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Journalists give $$$ to Democrats 9-to-1

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over conservatives of course theres a huge liberal media bias.........this is to be expected............


MSNBC.com investigative reporter Bill Dedman
By Bill Dedman
Investigative reporter

MSNBC
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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I don't get it.... are journalists not entitled to be privately active in politics?

Do you think that a newspaper reporter will write the story of the house break in differently depending on his political persuasion?

Do you really think so poorly of journalists that you do not think them capable of doing their jobs professionally?

Do you think that democratic heart surgeons operate on republican patients with any less care?
 
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I don't get it.... are journalists not entitled to be privately active in politics?

Do you think that a newspaper reporter will write the story of the house break in differently depending on his political persuasion?

Do you really think so poorly of journalists that you do not think them capable of doing their jobs professionally?

Do you think that democratic heart surgeons operate on republican patients with any less care?

How can they be fair and balanced when they donate money to their "guy" then turn around and trash the conservatives? Another reason NY Times and other liberal media outlets are in the toilets
 

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How can they be fair and balanced when they donate money to their "guy" then turn around and trash the conservatives? Another reason NY Times and other liberal media outlets are in the toilets

how can that heart surgeon cut the same way on folks who he completely disagrees with politically?
 

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I don't get it.... are journalists not entitled to be privately active in politics?
Actually I think it's kind of a weird issue. To think political reporters don't have an opinion, well duh! If the papers/media outlets had transparency, that might help.
Do you think that a newspaper reporter will write the story of the house break in differently depending on his political persuasion?
No.
Do you really think so poorly of journalists that you do not think them capable of doing their jobs professionally?
Yes, but that is what editors are suppose to be looking for. It seems to me that since Watergate, that's been going downhill.
Do you think that democratic heart surgeons operate on republican patients with any less care?
No.

I think the tumbling subscriptions to newspapers can be laid at the feet of those corporations. They tend to be blaming their audience, for turning to the 'amateurs' on the internet, when in actuality their audience had been looking for alternatives. The papers could address the problem, first they have to see it. BTW, since the press is only marginally trusted more than Congress, they should be taking this seriously.
 
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how can that heart surgeon cut the same way on folks who he completely disagrees with politically?

assuming the surgeon knew ahead of time that the patient is a conservative and the surgeon is a liberal?
 

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It's not a scientific survey.

The article even states that. They looked at 144 examples, out of 100,000 newsroom employees across the nation. That's too small a sample to have any statistical significance, let alone draw valid conclusions from.


Even if the "survey" is representative, what does this have to do with bias? You'd have to assume that just because someone belongs to one political party, they are incapable of performing their professional functions.
 
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how can that heart surgeon cut the same way on folks who he completely disagrees with politically?

This story is about journalists donating money to candidates not surgeons.
American public rely on these people for their news. How can they get fair news if their reporters are corrupt and swayed by their own political views
again thats why the NY Times and alot of the liberal media do horrible with low subscriber numbers and very poor tv ratings.
 
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It's not a scientific survey.

The article even states that. They looked at 144 examples, out of 100,000 newsroom employees across the nation. That's too small a sample to have any statistical significance, let alone draw valid conclusions from.


Even if the "survey" is representative, what does this have to do with bias? You'd have to assume that just because someone belongs to one political party, they are incapable of performing their professional functions.

Are you saying someone who give lets say for example John Edwards $2300 who works for NY Times can be fair and balanced ? LOL
 

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It's not a scientific survey.

The article even states that. They looked at 144 examples, out of 100,000 newsroom employees across the nation. That's too small a sample to have any statistical significance, let alone draw valid conclusions from.


Even if the "survey" is representative, what does this have to do with bias? You'd have to assume that just because someone belongs to one political party, they are incapable of performing their professional functions.


Here's an example of a statistically valid survey.

Every major newspaper in the country was surveyed about the 2000 election.

Far more newspapers endorsed Bush, than endorsed Gore:

http://www.gwu.edu/~action/natendorse5.html
 

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Are you saying someone who give lets say for example John Edwards $2300 who works for NY Times can be fair and balanced ? LOL

of course they can, if they are news reporters. it is their fucking job. if they are editorial writers, all bets are off.

again.... heart surgeon...patient.... can he be professional?
 

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This story is about journalists donating money to candidates not surgeons.
American public rely on these people for their news. How can they get fair news if their reporters are corrupt and swayed by their own political views
again thats why the NY Times and alot of the liberal media do horrible with low subscriber numbers and very poor tv ratings.

pray tell, how did you get the inside scoop on why NYT's subscription rates are down? Really.... passing off opinion as fact really fucking annoys the hell out of me
 

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Are you saying someone who give lets say for example John Edwards $2300 who works for NY Times can be fair and balanced ? LOL


In the professional working world, people are expected to do their jobs, regardless of political persuasion. Writers don't work autonomously. Their work is managed and approved by editors and publishers. A writer doesn't just get to say or write whatever he or she wants to.
 

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This story is about journalists donating money to candidates not surgeons.


it is about YOU suggesting that journalists cannot do their jobs with any degree of professionalism... I think that is laughable

and the surgeon analogy is completely on point. deal with it.
 
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Here's an example of a statistically valid survey.

Every major newspaper in the country was surveyed about the 2000 election.

Far more newspapers endorsed Bush, than endorsed Gore:

http://www.gwu.edu/~action/natendorse5.html

So what 89% of the Media voted and supported Bill Clinton, Kim Jong ill and those other dictators dont even get 89% for their media people and the gov't controls them LOL...........

http://www.mediaresearch.org/cyberalerts/1996/cyb19960420.asp
http://www.mediaresearch.org/biasbasics/biasbasics3.asp
 

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This story is about journalists donating money to candidates not surgeons.
American public rely on these people for their news. How can they get fair news if their reporters are corrupt and swayed by their own political views
again thats why the NY Times and alot of the liberal media do horrible with low subscriber numbers and very poor tv ratings.

So if management and the corporate board at Walmart made donations to the Bush campaign, their business decisions would be made on what they think is best for Bush, rather than what's best for their shareholders?

Give me a break. The vast majority of professional people are paid and hired to do their jobs - without regard to political persuasion.
 

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So what 89% of the Media voted and supported Bill Clinton, Kim Jong ill and those other dictators dont even get 89% for their media people and the gov't controls them LOL...........

http://www.mediaresearch.org/cyberalerts/1996/cyb19960420.asp
http://www.mediaresearch.org/biasbasics/biasbasics3.asp

again...your presumption that being a democrat somehow prevents journalists from writing objective news stories is ridiculous....and unsubstantiated, of course.
 

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So what 89% of the Media voted and supported Bill Clinton, Kim Jong ill and those other dictators dont even get 89% for their media people and the gov't controls them LOL...........

http://www.mediaresearch.org/cyberalerts/1996/cyb19960420.asp
http://www.mediaresearch.org/biasbasics/biasbasics3.asp


Translation: You can't dispute the fact that the majority of american newspapers endorsed Bush over Gore.

Why can't you admit it? Evidently it wouldn't jibe with your fantasy about the "liberal" media.
 
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again...your presumption that being a democrat somehow prevents journalists from writing objective news stories is ridiculous....and unsubstantiated, of course.

Again numbers speak loud and clear, NY Times, washington post, are all garbage papers, MSNBC, NBC, CBS are all in the dumps with the ratings. more and more people know whats going on those news outlets are anything but fair and balanced and you know it

http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/ratings/default.asp
 

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