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Rasmussen: Majority Say Reporters Tried To Help Obama
Rasmussen ^

Posted on 11/05/2008 9:44:46 AM PST by Chet 99

As the presidential campaign comes to a close, a majority of voters (51%) say most reporters have tried to help Barack Obama win the presidency. Just seven percent (7%) think they tried to help John McCain.

Thirty-one percent (31%) say reporters have offered unbiased coverage, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Ten percent (10%) are undecided.

Men are far more suspicious than women. Fifty-seven percent (57%) of male voters think reporters actively favored Obama, compared to a plurality of female voters (46%).

Eighty-four percent (84%) of Republicans and 51% of unaffiliated voters say reporters have tried to help Obama, but just 24% of Democrats agree. Nearly half of Democrats (49%) say reporters tried to be unbiased, and only 12% think they tried to help McCain.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho2008; democrats; liberalmedia; mediabias; mediawingofthednc; msm; obamedia

1 posted on 11/05/2008 9:44:46 AM PST by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

Get used to it.

The MSM monopoly is back. :D


2 posted on 11/05/2008 9:45:47 AM PST by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Obama for President!)
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To: Chet 99

Will Captain Obvious please pick up the white couretsy phone, please? Thank you.


3 posted on 11/05/2008 9:46:16 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: Chet 99

The MSM will be emboldened - it worked for them.


4 posted on 11/05/2008 9:46:29 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Chet 99

I honestly don’t care what a majority of people think anymore. A majority of people have proven to me that they are total f*****g idiots.


5 posted on 11/05/2008 9:46:33 AM PST by frankiep (Every socialist is a disguised dictator - Ludwig von Mises)
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To: frankiep

Agreed.


6 posted on 11/05/2008 9:47:51 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Chet 99

BREAKING: Dan Rather will be the new news anchor on CBS. /sarc


7 posted on 11/05/2008 9:48:03 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: Chet 99

So! A majority of Americans realize that the media was brainwashing them, duping them, bamboozling them, and taking them for a ride, but they all went along with it like sheep?!


8 posted on 11/05/2008 9:48:03 AM PST by avacado
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To: frankiep

I’ve had it with polls and percentages, egad...any moron knows the media favors the liberals...no poll is necessary to substantiate the obvious...


9 posted on 11/05/2008 9:48:11 AM PST by choctaw man (choctaw man)
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To: Chet 99
They didn't try, they succeeded.

And the few who didn't play were thrown off the bus (plane). I bet that message rang loud and clear.

10 posted on 11/05/2008 9:48:14 AM PST by 5thGenTexan
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To: Tzimisce

Watch the networks dynasties suffer when they get no more big political advertising. Yea!


11 posted on 11/05/2008 9:48:43 AM PST by varina davis (Life is not a dress rehearsal)
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To: Chet 99

Apparently it beats the hell out of thinking judging by the results...


12 posted on 11/05/2008 9:49:14 AM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: frankiep

Yup.


14 posted on 11/05/2008 9:51:07 AM PST by dynachrome (Mohamed yunikku khinaaziir)
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To: Chet 99

I would love to talk to the 7% who think the MSM helped McCain.

They probably also believe Elvis is working at a diner in Peoria.


15 posted on 11/05/2008 9:51:20 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Little known fact: Barack Obama translated into Kenyan means "Jimmy Carter")
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To: Chet 99

The MSM is the enemy. Cut off their food supply. Don’t subscribe. If you must view sites requiring login ID’s use a shared login from www.bugmenot.com.


16 posted on 11/05/2008 9:51:23 AM PST by 6SJ7 (Atlas Shrugged Mode: ON)
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To: Chet 99
Here's the problem in a nutshell: ONLY 51% believed that the Media is/was biased toward Obama. That number should be closer to 70%.
17 posted on 11/05/2008 9:52:40 AM PST by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: Chet 99

How can this be? The news media tells us all that it is objective and unbiased. That 51% of the people polled must be delusional!


