37 posted on 03/16/2006 8:54:39 AM PST by Junior_G
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To: rightinthemiddle
Facts don't mean anything.

Oh they mean a lot when they disprove a story. Like Dan Rather and the National Guard Documents or Jason Blair little affair with the New York Times.

It seems to me the lamestream media is doing a lot of ignoring the facts when it suits them and the liberal agenda.

38 posted on 03/16/2006 8:54:42 AM PST by sr4402
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To: Bluegrass Conservative

But to get to it you have to put up with Pat Robertson. *sigh*




Agreed. Pat should have retired years ago and not go out of his way to heap embarrassment upon the Christian Right.


39 posted on 03/16/2006 8:59:24 AM PST by trubluolyguy (Islam is a Cult of Death that has been infiltrated by a few non-violent believers.)
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To: MNJohnnie

Fox doesn't claim to be conservative, and it isn't. What it does differently is that it presents both sides -- all sides -- fairly, letting people from different persepctives speak for themselves. That makes it vastly more conservative than any other network. The rest are liberal propaganda machines.


40 posted on 03/16/2006 9:01:37 AM PST by TBP
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To: Living Free in NH

If the conservatives screw up, I want to hear about it.




Unsatisfiable traitor. ;o) (It was a joke. when you look at me like that, it was a joke."


41 posted on 03/16/2006 9:01:59 AM PST by trubluolyguy (Islam is a Cult of Death that has been infiltrated by a few non-violent believers.)
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To: sr4402

Give me a network that doesn't devote several hours every day to Natalee Holloway and other such stories.


42 posted on 03/16/2006 9:03:03 AM PST by TBP
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To: jude24

NPR?


National People's Radio?


43 posted on 03/16/2006 9:04:31 AM PST by trubluolyguy (Islam is a Cult of Death that has been infiltrated by a few non-violent believers.)
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To: sr4402

I am in the same boat...I do not watch ANY television...unless my wife asks me to watch something with her,which I will only do if it is a movie or a special. No news, no sitcoms, no 60 Minutes or Today Show BS.

I get all my news from the Internet, and...FR...:)


44 posted on 03/16/2006 9:05:01 AM PST by rlmorel ("Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does." Whittaker Chambers)
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To: Nextrush

There have been radio networks like that. Liberty Works Radio Network was one. But you had to tune it in on hte Net in most places.

The people who ran LWRN would love to get it back on the air. But they need money to do so. If anyone would like to help them, I'm sure they'd appreciate it.


45 posted on 03/16/2006 9:06:26 AM PST by TBP
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To: Yo-Yo
There is NOTHING on NPR that could possibly balance Daniel Schorr.

And NPR doesn't even make the effort. Nazi Pinko Radio is so transparently a Far Left propaganda outfit that I am surprised that even liberals listen to it anymore.

46 posted on 03/16/2006 9:09:11 AM PST by TBP
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To: dmz
I don't want "conservative" news. I want the friggin' news, not cheerleading.

I don't want ANY news ... I could care less what's going on in the world. I'll just read FR.

... do I need a sarc. tag???? ;o)

47 posted on 03/16/2006 9:09:45 AM PST by MaDeuce (Do it to them, before they do it to you! (MaDuce = M2HB .50 BMG))
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To: Libertina

Try the Washington Times National Edition.


48 posted on 03/16/2006 9:10:34 AM PST by TBP
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To: MaDuce

I don't want ANY news ... I could care less what's going on in the world
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LOL.

at least you didn't suggest that you get everything you need from American Idol.


49 posted on 03/16/2006 9:12:07 AM PST by dmz
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To: sr4402
The networks (CBS, NBC, ABC) used to claim being unbiased, but they weren't. Bias is inherent with the writer. I would rather have someone identity their biases than be lied to about it.

The problem, though, is that in the mainstream media they all have the same bias. If they had some reporters who were liberal, some who were conservative, some who were libertarian, all trying to check it at the door as much as humanly possible, then they would have a fair, balanced, even-handed news operation. Instaed, they just hire liberals and Far Lefties.

50 posted on 03/16/2006 9:12:59 AM PST by TBP
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