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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

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1747605/posts

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: NonValueAdded
What a maroon!

You took the words right out of my mouth.

451 posted on 12/04/2006 11:45:50 AM PST by radiohead (Hey Kerry, I'm still here; still hating your lying, stinking, guts you coward.)
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To: Sensei Ern

After reading some of the hate Bush rhetoric around here I'd say a lot of head gaskets have been blown!


452 posted on 12/04/2006 11:45:53 AM PST by OldFriend (FALLEN HERO JEFFREY TOCZYLOWSKI, REST IN PEACE)
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To: NonValueAdded

There is a ledge waiting for this one.


453 posted on 12/04/2006 11:45:57 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: Bahbah
The other moonbat was nicer. How do these people live in the world.

They mostly only talk to people who agree with them. Once in a while one escapes his keeper, as this one has, and manages to contact the outside world.

454 posted on 12/04/2006 11:45:58 AM PST by American Quilter (You can't negotiate with people who are dedicated to your destruction.)
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To: NonValueAdded

I hope this moonbat doesn't turn out to be FReeper.


455 posted on 12/04/2006 11:45:58 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: Clint N. Suhks

This guy is a secessionist.
Wrong century.


456 posted on 12/04/2006 11:46:18 AM PST by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: beyond the sea

Yeah. Rush really is the best.


457 posted on 12/04/2006 11:46:18 AM PST by HonestConservative (Snowflake, Levinite and eeevildooer, not necessarily in that order.)
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To: NonValueAdded
Hey Rush .. welcome to our nightmare of arguing with moonbats .. LOLOL!!
458 posted on 12/04/2006 11:46:28 AM PST by Mo1 (Thank You Mr & Mrs "I'm gonna teach you a lesson" Voter ... you just screwed us on so many levels)
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To: rottndog

Wonder what his FReeper nick is. :-P


459 posted on 12/04/2006 11:46:42 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Jo Nuvark
So this Moonbat wants slavery, hates Lincoln. He's the hypocrite. He has no idea of history. Our educational tax dollars at work, America!
460 posted on 12/04/2006 11:46:50 AM PST by MaestroLC ("Let him who wants peace prepare for war."--Vegetius, A.D. Fourth Century)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Sounds like a couple I've run across.


461 posted on 12/04/2006 11:47:00 AM PST by Roccus (Dealing with Politicians IS the War on Terror.)
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To: MarkLevinFan

He sounds like a FReeper lurker. THey show up on the threads that are anti-immigration.


462 posted on 12/04/2006 11:47:26 AM PST by Sensei Ern (http://www.myspace.com/reconcomedy - For a good time visit www.laurelbaptisttemple.org)
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To: MaestroLC

Shreveport, Louisiana caller.


463 posted on 12/04/2006 11:47:30 AM PST by Ellesu
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To: Tijeras_Slim

The guy has to be a Freeper(:


464 posted on 12/04/2006 11:47:31 AM PST by Vision ("As a man thinks...so is he." Proverbs 23:7)
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To: Mo1

Abe Lincoln was a racist and a bigot??


465 posted on 12/04/2006 11:47:33 AM PST by Mo1 (Thank You Mr & Mrs "I'm gonna teach you a lesson" Voter ... you just screwed us on so many levels)
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To: MaestroLC
Don't get to see them play, just read the scores. I'm sure you are right about their lack of a good strong quarterback.

Watched the Rutgers/WVA game on TV the other night and saw a young fill in quarterback for WVA that would be awesome in the NFL. Hope he gets a chance. Wow, big, strong, fast, and SMART!

466 posted on 12/04/2006 11:47:42 AM PST by OldFriend (FALLEN HERO JEFFREY TOCZYLOWSKI, REST IN PEACE)
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To: MarkLevinFan

THIS MOONBAT IS RELIVING THE CIVIL WAR.


467 posted on 12/04/2006 11:47:48 AM PST by Clint N. Suhks (Jesus is the reason for the season!)
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To: Roccus

Lincoln was a racist and a bigot? He freed the slaves, moron. Caller is delusional!


468 posted on 12/04/2006 11:47:58 AM PST by MaestroLC ("Let him who wants peace prepare for war."--Vegetius, A.D. Fourth Century)
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To: MaestroLC

Oh, heck, WFLA just cut Rush off to go to a break.


469 posted on 12/04/2006 11:47:58 AM PST by American Quilter (You can't negotiate with people who are dedicated to your destruction.)
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Honest Abe LinKKKoln...


470 posted on 12/04/2006 11:48:06 AM PST by rottndog (WOOF!!!)
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To: Jo Nuvark

I think Uncle Jessie Duke has come up with a much more potent formula of moonshine.


471 posted on 12/04/2006 11:48:14 AM PST by sono ("Improvise, Adapt, Overcome" - Gunnery Sgt Thomas "Gunny" Highway)
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To: Mo1

I wonder what that guy told the screener to get on? Yeah, there have been threads like that! :)


472 posted on 12/04/2006 11:48:14 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Prayers for our patriot brother, 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub. Brian, we're all pulling for you!)
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To: Jo Nuvark

I am expecting civil war to break out over this right here on FR !


473 posted on 12/04/2006 11:48:21 AM PST by HarmlessLovableFuzzball
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Very well could be.
475 posted on 12/04/2006 11:48:59 AM PST by Clint N. Suhks (Jesus is the reason for the season!)
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To: MaestroLC

Lincoln did want to send them back to Africa though...


476 posted on 12/04/2006 11:49:06 AM PST by rottndog (WOOF!!!)
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To: Sensei Ern
You are suggesting that Bush Bashing is good? That it accomplished something?

Are you enjoying the fruits of their labors?

