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Bozell, Conservative Leaders Send Letter to Media: 'You Are Rigging This Election'
Newsbusters ^ | 9/25/12 | Bozzell

Posted on 09/25/2012 3:28:37 PM PDT by cdchik123

This election year, so much of the broadcast networks, their cable counterparts, and the major establishment print media are out of control with a deliberate and unmistakable leftist agenda.  To put it bluntly: you are rigging this election and taking sides in order to pre-determine the outcome.  In the quarter century since the Media Research Center was established to document liberal media bias, there has never been a more brazen and complete attempt by the liberal so-called “news” media to decide the outcome of an election.

A free and balanced media are crucial to the health of this country. It is your duty as journalists – as outlined in the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics – to “distinguish between advocacy and news reporting,” while simultaneously “seeking truth and providing a fair and comprehensive account of events and issues.”

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012electionbias; cultureofcorruption; dinosaurmedia; dnctalkingpoints; enemedia; journolist; mediabias; pravdamedia; yellowjournalism; zogbyism

1 posted on 09/25/2012 3:28:39 PM PDT by cdchik123
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To: cdchik123

Journalism is dead. All news is suspect.


2 posted on 09/25/2012 3:33:41 PM PDT by Lexington Green (Journalism is dead. All news is suspect.)
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To: cdchik123

Journalism, once a vaunted profession, has assumed the same value and worth as reality TV.


3 posted on 09/25/2012 3:37:42 PM PDT by upchuck (If nobama is reelected and gets to choose more SCOTUS judges, this country is finished.)
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To: cdchik123

Media - “Duh!”

Sorry, not meaning to be sarcastic to the post nor to Bozell. The media isn’t even trying to hide it. The letter needs teeth. Let’s start with a threat of a lawsuit, maybe.


4 posted on 09/25/2012 3:39:21 PM PDT by 4mybiz
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To: cdchik123

I greatly appreciate Brent’s efforts, but I fully expect the corrupt MSM to respond by extending their middle finger to him. They simply don’t care. They know what they’re doing and they are not interested in objectivity. Plain and simple.


5 posted on 09/25/2012 3:40:11 PM PDT by Obadiah (The 2008 crisis is long over. The crisis now is Obama's non-recovery.)
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To: cdchik123

Wow, now that will work. Telling lefties that they are behaving in an unfair manner! Nothing like pointing out the blindingly obvious to get the unethical to change their ways.

“Hey, you are robbing that bank!”

Instead, conservatives must be very clear that there are consequences for such treachery and deceit.

In this case, a dozen corporations control almost all US media: TV, radio, magazines, newspapers, books, and much of the Internet.

IT’S TIME TO BREAK ‘EM UP!

The media are not a monopoly. They are an oligopoly. A limited number of businesses that control the market and do not permit competition.

And it just takes one law to bust that cartel up.

And conservatives should create that law.


6 posted on 09/25/2012 3:41:52 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: Obadiah

They know what they’re doing and they are not interested in objectivity. Plain and simple.
AND they know there are no consequences.


7 posted on 09/25/2012 3:42:04 PM PDT by Adder (No Mo BO)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
The media are not a monopoly. They are an oligopoly. A limited number of businesses that control the market and do not permit competition.

And it just takes one law to bust that cartel up.

And conservatives should create that law.

That's about as well-intentioned as gun control laws; but just like gun control laws, anti-monopoly laws are unconstitutional.

8 posted on 09/25/2012 3:46:01 PM PDT by wastedyears (The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
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To: Lexington Green

Any premise of objectivity is now totally gone, as opinion politics replaces all media previously known as ‘journalism’.

Any assumption to the contrary would be presumptuous.


9 posted on 09/25/2012 3:46:06 PM PDT by Wildbill22
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To: cdchik123

Since at least during the 60s, the media has been really corrupt. During the Viet Nam war I often thought (correctly as it turned out) that the media was on the side of the Communists.

Watergate was a high water mark for media bias. I was not really a fan of Nixon but goodness the media basically smeared him as if he was another Hitler. Watergate was nothing compared to Fast & Furious but one was covered maybe a thousand times more than the other.

Now it has gotten the worst I have ever seen. They are more or less an Obama re-election force. They are doing things which they have to know are corrupt which means they themselves are corrupt.


10 posted on 09/25/2012 3:46:35 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: cdchik123
I say sue for malpractice.

"Journalists" are credentialed. They have special privileges over you and me.

With these privileges come responsibilities. Clearly, they have not satisfied those responsibilities.

The damage that has been done can be evaluated in the trillions.

Surely there are clever attorneys who can put together a class-action malpractice lawsuit against these media creeps.

11 posted on 09/25/2012 3:48:15 PM PDT by eCSMaster ('Nancy Pelosi is a DINGBAT.' - Gov. Sarah Palin)
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To: upchuck

Reality TV has more credibility than the MSM but then they have always been this way. They were by and large supporters of democrats and the opposition to Lincoln and the Union war efforts.

There was a paper in New York that was secretly bought by a consortium made up of Jefferson and democratic republican supporters who used it to trash the Washington administration. Of course, the democratic republicans later rechartered as the democrat party. The media has been mostly partisan scumbags through our history.


12 posted on 09/25/2012 3:48:36 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: cdchik123
A free and balanced media are crucial to the health of this country.

In that case, the country is on life support and going "code blue".

13 posted on 09/25/2012 3:49:00 PM PDT by Bullish (Barry's not fit to shine the shoes of a REAL President.)
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To: cdchik123

Why does no one discuss a peaceful protest and “takeover” of the media? Evryone says “I know we can’t change the media”.

