Media Bias - page 2

# Interesting review. It held surprises for me.... Read More

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    Quote from Kornhonk
    Tweety, thank you for this link. I am new here and you keep me confused. It seems most people here are either one side or the other. You seem to show both sides. For what it's worth, I repect you.

    Remember this when I nitpick and criticize and annoy you.
    Last edit by Tweety on Aug 9, '12
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    I expect MSNBC to present their side. The shows are not presented as news.
    It does get boring when they interview each other.

    I expect Fox to present their side. I recoil when they say they are "Fair and Balanced'.
    They also seem to present a lot of unfounded gossip. More like the TV version of a tabloid.

    Just my opinion.
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    I knew something was wrong when I read this sentence in the third paragraph of the above link: “This new era in media conceit coincided with the advent of a liberal mindset that took on the weight of the world, a new era in which liberals felt that their ideals rose above God, tradition and country.”

    Here’s the guy who wrote the article:
    Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart’s,,,,,, Human Events Magazine,, and the New Media Journal, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio and TV programs to discuss his opinion editorials. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book “Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture.” He is also the owner and operator of

    That article is right-wing horse manure.
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    I did a search in that article looking for Top 50 Conservative Media Examples. Search failed. Nuff said.
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    i've been reading newspapers since 1949.
    just the first claim is untrue.
    “probably the single worst example of liberal media bias is the media’s steadfast refusal to accurately report the monstrous evils of the soviet union — even still to this day.” -- the top 50 liberal media bias examples
    nope. it was in the paper and on the radio each and every day. so they found one writer who wrote that here was no famine in the soviet union?

    why was the house un-american activity committee so successful in getting innocent americans to plead the fifth?
    why did we have to “duck and cover” in case the evil soviets dropped a bomb on us?
    why did so many kids stay awake at night after dreaming about nikita khrushchev burying us?
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    it is hard to take tweety's link (top 50 liberal media bias examples) seriously, considering whom it was authored by.
    i googled "conservative media bias" and got 2.1 million hits.
    speculation works both ways.

    here is a link by the atlantic, particularly because according to the fourth estate (the article explains), it would seem there is conservative media bias.
    but after other considerations, that too, is inconclusive.

    Infographic of the Day: Do the Mainstream Media Have a Conservative Bias? - David A. Graham - The Atlantic

    it is the following that amused me, from rush limbaugh himself.

    Daily Kos: Limbaugh Admits Conservative Bias of Media (Updated Transcript)

    folks can claim what they want to....liberal bias, conservative bias - it is all meaningless (in terms of quantifiable data).
    and so, just know the next time anyone bemoans the injustice of liberal media bias, your argument is baseless.

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    we sort of knew it was baseless anyway, right?
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    Quote from tewdles
    we sort of knew it was baseless anyway, right?
    well yeah...we knew it.
    but they didn't know it, aeb frequently c/o liberal media bias.
    just pointing out that it works both ways - and that no one is right or wrong.
    maybe this will stop the complaining.

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    I loved the Obama as the Messiah because he's always pictured with a halo (or in front of his initial and campaign logo, whichever makes a better story.)
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    Can someone explain whether this is serious?
    Like a Boss

    When it comes to being a rich guy, Mitt Romney should own it

    You want off-the-charts status? Check out the curriculum vitae of one Willard M. Romney: $200 million in the bank (and a hell of a lot more if he didn’t give so much away), apex alpha executive, CEO, chairman of the board, governor, bishop, boss of everything he’s ever touched. Son of the same, father of more.

    It is a curious scientific fact (explained in evolutionary biology by the Trivers-Willard hypothesis — Willard, notice) that high-status animals tend to have more male offspring than female offspring, which holds true across many species, from red deer to mink to Homo sap. The offspring of rich families are statistically biased in favor of sons — the children of the general population are 51 percent male and 49 percent female, but the children of the Forbes billionaire list are 60 percent male.
    Have a gander at that Romney family picture: five sons, zero daughters. Romney has 18 grandchildren, and they exceed a 2:1 ratio of grandsons to granddaughters (13:5). When they go to church at their summer-vacation home, the Romney clan makes up a third of the congregation. He is basically a tribal chieftain.

    Professor Obama? Two daughters. May as well give the guy a cardigan. And fallopian tubes.

    From an evolutionary point of view, Mitt Romney should get 100 percent of the female vote. All of it. …

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