The people have spoken: the media is largely biased

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    Rasmussen Reports: The most comprehensive public opinion coverage ever provided for a presidential election.

    "A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that four times as many—68%--believe most reporters try to help the candidate that they want to win."

    The vast majority of jounalists are dumbocrats leftists. So this next part is no surprise:

    "political liberals give the least pessimistic assessment of reporters, but even 50% of those on the political left see bias."

    What? No bias here! Drink some fucking kool-aid and shut up.

    "Voters have little doubt as to who is benefitting from the media coverage this year—Barack Obama. Fifty-four percent (54%) say Obama has gotten the best coverage so far. Twenty-two percent (22%) say McCain has received the most favorable coverage."
     
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    This has been the case since the children of the 60's grew up to populate the newsrooms of the nation and have mentored others of like mind until the disparity between Left and Right has become ridiculous. I have formerly worked for newspapers, for television, and for radio, and this has been a phenomenon angering, sad, and alarming to watch unfold. Fully 75-80% of those in control of your nightly news or your daily papers are Leftish in their ideology; some extremely so. This accounts for the huge popularity of internet media sources and and talk radio which provides the only reliable mass media forum the Right has remaining.
     
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    It's been the case a lot longer than that. Read Alexis DeTocqueville's DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA. He talks about the media and politics in that book, and it was published in the 1830s I think.
     
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    As a rule, lefties know that most of their arguments are completely bogus and often utitlize the "noble lie" variant of marxism to accomplish their more insidious ends. Because of that, they have a compelling need to secure positions where they dole out information to the public: the media, education, heads of unions, etc.
     
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    Media Matters - If It's Sunday, It's Conservative: An analysis of the Sunday talk show guests on ABC, CBS, and NBC, 1997 - 2005
     
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    Damn those educated people!
     
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    Miseducated.
     
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    Could be that people are brainwashed by people that have been saying the media is biased toward one side or the other all these years.
     
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    But even in the 1950's and at least most of the 60's, there was a discipline to the press along with a sense of honor and ethics that was rigidly enforced. Except for the odious rags specializing in yellow journalism, all of which were despised by the mainstream media, there was no such thing as printing a story that could damage a person's reputation until it had been checked and cross checked and could be verified by unimpeachable sources. You could not detect any kind of bias in an un-bylined newstory and most were un-bylined. Even in those that did merit a byline, the reporter's personal bias was limited to informed opinion with a minimum of negative adjectives and adverbs and no gratuitous innuendo allowed. There was a code of strict journalistic ethics that nobody who valued their position dared violate. It was a code that no longer exists.

    It has been replaced by highly partisan hacks who are advocates for a person or a cause and who are not required to expected to give complete or thorough coverage to both sides of any story or issue. MediaMatters that Jillian cited is one of the worst examples of that providing neither competent nor honest analysis of much of anything. There remain a few shining stars out there who still do competent journalism, even great journalism, but they are becoming increasingly rare.
     
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