Theres more media and more overtly partisan media outlets, too. The Internet has given rise to champions of the left Huffington Post, Daily Kos, etc. as well as more conservative organizations such as Drudge and Free Republic. This means your chance of running into news that seems biased has increased exponentially, elevating the impression that bias is pervasive throughout all parts of the media.
THAT'S the reason. NOT the fact that YOU, the WASHINGTON POST, routinely ignores information damaging to the Obamas.... like, Fast and Furious, like the connections between operatives (Sandra Fluke, Hilary Rosen) and the Administration, and like the many bureaucratic abuses under Obama. NOT that you routinely editorialize to give cover to the Obamas, and NOT that your editorialization is steadily injected into your 'news'.
No no no. It's Free Republic.
posted on 04/28/2012 6:25:32 AM PDT
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To: Lazamataz; kristinn; Buckhead; AmericanInTokyo; TigerLikesRooster; doug from upland; BlackElk
I think FR's media mavens ought to establish and award annually a Carl Bernstein Screamingly Obvious Award to the news media operation or eminence grise
(Les Moonves, e.g., or Mary Mapes) who best displays purblindness to Leftist mischief, misreporting, misrepresentation, or bad-faith campaigning in the news pages.
Think it would be something worth doing over a flagon or two of amusing brew?
posted on 04/28/2012 6:46:58 AM PDT
(Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
The Internet has given rise to champions of the left Huffington Post, Daily Kos, etc. as well as more conservative organizations such as Drudge and Free Republic. This means your chance of running into news that seems biased has increased exponentially,
The WaPo author has a point. Before alternative media, the MSM could say what they pleased, and ignore what didn't fit their desired narrative, and the average person would not know that the news was being slanted.
Today, when people see that stories like "Fast and Furious", the Wichita Massacre, the murders of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom are ignored, when you see that the pics of Trayvon Martin that get plastered in the news are from when he was 12 and compare that to later thug pics, it's hard to escape the conclusion that you are being played by the MSM.
posted on 04/28/2012 6:57:28 AM PDT
(In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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