The 'Unbias' Of the MSM

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  1. Annie
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    Give me a break.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2007/08/its_not_just_scott_beauchamp.html

    Links for each site.Way too many to deal with individually.
     
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    Mike Barnicle... I wondered to where that nitwit disappeared. He used to come on Imus with some outrageous Leftist crud way too early in the morning. Not surprised to read that he is a liar.

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    Larkinn, which show are your referring to?
     
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    JOE SCARBOROUGH:
    my first night here at MSNBC was the President's State of the Union address in 2003, and I was shocked because there were actually people in the newsroom that were booing the president actually from the beginning to the end.
    MSNBC Newsroom Booed Bush State of the Union
    Photo of Mark Finkelstein.
    By Mark Finkelstein | August 16, 2007 - 06:36 ET

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    Seattle story

    UPDATE: Seattle Editor Declares, Keep Political Views to Yourself -- Then Responds to Reaction

    By E&P Staff

    Published: August 15, 2007 10:15 AM ET updated 4:00 PM ET

    NEW YORK No matter what you think of Karl Rove -- or anyone else in politics -- please keep it to yourself, or at least falrly quiet. That was the message in a note sent to staffers at the Seattle Times by Executive Editor Dave Boardman after what he called "an awkward moment at yesterday's news meeting."

    What happened? According to Boardman in the latest email installment of what he calls "Dave's Raves" it was this: "When word came in of Karl Rove's resignation, several people in the meeting started cheering. That sort of expression is simply not appropriate for a newsroom....As we head into a major political year, now's a good time to remember: Please keep your personal politics to yourself."

    If we wore our politics on our sleeves in here, I have no doubt that in this and in most other mainstream newsrooms in America, the majority of those sleeves would be of the same color: blue. Survey after survey over the years have demonstrated that most of the people who go into this business tend to vote Democratic, at least in national elections. That is not particularly surprising, given how people make career decisions and that social service and activism is a primary driver for many journalists.

    But if we allowed our news meetings to evolve into a liberal latte klatch, I have no doubt that a pathological case of group-think would soon set in. One of the advances of which I’m most proud over the years is our willingness to question and challenge each other as we work to give our readers the most valuable, meaningful journalism we can.
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    Tim Groseclose
    Department of Political Science UCLA

    New York Times. Our results show a strong liberal bias. All of the news outlets except Fox News’ Special Report and the Washington Times received a score to the left of the average member of Congress. Consistent with many conservative critics, CBS Evening News and the New York Times received a score far left of center. Outlets such as the Washington Post, USA Today, NPR’s Morning Edition, NBC’s Nightly News and ABC’s World News Tonight were moderately left. The most centrist outlets (but still left-leaning) by our measure were the Newshour with Jim Lehrer, CNN’s NewsNight with Aaron Brown, and ABC’s Good Morning America. Fox News’ Special Report, while right of center, was closer to the center than any of the three major networks’ evening news broadcasts. All of our findings refer strictly to the news stories of the outlets. That is, we omitted editorials, book reviews, and letters to the editor from our sample.In 2006, for example, Congress was only in session for 103 days, slightly more than two days a week on average. Nice work, if you can find it.

    http://www.polisci.ucla.edu/faculty/groseclose/Media.Bias.8.htm
     
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    Much of the bias isn't actually "liberal," but Jewish. Just look at the names of the people who populate the media, from ownership to reporting to opinionating. It helps explain why the "liberal" media says zippo about Israel's nastiness, but yammers all day about (the former) South Africa's. And also why, despite what some conservatives think, the media was a handmaiden for the war in Iraq (see Judith Miller, who is Jewish) rather than an opponent.
     
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    All of them. You are taking individual problems and applying them to the whole. I don't think there is a reason to think that journalists are, en masse, falsifying stories.
     
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    I do. In Iraq it is common practice for "journalists" to PAY some Iraqi to go find them a story while they hide in the green zone. They tell the "stringer" what they want and he goes out and "finds" it.

    The press was routinely citing a Captain of the Iraq Police as a source, they were told over and over NO SUCH Captain existed and continued to cite him. Finally the Iraq Government made a specific statement to the fact that NO such person existed or had EVER existed in the Iraq Police force.

    The we have the green hat guy in Lebanon. We have pictures of reporters arranging their shots to show to indicate they are where they are not. We have the smoke picture altered to make it look worse than it was.

    On and on.
     
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    "The press was routinely citing a Captain of the Iraq Police as a source, they were told over and over NO SUCH Captain existed and continued to cite him. Finally the Iraq Government made a specific statement to the fact that NO such person existed or had EVER existed in the Iraq Police force."


    Still clinging to this discredited myth, that was floated around the rightwing media? I guess the rightwing propaganda machine forgot to tell you the the Iraqi Police captain's existence WAS verified.

    I guess if you get all your news from Sean Hannity and Michelle Malkin, you may never have been told, that the captain really did exist:


     

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