Skip to comments.How Biased Are the Media, Really? (Not much says WaPo; Free Republic mentioned)
Posted on 04/28/2012 6:13:59 AM PDT by kristinn
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The percentage of biased articles may not have changed much, but the level or degree of bias has, to the point where it's assumed that no one could seriously take the other side on the issues the paper cares about. A generation ago, it was assumed that argument was still necessary. Today they simply dismiss opposing viewpoints as ridiculous.
ABSOLUTE GARBAGE! From creating their own facts to leaving facts out, slanting articles and quoting unnamed sources the media from top to bottom is a despicable representation of factual information. With very few exceptions, there is no lower echelon of career opportunity than becoming part of this biased and purposeful herd that thinks America needs to be punished for holding to the values that allows for them to practice their cesspool trade.
". . . some key [events] exacerbated the national debate, fraying trust, and national cohesion just a little more each time . . . The two-party system that had governed America . . . begin to fall apart . . . interest in politics took the place of all other forms of news-related entertainment . . . politicians were the celebrities . . . [Politics/ideology] was becoming such a habit, the reactions so automatic, that [journalists] taking sides on every news story became inevitable." .. sound familiar? this is from for Love & Liberty by Robin Young and it's about 1857 America at the start of the administration of James Buchanan.
This term Obama wanted us to believe that he was a Lincoln and a Teddy Roosevelt (with a taunting of Reagan to rock and roil the Ship of State).. if the second term proves he's a Buchanan and the professionals (military and LEO) do not act Lord help us.
You forgot to add"...when Disco reigned supreme...".
Thank you Rush Limbaugh.
We are not worthy, we are not worthy, we are not worthy
To put a finer point on it DSD, Newsweek published the story on their website but shortly "spiked" it, but not before Drudge put the story on his website. It was because of this that many FReepers found FReerepublic via the link at Drudge, thank you very much.
How hard-working is the MSM? So hard-working that the FOLLOWING people have proven able to break MAJOR political scandals:
1. A former gift-shop clerk - Drudge
2. A former LA party boy - Breitbart
3. A freeper in his pajamas - Dan Rather TypewriterGate
4. A college guy who said Lucky Charms demeaned Irish - O’Keefe
5. A girl with a hot caboose and a mini skirt - O’Keefe’s girl buddy
THE ABOVE PEOPLE ARE DOING THE JOBS OF COLUMBIA J-SCHOOL GRADS
Yes it’s true that the Left no longer has a monopoly on media as they once did. But the network news still reach millions every night. And the NY Times and the AP still set a tone for print coverage. This all matters. If the roles were reversed and we had an incumbent Republican president right now, and everything else was the same, then he’d be polling much worse than Obama. This weak recovery would be treated as if we were still in a recession by the media.
And of course we also have pop culture bias. Again I can’t help but think that Obama wouldn’t have such a huge edge with younger Americans if not for the entertainment industry’s worship of him.
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