So, You Think The Media Is Not Biased

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    Well, more proof the MSM is biased toward the left



    Journalists dole out cash to politicians (quietly)
    News organizations diverge on handling of political activism by staff

    By Bill Dedman
    Investigative reporter
    MSNBC
    Updated: 2 hours, 47 minutes ago


    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.

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    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19113485
     
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    I just finished reading this article, needless to say, it only verified what I already suspected. For years I have made an effort to get my news from multiple sources, then find the middle. That is usually where the truth can be found.

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    I am looking forward to the libs trying to spin and dismiss the article
     
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    I guess, much like cops, teachers, doctors, businesmen etc etc, reporters can't have political affiliations outside of their jobs..

    indeed..


    I bet you wouldnt apply the same standard when looking at who, exactly, everyone at fox news donated to...
     
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    "Reporters" in the liberal media allow there personal views to slant the news they report on

    That is the difference
     
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    I'll save them some time.

    Just because they donate to the Democrats doesn't mean their reporting is biased. It is possible for them not to inject their personal feelings into their reporting.

    And to some degree I think that is true. I certainly think that most try. But don't tell me that there are some who are just as guilty of being partisan as Sean Hannity (Who, I would like to point out, is not a news reporter, he is a commentator/analyst/partisan hack).

    Oh how I loathe Sean Hannity. Colmes too for that matter.
     
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    What is wrong with Sean?

    He has been blasting Republicans and Pres Bush, for years over many different issues
     
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    can you prove that or is this where we all nod off into RSR land?

    so, do cops do the same thing when being politically active?

    queue the same ole tired liberal bashing generalizations...

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    HA!
    yea.. republicans like Lincoln Chafey who were not towing the line...

    again, anyone want to take any bets on who FOXS NEWS talking heads donate to?


    hmmm.. what makes me know that ole RSR wont apply the same criticism to FOX as he falls over himself to apply to "liberal media"...


    predictable.
     
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    try the Republican Congress over spending, their arrorgrance over not listening to their base, Pres Bush over not vetoing those bills and immigration, and not putting more troops in Iraq years ago
     

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