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THE CURE FOR MEDIA BIAS

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Poor liberal media, they have a fit when you dig up the truth...
THE CURE FOR MEDIA BIAS
Breaking the monopoly of the progressive gospel.
February 3, 2016
Bruce Thornton

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As for “bully,” after seven years of Obama’s bullying racialist demagoguery, bullying of the Constitution, bullying arrogant partisanship, and use of federal agencies like the IRS and EPA to bully political foes, to attack a mere candidate for his crude style is to strain out the Republican gnat after swallowing the Democrat camel. So too with Hillary, who has an extensive record of bullying state troopers, secret-service agents, and worst of all the victims of Bill’s sexual harassment and assaults. And don’t forget the “vast right-wing conspiracy,” which one of her minions resurrected recently to smear Charles McCullough III, the Intelligence Community Inspector and a man of impeccable reputation and bipartisan support. McCullough had the gall to tell Senators that some of the emails found on Hillary’s server contained material classified at the highest security levels. This sort of bullying, whose intent is to misdirect our attention from likely felonies, in its dire effects makes Trump’s crude taunts sound like the repartee in a Jane Austen novel.

Such hypocrisy and ideological biases are why the mainstream media no longer have any credibility beyond the most die-hard partisans seeking confirmation of their biases. So what’s the solution? Demand more “objectivity” and “fact”? Remember, progressives came up with the idea that newspapers, the major media of the early 20thcentury, should be staffed with an elite of objective professionals reporting only the facts. As progressive Walter Lippmann wrote in 1919, the social, political, and economic complexity of modern life required that newspapers be brought “under social control,” that is, subjected to trained technicians far above the petty prejudices and selfish interests of the masses. Professionalization of the news, Lippmann argued, would create a “common intellectual method and a common area of valid fact,” and result in “a form of cooperation” rather than an “irreconcilable antagonism.”

In other words, progressives like Lippmann didn’t acknowledge the “irreducible complexity” and diversity of the American people. Both of these were institutionalized in the Constitution’s structure, and reflected in the riotous mix of opinions found in the 11,000 daily newspapers of the day, each of which wore its political preferences and biases on its sleeve. Instead progressives wanted to homogenize opinion on the basis of “facts” discovered by journalistic “science.” Nearly a century later we now know that like all the other progressive schemes to reduce the people’s diverse opinions to one unified ideology, the idea of a professional media has failed. The news doesn’t just report facts, but reflects the incompatible opinions and values of the people on issues that cannot be resolved just intellectually, for they involve principles and beliefs that are not “scientific.”

The solution to media bias, then, is to be found in diversity. The worst era of media bias was the decades after World War II, when the rise of television drove many newspapers out of business, leaving public opinion in the hands of a few major papers and the “big three” television networks. We witnessed what mischief this liberal monopoly could make in its slanted reporting on Vietnam and Watergate, a minor political sandal that never endangered our security to the extent that Hillary’s Benghazi and email lies and cover-up have.

But starting in the 80s, the rise of talk radio, cable news, and the Internet has now restored that variety of opinion once expressed by the abundance of different newspapers that could be found in most cities before the 50s. That’s why progressives scheme to limit the First Amendment and attempt to silence opinions they don’t like, and that’s why they and their shills in the legacy media demonize Rush Limbaugh and Fox News––they have broken the monopoly and provided alternatives to the progressive gospel.

In the end, as free citizens armed with the vote and blessed with a First Amendment, we are responsible for searching out the truth and thinking for ourselves, just as we are responsible for voting. It’s our job, not the media’s, to protect our political freedom.

The Cure for Media Bias
 

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Poor liberal media, they have a fit when you dig up the truth...
THE CURE FOR MEDIA BIAS
Breaking the monopoly of the progressive gospel.
February 3, 2016
Bruce Thornton

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...

