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Rush Limbaugh Live Thread Monday Dec 4th, 2006
Rush Limbaugh | 12-04-2006

Posted on 12/04/2006 8:24:04 AM PST by MNJohnnie

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1747605/posts

Communication Professor Examines Media Bias in President's Speeches Virginia Tech News ^ | 11/30/06 | Jean Elliott

Posted on 12/02/2006 5:28:58 PM CST by LS

BLACKSBURG, VA., November 30, 2006 -- Jim A. Kuypers, assistant professor of communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, reveals a disturbing world of media bias in his new book Bush's War: Media Bias and Justifications for War in a Terrorist Age (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 2006).

Convincingly and without resorting to partisan politics, Kuypers strongly illustrates in eight chapters “how the press failed America in its coverage on the War on Terror.” In each comparison, Kuypers “detected massive bias on the part of the press.” In fact, Kuypers calls the mainstream news media an “anti-democratic institution” in the conclusion.

“What has essentially happened since 9/11 has been that Bush has repeated the same themes, and framed those themes the same whenever discussing the War on Terror,” said Kuypers, who specializes in political communication and rhetoric. “Immediately following 9/11, the mainstream news media (represented by CBS, ABC, NBC, USA Today, New York Times, and Washington Post) did echo Bush, but within eight weeks it began to intentionally ignore certain information the president was sharing, and instead reframed the president's themes or intentionally introduced new material to shift the focus.”

This goes beyond reporting alternate points of view. “In short,” Kupyers explained, “if someone were relying only on the mainstream media for information, they would have no idea what the president actually said. It was as if the press were reporting on a different speech.”

The book is essentially a “comparative framing analysis.” Overall, Kuypers examined themes about 9-11 and the War on Terror that the President used, and compared them to the themes that the press used when reporting on what the president said.

“Framing is a process whereby communicators, consciously or unconsciously, act to construct a point of view that encourages the facts of a given situation to be interpreted by others in a particular manner,” notes Kuypers.

At the heart of each chapter are these questions: What did President Bush talk about, and how did he want us to think about it? What did the mainstream news media talk about following president Bush’s speeches, and how did they want us to think about it?

According to Arkansas State University’s Dennis W. White, a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, "This is a time of maximum danger for our country—a time of crisis. The American people historically turn to the President during these times for explanation, for comfort, and for exhortation to purpose. Yet, the President does not speak directly to the people. His speech is mediated; he speaks through the media, members of the media comment on presidential speech, and others comment on the comment. Jim Kuypers is the best in the business at explaining presidential crisis communication and its relationship to the media.”

"This is a skilled and thoughtful work of scholarship, well worth a careful reading,” said Stephen D. Cooper of Marshall University. “Kuypers's book is provocative in the best sense of the word: It can stimulate fresh thinking about presidential rhetoric and press reporting of it—which Kuypers shows can be two very different things.”

Kuypers, of Christiansburg, Va., received his Ph.D from Louisiana State University and both his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Florida State. He joined Virginia Tech's Department of Communication last year after having taught political communication for tens years at Dartmouth College


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The Alleged war atrocity that wasn't

michellemalkin.com ^ | December 04, 2006 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 12/04/2006 9:20:17 AM CST by WBL 1952

This morning, the New York Times' Tom Zeller--one of the few on the case--follows up his blog coverage with an article that calls for separating "hyperbole from horror." Unfortunately, Zeller's article doesn't succeed at doing so--and has left the impression that he is, as Lucianne.com writes, "sneering at the blogosphere." Left out of the article, as Allah notes, is Zeller's discovery that the NYTimes reporter in Iraq could not substantiate the story. Zeller published the little-noticed e-mail he received from Times reporter Ed Wong on his blog last week:

(Excerpt) Read more at michellemalkin.com ...

1 posted on 12/04/2006 8:24:09 AM PST by MNJohnnie
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To: Sensei Ern; EmilyGeiger; NonValueAdded; LibertyisSpecial; HOYA97; ICFN(ICan'tFixNothing); ...

Listen to Rush on Line.

http://www.jasoncann.org/radio.htm

http://radio.findanisp.com/radio-shows-on-air.php



2 posted on 12/04/2006 8:24:40 AM PST by MNJohnnie (I do not forgive Senator John McCain for helping destroy everything we built since 1980.)
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To: MNJohnnie

Morning Johnnie. Bush haters are in full force on the Bolton threads. Not his fault. The SENATE will not let it happen.


