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Old 08-07-2006, 11:00 PM   #16
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You beat me to it with your last 2 posts, Melon. He's just one bad apple.
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I find that the dismissal of liberal bias in the media is often followed by accusations of conservative bias for Fox News or Drudge Report.


the dismissal of the idea of a "liberal" media is because, 1) it doesn't exist, not nearly in the way as it's presented by the Right Wing Echo-Chamber and various media pundits, and 2) the mainstream newspapers and news sources such as CBS, the NYT, or Newsweek that are deemed "liberal" fall very much in the center of the political spectrum (insofar as their op-ed pieces are concerned; you'll see no such bleeding from the op-ed pages into the actual reporting) where as the newspapers and television programs that have been assigned as "balance" to the "left" media are unabashedly conservative in both their op-ed articles as well as their reporting (an exception to this might be the WSJ) so the net result is that the media, as a whole, is actually skewed to the right.
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It is all a matter of perspective.

You can see it when our European friends view those leaning just left of center to be quite conservative.

Step back to a broader perspective and you will find the bias traveling in both directions.
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It is all a matter of perspective.

You can see it when our European friends view those leaning just left of center to be quite conservative.

Step back to a broader perspective and you will find the bias traveling in both directions.




this is way too vague to have much meaning. can you elaborate?
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Conservative and liberal are not absolute labels - they depend in large part on the viewpont of the observer.
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Conservative and liberal are not absolute labels - they depend in large part on the viewpont of the observer.


well, of course, but would you ever hear a conservative punding whining about the "liberal media" agree to such an insight?
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well, of course, but would you ever hear a conservative punding whining about the "liberal media" agree to such an insight?
They might if they were willing to engage in an intellectual discussion. That usually doesn't play well for a sound-bite driven pundit.
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fair enough.
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This has nothing to do with Liberal Media Bias it is about the way press agencies have to abide by the rules of their hosts (Hezbollah) or use foreign stringers and the way this alters the end product.
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Time magazine stringer Christopher Allbritton, writing on his blog while reporting from southern Lebanon, casually illustrated this latter technique: “To the south, along the curve of the coast, Hezbollah is launching Katyushas, but I’m loathe to say too much about them. The Party of God has a copy of every journalist’s passport, and they’ve already hassled a number of us and threatened one.”
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KURTZ: Richard Engel in Lebanon, let’s talk a little bit about your efforts to cover Hezbollah. Have you had instances in which Hezbollah guerillas have tried to interfere with your reporting?

ENGEL: Yes and no; and the reason I’m giving you that answer is that until now Hezbollah has been very difficult to cover. We’ve come into town several times and only found Hezbollah fighters. They don’t want to be on film. They will talk to us off camera, but when the cameras come out they suddenly go quiet.

They’ve not tried to stop us filming other events while we’re in the field, but they have, on several occasions, threatened reporters here in Tyre, south Lebanon. From the location where we’re standing right now, we’ve been able to see, today and on other days, outgoing Katyusha rockets. And on more than one occasion people from Hezbollah have come and said, “Do not film the locations of these rockets when they’re being launched.”

At one time, when we were talking and having a conversation with this Hezbollah representative, he said, “Look, we’re serious, we will kill you if you film these outgoing rockets.” So it is a threat, but when we’ve been out in the field, we’ve not had situations where they told us to stop filming.
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A Palestinian militant fires toward Israeli troops during an arrest raid in the West Bank village of Qabatiyeh near Jenin, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006. Four Palestinians were wounded when the army arrested an Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades militant, Palestinians sources said. The army said two Islamic Jihad militants were arrested during the operation. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ballas)
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