As for “bully,” after seven years of Obama’s bullying racialist demagoguery, bullying of the Constitution, bullying arrogant partisanship, and use of federal agencies like the IRS and EPA to bully political foes, to attack a mere candidate for his crude style is to strain out the Republican gnat after swallowing the Democrat camel. So too with Hillary, who has an extensive record of bullying state troopers, secret-service agents, and worst of all the victims of Bill’s sexual harassment and assaults. And don’t forget the “vast right-wing conspiracy,” which one of her minions resurrected recently to smear Charles McCullough III, the Intelligence Community Inspector and a man of impeccable reputation and bipartisan support. McCullough had the gall to tell Senators that some of the emails found on Hillary’s server contained material classified at the highest security levels. This sort of bullying, whose intent is to misdirect our attention from likely felonies, in its dire effects makes Trump’s crude taunts sound like the repartee in a Jane Austen novel.

Such hypocrisy and ideological biases are why the mainstream media no longer have any credibility beyond the most die-hard partisans seeking confirmation of their biases. So what’s the solution? Demand more “objectivity” and “fact”? Remember, progressives came up with the idea that newspapers, the major media of the early 20thcentury, should be staffed with an elite of objective professionals reporting only the facts. As progressive Walter Lippmann wrote in 1919, the social, political, and economic complexity of modern life required that newspapers be brought “under social control,” that is, subjected to trained technicians far above the petty prejudices and selfish interests of the masses. Professionalization of the news, Lippmann argued, would create a “common intellectual method and a common area of valid fact,” and result in “a form of cooperation” rather than an “irreconcilable antagonism.”

In other words, progressives like Lippmann didn’t acknowledge the “irreducible complexity” and diversity of the American people. Both of these were institutionalized in the Constitution’s structure, and reflected in the riotous mix of opinions found in the 11,000 daily newspapers of the day, each of which wore its political preferences and biases on its sleeve. Instead progressives wanted to homogenize opinion on the basis of “facts” discovered by journalistic “science.” Nearly a century later we now know that like all the other progressive schemes to reduce the people’s diverse opinions to one unified ideology, the idea of a professional media has failed. The news doesn’t just report facts, but reflects the incompatible opinions and values of the people on issues that cannot be resolved just intellectually, for they involve principles and beliefs that are not “scientific.”

The solution to media bias, then, is to be found in diversity. The worst era of media bias was the decades after World War II, when the rise of television drove many newspapers out of business, leaving public opinion in the hands of a few major papers and the “big three” television networks. We witnessed what mischief this liberal monopoly could make in its slanted reporting on Vietnam and Watergate, a minor political sandal that never endangered our security to the extent that Hillary’s Benghazi and email lies and cover-up have.

But starting in the 80s, the rise of talk radio, cable news, and the Internet has now restored that variety of opinion once expressed by the abundance of different newspapers that could be found in most cities before the 50s. That’s why progressives scheme to limit the First Amendment and attempt to silence opinions they don’t like, and that’s why they and their shills in the legacy media demonize Rush Limbaugh and Fox News––they have broken the monopoly and provided alternatives to the progressive gospel.

In the end, as free citizens armed with the vote and blessed with a First Amendment, we are responsible for searching out the truth and thinking for ourselves, just as we are responsible for voting. It’s our job, not the media’s, to protect our political freedom.

The Cure for Media Bias


Your cut and paste thread is bullshit, but using the reasoning from the BS article, you are not taking care of your responsibility. Why haven't you been able to change the thinking of the county, if you think you have all the facts?
 
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The Top 50 Liberal Media Bias Examples
Warner Todd Huston
December 10, 2011

Examples of Liberal Media Bias

Let’s face it, liberal media bias has been around since there have been liberals to do the “reporting” of the news. But this fact should surprise no one. After all, the news media has always been filled with bias of one type or another. In fact, there was a time when American customers of the news knew exactly which newspapers sported which point of view. It was taken for granted that one newspaper supported one side and another newspaper a different side.

But in the late 1950s and early 1960s that all changed. Suddenly the folks in the news media began to present themselves as unbiased pursuers of “the truth.” Gone was the out-in-front bias and instead the media cloaked itself in a new air of detachment, a new just-the-facts mien.

This new era in media conceit coincided with the advent of a liberal mindset that took on the weight of the world, a new era in which liberals felt that their ideals rose above God, tradition and country.

