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Only 2% of Network Reports on Debt Ceiling Battle Mention Public Opposition to Increase
| July 15, 2011
| Julia A. Seymour
Posted on 07/15/2011 11:50:26 AM PDT by george76
The 2010 elections, which changed the balance of power in the House, were driven by popular opposition to government spending, debt and the threat of tax increases. Yet even with the federal debt limit already breached and only days left to prevent a national default, the media continue to ignore the public's wishes.
The theme of network reports on the debt ceiling battle is that some agreement MUST be reached so that the limit can be increased, but many Americans disagree with raising the debt limit and are more concerned about government spending. But that has barely been mentioned in stories.
Polls taken by Gallup, CBS and AP have all registered significant worry about federal debt and opposition to an increase in the debt ceiling. But ABC, CBS and NBC coverage of the debt limit battle being waged on Capitol Hill has not reflected that fact.
The network's willingness to ignore public opinion on the issue is shocking given the poll numbers
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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: media; msm; newspapers; oldmedia
posted on 07/15/2011 11:50:30 AM PDT
Networks LIE. People DIE!
posted on 07/15/2011 11:56:39 AM PDT
(I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.. VOTE out the RATS!)
NEWSFLASH: (not) "The Networks and Cable News Channels are not "News" Agencies any more. They are Propaganda Machines for the Progressives."
posted on 07/15/2011 11:57:24 AM PDT
by Mad Dawgg
(If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
only days left to prevent a national default
Julia is a dimwit.
posted on 07/15/2011 11:59:10 AM PDT
(The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
in a socialist peoples’ democracy
all of the people want what their
posted on 07/15/2011 11:59:57 AM PDT
(liberal + rino progressive media hate palin, bachman, cain...)
Pravda only repeats what the White Hut wants repeated.
posted on 07/15/2011 12:09:37 PM PDT
(I miss the America I grew up in.)
Yep, the rise of the new media does expose the bias media history in a way that will leave them and Democrats gnashing their teeth for eternity!
posted on 07/15/2011 12:22:04 PM PDT
by Son House
(The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
Anyone claiming to be 'shocked' by the fact that the MSM routinely slants the news in a way that serves the left must have been living on another planet for the past few decades. Of course most Americans are opposed to raising the federal debt 'ceiling'. They realize that when you've maxed out your credit card, getting a higher limit on it so you can spend more and go further into debt is a foolish idea. That the networks ignore the people's opinions (when they don't match those of the left) is simply what they've been doing for lo these many years - and why their ratings are circling the drain.
posted on 07/15/2011 12:43:42 PM PDT
by Jim Scott
( Sarah Palin for president in 2012!)
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