Discussion in 'Media' started by McCloud, Apr 19, 2010.
I am noting that the news is starting to turn against Obama.. Anybody else see it?
They are a corporate media.
They will turn right if they can.
They had to veer away from the right tact they had during Bush or die.
1) Left wing media doeson't sell well. As more lefty outlets go broke selling crap on one wants, right wing is left (Darwinian argument)
2) Media see that lefty doesn't sell, so they move to a marketing plan that does work ( Stimulus response argument)
3)Things are so screwed up that they have choice to report that lefty arguments are screwed (even a blind squirrel finds a nut now and then)
4) They are getting as sick of the lies as the rest of us, and responding to what they see (Hit it hard enough with the cluebat, and maybe their may be an epiphany. )
5) the news is just plain bad for lefties (Even a broken clock is right twice a day)
"The truth has a rather well known, liberal bias." Colbert.
Have any particular examples that you'd like to share with the class?
You are behind the curve. althought the liberal media myth will live on for years. Just like the Reagan did not raise taxes myth.
They are both very useful political tools.
Rofl..Turning?! The only reasonable people on TV is Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann. Almost everyone else on major networks lean heavily right.
During the election:
Sure, endless playing of a two clips by Rev. Wright while ignoring John Hagee and Rod Parsley. Never once talking about Wright's service to this country in the US Marines and the Navy Medical Corps and his earning three White House commendations.
Refusing to discuss John McCains 20% rating and grade of D from various Veterans groups.
Endless going after Obama's family while never discussing John McCains drug addicted wife and his extra marital affairs.
Calling a 9 foot strip of next door lot a "land deal" for Obama, while never visiting the "Keating Five".
Endlessly printing slurs against Gore's and Kerry's military service while never going after MIA George Bush and Deferment Cheney.
Oh man, I could go on endlessly. The right wing in this country OWNS the media.
Of course, the "liberal media" myth is not there by accident. It was intentionally created by the Right for two purposes: (1) to discredit the media and (2) more importantly, to justify such outfits as conservative talk radio, Fox News, etc. on kind of a "we have to do this in order to equalize the horrible bias on the other side."
Read "The Republican Noise Machine" by David Brock.
A big AMEN on that brother George.
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