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Conservative leaders claim unprecedented media bias this election cycle
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Posted on 09/26/2012 9:04:03 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Conservative leaders claim unprecedented media bias this election cycle

Published September 26, 2012

| FoxNews.com

Two-dozen conservative activists and media personalities on Tuesday urged members of their respective groups to switch off the "biased news media," claiming in an open letter that establishment media are "out of control with a deliberate and unmistakable leftist agenda."

Though these groups frequently complain about a left-leaning media bias, they claimed in the letter that the political slant this cycle is unprecedented.

"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," wrote Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center, and other conservative leaders.

They ticked off a litany of grievances against the news media, saying they've been "shamefully smearing" Mitt Romney over the course of the election.

Among their charges were that the media have painted conservative ideas as "extreme;" downplayed the "horrendous economic conditions" in the country; focused more on shortcomings in Romney's business background than in Obama's record as president; been "pouncing" on missteps by conservatives while "suppressing" gaffes by Vice President Biden; and been "deliberately covering up embarrassing government failures and scandals, including the Solyndra debacle, Fast & Furious, and national security leaks."

According to NewsBusters, part of MRC, the letter was directed at the heads of ABC News, NBC News, CBS News and CNN.

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1 posted on 09/26/2012 9:04:06 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

The MSM has their Marxist leader in power, and any pretense of fairness went out the window. The MM is a closed shop.


2 posted on 09/26/2012 9:06:44 AM 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: Sub-Driver

I switched them off a long time ago. But from what I’ve gathered, it’s not bias any more. It’s outright lying and cheerleading.


3 posted on 09/26/2012 9:09:29 AM PDT by henkster (With Carter, the embassy staff was still alive.)
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To: Sub-Driver

isnt it time to stop crying about this and get on with the campaign..we need the senate and to hold the house.


4 posted on 09/26/2012 9:09:50 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Sub-Driver

Yep, the forerunner to the anti-Christ demands nearly as much loyalty from his minions as the AC will.


5 posted on 09/26/2012 9:10:38 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: dalebert

The poll showing 8% trust the media should be an indicator that most are not going to take their viewpoint seriously.

Those 8% are “unswayable” ‘rat voters anyway.


6 posted on 09/26/2012 9:11:53 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hitler would be proud of the dogged determination and ‘round the clock’ disinformation effort by the media to get O re-elected.


7 posted on 09/26/2012 9:14:31 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: dalebert
“isn't it time to stop crying about this and get on with the campaign..we need the senate and to hold the house.”

Agreed. However, it is good to bring this out “officially” so the seeds are planted. I believe most informed people know this, even if they don't want to admit it. Maybe shining a light on this will bring some folks to view the mm with a more skeptical eye.

8 posted on 09/26/2012 9:16:23 AM PDT by Londo Molari
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To: Sub-Driver

So what?

Go out and win anyway!

No whining!


9 posted on 09/26/2012 9:17:34 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: henkster

Same here. I got so sick and tired of the lies and using skewed polls as news and the like. I never watch national news any more.


10 posted on 09/26/2012 9:26:27 AM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: Sub-Driver
Our New Happy Lives Still from "Nineteen Eighty-Four" Pictures, Images and Photos "Comrades!’ cried an eager voice. ‘Attention, comrades! We have glorious news for you. Romney and his henchmen lackeys and running dog hyenas have been vanquished! All over the North American Union this morning there were irrepressible spontaneous demonstrations when workers marched out of factories and offices and paraded through the streets with banners voicing their gratitude to Comrade Obama for the new, happy life which his wise leadership has bestowed upon us. Stay tuned for the evening Hate! (A yellow note from a braying bugle, then a grinding, squealing noise) "Comrades!"
11 posted on 09/26/2012 9:29:13 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I said 4 years ago that the GOP needed to call out the bias in the media otherwise we’d ave the same crap in 2012 and they did not and how right I was.

I keep hearing how Romney has lost ground in a bad two weeks but obama was the guy who after the attacks and deaths he cancelled his intel briefing.
then flew to Vegas,
Then had two campaign stops and two fundraising parties.
He has nto been to even half the intel briefings.
His foreign polcy has failed
His national policy has failed
It;’s a bump in the road, WTF
Did not know the debt or how much,
hardly ever meets his Generals,
refused to meet any world leaders and the first President to do that in 20 years,
Bibi was refused even though the middle east is in flames,
Europe is crashing
Our bills,
food,
foreclosures,
debt,
unemployment, all up
average incomes down for the first time in my life

and the media states Romney had a bad two weeks!!!