477 posted on 12/04/2006 11:49:24 AM PST by OldFriend (FALLEN HERO JEFFREY TOCZYLOWSKI, REST IN PEACE)
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To: rottndog

I hope that last caller calls into Mark Levin's show! LOL!


478 posted on 12/04/2006 11:49:36 AM PST by MarkLevinFan
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To: MNJohnnie; All

Is this guy for real?



Caller Steve: Thanks for blowing whatever progress in image The South has made in the past 140 years!

479 posted on 12/04/2006 11:49:40 AM PST by ct_libertarian (We inbellyfeel Democrat duckspeak doubleplusgood! AmSoc! AmSoc! Doubleplusgood!)
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To: ErnBatavia

hARLEYS ARE AIR COOLED SO THEY MUST STAY IN MOTION.iN BIG CITIES STAND STILL TRAFFIC KILLS hARLEYS AND AIR COOLED ENGINES. tHE kAWASAKI HAS A RADIATOR AMONG MANY OTHER IMPROVEMENTS.


480 posted on 12/04/2006 11:50:03 AM PST by advertising guy (If computer skills named us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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To: MaestroLC

RUSH: I hope before you die, you learn to thank God for
Abraham Lincoln.

No apologies! This is an OUTSTANDING engagement with the
enemy. Rush will not back down. But this guy will not be
persuaded. He has neither eyes to see nor ears to hear truth.


481 posted on 12/04/2006 11:50:12 AM PST by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: OldFriend

Doubt he'll get much chance to play at WVU. Aside from the fact he's behind Pat White, WVU will lose some 20 odd seniors this year. Won't be anywheres near as strong a team next year.


482 posted on 12/04/2006 11:50:12 AM PST by Roccus (Dealing with Politicians IS the War on Terror.)
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To: MaestroLC

'States Rights' in that context was just an euphemism for pro racism/slavery


483 posted on 12/04/2006 11:50:17 AM PST by HarmlessLovableFuzzball
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To: beyond the sea

Well, we can thank the self righteous talk show hosts, the republican pundits, and the far right wing for giving us the arrogant unstoppable Breyer for the foreseeable future. Guess they're happy now.


484 posted on 12/04/2006 11:50:28 AM PST by OldFriend (FALLEN HERO JEFFREY TOCZYLOWSKI, REST IN PEACE)
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To: Jo Nuvark

Holy smokes!


485 posted on 12/04/2006 11:50:45 AM PST by Dr.Deth
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To: MaestroLC
Lincoln was a racist and a bigot?

And the slaveholders who fought to keep them were altruistic humanitarians?
486 posted on 12/04/2006 11:50:51 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: Tijeras_Slim

stand watie ?


487 posted on 12/04/2006 11:51:39 AM PST by Mo1 (Thank You Mr & Mrs "I'm gonna teach you a lesson" Voter ... you just screwed us on so many levels)
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To: Jo Nuvark

I read a poster on FR this morning rank Lincoln with Carter and Clinton. I am astonished. I've never in my life heard of Lincoln as nothing but a great president.


488 posted on 12/04/2006 11:51:47 AM PST by katieanna
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To: advertising guy

sorry cap lock was on some how


489 posted on 12/04/2006 11:51:52 AM PST by advertising guy (If computer skills named us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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To: HarmlessLovableFuzzball

There will be nothing "civil" about this war!


490 posted on 12/04/2006 11:52:08 AM PST by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: MarkLevinFan

He would have to give fair warning though--I would have to turn the volume down so as to keep from blowing them off the shelf...


491 posted on 12/04/2006 11:52:21 AM PST by rottndog (WOOF!!!)
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To: aligncare
The communists in this country gave themselves the name, 'progressives'...sounds like progress--and who could be against, 'progress'? Except that some progress is actually REGRESS to early, discarded ideas.
492 posted on 12/04/2006 11:52:52 AM PST by aligncare (Global Warming: Where science meets politics and where politics trumps science)
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To: Jo Nuvark

God Bless this caller and his family.


493 posted on 12/04/2006 11:53:09 AM PST by ChicagoConservative27
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To: rottndog; All

This new caller is great. Army; going to Middle East. Proud of our military! :)


494 posted on 12/04/2006 11:54:18 AM PST by MaestroLC ("Let him who wants peace prepare for war."--Vegetius, A.D. Fourth Century)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia; StoneWall Brigade

Stone Wall must be absent today--he'd be cringing if he could hear that last moonbat.


495 posted on 12/04/2006 11:54:33 AM PST by American Quilter (You can't negotiate with people who are dedicated to your destruction.)
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To: Roccus
I never saw the original QB play but was amazed at the strength and the smarts of the sub.

I think there's a quarterback on Cincinnati too. They're going to a bowl. Inauguration Bowl?

I love football and appreciate good players. Don't really matter which team, I like to see a good game.

496 posted on 12/04/2006 11:54:44 AM PST by OldFriend (FALLEN HERO JEFFREY TOCZYLOWSKI, REST IN PEACE)
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To: MaestroLC

Caller is a TRUE American...


497 posted on 12/04/2006 11:54:53 AM PST by rottndog (WOOF!!!)
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To: OldFriend

Not sure about Cincy, but WVU is going to the Gator Bowl.


498 posted on 12/04/2006 11:56:16 AM PST by Roccus (Dealing with Politicians IS the War on Terror.)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

"If you support someone you have to support what they do."

GOOD COMEBACK!


499 posted on 12/04/2006 11:56:37 AM PST by Clint N. Suhks (Jesus is the reason for the season!)
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To: katieanna

A few months ago, I was reading DU and even a lot of them were saying that Lincoln was a great president.

I had to wonder if someone moved a FR thread to their forum as a joke.


500 posted on 12/04/2006 11:57:04 AM PST by kcbc2001
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