Skip to comments.Conservative leaders claim unprecedented media bias this election cycle
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
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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The MSM has their Marxist leader in power, and any pretense of fairness went out the window. The MM is a closed shop.
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.
isnt it time to stop crying about this and get on with the campaign..we need the senate and to hold the house.
Yep, the forerunner to the anti-Christ demands nearly as much loyalty from his minions as the AC will.
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.
Hitler would be proud of the dogged determination and ‘round the clock’ disinformation effort by the media to get O re-elected.
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.
Go out and win anyway!
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.
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
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,
but he’;s supposed to be losing more and more.!!!!
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.
” I said 4 years ago that the GOP needed to call out the bias in the media otherwise wed 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.
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.
They learned nothing from 8 years of Bush not fighting back against leftists and their minions in the media. Absolutely nothing.
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.
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.