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Rush Limbaugh Live Thread Monday Dec 4th, 2006
Rush Limbaugh | 12-04-2006

Posted on 12/04/2006 8:24:04 AM PST by MNJohnnie

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Communication Professor Examines Media Bias in President's Speeches Virginia Tech News ^ | 11/30/06 | Jean Elliott

Posted on 12/02/2006 5:28:58 PM CST by LS

BLACKSBURG, VA., November 30, 2006 -- Jim A. Kuypers, assistant professor of communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, reveals a disturbing world of media bias in his new book Bush's War: Media Bias and Justifications for War in a Terrorist Age (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 2006).

Convincingly and without resorting to partisan politics, Kuypers strongly illustrates in eight chapters “how the press failed America in its coverage on the War on Terror.” In each comparison, Kuypers “detected massive bias on the part of the press.” In fact, Kuypers calls the mainstream news media an “anti-democratic institution” in the conclusion.

“What has essentially happened since 9/11 has been that Bush has repeated the same themes, and framed those themes the same whenever discussing the War on Terror,” said Kuypers, who specializes in political communication and rhetoric. “Immediately following 9/11, the mainstream news media (represented by CBS, ABC, NBC, USA Today, New York Times, and Washington Post) did echo Bush, but within eight weeks it began to intentionally ignore certain information the president was sharing, and instead reframed the president's themes or intentionally introduced new material to shift the focus.”

This goes beyond reporting alternate points of view. “In short,” Kupyers explained, “if someone were relying only on the mainstream media for information, they would have no idea what the president actually said. It was as if the press were reporting on a different speech.”

The book is essentially a “comparative framing analysis.” Overall, Kuypers examined themes about 9-11 and the War on Terror that the President used, and compared them to the themes that the press used when reporting on what the president said.

“Framing is a process whereby communicators, consciously or unconsciously, act to construct a point of view that encourages the facts of a given situation to be interpreted by others in a particular manner,” notes Kuypers.

At the heart of each chapter are these questions: What did President Bush talk about, and how did he want us to think about it? What did the mainstream news media talk about following president Bush’s speeches, and how did they want us to think about it?

According to Arkansas State University’s Dennis W. White, a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, "This is a time of maximum danger for our country—a time of crisis. The American people historically turn to the President during these times for explanation, for comfort, and for exhortation to purpose. Yet, the President does not speak directly to the people. His speech is mediated; he speaks through the media, members of the media comment on presidential speech, and others comment on the comment. Jim Kuypers is the best in the business at explaining presidential crisis communication and its relationship to the media.”

"This is a skilled and thoughtful work of scholarship, well worth a careful reading,” said Stephen D. Cooper of Marshall University. “Kuypers's book is provocative in the best sense of the word: It can stimulate fresh thinking about presidential rhetoric and press reporting of it—which Kuypers shows can be two very different things.”

Kuypers, of Christiansburg, Va., received his Ph.D from Louisiana State University and both his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Florida State. He joined Virginia Tech's Department of Communication last year after having taught political communication for tens years at Dartmouth College


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To: Kerretarded

Thanks very much, it's an amazing trend that probably won't reverse it self any time soon.


201 posted on 12/04/2006 10:01:50 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Hey rwi! It's not Bush surrendering, just acknowledging the reality. Bolton could not be an effective negotiator at the UN when his own government would not appoint him.

People were warned of the consequences of a Dem takeover, no need to be surprised.


202 posted on 12/04/2006 10:02:06 AM PST by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: rodguy911
This guy on right now has it down, he has figured out what Hillary is up to.They are grooming Obama for VP.That way he can take all the hard questions for the next two years so Hillary gets another pass.

Totally agree.

The Beast and Obama/2008

203 posted on 12/04/2006 10:02:08 AM PST by beyond the sea ( All lies and jest, still the man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.)
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To: BlueNgold

Auburn is playing Nebraska in the Cotton Bowl.


204 posted on 12/04/2006 10:02:20 AM PST by Clint N. Suhks (Jesus is the reason for the season!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia; MNJohnnie
That is a rumor. Mitchell is not set in stone. Like Mnjohnnie said, we freak out when someone in the junk media throws out rumors like this.
205 posted on 12/04/2006 10:02:22 AM PST by ChicagoConservative27
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To: Fawn
I live near Dearborn, so if I wanted to find one, all I have to do is drive down there or Hamtrammack....and the paper announced that a new one was being built at 11+Ryan in Warren. A couple of years ago, I realized that I had been driving past an Islamic cultural center on my way to work and didn't have a clue until I actually looked at the sign....they are everywhere in this area.
206 posted on 12/04/2006 10:02:29 AM PST by kcbc2001
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To: beyond the sea; All
They will be formidable foes.And it will all happen in the last 3-4 months at a lightning pace,where they can do what they do best play fast and loose.
207 posted on 12/04/2006 10:04:31 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: Kerretarded

That meaningless graph made a big diference in the last elections (sarcasm now off)


208 posted on 12/04/2006 10:04:38 AM PST by beyond the sea ( All lies and jest, still the man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.)
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To: ct_libertarian

No, I think GWB will do the best with what he has. The nation said they don't want to fight terror globally. I think you will see him trying to save what he can of IRaq, and let the libs have their way.

