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ABOVE***Media Research Center Reading Alert*** 2:40pm EDT, Wednesday September 10, 2003

Today's Wall Street Journal column by MRC President L. Brent Bozell III, "20 Years of Bias: Network anchors are captains whose ships list left," has been posted on the WSJ's free access site, OpinionJournal.com.

Direct address for the September 10 piece by Bozell marking the 20th anniversary of Jennings and Brokaw as solo anchors of network evening newscasts: http://www.opinionjournal.com/la/?id=110003992

1 posted on 09/10/2003 11:51:17 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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2 posted on 09/10/2003 11:54:00 AM PDT by martin_fierro (A v v n c v l v s M a x i m v s)
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But their consistently liberal approach

To put it mildly. A very long time ago I quite watching television "news" -- there was never anything of substance there.

3 posted on 09/10/2003 11:55:10 AM PDT by Eala (None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license. - Milton)
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Now that Messrs. Brokaw and Jennings have joined Mr. Rather in the 20th-anniversary club, they'd be well-advised to ponder why.

WHY? These 3 left wing news editors make millions doing what they're doing and their salary only increases as their audience decreases.

The people who would be well advised to contemplate this would be the shareholders.

4 posted on 09/10/2003 11:56:18 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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I hope I live to see the day when television networks are a thing of the past.
5 posted on 09/10/2003 11:57:42 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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From Larry Elder's column June 27, 2002

Media bias: can they still deny it?

The Wall Street Journal's OpinionJournal.com, after George W. Bush's election, began publishing the "Homelessness Rediscovery Watch." Why? When Republicans assume power, the media seems to suddenly rediscover homelessness. But the Media Research Center tracked interest in homelessness during the latter part of the Clinton administration. The MRC says, "Homelessness -- one of the media's favorite tools to portray the alleged downside of Ronald Reagan's '80s prosperity -- was a more serious national problem during Bill Clinton's 1990s. ... Patrick Markee of the Coalition for the Homeless admitted ... 'Definitely, we saw more homelessness in the 1990s than we did in the 1980s.' But we saw far less homelessness on TV sets during the Clinton years.

"During the first Bush administration," according to the Media Research Center, "morning and evening newscasts on ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN ran an average of 53 stories on homelessness annually, compared to less than 17 per year during the Clinton administration. ... The expanding homeless population was out of sight during the Clinton years but just three short weeks after George W. Bush assumed office, ABC won the race to be the first network to rediscover the homeless. On Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, "World News Tonight Sunday" anchor Carole Simpson intoned: 'Homelessness, which is estimated to affect from two and a half to three and a half million people, is again on the rise.'"

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7 posted on 09/10/2003 12:15:22 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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I remember watching Peter Jennings just days before we went to war in Iraq. He stated "Smart bombs have a 90% accuracy according the the Pentagon-When we return we will discuss the 10% that will go astray". I am paraphrasing here, but it made me angry enough to shout out some expletives at my TV and I have not watched his sorry butt since then.
10 posted on 09/10/2003 2:46:16 PM PDT by Normal4me
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"While 750,000 people are watching Fox News at any given time, 25 million watch the Big Three's evening newscasts"

How can FOX be in first place .. if this is true ..??
11 posted on 09/10/2003 4:29:13 PM PDT by CyberAnt ( America - "The Greatest Nation on the Face of the Earth")
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