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Old 05-31-2005, 12:31 PM   #16
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the majority of the press leans to the left... one network leans to the right.. whoopity damn do... who gives a shit
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Old 05-31-2005, 12:33 PM   #17
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Badda boom, badda bing. You're a funny guy, Headache, a funny guy.

PS: I can't believe I didn't notice CNN are a bunch of communists. How naive of me.
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Old 05-31-2005, 01:10 PM   #18
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Oh, hell, aren't all journalists biased? Some are liberal, some are conservative, some are centrist, hell, maybe some are socialist and others might sympathize with the Ku Klux Klan.........my God, that's scary. We all have our biases and sympathies. Are journalists any different? There is no objective truth in politics, there are only opinions.
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The point is that we must now completely discount the conservative voices.

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please do not reference, "well on Fox i saw ..." as a point for argument, since the source itself now admits it cannot be trusted
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the majority of the press leans to the left... one network leans to the right.. whoopity damn do... who gives a shit


there's a big difference between the (highly debatable) left-leaning mainstream media, and a channel that now openly admits to pursuing a specific agenda, i.e., providing fodder for Karl Rove.

at the end of the day, most media outlets are not driven by ideology; they are driven by advertising sales.
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The point is that we must now completely discount the conservative voices.



no, just this one.

or, place it in the same category as other unabashedly conservative publications -- The National Review, The Weekly Standard, The American Prospect, etc.

FoxNews cannot be held up as an equivalent to CNN, MSNBC, or any of the other network stations. they are playing by different rules and have a different agenda as they are now an admitted mouthpiece for the Bush administration.

they have every right to exist and to express their viewpoint. we just cannot rely upon them for accurate reporting.
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I don't think Fox News is "fair and balanced". It's quite clearly biased in favor of the right.
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"Fair and balanced" appears to be relative. Like the NY Times is fair and balanced.

It all adds up to marketing. Some folks only want to buy the liberal brand.
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a channel that now openly admits to pursuing a specific agenda, i.e., providing fodder for Karl Rove.
Did you see the film "Outfoxed"? It was pretty amazing how blatantly, unapologetically, true this is. It was amusing, too. They talked about how Fox news affiliates would basically get a memo saying what the buzz word or spin of the week was and then they'd show one affiliate after another spouting off the buzzwords. Like, one week it was Kerry the flip flop, so they'd show one correspondent after another all over the country dropping the phrase flip flop.

I have the dubious distinction of actually having met Rupert Murdoch many times when I worked for a publishing house in NYC that was bought by him while I was there. I left soon after because of it.
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the majority of the press leans to the left... one network leans to the right.. whoopity damn do... who gives a shit

The press has been really easy on this Administration.

The Iraq War
the lies that led to it
never got much scrutiny.

This whole Pat Tillman debacle

the way they covered it up

and the Administration played it like a harp
to their advantage.

His parents are outraged.

And the press is MIA.

The Bush/ Cheney machine just rolls on grinding up bodies for their political gain.
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Sounds like a rehash of the "Teflon Presidency" charges.


No one likes the press when their political party is given close scrutiny and/or the political opponent is not.
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Sounds like a rehash of the "Teflon Presidency" charges.


No one likes the press when their political party is given close scrutiny and/or the political opponent is not.


and no one like sycophantic, excuse-making, agenda-pushing political coverage of the opposing political party.

Fox can do whatever they want.

my objections are to those who cite Fox as somehow a "balance" to this often debunked notion of a "liberal" media, or those who find any credence or credibility in its coverage of events.

i enjoy reading Salon, but i don't use it to get my news unless i'm seeking out left-leaning opinion pieces.
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Sounds like a rehash of the "Teflon Presidency" charges.


No one likes the press when their political party is given close scrutiny and/or the political opponent is not.
No, but shouldn't both sides be given equal scrutiny?
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Can some one please list which channels are the liberal ones? I can't seem to find them. TIA~
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Sounds like a rehash of the "Teflon Presidency" charges.


No one likes the press when their political party is given close scrutiny and/or the political opponent is not.
Reagan had stuff thrown at him and it did not stick.

Not much has been thrown at this Administration by anyone. Hence, the liberal media label is imaginary by delusional conservatives
or a brilliant tactic used by Rove to deflect any and all criticism of Administration policies.
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