Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Annie, Jul 14, 2007.
This somewhat confirms my old notion that bias depends on where you stand on the political spectrum. If you are more to the right, you will think that the media has more of a liberal bias than if you stand in the middle or to the left.
Ah but Matts, WE need a fairness doctrine for MSM, 1 conservative (FOX, which really isn't) v Abc, cbs, nbc, cnn, npr, msnbc
Are you trying to flame some left fringe liberals. No. More critical things like national security might require government intervention but I think that media interest should be open for the free market to decide.
Considering the majority of Americans say there is NOT a liberal bias on each of those stations, what exactly is your point in posting this thread?
Umm, majority is over 50%.
"Some have suggested that Fox's conservative point of view and its Republican leanings render the network inherently unworthy as a news outlet. FAIR believes that view is misguided. The United States is unusual, perhaps even unique, in having a journalistic culture so fiercely wedded to the elusive notion of "objective" news (an idea of relatively recent historical vintage even in the U.S.). In Great Britain, papers like the conservative Times of London and the left-leaning Guardian deliver consistently excellent coverage while making no secret of their respective points of view. There's nothing keeping American journalists from doing the same.
If anything, it is partly the disingenuous claim to objectivity that is corroding the integrity of the news business. American journalists claim to represent all political views with an open mind, yet in practice a narrow bipartisan centrism excludes dissenting points of view: No major newspaper editorial page opposed NAFTA; virtually all endorse U.S. airstrikes on Iraq; and single-payer health care proposals find almost no backers among them.
With the ascendance of Fox News Channel, we now have a national conservative TV network in addition to the established centrist outlets. But like the mainstream networks, Fox refuses to admit its political point of view. The result is a skewed center-to-right media spectrum made worse by the refusal to acknowledge any tilt at all."
The bottom line for me:
I dont care if there is a perceived liberal bias or a perceived conservative bias or a perceived balance of bias or a perception of no bias. I dont care if there really is a liberal bias or if there really is a conservative bias or if there really is a balance of biases or if there really is no bias. The media should be up to the free market.
May I remind all that it was Durbin and co. that wanted to reintroduce the Fairness Doctrine?
You forget about talk radio?
Big difference between you guys whining about a "liberal bias" and there actually being one.....particularly when over and over, it's been proven that it isn't the case.
I can't help it if the truth has a liberal bias.
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