Skip to comments.The Greatest Media Bias Scandal Ever?
Posted on 10/02/2008 6:59:38 AM PDT by The Fop
I've been an FR reader since 2002.This is my first vanity post.
For months, conservatives have been complaining about the unprecedented favoritism that the media has been showing Obama, which goes well beyond the normal amount of favoritism that the media shows towards Democrats during an election year. But we need to take a step back and realize that the media's reluctance to pin the blame for this financial crisis squaurely on the shoulders of the culprits who are responsible for it is not just part and parcel of the their desire to help Obama get elected. It is a scandal unto itself that makes Rathergate look like small potatoes. And it's time for popular and respected conservative pundits to go way beyond making snarky comments about media bias and frame it as such.
People can argue about whether or not we're on the verge of another Great Depression. But the consesus amongst economists across the political spectrum is that this is the most serious financial crisis that the country has faced in a long, long time. The fact that people are being forced to tune into YouTube, FoxNews, conservative talk radio and the blogosphere in order to hear the truth is criminal.
This is an issue that is much more serious than John Edward's affair or John Kerry's purple heart medals. This is an issue that affects the whole country. We're talking about people's assets, their homes, their life savings. If Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Chuck Schumer, Franklin Raines and Jim Johnson were Republicans, they'd already be as infamous as Joe McCarthy, G. Gordon Liddy, and Kenneth Lay. The American people deserve to know the names of the people and the details that are responsible for this crisis.
I know that conservatives are disheartened by current election polls. But we've got a full month until the election. Instead of flailing away at all the different stories that the media is ignoring in regards to Obama, we need to put some serious focus on this particular issue.
Conservative pundits and bloggers need to hammer away at the fact that this is potentially the greatest media bias scandal ever. If we do this, we could not only succeed in defeating Obama, but we could bring down the Old Media once and for all. That would be quite a two-fer. The media's credibility is already at an all time low. Let's finish them off for good.
Who's with me?
Agreed. I haven’t seen this much propaganda since Hitler.
Bill Clinton couldn’t even promote such a huge strokefest.
It’s in God’s hands now. Pray.A LOT.
Take it up with the FCC if you think that their broadcast licenses could be harmed by their actions. I most certainly think that the CBS affiliates should have been severely repremanded over the airing of the forged national guard memos and the continued insistance (even to this day) that they may have been fake but portrayed an accurate account of Bush’s activity.
There are two factors in the media bias argument. One, the Karaoke Media Machine is fully in the tank for Barry. The second issues is he paucity of reporters who will whether death threats to speak out on the embargoed story of Larry Sinclair and the persecution by authorities to protect a presidential candidate. Can’t have it both ways.
Yellow Journalism has existed in past elections. And the press had a role in seeing that Nixon was brought down. They never went after LBJ for his thuggish actions as President. The man even bought off the Houston Chronicle’s editors by permitting a bank merger to go through (and held a signed letter as insurance).
We’re all with you.
Problem: How do you correct this?
TV stations, by attacking their broadcast licenses. Get them shut down for violating the terms of their licenses.
Newspapers. Not much you can do short of boycotts of the paper and their advertisers.
This is much more systemic than just this election. The communists have over-run our institutions, just as Gramsci suggested.
BIG Ping here. I believe the people involved wanted to deliberately bring down our economy to crush us politically. We could be seeing the beginning of the “Liberal Fascism” government of which Jonah Goldberg speaks in his book of the same name. These people will stop at nothing. I was scared witless the other day when Chuck Schumer was saying he wants to eliminate all term limits. Parenthesis - including the presidential term limits. They want to appoint a president for life. I have always suspected as much since Gore tried to tie up the elections in court.
Mccain is now the face of the party he either raises to that level or he does not, he for all practical purposes has the bully pulpit, he has two remaining debates, if he cannot hammer (or is unwilling to play hard ball politics) the facts as they are not being reported by the left leaning media will remain unreported.
this is more about Mccain than anyone else.
How we correct this NOW is by volunteering to work for McCain and Palin.
This will be harder than sitting in front of our computers and arguing and waiting for TV ads to appear or signs to sprout up.
