CDZ Objective Journalism?

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    The Democrat attack on Trump goes far beyond criticism they are trying to IMPEACH him on false charges. Before that they tried to say he was a Russian agent. Then it was obstruction of justice. Now it's a phone call.... Absolutely no evidence whatsoever. I don't blame Trump for punching back especially when you see the MSM aligned with the Democrat party.
     
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    Typically people seek out like minded pundits, the confirmation bias already exists. It's second nature to us in a multitude of ways, some negative, some positive and some neutral.
     
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    I think it is a major source of the political divisiveness in the US and has allowed us to demonize our opponents.
     
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    Not much different than what liberals do with conservatives, is it?
     
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    We are in the longest economic expansion in recent decades with Trump's lowering taxes and relaxing regulations causing a 1st quarter gain of 3.2%. The FED is not helping as it refuses to lower interest rates. Wages and economic growth is 50% higher than during Obama. The stock market also reached a record high.
     
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    You didn't address my point. I provided FACTS that talk radio will not address.

    They don't address facts like that, and others, because those facts weaken their one-sided narratives.

    You asked for examples, and I gave them to you. You're not getting the whole story, and you don't seem to care.
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    It's just one aspect. We have built in biases on many levels some stronger than others and that's human nature, it will never change. Mostly it comes down to the Us vs Them mechanism also called "othering", the vast majority don't even know they're doing it as it works on the sub conscious level which is one of the many reasons the emotive appeal works so well. There's extensive research and documentation on it.
    As for objective journalism, it's pretty much never existed, there's always been a level of media bias thru-out history, in this country alone in the 18th and 19th centuries newspapers were most often simply propaganda arms of the different political parties as well as some corporate newspaper outlets.
     
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    Example: Markets go up and down and that includes the bond market. If one stays the course in their bond investments those bonds provide stability to a portfolio. Your description of a 'crash' in the bond market shows a lack of understanding of market forces and a desire to blame Trump. The bond market suffered during Obama because of the artificially low FED interest rates. Unfortunately, at that time, the economy was also suffering. Trump's policies pulled us out of a predicted recession but the bond market has yet to recover.

    This does not mean the bonds are a bad investment over the long run. Anyone thinking they are going to make a bundle short-term in Treasuries needs their head examined. Moreover using the bond market to somehow delegitimize a President is just plain propaganda.
     
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    Modern American journalism is little more than advocacy for a particular point of view.

    Impartial news reporting has become nearly nonexistent.

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    Impartial news reporting never was existent going all the way back to the first printing press.
     
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