Skip to comments.Obama, Democrats got 88 percent of 2008 contributions by TV network execs, writers, reporters
Posted on 08/29/2010 1:34:11 PM PDT by SMCC1
"Senior executives, on-air personalities, producers, reporters, editors, writers and other self-identifying employees of ABC, CBS and NBC contributed more than $1 million to Democratic candidates and campaign committees in 2008, according to an analysis by The Examiner of data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics...."
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"former NBC Today Show weatherman Willard Scott. who gave $500 to the Republican National Committee"...Hey, at least we have the nice Smucker's jelly guy! always like him...
I hope people are beginning to grasp the nature of the modern "progressive", who cannot/will not tolerate a single dissenting voice.
We're dealing with real Stalinists here.
they're farther from the founding spirit of this country than was King George.
American doesnt have a free, independent press. It has a propaganda arm of the Democratic party.
No surprise here. The funny thing is, if you venture over to DU, you’ll see the posters there routinely slam the MSM as being corporate, right-wing and putting out right-wing propaganda. Eighty-eight percent is not enough for them. That’s why they want to institute the Fairness Doctrine. Of course, their strongest hatred is against Fox News (”Faux Noise” as they call it). They’d like that shut off altogether for hate speech and divisiveness. I know, the irony is astounding. For now, they are campaigning to have Fox turned off in public places like doctors’ offices, lobbies, ect. Liberals are all for free speech...if they agree with it.
Between 90 and 97 percent of news media professionals have consistently affirmed themselves to be pro-choice on the matter of abortion. More than half of the respondents agreed that abortion should be legal under any and all circumstances. Robert Lichter and Stanley Rothmans 1981 survey of 240 journalists at top media outlets; Los Angeles Times 1985 survey of 2,700 journalists at 621 American newspapers; Robert Lichter and Stanley Rothmans 1986 study of the medias attitudes and their influence on society, as published in the National Federation for Decencys Journal; Indiana University journalism professors David Weaver and G. Cleveland Wilhoits 1992 survey of 1,410 newspaper, magazine, television, and radio journalists; Stanley Rothman and Amy Blacks 1995 study of the media elite. http://www.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=32928
Only between 6 and 8 percent of news media professionals attended religious services regularly, a tiny fraction of the corresponding rate for the public at large. Ibid. Annenberg Public Policy Center and Annenberg Foundation Trusts 2005 survey of 673 journalists from newspapers, television, magazines, radio, and Internet; Pew Research Centers 2008 survey of 222 journalists and news executives
In a 2007 Pew Research Center study of journalists and news executives, the ratio was 4 liberals for each conservative. Pew Research Centers 2007 survey of 222 journalists and news executives at national outlets.
In 1980, twice as many news media professionals cast their ballots for Democrat Jimmy Carter rather than Republican Ronald Reagan. California State University survey of reporters from the 50 largest U.S. Newspapers.
In 1984, 58 percent supported Democrat Walter Mondale, whom Reagan defeated in the biggest landslide in presidential election history. Los Angeles Times 1985 survey of 2,700 journalists at 621 American newspapers,
In 1988, White House correspondents from various major newspapers, television networks, magazines, and news services supported Democrat Michael Dukakis over Republican George H.W. Bush by a ratio of 12-to-1. U.S. News & World Report writer Kenneth Walshs 1995 study of 28 White House correspondents
All told, White House correspondents during the late 80s and early 90s voted for Democrats at 7 times the rate at which they voted for Republicans. U.S. News & World Report writer Kenneth Walshs 1995 study of 28 White House correspondents. 1996 Freedom Forum survey of 139 Washington bureau chiefs and congressional correspondents
On the subject of welfare and related issues, liberal experts were quoted in the news 75 percent of the time, conservatives 22 percent. On consumer issues, the liberal-conservative ratio was 63 percent to 22 percent. On environmental issues, the ratio was 79 percent to 18 percent. And regarding nuclear energy, the ratio was 77 percent to 20 percent. Robert Lichter, Stanley Rothman, and Linda Lichter, The Media Elite: Americas New Power Brokers (New York: Hastings House, 1990).
More stats on media TV content: http://www.parentstv.org/PTC/outsidestudies/main.asp
No bias her folks, move along, move along.
What do ya mean agenda driven?
I wonder what the TOP story on FOX will be tomorrow?
Will Ms. Chris Matthews bring it up?
Will Jon Stewart do a segment on it?
Soros' first bet, in spring of last year, was to commit $3 million over three years to an anti-Bush policy shop headed by ex-Clintonite John Podesta. He followed up with a $10 million grant to launch America Coming Together, a get-out-the-vote effort to help the Democratic presidential campaign. Next he promised $2.5 million to MoveOn.org, which entertains TV viewers in swing states with anti-Bush commercials.
There not where