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17 minutes ago, SC_RNDude said:

No, Mark Levin told us what was going on over a year ago, and was ridiculed. 

H seems to have been correct, like has been so many times before and since.

I’d also remind you to not call someone’s opinion “ridiculous”.  Insulting someone’s opinion is against TOS.

thank you.

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According to Pew research all three major news (US) outlets/networks plus CNN, BBC, Bloomberg, and others are left leaning. 

https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/

There have been other studies that show this as well, one from UCLA in 2005 (so this has been going on a long time), Harvard, etc.

https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/media-bias-left-study/

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-trump-media-coverage-harvard-kass-0521-20170519-column.html

And yes, I know that some references are form right leaning outlets, but you would not really expect for those left leaning news outlets to come out and admit they are left leaning would you, esp. CNN "the most thrusted news".

Some news outlets on both sides are easily visible and expected, but the problem is that the so-called mainstream news organizations are left leaning. This is why Fox news started to give a different perspective than the left-liberal ideas that were permeating TV/cable. They have succeeded because they resonate with people who do not always agree with the liberal ideas.

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Holding up one of the most incendiary and accomplished right wing radio personalities as an example of aJournalist getting something correct is almost surreal. Is almost as if people are unaware that this guy is the father of uncivil discourse and engaged in all manner of conspiracy lies about Obama during that administration. 

Mark Levin is an excellent example of misbehaving media. 

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If only conservatives had been as interested in such things when Trump was running. Is the hypocrisy supposed to be so obvious? 

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As I understand calling a person's opinion ridiculous is okay as long as you leave the person themselves without insult.  

Left leaning doesn't always mean unfair bias.  It means they choose liberal stories perhaps more so.  Just like Fox News reports truth but more conservative stories.

I am personally left leaning but try to seek the truth and try not to spin.  Reporters are allowed to vote and that shouldn't turn them away from the truth. 

Also. I have to see criteria.  Obviously one side is going to show a majority one way or another.  But a source can have 10 neutral stories, 4 left leaning and 3 right leaning...think NPR and be labeled left leaning.  Especially is those three stories are not flattering. 

Let's not confuse left wing media with an agenda with good mainstream reporting.

 

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It is exactly the intent of Trump and his followers to conflate left leaning bias with evidence of media misbehavior or malfeasance. Meanwhile, folks like Levin who are experts at conspiracy theory and character assassination are offered up as "being right". The contrast couldn't be more stark. 

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14 hours ago, Daisy4RN said:

I dont need anyone to tell me that the media is bias because I have been watching it for a very long time. It is obvious just with the recent coverage of the Covington kids, and the Smollet faux attack, not to mention the ongoing Trump Collusion story (just bc some were caught up in the dragnet doesn't mean Trump himself is guilty, still waiting right?). All the stories, that are not covered without bias, fairly, are doing real damage to our country, IMO, and I wish they would stop bc people just blindly believe whatever the reporters, and some politicians, say. Both of those stories are made out in the media to be racist (racism by whites) when in fact they were not. Why the news media and politicians want to cause division is beyond me and just wrong! 

Is the quote below evidence of bias?   🤔

 

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Trump Falsely Claims You Need Photo ID to ‘Buy Groceries’

https://www.mediaite.com/tv/trump-falsely-claims-you-need-photo-id-to-buy-groceries/ 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Lil Nel said:

Wow. 

I was a member of the media and was never approached by one of these so-called surveys, dude.

How was I overlooked?

Member of the Society of Professional Journalists for years, starting with college chapter.

So I am sure you understand why your unsubstantiated opinion in this case, appears to me to be nothing more than your usual media bashing, unless it is Fox or the Daily Wire.

Obviously, if you were never approached, those surveys must not have existed.  My apologies.  Who knows where I got that from 🤔?

As a former journalist, in your opinion, what percentage of journalists would you guess voted for Obama and for Hillary?

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On 2/18/2019 at 2:12 PM, SC_RNDude said:

It was an accurate statement imo to make a point.  However, I get what you’re saying and I’ll refrain in the future.

GOOD.

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1 hour ago, Tweety said:

As I understand calling a person's opinion ridiculous is okay as long as you leave the person themselves without insult.  

 

I believe the TOS actually state you shouldn’t insult someone’s opinion.

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6 minutes ago, SC_RNDude said:

Obviously, if you were never approached, those surveys must not have existed.  My apologies.  Who knows where I got that from 🤔?

As a former journalist, in your opinion, what percentage of journalists would you guess voted for Obama and for Hillary?

Why is a guess about secret votes of journalists relevant to the discussion? It seems odd that the concern about bias is only applied to that which conseratives have named "mainstream media" while having nothing to say about the biases and irresponsible journalism of right wing media. 

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