Then the polls state Romney leads with white men, \
married white women,
elderly
military
middle class
but he’;s supposed to be losing more and more.!!!!


12 posted on 09/26/2012 9:47:55 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Londo Molari

so we just ignroe the media bias, you know the same media which controls the message to the millions of voters who are dumb.

yea we tried that in 2008 and that did not work.

No we call the media out and we name names, and give facts about their bias.

This is pure B/S we ignore them and the mroe we ignore them and their bias the more they will do it.

I heard the same arguent about the turd poking agenda and look at how they are doing with their agenda.

\Like it or not the media controls the message and they need to be called out on it.
Ed and the other losers in 2008 did this and we lost and we’ll lose again if we allow this crap to go on.


13 posted on 09/26/2012 9:52:11 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc

” I said 4 years ago that the GOP needed to call out the bias in the media otherwise we’d ave the same crap in 2012 and they did not and how right I was.”

Almost none of them have spoken out against Obama atrocities either.


14 posted on 09/26/2012 9:54:45 AM 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: Sub-Driver

Yeah, and about all “we the people” can do about it at this point is to vote with our feet, or our clickers in this case, which in point of fact we’ve been doing by the millions over the past few years.

While I hope to see the death of the alphabet networks and the bird-cage-liner press before my own demise, I hope even more to see the rise of a popular and successful true conservative alternative TV channel, a la Glenn Beck’s new cable channel. I really wish though that he had the imagination and financial wherewithal to populate this channel with a full line up of high-quality, original programming, all with a conservative slant, including police dramas, sitcoms, animated series, and a conservative SNL. The really tough part of this would be to find sponsors with balls, either that or make it as a premium, paid channel like HBO, in effect, a conservative alternative to HBO.

Ideally, some of these shows would become iconic and engender “watercooler” conversations at the office in the morning. I know the conservative creative talent is out there, it’s just a matter of will and finances to find it and put it to work. If I was doing it, I’d start with an open talent call, and finance the top 50 with $10,000 to $50,000 each and air the resulting “pilots”, including youtube placement. I remember how Southpark got its start, namely with one of the very first viral videos ever, “The Spirit of Christmas” in 1995.


15 posted on 09/26/2012 9:56:59 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Sub-Driver

16 posted on 09/26/2012 10:04:53 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: manc

They learned nothing from 8 years of Bush not fighting back against leftists and their minions in the media. Absolutely nothing.


17 posted on 09/26/2012 10:08:19 AM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: Sub-Driver
In other news Monica Lewinsky has just been hired a CBS’s nightly news anchor.
18 posted on 09/26/2012 10:11:45 AM PDT by McGruff (Support your local Republican candidates. They are our last line of defense.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh geeze, this is reminding me more and more of the 1996 campaign. Yes, the media is absolutely biased and folks on the right need to gravitate away from the dinosaur media - unfortunately it is an absolute sign of a losing campaign when one of the big issues being discussed is conservatives complaining about media bias.


19 posted on 09/26/2012 10:24:23 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Sub-Driver

The media has been biased a lot longer than most people today think. I studied journalism in the 1970’s just after Watergate. Lots of journalism majors back then wanted to “change the world”, rather than objectively report it.


20 posted on 09/26/2012 10:36:14 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
is it me what is in a state of mind boggling right now to how this campaign is being run?

They should have stopped voter fraud over the last 4 years, clamped down on early voting and called out the media over the last 4 years and name names.

Instead Romney gets the same idiots which lost with Mccain, why on this earth would you get the same idiots who lost?

We were getting fresh blood, Sarah, Michelle Bachmann, NM Gov, Col Allen West etc but then the GOP fought tooth and nail to get them off the air etc and now the old guard of Charles, K, Perino, Rove,, Peggy Noonan etc.

All the same old elitist stuck up useless lets all get along gang.

I'll be voting and I'll have a sticker on the car and I'll try and get others to vote for us but I;m sick of the same old same.

21 posted on 09/26/2012 11:19:45 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: NormsRevenge
Hitler would be proud of the dogged determination and ‘round the clock’ disinformation effort by the media to get O re-elected.

We used to laugh at Pravda. Sad isn't it?
22 posted on 09/26/2012 11:24:07 AM PDT by yorkiemom (Yorkie Moms 4 Ryan ; Ryan + Romney = Recovery)
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To: Longbow1969

what so we just ignore and not call out their bias, we just do what we did in 2008 and let the media say what ever they want.

