The Media's Liberal Bias

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    I figured that since everyone here knows the MSM is biased, we could start a thread where people can post articles, posts, video, and other examples of the media's bias. If you find anything, just post it here and write down a short summary of how the article is biased.
     
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    If It's Sunday, It's Conservative: An analysis of the Sunday talk show guests on ABC, CBS, and NBC, 1997 - 2005
    Executive Summary

    The Sunday-morning talk shows on ABC, CBS, and NBC are where the prevailing opinions are aired and tested, policymakers state their cases, and the left and right in American politics debate the pressing issues of the day on equal ground. Both sides have their say and face probing questions. Or so you would think.

    In fact, as this study reveals, conservative voices significantly outnumber progressive voices on the Sunday talk shows. Media Matters for America conducted a content analysis of ABC's This Week, CBS' Face the Nation, and NBC's Meet the Press, classifying each one of the nearly 7,000 guest appearances during President Bill Clinton's second term, President George W. Bush's first term, and the year 2005 as either Democrat, Republican, conservative, progressive, or neutral. The conclusion is clear: Republicans and conservatives have been offered more opportunities to appear on the Sunday shows - in some cases, dramatically so.

    [MORE]

    http://mediamatters.org/items/200602140002
     
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    plenty of examples on this board. Just do a search on bias and youll find all the threads you need.
     
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    Great idea, only this would be approximately all freaking media coverage.

    Take today's Washington Post, for instance. There's a front-page story about the "plight" of an illegal from Guatemala who spent extra time in jail because he didn't speak English. Boo-hoo. Maybe he shouldn't be here in the first place. That point of view did not make it into the story.
     
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    So, Jillian makes a post showing an article that is supposed to do an "unbiased" analysis. Yet a few sentences into it, ITS OWN BIAS is showing, calling liberals, "progressives",,ha, what a joke.

    Liberal has taken on new meaning because todays liberals have different values than liberals of the past. Liberals of today dont like the conotations associated with the term liberal, yet it is something they created, in other words, they dont like an accurate public perception of them, and hence, they do the usual dance and use different words

    Just do an analysis of the terms pro life, pro choice, anti abortion anti choicew pro abortion, you will find an overwhelming number of terms that favor abortion rights and they use terms that have a negative conotation for pro lifers, like Barbara bonehead Boxer, in her speeches always uses the term "anti choice" for pro lifers.
     
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    ABC’S SELECTIVE
    REPORTING OF LATEST
    “BAD NEWS FOR BUSH” POLL

    http://www.mediaresearch.org/realitycheck/2006/fax20060307.asp

    Another

    Unemployment Down & Jobs Up: CBS Skips
    and NBC Looks at Downside

    more
    http://www.mrc.org/cyberalerts/2006/cyb20060410.asp#4
     
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    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,191232,00.html

    Here is your bias. Three of the major news outlets deem this story important enough to put on their website. Fox, CBS, and ABC. CNN thinks that the name that Gwyneth Paltrow gave her son is important though.
     
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    I really try not to respond to people who commence a discussion by saying "what a joke". But I will say this: it seems your problem is that you don't like when the people with whom you disagree don't allow the language to be hijacked by those with the same agenda as you.

    Language is very powerful and choice of words is a very effective manner in which to frame a debate. Part of good debating skills is picking the right words.
     
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    But it's obvious when liberals are trying to hide who they are by using a different word.
     
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    What are progressives progressing toward?
     

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