Media Bias...Obama's Advantage

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    Well, not exactly a huge revelation...:lol:

    but.. what the heck, shall we talk about the fact that Democrats always have an unfair advantage when it comes to the media or just accept it, laugh and move along..?

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    Just 22% of voters believe most reporters will try to offer unbiased coverage of Election 2012. Only nine percent (9%) think most reporters will try to help Romney win, while 51% believe most will be trying to help the president.

    Daily Presidential Tracking Poll - Rasmussen Reports™

    Media bias in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    So you're saying that our national media, which is entirely owned by _extremely_ conservative corporations, is actually liberal? The media is crazy pro-corporate, which generally translates into pro-Republican. Every Democrat knows they have to run against both the Republicans and the media.

    The other problem with the modern media is how lazy it is, because reporting costs money. Almost every modern media outlet will unapologetically state that their mission isn't to report the truth. They'll say their mission is "to be fair". That is, play stenographer to the powerful and only report the hesaid/shesaid, which is an abdication of journalistic responsibility. If one side says "the earth is round" and one says "the earth is flat", the media headline will be "Opinions on Shape of Earth Differ." That's a huge benefit for the Republicans, being they are far more often the ones who are simply making it all up. So is the Ryan budget a laughable fantasy from top to bottom? Who cares. Adding up the numbers is haaaaaaaard. Far easier to just report "Budget Ideas Differ." And anyone who did dare add up the numbers and report it would get the label "LIBERAL MEDIA!", being that arithmetic is a socialist plot.
     
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    Liberal, maybe. Democratic? No.There is a difference.


    Also like to point out that the same "advantage" was with conservatives for a very long time.
     
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    more pre-emptive whining.
     
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    Seemed like my OP was easy to understand and obvious...:hmpf:
     
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    It's true. Most of the so-called journalists went to liberal colleges and were taught by liberal professors. It's a mindset. One to overcome for a win to save America from socialism, then bankruptcy.

    Go R&R......:woohoo:
     
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    thanks for sharing.
     
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    Like you said, they're obviously pre-positioning their excuses for losing. Their two main excuses will be "LIBERAL MEDIA! and "DEMOCRATIC VOTE FRAUD!".
     
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    I read an article a few months ago that showed Obama at that point was receiving more negitive press than Romney.

    Who am I kidding, I'm sure that's just liberal propaganda.
     
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    Yes indeed, it's always nice when someone offers up a view or established fact in this case to stimulate discussion...:thup:
     

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