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MEDIA GIVES $$ LIBERALLY: 87% OF JOURNALISTS TILT LEFT IN ELEX FUNDS (Good ol' liberal media bias)
The New York Post ^ | June 22, 2007 | Charles Hurt

Posted on 06/30/2007 8:12:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Nearly nine out of 10 journalists who made political donations gave to Democrats or left-wing groups, according to a bombshell new investigation into media bias - and perhaps the most shocking name on the list was the writer of "The Ethicist" column for The New York Times.

The probe by MSNBC investigative reporter Bill Dedman revealed the names of 144 employees - reporters, editors, producers - from media organizations nationwide who have lined the candidates' pockets since '04.

Underscoring the leftward tilt of the press, 125 of the workers, or 87 percent, ponied up only to Democrats and liberal causes, while just 17 chipped in only to Republicans. Two reporters gave to both parties.

Candidates are required to file with the Federal Election Commission the names of all donors and their employers, which provided MSNBC the starting point for its investigation.

The majority of political donors on the list work for mainstream daily newspapers and wire services.

Others come from ABC, CBS and NBC, as well as two donors from Fox News Channel and three from Fox affiliates around the country. Fox is the only one of the four networks that doesn't bar employees from making such contributions.

Codie Brooks, a researcher for Brit Hume's "Special Report" on Fox News, bundled $2,600 from friends and donated it to the Tennessee Senate campaign of Democrat Harold Ford Jr. A handful work in radio, including National Public Radio's Corey Flintoff, who gave $538 to Howard Dean's 2004 presidential campaign.

Timesman Randy Cohen, whose column "The Ethicist" is syndicated nationally, donated $585 to MoveOn.org in 2004 as the rabidly left-wing group was going full-throttle in its effort to oust President Bush, end the Iraq war and bounce a slate of other Republican candidates from office.

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In other news, the sun rose this morning, dogs bite and sugar is sweet...
1 posted on 06/30/2007 8:12:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This demonstrates why the so-called fairness doctrine would be a total farce.

As Rush once said: "We [talk radio] are the equal time."

2 posted on 06/30/2007 8:14:07 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Time for the media fairness doctrine.


3 posted on 06/30/2007 8:15:03 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Those were my thoughts exactly.

Tell me something I don't already know ;-).

4 posted on 06/30/2007 8:15:09 PM PDT by T Lady (The Mainstream Media: Public Enemy #1)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
About time it's called the LIBERAL MEDIA.

What's this MSM crap?

5 posted on 06/30/2007 8:20:44 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Bill Dedman is a conservative, the media will be all over this report using it to “prove” that conservatives are mean-spirited and go on witch hunts or something. If he is a liberal, they’ll find some other way to spin it (or bury it)


6 posted on 06/30/2007 8:22:02 PM PDT by ZGuy (Democrats : Corrupt or deceived. There are no other options.)
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To: doug from upland

yeah. long overdue.

there ought to be a national registry of people employed in the newsmedia.

their degrees, political affiliations, credit records, criminal histories, etc.


7 posted on 06/30/2007 8:25:06 PM PDT by ken21
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"The probe by MSNBC investigative reporter Bill Dedman...."


8 posted on 06/30/2007 8:33:23 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m seriesly stuned.


9 posted on 06/30/2007 8:36:53 PM PDT by rdl6989
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To: All; 2ndDivisionVet

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Former Liberal Los Angeles Times Liberal Media Critic...

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DAVID SHAW: RATHER’s work ‘Shoddy, Slipshod’ not LIBERAL..?

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1227809/posts

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10 posted on 06/30/2007 8:39:36 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: rdl6989

I wonder what all the moonbatsw over at DFU have to say about this.

Well , maybe “wonder” is the wrong word. No doubt they’ll be saying it’s rightwing media trying to cover up their bias.


11 posted on 06/30/2007 9:01:07 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Lancey Howard

I have spoken with this “investigative reporter” and given him a great amount of info about Hillary’s campaign finance fraud. I’m still waiting for his report.


12 posted on 06/30/2007 9:03:06 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: ken21

I can kind of give a pass on liberal donations from say, film critics and fashion editors, and so what if Atlantic Monthly’s editors donate to the left(its a liberal opinion magazine). But we saw that copy editors and news division people and reporters are donating to liberals. That is a scandal. They are free to do so, but they then can’t claim they are a “news” source. The fake TANG documents were just one example where they were caught red handed. How many other examples of planted, fake, anti-conservative stories aren’t so boldly exposed?


13 posted on 06/30/2007 9:44:45 PM PDT by boop
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To: doug from upland
I have spoken with this “investigative reporter” and given him a great amount of info about Hillary’s campaign finance fraud. I’m still waiting for his report.

