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How Much Do Conservatives Actually Care About Media Bias?
NewsBusters ^ | Matthew Sheffield

Posted on 03/06/2013 4:31:16 PM PST by RatherBiased.com

Compared to the Reagan years when there were literally three conservative publications: The Washington Times, Human Events, and National Review, the media environment on the right has exploded in size.

While there are more right-leaning publications than before, since the left’s overwhelming dominance of the mainstream media became common knowledge among conservatives, has the media environment really changed that much since Reagan’s day?

Leaving aside the efforts of the Media Research Center and its journalism division CNSNews.com (given my obvious conflict of interest in the matter), the case could be made that in dollar amounts, conservatives have actually done rather little to change the media landscape. Sure there are a lot of commentary radio shows out there now and there are a handful of right-leaning outlets that actually do report the news. But compared to the billions that conservatives have spent on television ads and junk mail, the amount the right has spent on news is, sadly, rather pitiful.

But beyond just the expenditures, the fact is that too much of the conservative writing and videos that are being produced are pieces which are less about reporting and more about opinioneering. This is a very real problem for the right since solid, well-researched reporting and a media network to push this reporting out to the politically uninformed are of much greater value than television ads and labeled opinion pieces.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: mediabias

1 posted on 03/06/2013 4:31:30 PM PST by RatherBiased.com
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I got a note from Human Events that they are not going to publish anymore. Another one bites the dust!


2 posted on 03/06/2013 4:36:08 PM PST by cotton
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Not much.

Nothing you can do but starve them out. They're like rats on a ship or ants on an ice cream cone.

They're just along for the ride.

End the ride, end the media domination.

3 posted on 03/06/2013 4:40:53 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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Media bias got O-Ego elected and then re-elected. I detest MSM media and everything it presently stands for (namely the democrat party and socialist agenda). Tuning in to them (for either news or TV shows) would be equivalent to watching liberal/progressive propaganda 24/7.


4 posted on 03/06/2013 4:45:24 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: RatherBiased.com; sickoflibs; NFHale; fieldmarshaldj; justiceseeker93

I care.

TV and major news websites are poisoning minds against us.


5 posted on 03/06/2013 4:54:55 PM PST by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: RatherBiased.com

One issue raised by this article is the absence of deep-pocket conservatives from the media fight. Unfortunately, deep-pocketed conservatives are also engaged in capitalistic enterprises that use political correctness to sell their products in a way that dramtically encourages the continuation of the leftist message. Advertising messages are generally leftist in their presentation, content and context..ie. stupid dads, smat-ass kids, feminist wives, weak clergermen etc. Until the wealthy right begins to understand the context of the messages they use to sell their products, their contiributions to a successful confrontation with the leftist media is pretty much doomed.


6 posted on 03/06/2013 4:59:09 PM PST by yetidog
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Lefties reduce everything to money but place no value on ehthics, morality, patriotism or adherance to the constitution and the law of the land.


7 posted on 03/06/2013 4:59:42 PM PST by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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How Much Do Conservatives Actually Care About Media Bias?

Are we talking (alleged) conservatives in Washington (there are almost none!), or are we talking conservatives in flyover country?

If we are talking the former, the answer is less than none. If we re talking the latter, there is a LOT of concern but, given that 95+% of the media is so liberally biased we either don't trust anything they say, or we outright ignore them because we know they are lying, anyway.

'Zat answer the question?

8 posted on 03/06/2013 5:25:01 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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"There's absolutely no pretense from any of these publications of giving a policy a sort of objective hearing,” Daniel McCarthy, editor of The American Conservative, told The Huffington Post. "It's very clear that it comes from the same mindset as talk radio and Fox News. This is something that's by and for a particular kind of conservative."
. . . whereas in wire service journalism there is exactly that - a pretense of giving a policy an objective hearing.
There is precisely zero difference between what a journalist means by “objectivity” and what an ancient Greek Sophist meant by “wisdom.” The Sophists gave their name to
sophistry
the use of fallacious arguments, esp. with the intention of deceiving.
Just so, wire service journalists - those working for the AP, and those working for members of the AP - are all engaged in sophistry. And they are unified - question the objectivity of one, and all take umbrage.
I can conceive of taking on the AP in court - precisely on the grounds that it unifies and homogenizes journalism into a single leftist slant - but taking them on in a propaganda war is a daunting task indeed. George Zimmerman has a very strong case against CNBC, and he is suing. He should sue the AP simultaneously, because otherwise any individual journalism outlet will appeal to precedents in the coverage of other, nominally independent, outlets. Zimmerman should sue the AP and all of its membership at one time, or he is likely to find himself engaged in a fruitless game of whack-a-mole.

9 posted on 03/06/2013 5:48:27 PM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion
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Well....considering that Rush has beaten the snot out of any & all leftard attempts at talk radio,
Fox kicks the cr_p out of all other television news combined,
Leftist birdcage liner & fish-wrap 'print news' companies are dropping like flies,
and the fact that the leftard 'newsies' are so blatantly over-the-top in polishing the kn_b for Ø,
that anyone with one objective brain cell see's it for what it is...
Never mind the fact that Ø would LOVE to see internet regulation & control...

Its just a fact of life now...as in blacks are monolithic (D) voters,
ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN & all the other spinoffs of these are leftist drivel,
and I'm most likely gonna need fire ant bait this summer...

Just another accepted part of life.
10 posted on 03/06/2013 6:26:02 PM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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How to Measure Media Bias on a Regular Basis?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2181363/posts

Feb 8, 2009 – How would you propose to calculate a media bias index? ... Calculating a media bias index is as straight forward as the Intrade World Crisis ...

Intrade Media Bias Index

http://www.bb.intrade.com › ... › Politics & Current Event Markets

15 posts - 6 authors - Feb 23, 2009
This is a poll and discussion to follow up on the Media Bias discussion I’ve been having with John Delaney over on the Announcement section, ...


11 posted on 03/06/2013 6:38:29 PM PST by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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Look at The Asch Conformity Studies. The Democrats have.


12 posted on 03/06/2013 7:12:20 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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