18 posted on 11/05/2008 9:52:42 AM PST by popdonnelly (Don't mourn, organize.)
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To: Chet 99

Read carefully:

Communist Goals (1963)

Documention below

Congressional Record—Appendix, pp. A34-A35

January 10, 1963

Current Communist Goals

EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. A. S. HERLONG, JR. OF FLORIDA

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Thursday, January 10, 1963

Mr. HERLONG. Mr. Speaker, Mrs. Patricia Nordman of De Land, Fla., is an ardent and articulate opponent of communism, and until recently published the De Land Courier, which she dedicated to the purpose of alerting the public to the dangers of communism in America.

At Mrs. Nordman’s request, I include in the RECORD, under unanimous consent, the following “Current Communist Goals,” which she identifies as an excerpt from “The Naked Communist,” by Cleon Skousen:

[From “The Naked Communist,” by Cleon Skousen]

CURRENT COMMUNIST GOALS

1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.

2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.

3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.

4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.

5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.

6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.

7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.

8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev’s promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.

9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.

10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.

11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)

12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.

13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.

14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.

15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.

16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.

17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.

18. Gain control of all student newspapers.

19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.

20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.

21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.

22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.”

23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.”

24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.

25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.

26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”

27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a “religious crutch.”

28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”

29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.

30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”

31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.

32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture—education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.

33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.

34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.

35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.

36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.

37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.

38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].

39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.

40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.

41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.

42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use [”]united force[”] to solve economic, political or social problems.

43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.

44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.

45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction [over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction] over nations and individuals alike.

As we say out west, Cowboy up! Our faith and hope is in God, and yet, we can’t sit on our biscuits and groan about the new president. We must remain focused, hold our leaders accountable, and continue to fight for justice and liberty. No whining. We leave that to the liberals.

As my tag reads, we must start with education from the ground up. Support vouchers and charter schools. It’s not the solution, but a start.


19 posted on 11/05/2008 9:53:20 AM PST by This Just In (Support Christian Homeschoolers)
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To: Chet 99

And it did not matter a single bit, “yeah the media is biased, but Obamao just speaks so well!!!”

They kicked the hell out of Sarah Palin and some of our alleged “own” Opinion Leaders joined in the stomping.

The Vichy Republicans are twice as guilty as the Olbermann’s of the MSM.


20 posted on 11/05/2008 9:53:28 AM PST by padre35 (Sarah Palin is the one we've been waiting for..Rom 10.10..)
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To: varina davis

21 posted on 11/05/2008 9:54:19 AM PST by BureaucratusMaximus (Game over man...GAME OVER!)
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To: Chet 99
Obama's policies are now the news media's policies.

The media should be made to answer for the results of those policies, along with the liberal wing of the democrat party.

22 posted on 11/05/2008 9:57:12 AM PST by skeeter (Its Barry's fault)
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To: Chet 99
They didn't ask the key question...

"If you think the media tried to help Obama, do you approve or disapprove of their actions."

My hunch - this Country's educational system is so far in the tank for the left, the majority would approve of a media helping the left.

23 posted on 11/05/2008 10:02:09 AM PST by HardStarboard ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule - Mencken knew Obama)
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To: Chet 99

“Nearly half of Democrats (49%) say reporters tried to be unbiased, and only 12% think they tried to help McCain.”

Just one more proof that the majority of Democrats, 61%, are living in an alternate reality. To them up is down, wrong is right, black is white, and day is night.


24 posted on 11/05/2008 10:04:27 AM PST by monday
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To: 6SJ7

“The MSM is the enemy.”

They truly are. I hope all conservatives stop watching all networks and their websites. Please tell me what there would be to gain by watching. TV, to me at least, has become so boring and a total waste of time.