3 posted on 12/04/2006 8:28:02 AM PST by ChicagoConservative27
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To: MNJohnnie

I am not able to actually listen to Rush, but I am trying to understand whether the hypothesis of this book is that the media is genuinely falsely reporting or whether it is the job of the media to act as a megaphone for the President.

The former is bad, the latter is a false premise.

I certainly am no fan of the MSM, but it just plain isn't their job to echo the President. On the other hand, no news organization in the US seems capable of actually reporting facts without interjecting opinion.

Turn on CNN international and you would be surprised how different the reporting is from the US version.


4 posted on 12/04/2006 8:28:55 AM PST by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit (War is Peace__Freedom is Slavery__Ignorance is Strength)
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To: MNJohnnie
A lot to talk about today.

No wonder I have a "bah humbug" attitude today :-(

5 posted on 12/04/2006 8:30:56 AM PST by PogySailor (Media bias? What media bias)
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To: MNJohnnie

Thanks pal


6 posted on 12/04/2006 8:32:18 AM PST by lormand (I sell taglines such as this one - PayPal accepted)
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To: MNJohnnie

Monday - RUSH - Hooray!


7 posted on 12/04/2006 8:35:25 AM PST by Enterprise (Let's not enforce laws that are already on the books, let's just write new laws we won't enforce.)
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To: ChicagoConservative27
What do you make of this:

Drudge: George Mitchell said to be 'on short list' for UN ambassador...

They cannot be serious. That is disastrous.

8 posted on 12/04/2006 8:36:07 AM PST by MaestroLC ("Let him who wants peace prepare for war."--Vegetius, A.D. Fourth Century)
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To: MaestroLC

I don't know the full details of it. We shall wait and see.


9 posted on 12/04/2006 8:36:48 AM PST by ChicagoConservative27
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To: MNJohnnie
Morning MNJ and thanks for the thread,that was some piece by Victor David Hanson really good.
10 posted on 12/04/2006 8:41:10 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: MaestroLC

George Mitchell =RIH


11 posted on 12/04/2006 8:42:17 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: MNJohnnie

Morning


12 posted on 12/04/2006 8:46:28 AM PST by kcbc2001
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
The job of the press is to accurately report the facts. It is not interject the journalists or the editors own opinions on what the President says. It is this arrogant disregard of facts that do NOT validate their own arrogant self regard that makes modern Journalist figurers of mockery for any thinking individual. The point of this book is to point out to the arrogant fools how far reality is from even a nodding acquaintance with journalistic ethics.

What the "News Media" has been doing more and more the last decade is openly distorting, misleading and at time knowingly lying to present their own personal opinions on the issue as news. For example, the Xing out of Cheney's face by CNN during a speech, using only 6 words out of a 3 sentence explanation by a National Guard General during Hurricane Katerina, dropping all context and publishing only one sentence in the initial reporting on the Iraq NIE etc etc etc etc etc etc etc.

The "News" media is acting as a propaganda front NOT as an honest broker of information. It selectively picks and chooses which sentence to report. At time it selectively edits things to present a wholly fraudulent image of what was said. There are hundreds of examples of out right fraudulent news reports during the last 6 years. The point is the Media hypes it "Fair and objective" reputation when it is neither fair nor objective nor even particularly honest. The point of the story is to destroy this mindless faith some people have that what the Junk Media is telling them is "Truth". It isn't.

All Modern Journalism is is marketing. It has next to nothing at all with the open, honest communication of ideas. Now days "Journalists" are nothing more then PR flacks. They do not communicate in an objective, open, honest way. They merely market their own emotion based agenda.

13 posted on 12/04/2006 8:46:29 AM PST by MNJohnnie (I do not forgive Senator John McCain for helping destroy everything we built since 1980.)
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To: MaestroLC
We're going to see a whole bunch of recycled democrats come out of their holes and into positions of power over the next couple years and if a dem wins the WH, we'll see a biblical flood of them......
14 posted on 12/04/2006 8:49:10 AM PST by b4its2late (Liberalism is a hollow log and a mental disorder.)
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To: MNJohnnie
The former job of the press is to accurately report the facts.
15 posted on 12/04/2006 8:50:39 AM PST by b4its2late (Liberalism is a hollow log and a mental disorder.)
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To: MNJohnnie

The first step on beating the terrorist has been taken by Bush,

no terrorist, or their supporters' can stand up to our Military strength.