Suddenly a journalist’s work was divorced from the trade in local news and became a profession increasingly assuming a national and ideological agenda, one fueled by journalism schools and professors that began to disgorge university trained “journalists” with a left-wing agenda. These people then went forth to replace the grizzled local reporters that were wedded to their local political culture. This new wave of “journalists” did not want to report what was going on in their local news as much as they wanted to “save the world.”

In pursuit of that left-wing national agenda — if not a leftist world agenda — “reporters” began to spin all news stories, from the most mundane stories to the hottest national news, toward a left-wing agenda. These “journalists” slipped in bias in every way they could to push the leftist’s meme.

For decades this left-wing agenda drove the coverage of the news. Then in the 1980s talk radio came and conservative talkers began to point out this obvious bias. Even so the bias continued unabated.

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The Top 50 Liberal Media Bias Examples
 

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The cure for media bias is knowledge. The left wing media operates on the assumption that everyone is ignorant. They used to get away with it back in the days of Walter Cronkite when the only message had a liberal spin and there was no internet or talk radio. Today Americans are usually smarter than the media idiots who think they can still dictate policy. My Yahoo computer headline was "Trump's victory puts GOP establishment into chaos". Anyone who has any interest in politics would know that it's a lie because Trump's victory was expected and the establishment republican, Jeb Bush, did better than expected. The intent of course is to intimidate republican voters. The fact of the matter is that Sanders landslide put Hillary's campaign into chaos.
 

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The cure for media bias is knowledge. The left wing media operates on the assumption that everyone is ignorant. They used to get away with it back in the days of Walter Cronkite when the only message had a liberal spin and there was no internet or talk radio. Today Americans are usually smarter than the media idiots who think they can still dictate policy. My Yahoo computer headline was "Trump's victory puts GOP establishment into chaos". Anyone who has any interest in politics would know that it's a lie because Trump's victory was expected and the establishment republican, Jeb Bush, did better than expected. The intent of course is to intimidate republican voters. The fact of the matter is that Sanders landslide put Hillary's campaign into chaos.

Usually smarter? Every study says fox viewers are less informed than people who receive no news. The least informed of all. EVERY STUDY.
 

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The cure for media bias is knowledge. The left wing media operates on the assumption that everyone is ignorant. They used to get away with it back in the days of Walter Cronkite when the only message had a liberal spin and there was no internet or talk radio. Today Americans are usually smarter than the media idiots who think they can still dictate policy. My Yahoo computer headline was "Trump's victory puts GOP establishment into chaos". Anyone who has any interest in politics would know that it's a lie because Trump's victory was expected and the establishment republican, Jeb Bush, did better than expected. The intent of course is to intimidate republican voters. The fact of the matter is that Sanders landslide put Hillary's campaign into chaos.

Usually smarter? Every study says fox viewers are less informed than people who receive no news. The least informed of all. EVERY STUDY.
"Every study" said that Walter Cronkite was the most trusted man in America until we found out that he was just another liberal shill. The more low information lefties rely on "studies" that make them feel all warm and fuzzy the more they will look like idiots at the polls.
 

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the mass media has been biased from its very onset (except weather reports maybe) because, same as advertising, any information is used for control over peoples and there decisions, even if it tells the truth at some point, not to mention half-truths, which is worse then lies... the truth being itself only whilst is in no one's interest and not harming anyone.
 

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The cure for media bias is knowledge. The left wing media operates on the assumption that everyone is ignorant. They used to get away with it back in the days of Walter Cronkite when the only message had a liberal spin and there was no internet or talk radio. Today Americans are usually smarter than the media idiots who think they can still dictate policy. My Yahoo computer headline was "Trump's victory puts GOP establishment into chaos". Anyone who has any interest in politics would know that it's a lie because Trump's victory was expected and the establishment republican, Jeb Bush, did better than expected. The intent of course is to intimidate republican voters. The fact of the matter is that Sanders landslide put Hillary's campaign into chaos.

Usually smarter? Every study says fox viewers are less informed than people who receive no news. The least informed of all. EVERY STUDY.
"Every study" said that Walter Cronkite was the most trusted man in America until we found out that he was just another liberal shill. The more low information lefties rely on "studies" that make them feel all warm and fuzzy the more they will look like idiots at the polls.


As opposed to being in the fox bubble?
 

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