25 posted on 11/05/2008 10:04:33 AM PST by toddausauras
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To: Chet 99
Just wait until we hear breathless daily poll results on Barry's wonderful record-high approval ratings.
26 posted on 11/05/2008 10:07:24 AM PST by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Chet 99
This success for the DNC will embolden them and the MSM to try to shutdown talk radio and the internet.
27 posted on 11/05/2008 10:08:04 AM PST by elhombrelibre (The MSM has its president elect.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

28 posted on 11/05/2008 10:17:45 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The USA is now under Marxist siege.)
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To: Chet 99

Until the right takes on the MSM, it will get nowhere.

Palin understands the problem and look how they reacted.


29 posted on 11/05/2008 10:19:37 AM PST by crazycat
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To: Tallguy

“ONLY 51% believed that the Media is/was biased toward Obama. That number should be closer to 70%.”

Should be 95% but unfortunately I think if in the final month all three networks were to replace there normal nightly news shows with 30 minute* Obama infomercials you would still get 1/3 of the population say they saw no bias.

*[or in other words extended there nightly 5 minute Obama infomercials to 30 minutes]


30 posted on 11/05/2008 10:20:56 AM PST by Jonah Johansen ("Coming soon to a neighborhood near you")
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To: Jonah Johansen
Almost all of the news journalists were in Obama’s pocket, and not even ashamed of acting like the gestapo. They did not even try to hide it, and this created an unfair election.
31 posted on 11/05/2008 10:50:31 AM PST by tessalu
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To: Chet 99

I like the Pew findings even better:

http://people-press.org/report/?pageid=1409

A stunning 70% to 9%.


32 posted on 11/05/2008 10:59:27 AM PST by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: avacado
So! A majority of Americans realize that the media was brainwashing them, duping them, bamboozling them, and taking them for a ride, but they all went along with it like sheep?!

Yep.

Baaaa. And, uh, hope...change....baaaa.

33 posted on 11/05/2008 11:05:00 AM PST by prairiebreeze ( Our troops DESERVE BETTER than Barack Hussein Obama!!)
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To: Red in Blue PA
I would love to talk to the 7% who think the MSM helped McCain.

Most of them are probably at Kos and DU.

34 posted on 11/05/2008 11:14:31 AM PST by freespirited (Honk to indict the MSM for treason.)
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To: trisham; frankiep

I’ll third that.


35 posted on 11/05/2008 11:33:46 AM PST by The Ghost of Rudy McRomney (I lust after Sarah the Naughty Librarian)
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To: Miss Didi
" Just wait until we hear breathless daily poll results on Barry's wonderful record-high approval ratings."

I say that within a year his approval rating will be in the dumps. Conservatives and Republicans already can't stand him and his voter base thinks they are getting free stuff that he will not be able to deliver. Add to that the fact that when he gets rid of the 2003 tax cuts which in turn will raise the entire federal income tax rates back up the highs of the year 2000 and low income gets screwed as well as middle income -- not just the rich -- and people are going to know that they got bamboozled.

36 posted on 11/05/2008 12:04:28 PM PST by avacado
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To: avacado
Ah, yes...but will the Drive-Bys report it. By then approval ratings will be a thing of the past. ;)
37 posted on 11/05/2008 12:06:09 PM PST by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Chet 99

These people can go to hell and keep buying into the propaganda and keep electing their socialist, radical Demonrats they belove so much that they only expanded their control of Congress and give us 0bama. I really want nothing to do with anyone who voted for 0bama.


38 posted on 11/05/2008 12:17:37 PM PST by bushfamfan (United States of America: July 4, 1776-November 4, 2008)
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To: Miss Didi
" Ah, yes...but will the Drive-Bys report it. By then approval ratings will be a thing of the past. ;) "

It's going to interesting to watch the media these next few months and years. Will they continue to drool all over him or will they actually write some articles that are critical of his failed policies?

39 posted on 11/05/2008 12:25:39 PM PST by avacado
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To: varina davis

Obama is going to attempt to kill every network except the “big” ones which he will simply bring in to line.


40 posted on 11/06/2008 11:02:21 PM PST by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Obama for President!)
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