Thank you Military personel, that do the work.


16 posted on 12/04/2006 8:50:45 AM PST by Son House
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
That the point. You Europeans have almost NO real media. You have an almost exclusively State Run media. From BBC on down your Govt largely dictate what is reported. Yet you arrogantly lecture US on Journalism? Clean up your own house first.

When you have even a fraction of the huge variety of sources of information commonly available to any Americans we will take you seriously. Your "News" is almost and exclusive product of your ruling elites with virtually NO alternative voices. There is a reason weblogs like Free Republic are an American invention. Your mistake is you confuse your "news" for reality. It isn't. It is merely the reality your ruling elites want you to believe.

17 posted on 12/04/2006 8:50:58 AM PST by MNJohnnie (I do not forgive Senator John McCain for helping destroy everything we built since 1980.)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
I am not able to actually listen to Rush, but I am trying to understand whether the hypothesis of this book is that the media is genuinely falsely reporting or whether it is the job of the media to act as a megaphone for the President.

The hypothesis is that the MSM doesn't report news, it produces the information it wants the American people to see, hear and read.

What I don't get is why do people like you seem to think that if a NEWS company reports GOOD news about the President that it becomes a megaphone for the President? Is it not possible that by simply reporting the news, the person reading, seeing or hearing the broacast can distinguish good news from bad news?

The media should not belong to ANY political party or agenda. The job of the media is to simply REPORT. By doing their job, the American people will have a GOOD feeling of their President if he is doing a GOOD job and they will have a BAD feeling if he is doing a BAD job. The problem is that the sheeple that the Dems love to target for mind control through the MSM have a BAD feeling about a President that is doing a GOOD job.
18 posted on 12/04/2006 8:53:54 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Sorry soldiers.....your country let you down on November 7.)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
Turn on CNN international and you would be surprised how different the reporting is from the US version.

News is just an avenue to sell things. CNN International knows what it's audience wants and gives it to them. There is little difference between them and Al Jazerra.

19 posted on 12/04/2006 8:53:59 AM PST by NeoCaveman ("He's so slick that he transcends his slickness" - AquinasFan commenting on Romney)
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To: b4its2late

What the HECK is Wake Forest and Nebraska doing in the BCS?!?!?!?!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


20 posted on 12/04/2006 8:57:50 AM PST by Clint N. Suhks (Jesus is the reason for the season!)
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To: PogySailor
Bolton resigns

Crap. Really?
21 posted on 12/04/2006 8:58:09 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Sorry soldiers.....your country let you down on November 7.)
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To: Kerretarded
Blame Licoln Chaffey for that.
22 posted on 12/04/2006 8:59:48 AM PST by ChicagoConservative27
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To: ChicagoConservative27
Nope, talk radio conservatives/libertarians will call it a Bush cave.
23 posted on 12/04/2006 9:01:06 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter ( I am sitting under my cone of silence, inside a copper wire cage wearing a tin foil hat...)
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To: MNJohnnie

Hey all!

Won't be around long.


24 posted on 12/04/2006 9:01:07 AM PST by Sensei Ern (http://www.myspace.com/reconcomedy - For a good time visit www.laurelbaptisttemple.org)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Half of FR is blaming Bush all ready.


25 posted on 12/04/2006 9:01:43 AM PST by ChicagoConservative27
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To: MNJohnnie

Thanks for the ping


26 posted on 12/04/2006 9:03:06 AM PST by StoneWall Brigade (GO ARMY BEAT NAVY!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: All
I just saw the "24" Season 6 preview. Very cool! Its looking to be the best season yet.
27 posted on 12/04/2006 9:03:46 AM PST by MaestroLC ("Let him who wants peace prepare for war."--Vegetius, A.D. Fourth Century)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Hello CC


28 posted on 12/04/2006 9:04:03 AM PST by StoneWall Brigade (GO ARMY BEAT NAVY!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: ChicagoConservative27
For the life of me, I don't understand how. This is just another of Frist's leadership blunders. So much should be laid at his feet, but isn't.
29 posted on 12/04/2006 9:04:08 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter ( I am sitting under my cone of silence, inside a copper wire cage wearing a tin foil hat...)
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To: StoneWall Brigade

30 posted on 12/04/2006 9:04:54 AM PST by ChicagoConservative27
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To: MNJohnnie; All

Thanks for the ping


   

 

 

New Teams Are On The Field

Punk A$$ B1t(h3$ Can Go Home To Mommy

GAME ON!

