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Do you believe the Liberal Media?

Pianoeman2001

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Report this May. 12 2012, 3:42 pm

MSNBC. That is one angry, whinning, crying, liberal news station. They can't forcast a rainy day without blaming the Republicans, Conservatives, or anyone that believes differently than them.


 To be quite honest I don't trust any politician be it Republican or Democrat, but I will say that if this dictator of a president of ours wins a second term, we're screwed. Europe is falling because of the debt they're in. Perfect example of what NOT to do. But this jerk keeps spending and spending.


 Solindra, $500,000,000 of OUR TAX DOLLARS GONE! And for some reason this president is not held accountable. A health care plan over 2000 pages. 2000 PAGES! That alone should throw up a red flag LOL. Not to mention NO ONE HAS READ IT! Are you kidding me? Would any of you sign a contract without reading it? Or at least hire a lawyer to read it for you?


I don't know what it is with this guy but I have to keep quiet about him or I'll start a riot. He has some hold over people. It's like hes the messiah. I'll hand it to him though. He's a real smooth talker. Makes me want to like him. I end up having to shake my head and come back to reality every time I hear him speak.


God help us all!

FleetAdmiral_BamBam

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Report this May. 12 2012, 6:25 pm

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>BamBam; you ARE too much. 

>I really don't know what to say anymore; just well ... try to do little harm. 

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The truth isn't harmful.... well, except to the ProRegressive agenda.


FleetAdmiral_BamBam

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Report this May. 12 2012, 6:26 pm

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>I believe neither groups of media. They are both biassed and sensationalist and both spin propoganda and lie.

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As Chris Matthews says, there's left and center-left media...


Invader_Wishfire

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Report this May. 13 2012, 9:20 pm

Newsflash: there's no such thing as the "liberal" media. There's only the corporate media. And they care about one thing, and one thing only; money.

quantumstring12

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Report this May. 14 2012, 9:31 am

In 1983, 90% of all media in the US were owned by 50 companies. Today, that same 90% is owned by 6 companies. Comcast, GE, Newscorp, Disney, Viacom and Time Warner. 232 media executives control the information diet of 277 million Americans. Total revenue for the big six in 2011 was $275.9 billion. They control 76% of your cable television which translates into 1 out of every 5 hours. They have a monopoly in 11 US markets inclucing NYC and Chicago. Newscorp owns the top newspaper on three continents. The Wall Street Journal here in the US, The Sun in England and The Australian in Australia. In 2010, they avoided paying $875 million in US taxes thanks to loopholes they paid politicians to write into tax laws.


Invader Wishfire is correct when it says that there is only corporate media and they only care about money and will lie, lie, lie in order to get yours. A perfect example of being mis-led is Pianoman's post about why Obama isn't held responsible and accountable for Solyndra's bust. This is a business that got it's loan during the Bush administration, not Obama's. The Chevy Volt that Repubican's rant about was not subsidized under Obama, but under Bush's administration.


So when I hear 'liberal media' I don't think of leftist media. Just that the media is liberal with what and how it reports it so they can confirm people's bias against something they already don't like and make money off stupid, little sheep.

DATAWORFfantotally

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Report this May. 14 2012, 9:37 am

FleetAdmiral_BamBam

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Report this May. 14 2012, 9:29 pm

If the media was actually in it only for the money, they'd compete with different ideas instead of almost all of them having the same one (and agenda.)


But when you look at the trends, more and more people are starting to walk away from the lamestream propoganda machine and view the alternatives - especially the hundreds of news based websites.

lostshaker

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Report this May. 15 2012, 9:46 am

It's hidden in plain sight: Communist) News) Network); C"B.S."; A Bunch of Crap; Nothing But Crap. It's fun to watch it as fiction though and pick out the plot holes.


 

entropyman

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Report this May. 26 2012, 8:35 pm

All media is filtered through some kind of spin. Most news outlets have an agenda and it's better to keep a healthy scepticism on all counts. The right want to crush us with their wealth and power, the left tells us. Meanwhile, the left want everyone poor and dependent on the government...who's to say where the truth lies? Somewhere in the middle you might say and you'll be accused of wishy-washy spinelessness. Maybe we should ignore the media? I'm really not sure what to believe anymore...

Invader_Wishfire

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Report this May. 26 2012, 8:53 pm

BamBam: The truth isn't harmful.... well, except to the ProRegressive agenda.

Me: That would certainly explain why Republicans fight the truth so much.

jumpthepuddle

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Report this Jun. 04 2012, 10:35 pm

Yes

RStar17

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Report this Jun. 04 2012, 11:08 pm

Really it's no conicidence that Fox has been at the top of the ratings for years being the only major network to pretty much cater to the right.


But really the majority of the media is a wonderful tool to have. You got morning shows singing the Democrats praises even if they don't know what they're talking about, you got late night comics making jokes about Republicans, and the increasingly fewer news programs there are these days do tell the news from a left spin.


Though Hollywood as a whole has always supported the left, mainly because their writers are unionized and without them they'd be out of work.


I miss the good old days when CNN was the most objective news network around. But over the years they have slowly crept to the left.


FleetAdmiral_BamBam

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Report this Jun. 05 2012, 8:55 am

Just saw a clip that covered this very topic - had some interesting statistics:


- After the presidential race between George Bush & John Kerry, the University of Connecticut surveyed 300 journalists nationwide.  The study found that 52% of the journalists voted for Kerry while 19% voted for Bush.  (The rest would not answer the question.)


- In 2008, NBC news found 143 journalists who made political campaign contributions: 125 gave to Democrats, 16 to Republicans and 2 to both parties.


- A 2008 Pew Research Center studied 43 news outlets in the run-up to the 2008 election between Obama & McCain.  They found that 35% of the stories on Obama were positive while less than 20% were positive when McCain was the topic.


 


And if we want to look at a recent example on how the Washington Post covers Obama & Romney.  Obama's long-term illegal drug use gets a small story on page six, but Romney gets a 5500 front page story about his high school hazing (the one that he doesn't remember and the "victim's" own family says didn't happen.)


 


And if you take a look at the major news networks, most of them did not even mention the Catholic Church suing Obama about his attack on the Church.  Did anyone notice that most of them also chose not to mention the sex-selection abortion ban bill and the Planned Parenthood scandal this week?


randy kerr

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Report this Jun. 05 2012, 12:12 pm

i,m not sure

FleetAdmiral_BamBam

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Report this Jul. 31 2012, 7:46 pm

Just reading an article where the lamestream propoganda machine is absolutely fawning over Michelle Obama's $6800 shirt.... and remembering how they castigated Ann Romney for wearing one that cost $990....


Apparently wearing expensive clothes is a big “no-no” if you’re wealthy enough to afford it, but glamorous if  taxpayers are offsetting your other costs.  (Note:  The Obamas are also millionaires.)


 


Just more duplicity....


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