We must do this. We cannot rely on others, and we are the best line of defense against the disinformation being spewed by the media.
Sign up and volunteer. Won’t cost anything but your time:
Personally, I am enjoying watching them self-destruct slowly and painfully in full public view.
You got it. Its the communists stupid. That should be our motto. They are among us. It is a clear and present danger. Why is McClame reaching out to them and thae rinos folding up the tents.
Right on! What can we do about it. I have been thinking the same now for weeks, this has to stop if we are to remain a free country of the people.
ACORN is Evil, Obama is assosciated with ACORN, thus Obama is Evil
Good logic to me.
Article by Tony Blankley that nails it!
There is something that can be done:
The big money from the right needs to use their capital to purchase a news media outlet (print and television). Since the business model for radio is so good, then it should bleed over to the others. Rush and company (Hannity, Coulter, Beck and Ingraham) should take their money and offer to buy whichever network (I can’t remember which one) that is owned by GE - their stock is in the tank. That purchase would allow GE to focus on their core business and improve their bottom line. True capitaliam at work, but I know that will never happen.
The American people deserve to know the names of the people and the details that are responsible for this crisis . . . If Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Chuck Schumer, Franklin Raines and Jim Johnson were Republicans, they'd already be as infamous as Joe McCarthy, G. Gordon Liddy, and Kenneth Lay.
I've been studying media bias since the Carter Administration. Being a quick study, it only took me a year back then to internalize the lesson of the AIM report that in fact the media are biased. And to begin my quest for an understanding of exactly why. It has taken me another three decades to reach the point where I think I can make a pretty strong analytical case for why we should have expected that, and should never have considered any other possibility to be serious.
The Right to Know presents my explanation.
M. Savage does this all the time. Rush talks about the media bias but I wonder if he sees it as more than just blatant bias? Bias is one thing, but the media have been throroughly infiltrated with people who literally detest Christianity and traditional American family values, as well as traditional government. Those who would become career politicians are of course profoundly aware of this phenomenon and hence run for office on an anti-American platform; this is what gives them credibility in the media, which tranlates to VOTES. In other words, the Marixists whom Joe McCarthy era Americans saw "behind every bush", really were behind every bush. They own the media, and in general they own both public and private educational institutions. That's all they needed to capture America from within, just as Marx wrote. So it's not media 'bias', the media are literally a Trojan Horse for the enemies of America.
While this would normally be dismissed as hyperbole, it's incredibly accurate this year. The amazing thing is that Obama isn't up by 30%...
“The big money from the right needs to use their capital to purchase a news media outlet (print and television).”
Channel 73 on Dish network is now the Obama Channel. Really! I called and complained and the gentleman on the line said ‘they were trying to save the country’.
I watched Obama give his talk on the Senate floor last night. I also watched older Senators that were listening and it entered my mind that they, basically, had to be ashamed that this young punk, with only 144 days on the Senate floor, was telling them that he had all the answers. Especially to those that had 10, 20, 30 years in the Senate. Have they no pride at all?
Two things I would like to see talk radio do.
*Start broadcasting on FM.
*Start offering an hour or more of their show as free podcasts.
Right now they are too loyal to AM, which cant reach through many walls, and almost require you to be in front of the radio at the time of their show, in order to hear it without having to get multiple paid subscriptions.
And yes, a broadcast news program is a MUST.
I recall reading here that Matt Drudge felt that the larger story on the Clinton/Lewinsky affair was not the affair itself, but that the media had the ironclad story and chose to spike it, initially.
Not until Drudge reported it and it spread like wildfire on the internet was the MSM forced to address it.
Drudge wanted, but didn’t get, the Lewinsky scandal to be about the spiking of stories. That story, unfortunately, got spiked.
You bet I will help hammer this issue every chance I get....the failure of the media to point out HOW this has happened has led to a genuine lack of knowledge and a lack of a frame of reference for many of the folks in our nation.
Media bias, the failure of the MSM to investigate and share with America the roll congress played in this horrific failure (and the benefits some congressmen made, ie MONEY, by failing to regulate fannie mae and freddie mac is JUST AWFUL!
