first comprehensive study on media bias

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    'Liberal bias?' IU professors find network TV election coverage favors Republicans

    and guess what ?

    the media gives Rs kinder coverage.



    A visual analysis of television presidential campaign coverage from 1992 to 2004 suggests that the three television broadcast networks -- ABC, CBS and NBC -- favored Republicans in each election, according to two Indiana University professors in a new book.

    Their research runs counter to the popular conventional notion of a liberal bias in the media in favor of Democrats and against Republican candidates.

    Maria Elizabeth Grabe and Erik Bucy, both associate professors in the Department of Telecommunications of IU's College of Arts and Sciences, report their findings in their book, Image Bite Politics: News and the Visual Framing of Elections (Oxford University Press).

    "We don't think this is journalists conspiring to favor Republicans. We think they're just so beat up and tired of being accused of a liberal bias that they unknowingly give Republicans the benefit in coverage," said Grabe, who also is a research associate in political science at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. "It's self-censorship that journalists might be imposing on themselves."
     
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    Ha ha ha ha ha
     
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    first comprehensive study on media bias????

    You gotta be shittin' me....

    Media Bias Is Real, Finds UCLA Political Scientist
    Media Bias Is Real, Finds UCLA Political Scientist / UCLA Newsroom

    AIM Report: New Evidence of Liberal Media Bias -
    AIM Report: New Evidence of Liberal Media Bias - November A

    In study, evidence of liberal-bias bias
    In study, evidence of liberal-bias bias - Los Angeles Times

    MSNBC Confirms Liberal Media Bias
    MSNBC Confirms Liberal Media Bias

    The Liberal Media Exposed (PDF Report):
    Media Bias Basics

    Liberal Bias Quantified in Media Study
    Liberal Bias Quantified in Media Study

    All conclude the same thing...Liberal bias in the media is real...
     
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    This is truly the most inane post of today. Did they also find that Dumbo could fly?
     
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    Are you out of your ever loving mind? Read the study. The assumptions in that study are so unbelievably bogus it isn't worthy of being used as fish wrap or bird cage liner. He claims the Republicans frequently go last which obviates the usual negative spin the Alphabet soup media lays on the Republican Response to questions that are not infrequently of the 'Have you stopped beating your wife sort'
     
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    In the liberal mind if the Rs aren't completely ridiculed it's considered better treatment than they deserve. And these two professors at IU are unbiased? hehehe!

    Take reporting that at least tries to show fairness, NPR where I never heard a report on a Republican in which they didn't finally end with "But........" then a withering critique, and then the D version in glowing terms.
     
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    Freakin' idiot :cuckoo::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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    Yeah, and what is the rationale for the taxpayer hefting about 40% of NPR budget?
     
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    It was a fascinating discussion on NPR. The point is that media sources are not as biased as we think they are.

    We are biased. We listen with biased ears and when we don't hear the conclusion we want, we tend to dismiss it.

    It occurs on both sides, left and right.

    The same story can get attacked from left and right as biased. We do the same thing on posts. The same post or POV or info can be attacked by the left and the right as biased.
     
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    Weird ... why is it so hard for people to figure this out:

    1. Any business, even radio, TV, and newspapers MUST make money to operate, they are not given money from the government in most cases (and should never be given money period).

    2. To get that money they have to sell "ad space" or charge people to use it (often times both now).

    3. To make the ad space worth something they have to be popular, this is measured by a ratings system which is actually pretty accurate (considering it uses the same techniques polls often do).

    4. So they have to show stuff that boosts their ratings in the area they are viewed/heard.

    5. To do this they will show some bias based on the region as well as sensationalize whenever they can get away with it.

    6. Sensationalism MUST follow the regional opinions or they will be called on it, which will result ni lawsuits and thus cost them money.

    What this means: Media is biased, but only because people in that area lean more toward one side of a story than the other, media lies but often does so in ways that people in the are agree so they can get more viewers/listeners/readers while avoiding huge and costly lawsuits. It's simple people.
     

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