 

   

31 posted on 12/04/2006 9:05:34 AM PST by ct_libertarian (We inbellyfeel Democrat duckspeak doubleplusgood! AmSoc! AmSoc! Doubleplusgood!)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Take a look at any of the Bolton threads. It's Bush bash 24/7. Truth be damed.


32 posted on 12/04/2006 9:05:42 AM PST by ChicagoConservative27
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Thanks


33 posted on 12/04/2006 9:06:41 AM PST by StoneWall Brigade (GO ARMY BEAT NAVY!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Yeah there nasty


34 posted on 12/04/2006 9:07:05 AM PST by StoneWall Brigade (GO ARMY BEAT NAVY!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

If I see one more "Bush should have made the Dems go on record.." post I'll scream. Hello? Has anyone NOT seen them on the record blocking Bolton? Along with their pet Republicans?


35 posted on 12/04/2006 9:07:21 AM PST by PogySailor (Media bias? What media bias)
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To: StoneWall Brigade

Morning.


36 posted on 12/04/2006 9:07:25 AM PST by ChicagoConservative27
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To: ChicagoConservative27

I had two teeth pulled, one a wisdom tooth. I can chew a tough steak, so i hope that is a prime rib that will melt like butter.


37 posted on 12/04/2006 9:07:42 AM PST by Sensei Ern (http://www.myspace.com/reconcomedy - For a good time visit www.laurelbaptisttemple.org)
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To: MNJohnnie
Good afternoon, Johnnie...thanks for the ping...I'm glad we have a full week of Rush...I'm so P.O.d that they are letting Bolton go...I know elections have consequences, but....
38 posted on 12/04/2006 9:08:10 AM PST by LibertyLee (George W. Bush a Great President--US out of the UN and UN out of the US!)
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To: PogySailor
I know. It's frustrating.
39 posted on 12/04/2006 9:08:16 AM PST by ChicagoConservative27
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Good game with the bears


40 posted on 12/04/2006 9:08:26 AM PST by StoneWall Brigade (GO ARMY BEAT NAVY!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Sensei Ern

Wisdom teeth are nasty. Hope your doing ok.


41 posted on 12/04/2006 9:08:48 AM PST by ChicagoConservative27
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To: MNJohnnie
Bolton in 2008
42 posted on 12/04/2006 9:09:18 AM PST by OBXWanderer
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To: MNJohnnie

George Mitchell??????????


43 posted on 12/04/2006 9:09:31 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Prayers for our patriot brother, 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub. Brian, we're all pulling for you!)
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To: MaestroLC; ChicagoConservative27
Drudge: George Mitchell said to be 'on short list' for UN ambassador... They cannot be serious. That is disastrous.

That would be worse than the Harriet Miers moment...

44 posted on 12/04/2006 9:09:33 AM PST by LibertyLee (George W. Bush a Great President--US out of the UN and UN out of the US!)
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To: StoneWall Brigade

Lurking.


45 posted on 12/04/2006 9:09:35 AM PST by Roccus (Dealing with Politicians IS the War on Terror.)
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To: LibertyLee

NFC North Champs, but Grossman and the turnovers as to stop.


46 posted on 12/04/2006 9:09:39 AM PST by ChicagoConservative27
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To: StoneWall Brigade

I'm sure Bolton felt the hearings last time around would have seemed mild to the full throated attacks against him from a Democrat majority. I know I wouldn't want to go through that twice in a fruitless exercise to make a point.


47 posted on 12/04/2006 9:10:13 AM PST by PogySailor (Media bias? What media bias)
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To: LibertyLee

Hi All.

Who the hell is George Mitchell?


48 posted on 12/04/2006 9:10:17 AM PST by angcat ("IF YOU DON'T STAND BEHIND OUR TROOPS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO STAND IN FRONT OF THEM")
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To: NonValueAdded
George Mitchell??????????

Senator Ass Clown.

49 posted on 12/04/2006 9:10:48 AM PST by NeoCaveman ("He's so slick that he transcends his slickness" - AquinasFan commenting on Romney)
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To: angcat
Who the hell is George Mitchell?

He was the Senate Majority Leader that got GHWB 41 to break his no new taxes pledge.

50 posted on 12/04/2006 9:11:38 AM PST by NeoCaveman ("He's so slick that he transcends his slickness" - AquinasFan commenting on Romney)
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