It can be done, just as they took over the universities and our schools. The media can be pressured to air conservative voices. If we don’t start to take back America’s institutions, we will be lost.

As for this election, I think the emotional groundswell is building to reject the cage the liberals are building around us.


14 posted on 09/25/2012 3:51:54 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: cdchik123

Guys, it won’t get better if we bitch about it. We have to infiltrate them. We have to turn the thing around. In the meantime, we can boycott them.

Local TV news outlets are as liberal as the networks...get hold of their sponsors. And get hold of their management. Let them know you know they’re not reporting the whole story.

Send them alternate news sources. Let them know you’re going to tell neighbors, friends at church and at work about the other sources of news—and that your friends are going to be less likely to believe their reports because of your actions.

This will work with newspapers, radio, or tv...I emphasize local news because they are much closer to the “people” and are highly influenced by sponsors. Believe me, if the “sales” department of a media outlet are hearing from merchants that people are avoiding them because of their sponsorship of a bias—the sales boss will talk to the news boss. And because money is the coin of the realm, the sales boss will win.

Keep the pressure on.


15 posted on 09/25/2012 3:52:48 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: cdchik123

Current Freeper Poll: Mitt Romney 98%, A Shoe 2%, “other Candidate” 4.1%.


16 posted on 09/25/2012 3:53:50 PM PDT by Ryan_Rubio_2016
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To: Lexington Green

>> Journalism is dead. All news is suspect.

Actually, the Leftwing Media is getting the truth shoved up its rear by the new disseminators of information. It still dominates the psyche of the Country, but that should come to an end.


17 posted on 09/25/2012 4:04:21 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: cdchik123

And he likes it!

18 posted on 09/25/2012 4:05:50 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: cdchik123

The Marxist takeover plans stipulate that journalism and education must be infiltrated...we are waaaaaaaaay beyond that. Extrapolating from what Yuri Bezmanov stated, the final stage of the take over is nigh.


19 posted on 09/25/2012 4:07:28 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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20 posted on 09/25/2012 4:08:22 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: cdchik123

The Tea Party needs to picket the networks next year.


21 posted on 09/25/2012 4:11:37 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Ryan_Rubio_2016
Marco Rubio is NOT a natural born Citizen.

He IS a La Raza racist.

22 posted on 09/25/2012 4:12:22 PM PDT by Godebert (No Person Except a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: Ryan_Rubio_2016
But notice the Gallup Poll that 60% say they have "no trust" in the media. We'll Always see that 35 to 40% in EVERY poll, no matter what the question, that supports the Democrats, and consequently, the LameStreamMedia.
23 posted on 09/25/2012 4:14:55 PM PDT by radioone ( Main Stream Media. The Government built that.)
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To: cdchik123

We’re talking about a free press. In this case it’s free press for Obama. Let them go. If we’re so stupid as to believe them, that’s on us.


24 posted on 09/25/2012 4:21:24 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (It's Nakoula's fault.)
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To: cdchik123

Freedom of the Press abuse deserves retribution.


25 posted on 09/25/2012 4:26:07 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: yarddog
I hold no particular brief for Nixon, but he got screwed in Watergate. Mark Felt (aka 'Deep Throat) was leaking specifics of an ongoing investigation to the press. The stenographers Woodward and Bernstein were too stupid or too hateful of Nixon to realize that what Felt was doing was worse than what Nixon was accused of. Investigative Journalism my pasty white buttocks.
26 posted on 09/25/2012 4:27:51 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: cdchik123
How many of the LAME Stream Media prostitutes reported this ?
Make sure your friends know how the Democrats Fabian Fascists cheat. These people truly are VILE !
27 posted on 09/25/2012 4:38:22 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple. Fight ... or Die !)
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To: cdchik123

When I argue media bias with lefties I invariably get a response along the lines of “It isn’t ideological, it’s economic” meaning media sells what the public is buying. I respond by asking why anyone would purposely drive away 50% of your potential audience by trying to sell something that is patently untrue and overtly offensive and the don’t have an answer.

What they refuse to acknowledge is that confidence and trust in the old-school media is at an all-time low - and diving for the bottom. And it is 100% preventable.


28 posted on 09/25/2012 4:44:01 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: wastedyears

> anti-monopoly laws are unconstitutional.

As applied, technically such corporations would not be treated as monopolies, but required to divest according to the Broadcast Ownership Rules of the FCC.

http://www.fcc.gov/guides/review-broadcast-ownership-rules

In effect, it could return to its rules in use in 1975, updated to new technologies and markets.


29 posted on 09/25/2012 6:21:28 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: upchuck
Journalism, once a vaunted profession

When was that?

30 posted on 09/25/2012 6:24:02 PM PDT by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

I go by the first government’s rules, not the ever-expanding government’s rules.


31 posted on 09/25/2012 6:25:14 PM PDT by wastedyears (The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Just once, it makes you wonder whether we could have used the Fairness Doctrine against them by requiring a 30 minute Republican rebuttal after every newscast...


32 posted on 09/25/2012 7:24:04 PM PDT by jackal7163 (If you are not willing to achieve victory at any cost, you are doomed to defeat!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks cdchik123.


33 posted on 09/25/2012 8:58:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: cdchik123

No kidding.


34 posted on 09/26/2012 9:22:54 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: cdchik123

That will show them that conservatives are serious.


35 posted on 09/26/2012 1:10:50 PM PDT by Nebr FAL owner
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