Americans deserve to know the full truth NOW-not later! ...
TO UNDERSTAND a problem fully, especially a huge problem that can impact each and every American on very personal level- we must lay out the facts that are known so the this can be avoided in the future and THOSE RESPONSIBLE must be HELD ACCOUNTABLE!!
Our press corp is keepiong us in the same limbo the propaganda of HITLER kept his nation in...by OMMISSION they keep the folks they like safe and keep their fellow Americans IN THE DARK!
It is up to us to open the window and let in the light! Ane we are under a time crunch to do it.
Me. And if Obama gets elected, the only sources of factual news we have now will be extinguished.
*Start broadcasting on FM.
We’ve got the best one here in St. Louis
Jamie Allman (local)
Dave Glover (local)
How I envy you guys!
Who’s with me?
I live in South Carolina, Obama will never win here even though a huge percentage of the population is black so he should have every advantage. Strangely enough, here in the state that is supposed to be something like the 48th worst in education most people seem to know better than to fall for the media smokescreen. What can I do that would really matter? This is an honest and sincere question.
Stream it live....
They can’t get away with this.
Problem with the blog sections is that they take down anything that has criticized them directly.
I have placed posts in the blog sections of many newspapers where I criticize the premise of the argument, the sloppy reportage and bias. They last for a few minutes before they get taken down. I am polite and articulate, but firm and direct, and use citation for support of argument. My posts last five minutes, or less. All it takes is a liberal knucklehead to flag as inappropriate, and it’s gone. My account gets banned.
its really quite simple
1) get some paint that washes off with a little effort.
2) remove the license plates from your car.
3) Paint the word “NO” on the sides of the car, the trunk, the hood, and the top of the cab...in very large white letters.
4) Drive it onto a very busy part of the freeway in any major city to a location visible from the opposing traffic, and between two overpasses that are close enought for cars to see.
5) Get in a center lane (ie lane 2 of a 3 lane freeway) put on the emergency flashers and gradually slow down and then park as indicated.
6) Roll up the windows, paint the inside so no one can see into the car.
7) curl up on the front seat, read a book and wait.
8) refuse to co-operate with any efforts to leave the car or move it.
9) Shut down the economy for real.
I’ve read it before, I just read it again, and I’ll say it again-that is the most commonsensical explanation of what is happening, of the convergence of what has and is occurring with the left and journalism,and now the entire media, that I have seen. Exactly on point. What’s bad is that I see no way of stopping it. They know they’re in control now more than ever, they can afford to be more blatant and openly biassed now more than ever because they know their agendas are coming to fruition.
Do the same thing Perot did in ‘92...info-mercials.
Only 55% of eligible voters cast ballots that year. Perot got 17% of them! Even though he had proven himself to be a raving lunatic!
Let McCain read 28 minutes worth of verifiable items, connecting all the dots. Let him teach the electorate on any number of issues, without the constraints of moderators, opponents...whatever.
Have the Republicans take their case directly to America. Then, in the next debate, he will have set the agenda. Anytime he faces the press, they will be forced to bring up these issues.
... I have been tracking Freep since 1996 ... don’t post much, but a couple of weeks ago posted a page of mine with a bunch of McCain/Obama line graphs by polster ... 500 hits on that thing in the first hour !!!
... point is, what you guys are doing at this moment is the most powerful weapon against MSM ... people that blog, and you guys in particular, are smarter than most ... because of that, and because you care, each of you influence many people around you, all day long every day ...
... I feel like blogs and emails are the most powerful thing to come along since the Gutenberg printing press (1400’s) ... and they are making a massive difference in the way politicians think and act ...
... we have a huge opportunity in the next 33 days before the election ... MSM and the dems are making some very visible mistakes, (like the Gwen Ifill thing tonight at 9:00 est) ...
... keep doin’ what you’re doin’ :))
if he cant/wont rise to defend the values of the Republic....He'll just be taking us down the socialist trail at a slower pace......I wont vote for that...and neither should U!
(the lesser of 2 evils .....is STILL evil )
Barry Obama thanks you for your support.