I hope you also gave him plastic surgery and a new identity, and found him a comfortable place to relocate. Otherwise, I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for his "report". The guy might have a family. These are the scumbag Clintons we're talking about.

14 posted on 06/30/2007 11:25:47 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: boop
The fake TANG documents were just one example where they were caught red handed. How many other examples of planted, fake, anti-conservative stories aren’t so boldly exposed?

I have often wondered how many times over the decades - - pre-new media - - the networks and big city papers got away with fabricating "documents" and quotes and everything else in their zeal to defeat conservative Republicans.

15 posted on 06/30/2007 11:29:16 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: HillaryChavez

Take your keyboard in to have it fixed; it’s stuck on caps. It’s not too expensive to replace it, either, if you want to go that route...


17 posted on 06/30/2007 11:53:44 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nearly nine out of 10 journalists

Democrat Majority Press.


19 posted on 07/01/2007 12:31:13 AM PDT by Son House ( Democrats are Hostile to Tax Payers.)
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To: ZGuy
no sarcasm tonight - Bill Dedman is a Pulitzer-Prize-winner and a true investigative journalist in the old-school tradition - and a native son of Chattanooga, TN.

Keep up the good work Bill!
20 posted on 07/01/2007 1:20:40 AM PDT by CzarChasm (My opinion. No charge.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All
FWIW, I've covered the bias in the media for years:

From my file "89% Voted"( for Clinton...)--

Public disclosure: Media are finally admitting their biases.

D.C. journalists favor Kerry 12 to 1: N.Y. Times informal poll confirms media lean left

Creator of 'Mr. Sterling' Admits: We TV Writers Are '99% Leftist'

Professor's Study Shows Liberal Bias in News Media

No Bias in Media, ha ha, tee hee

---92% voted for Clinton.

-Poll confirms Ivy League liberal tilt--

The Politics of Hollywood


From my own files:

-The Old Grey Info-Slut... the NYT/Jayson Blair Affair--

-The Access of Evil-- CNN's Duplicity --

-That "Rush" to Judgment- Limbaugh Links--

Scams, Scalawags, and an all-too-gullible Public...famous frauds sold to America

-The lies of Paul Krugman-( BLAIR, BRAGG, DOWD ... KRUGMAN? ) --

-60 Minutes to Infamy- those forged memos and The Shot Heard Round the World--

21 posted on 07/01/2007 3:10:51 AM PDT by backhoe (-30-)
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To: HillaryChavez
Steady on there, HC.

We FReepers are generally a civil lot and give each other's postings due consideration, so there's no need to 'shout' in all-caps. And upper-and-lower-case is actually easier to read.

We also tend to cut newbies a bit of slack while they're learning the ropes. But unwarranted name-calling is frowned on. Word to the wise, eh?

22 posted on 07/01/2007 4:04:42 AM PDT by Tenniel2 (The heroes of Flight 93 diverted the wrong plane.)
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To: LdSentinal

“About time it’s called the LIBERAL MEDIA. “

I call them Mediacrats


23 posted on 07/01/2007 4:53:26 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (THE US SENATE IS THE MOST CORRUPT BODY POLITIC SINCE THE ROMAN EMPIRE.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Codie Brooks, a researcher for Brit Hume's "Special Report" on Fox News, bundled $2,600 from friends and donated it to the Tennessee Senate campaign of Democrat Harold Ford Jr.

You mean someone from Fox, that right wing network, gave the MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE UNDER LAW to a black Democrat party operative?!

Gosh. Sounds fair and balanced to me.

24 posted on 07/01/2007 5:35:27 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Nearly nine out of 10 journalists who made political donations gave to Democrats or left-wing groups”

and the lib/dems want a fairness doctrine????


25 posted on 07/01/2007 5:54:34 AM PDT by nyyankeefan
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To: HillaryChavez

Ahh... I see we have a new parameter for identifying “Liberal scumbag Democrats” — using lowercase... LOL!!

And just to think... all the while I thought your keyboard was broken — while you were actually telling me you were the premiere conservative on this board....


26 posted on 07/01/2007 6:38:47 AM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: HillaryChavez

Actually Time Magazine gave quite a good review of the iPhone... :-)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1859083/posts

That redeems them in my book....LOL


27 posted on 07/01/2007 6:42:10 AM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Nearly nine out of 10 journalists who made political donations gave to Democrats or left-wing groups, according to a bombshell new investigation into media bias...

When 62% of white males voted other than for Bill Clinton, a 12% disparity, the press branded us as "angry white males".

This MSNBC probe, like others before it, show that the press runs about 87% against Republicans and conservatives, a 37% disparity. Perhaps the "liberal kneepad press" brand should be applied here.

28 posted on 07/01/2007 8:56:07 AM PDT by RJL
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