Since the libs are concentrated in the most likely targets, it's their own butts on the line primarily. If I was a conservative, I'd look for a southern, rural red state to relocate to.


209 posted on 12/04/2006 10:06:05 AM PST by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: A.Hun

How about a pic of Lee and Jackson please


210 posted on 12/04/2006 10:07:16 AM PST by StoneWall Brigade (GO ARMY BEAT NAVY!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: StoneWall Brigade
"Rush has been lurking in here (:"

Bo Sneardly told us at the First Freeper Inaugeration Ball, six years ago, in D.C. that FR is one of the tops web sites that they monitor.

211 posted on 12/04/2006 10:08:07 AM PST by AGP (Support The Veterans)
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To: A.Hun

If God had not called me to the Soviet Socialist Republic of Maryland, I definately would be moving to Corpus Christi Texas.


212 posted on 12/04/2006 10:08:23 AM PST by Sensei Ern (http://www.myspace.com/reconcomedy - For a good time visit www.laurelbaptisttemple.org)
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To: AGP
I know he also quotes little green footballs, and strata- sphere as well as NRO and others.
213 posted on 12/04/2006 10:09:26 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: Sensei Ern

Your right about KPRC. Dec 18TH is the last day of Rush.


214 posted on 12/04/2006 10:09:35 AM PST by ChicagoConservative27
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To: AGP

Sweet


215 posted on 12/04/2006 10:09:36 AM PST by StoneWall Brigade (GO ARMY BEAT NAVY!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: StoneWall Brigade
Obama is an empty suit and massive lib. Why is he being propped up as the next savior???
216 posted on 12/04/2006 10:10:26 AM PST by MaestroLC ("Let him who wants peace prepare for war."--Vegetius, A.D. Fourth Century)
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To: A.Hun

What grant what???? I'm gonna puke.


217 posted on 12/04/2006 10:10:50 AM PST by ChicagoConservative27
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To: Sensei Ern

I understand Sensei....you have to go where you are led.


218 posted on 12/04/2006 10:10:52 AM PST by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: A.Hun
That's what I keep telling my husband. I want to live in a red state, in a red county, in a red precinct....he has a good job up here though and doesn't want to leave....I keep praying for a transfer.
219 posted on 12/04/2006 10:11:38 AM PST by kcbc2001
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To: MNJohnnie

"diskimination"


220 posted on 12/04/2006 10:14:42 AM PST by HarmlessLovableFuzzball
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To: ChicagoConservative27
They are clear channel, all they do is cut costs, probably going automated or changing formats for some reason, they also might be selling off the station lots of reasons, but few affiliates ever dump Rush. Probably a format change.
221 posted on 12/04/2006 10:14:47 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

The Cotton Bowl is NOT a BCS contest.
It is a second tier bowl game.

The 5 BCS bowls are:
BCS Champioship
Orange
Rose
Fiesta
Sugar

The Cotton Bowl has applied for BCS affiliation, but this has not yet been worked out due to stadium requirements for the BCS and the availability of such facilities in the DFW area. This is basically the same reason Dallas does not ever host a Super Bowl - they want either a warm weather stadium or a dome, and they want a certain minimum capacity.


222 posted on 12/04/2006 10:15:26 AM PST by BlueNgold (Feed the Tree .....)
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To: MaestroLC
He's Black and he has no voting record to which they can attack him on and he's good with words and has huge star power from people like the big O but that's my take on it i could be wrong
223 posted on 12/04/2006 10:15:29 AM PST by StoneWall Brigade (GO ARMY BEAT NAVY!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: rodguy911

I think they said Rush will go to 740 am.


224 posted on 12/04/2006 10:15:46 AM PST by ChicagoConservative27
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To: ChicagoConservative27

"The crash-dummy class"--LOL!


225 posted on 12/04/2006 10:16:32 AM PST by American Quilter (You can't negotiate with people who are dedicated to your destruction.)
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To: American Quilter
I gotta relax. Rush is scaring me with this illegal stuff.
226 posted on 12/04/2006 10:17:20 AM PST by ChicagoConservative27
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To: angcat

Oh dear, poor little thing! I hope her throat won't be too sore.