THAT IS WHAT THEY FRIGGING WHAT.

We should have gone after the media after 2008 and not let them lie like they do but no we have too many soppy idiots who just want us to ignore them, let them say what ever.

fact is most of the country gets it;s news from the media and we have to stop their bias by naming names


23 posted on 09/26/2012 11:26:04 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: catnipman
While I hope to see the death of the alphabet networks and the bird-cage-liner press before my own demise, I hope even more to see the rise of a popular and successful true conservative alternative TV channel, a la Glenn Beck’s new cable channel. I really wish though that he had the imagination and financial wherewithal to populate this channel with a full line up of high-quality, original programming, all with a conservative slant, including police dramas, sitcoms, animated series, and a conservative SNL. The really tough part of this would be to find sponsors with balls, either that or make it as a premium, paid channel like HBO, in effect, a conservative alternative to HBO.

That would be great. And shows you could watch with your kids w/o cringing. (I hate even seeing some tacky commercials these days, wondering what young minds are learning)
24 posted on 09/26/2012 11:28:49 AM PDT by yorkiemom (Yorkie Moms 4 Ryan ; Ryan + Romney = Recovery)
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To: jwalsh07
stunning how some on our side say we should just ignore the media .

Frigging idiots, we need to stop the media and call them out, demand that they stop lying, use facts against them plus go on their live shows and ask them directly “why did you refuse to tell your viewers about fast and furious” or they can say , ACORN, voter fraud, unemployment, food stamps, obama not knowing what the debt was, going to Vegas, why are you using skewed polls.

For heaven sake fight and call them out and stop letting them get away with this crap.

Many on our side ignore the homosexuals and their agenda and look where we are now.

I think some on our side are so stuck on stupid or so much in their own world that they have no clue about the real world and the average person

25 posted on 09/26/2012 11:30:25 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: henkster

I have used the childproof locks on the cable box.

CNN is blocked.

All of the evening news are blocked

The PBS News Hour is blocked.

60 minutes, 20/20, 48hours, and any of those so-called news magazines are blocked.

Meet the Press, This Week, and Face the Nation” are all blocked. So is most of prime time TV on the Alphabet channels.


26 posted on 09/26/2012 11:34:15 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: manc

The left is counting on us not ‘whining’ about media bias so they can continue to use dumb voters to put them over the top.


27 posted on 09/26/2012 12:31:03 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Sub-Driver

it’s not unprecedented at all, it’s a total repeat of 2008


28 posted on 09/26/2012 12:59:24 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: Longbow1969

Do you believe Obama will turn out more voters in 2012 then he did in 2008?

The current Media polling samples all assume that he will.

Odd how the some “Conservatives” who sat around and watched the media hold a Bush DUI story to the weekend before the election in 2000, pushed a fraudulent “Bush National Guard” story in 2004 and corruptly coordinated media coverage with the Obama campaign via the “Jour-0-list” website
in 2008 now want to race around this website claiming the media “objective, accurate and honest” in 2012.

How about instead of sitting here day in day out posing over and over “there is no bias in the polls” like you are doing you present even a shred of data to back you your opinions for once?


29 posted on 09/26/2012 1:41:30 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: manc

Odd how the some “Conservatives” who sat around and watched the media hold a Bush DUI story to the weekend before the election in 2000, pushed a fraudulent “Bush National Guard” story in 2004 and corruptly coordinated media coverage with the Obama campaign via the “Jour-0-list” website
in 2008 now want to race around this website claiming the media “objective, accurate and honest” in 2012.


30 posted on 09/26/2012 1:47:28 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: skeeter

agreed.

Ignoring the left and their bias their homosexual agenda etc etc etc is what they want.

We have to oppose tem and fight thme on every front , this is not the old JFK party which we just disagreed with, this is a new party taken over by radicals from the 60’s and 70’s.

I wish those talking heads like Rollins, Rove, Noonan, etc shut the hell up and get out of our way and let us fight like the left fights.

there is no way oabma should be even anywhere near winning, nearly every issue in this country has gone worse, overseas is in flames and oabma might win!!!

That is because of the media which some want to ignore sadly


31 posted on 09/26/2012 2:49:23 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc

” I’ll be voting and I’ll have a sticker on the car and I’ll try and get others to vote for us but I;m sick of the same old same. “

Man, do I know how you feel!


32 posted on 09/26/2012 3:27:44 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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