Journalists give $$$ to Democrats 9-to-1

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    over conservatives of course theres a huge liberal media bias.........this is to be expected............


    MSNBC.com investigative reporter Bill Dedman
    By Bill Dedman
    Investigative reporter

    MSNBC
    BOSTON - A CNN reporter gave $500 to John Kerry's campaign the same month he was embedded with the U.S. Army in Iraq. An assistant managing editor at Forbes magazine not only sent $2,000 to Republicans, but also volunteers as a director of an ExxonMobil-funded group that questions global warming. A junior editor at Dow Jones Newswires gave $1,036 to the liberal group MoveOn.org and keeps a blog listing "people I don't like," starting with George Bush, Pat Robertson, the Christian Coalition, the NRA and corporate America ("these are the people who are really in charge").

    Whether you sample your news feed from ABC or CBS (or, yes, even NBC and MSNBC), whether you prefer Fox News Channel or National Public Radio, The Wall Street Journal or The New Yorker, some of the journalists feeding you are also feeding cash to politicians, parties or political action committees.

    MSNBC.com identified 144 journalists who made political contributions from 2004 through the start of the 2008 campaign, according to the public records of the Federal Election Commission. Most of the newsroom checkbooks leaned to the left: 125 journalists gave to Democrats and liberal causes. Only 17 gave to Republicans. Two gave to both parties.

    See the rest of this article at
    www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19113485
     
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    I don't get it.... are journalists not entitled to be privately active in politics?

    Do you think that a newspaper reporter will write the story of the house break in differently depending on his political persuasion?

    Do you really think so poorly of journalists that you do not think them capable of doing their jobs professionally?

    Do you think that democratic heart surgeons operate on republican patients with any less care?
     
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    How can they be fair and balanced when they donate money to their "guy" then turn around and trash the conservatives? Another reason NY Times and other liberal media outlets are in the toilets
     
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    how can that heart surgeon cut the same way on folks who he completely disagrees with politically?
     
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    Actually I think it's kind of a weird issue. To think political reporters don't have an opinion, well duh! If the papers/media outlets had transparency, that might help.
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    Yes, but that is what editors are suppose to be looking for. It seems to me that since Watergate, that's been going downhill.
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    I think the tumbling subscriptions to newspapers can be laid at the feet of those corporations. They tend to be blaming their audience, for turning to the 'amateurs' on the internet, when in actuality their audience had been looking for alternatives. The papers could address the problem, first they have to see it. BTW, since the press is only marginally trusted more than Congress, they should be taking this seriously.
     
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    assuming the surgeon knew ahead of time that the patient is a conservative and the surgeon is a liberal?
     
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    or vice versa
     
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    It's not a scientific survey.

    The article even states that. They looked at 144 examples, out of 100,000 newsroom employees across the nation. That's too small a sample to have any statistical significance, let alone draw valid conclusions from.


    Even if the "survey" is representative, what does this have to do with bias? You'd have to assume that just because someone belongs to one political party, they are incapable of performing their professional functions.
     
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    This story is about journalists donating money to candidates not surgeons.
    American public rely on these people for their news. How can they get fair news if their reporters are corrupt and swayed by their own political views
    again thats why the NY Times and alot of the liberal media do horrible with low subscriber numbers and very poor tv ratings.
     
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    Are you saying someone who give lets say for example John Edwards $2300 who works for NY Times can be fair and balanced ? LOL
     

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