227 posted on 12/04/2006 10:18:05 AM PST by American Quilter (You can't negotiate with people who are dedicated to your destruction.)
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To: ChicagoConservative27; eeevil conservative

Christian conservatives are not gullible.


228 posted on 12/04/2006 10:18:30 AM PST by Sensei Ern (http://www.myspace.com/reconcomedy - For a good time visit www.laurelbaptisttemple.org)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

How about some lunch please?


229 posted on 12/04/2006 10:18:32 AM PST by StoneWall Brigade (GO ARMY BEAT NAVY!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

That and Hillary/Osama Obama.


230 posted on 12/04/2006 10:18:36 AM PST by angcat ("IF YOU DON'T STAND BEHIND OUR TROOPS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO STAND IN FRONT OF THEM")
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To: American Quilter
I will keep ya posted. It will help her sleep she snores like a sailor.
231 posted on 12/04/2006 10:19:20 AM PST by angcat ("IF YOU DON'T STAND BEHIND OUR TROOPS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO STAND IN FRONT OF THEM")
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To: ChicagoConservative27
Usually in bigger markets like that,Houston, there are two or three talk radio stations (many on FM now )and they all want Rush,so he can carry the rest of the station.But usually only one in an area gets him.
232 posted on 12/04/2006 10:19:21 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: angcat

That is a nightmare.


233 posted on 12/04/2006 10:19:30 AM PST by ChicagoConservative27
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To: mewzilla

Harsh treatment? He still breathing so it obviously was not really all that hash.


234 posted on 12/04/2006 10:20:51 AM PST by MNJohnnie (I do not forgive Senator John McCain for helping destroy everything we built since 1980.)
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To: StoneWall Brigade

235 posted on 12/04/2006 10:21:16 AM PST by ChicagoConservative27
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To: StoneWall Brigade
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236 posted on 12/04/2006 10:21:55 AM PST by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Thanks it looks good


237 posted on 12/04/2006 10:21:59 AM PST by StoneWall Brigade (GO ARMY BEAT NAVY!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: A.Hun

Thanks A.Hun always cheers me up


238 posted on 12/04/2006 10:22:55 AM PST by StoneWall Brigade (GO ARMY BEAT NAVY!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: kcbc2001

Good luck! I wouldn't live in NYC or Washington for anything.


239 posted on 12/04/2006 10:23:13 AM PST by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: rodguy911

Please do not feed the troll.


240 posted on 12/04/2006 10:23:25 AM PST by MNJohnnie (I do not forgive Senator John McCain for helping destroy everything we built since 1980.)
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To: angcat; All
Hussein Osamma is a slick pick by Hillary.He can cross over into moderate/independent land since he is basically an unknown with a great radio voice and will keep all 90% of the black vote.
Black dems have to be supremely pissed for being taken for granted so much especially after Alcee was thrown under the semi.
241 posted on 12/04/2006 10:24:41 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Newt Gingrich won another straw poll


242 posted on 12/04/2006 10:25:01 AM PST by StoneWall Brigade (GO ARMY BEAT NAVY!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: rodguy911

You got mail


243 posted on 12/04/2006 10:25:29 AM PST by MNJohnnie (I do not forgive Senator John McCain for helping destroy everything we built since 1980.)
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To: StoneWall Brigade

Great.


244 posted on 12/04/2006 10:25:30 AM PST by ChicagoConservative27
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To: ChicagoConservative27
Woooo fish n'chips, make mine Grouper.
245 posted on 12/04/2006 10:26:07 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: MNJohnnie; All

"Stalinists!"

Thanks for calling 'em out, Rush

 

 

The Dem's Plan

 

 

246 posted on 12/04/2006 10:26:24 AM PST by ct_libertarian (We inbellyfeel Democrat duckspeak doubleplusgood! AmSoc! AmSoc! Doubleplusgood!)
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To: MNJohnnie

Got it!


247 posted on 12/04/2006 10:26:43 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: beyond the sea

Exactly. The MSM may be fading but it is not going to go quietly. They viewed The Destruction of the House of Bush as a possible final hurrah.


248 posted on 12/04/2006 10:27:06 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Sorry soldiers.....your country let you down on November 7.)
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To: MaestroLC

Thanks for the McCullough article, Maestro.


249 posted on 12/04/2006 10:27:46 AM PST by American Quilter (You can't negotiate with people who are dedicated to your destruction.)
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To: rodguy911

250 posted on 12/04/2006 10:27:51 AM PST by ChicagoConservative27
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