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Old 04-21-2012, 02:24   #1
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Idea to stop the liberal media

The left wing media has been getting away with doing everything but provide unbiased reporting. If you look at what they don't run you see it and if you watch or read what they do run you certainly can see it.

What if an organization set up one of those bulk faxing websites but instead of using our representatives and members of congress as the fax destinations they set up all of the companies that advertise around MSNBC and other blatantly left wing news sources. The website would contain examples of recent biased news reporting along with a list of the advertisers with spots that run around the same date and time of each piece.

Choices for prewritten letters would be available as well as the option to write your own or add to existing letters so thousands or even millions of people can let those advertisers know that you will not purchase their products as long as they advertise around this kind of biased left wing reporting. This kind of reporting represents an abuse of power by the press which is attempting to manipulate the public to push their liberal political agenda.

The only way to improve this situation is to hit the companies that are associated with these news organizations in their pocketbooks.

Would this work ? Ideas ?

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Old 04-21-2012, 03:07   #2
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Sounds good but "we" cant even ban together to get obama out of office. Too many will sit on their bar stools and complain yet dont even vote.....
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Old 04-21-2012, 10:07   #3
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Wife was watching Headline News this morning. I sat down to eat so I watched about 40 minutes of it. Nothing but pollyanna goody-feeling stuff, one after the other. Not one mention on the economy, jobs, the debt, spending, the elections, the candidates, nothing. All of a sudden, the big drum pounds and cool graphics explode across the screen...... with a shadowboxed headline "Zimmerman could be released as early as two days!". Then it was a full 5 minute diatribe complete with the angry black men outside saying basically to hell with the rule of law, let's kill him now.

Oh, just before I got up, there was a blurb on the death of Andrew Breitbart. They concluded that it was a heart attack, and that no illegal drugs were found. Are you effing kidding me?!
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Old 04-21-2012, 13:57   #4
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I've always known that the "news" presents information with a leftward tilt; but, it has gotten much worse over the last 10 years. Its like the Press is moving leftward at an accelerating rate and they just don't even care about even appearing to be objective anymore. They are shameful; or, rather, is it shameless???

What I am finding out now is how monumentally biased they are in what they choose to not cover. Black on Black violence: Black on white violence? Nothing to see here folks, move along, move along... Fast and Furious: Crickets chirping. Not vetting Obama at all!, Fake but accurate - what a disgrace! NBC selectively editing George Zimmerman's 911 call to make him appear to be racist!

ABC showing blurry video of Zimmerman and claiming that the video does not show any injuries when if all they did was compress or de-compress the video they would have had a much clearer picture that definately shows injuries to Zimmerman's head. What: The producers at ABC don't know how to de-compress a video???? No, ABC is a liberal slut whore of the democratic-communist party and the race-bait hustlers like Jesse and Al.

The sooner the lamestream media is put to rest the better.
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Old 04-21-2012, 14:32   #5
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The left wing media has been getting away with doing everything but provide unbiased reporting. If you look at what they don't run you see it and if you watch or read what they do run you certainly can see it.

What if an organization set up one of those bulk faxing websites but instead of using our representatives and members of congress as the fax destinations they set up all of the companies that advertise around MSNBC and other blatantly left wing news sources. The website would contain examples of recent biased news reporting along with a list of the advertisers with spots that run around the same date and time of each piece.

Choices for prewritten letters would be available as well as the option to write your own or add to existing letters so thousands or even millions of people can let those advertisers know that you will not purchase their products as long as they advertise around this kind of biased left wing reporting. This kind of reporting represents an abuse of power by the press which is attempting to manipulate the public to push their liberal political agenda.

The only way to improve this situation is to hit the companies that are associated with these news organizations in their pocketbooks.

Would this work ? Ideas ?

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Why is MSM "mainstream" in the first place? If everybody who doesn't like their bias simply stopped watching, the problem would fix itself. For some reason which I can't put my finger on, people like the product the MSM is selling. It's not in their best interest to risk a huge viewership, by changing their reporting "style", to accommodate the demands of a relatively small segment of the population.

Simply put, there is no evidence that unbiased reporting will sell better than biased reporting. The MSM is in the business of selling a product in the most profitable way possible, nothing more.

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Old 04-21-2012, 16:55   #6
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Why is MSM "mainstream" in the first place? If everybody who doesn't like their bias simply stopped watching, the problem would fix itself. For some reason which I can't put my finger on, people like the product the MSM is selling. It's not in their best interest to risk a huge viewership, by changing their reporting "style", to accommodate the demands of a relatively small segment of the population.

Simply put, there is no evidence that unbiased reporting will sell better than biased reporting. The MSM is in the business of selling a product in the most profitable way possible, nothing more.
"....... The liberal bias of the mainstream media tilts so far left that any outlets not in that political lane, like the Drudge Report and Fox News Channel, look far more conservative than they really are, according to a UCLA professor's new book out next month........."

Book: Liberal Media Distorts News Bias

Media Bias Is Real, Finds UCLA Political Scientist

Media Bias Basics

Only someone so far left of left could not see the liberal media bias.


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Old 04-21-2012, 17:04   #7
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There is tons more out there on the liberal media bias for those that aren't closed-minded to even the suggestion of it.

"...... A highly cited academic study showing a liberal media bias in American journalism is The Media Elite,* a 1986 book co-authored by political scientists Robert Lichter, Stanley Rothman, and Linda Lichter. They surveyed journalists at national media outlets such as the New York Times, Washington Post, and broadcast networks.

The survey found that most of these journalists were Democratic voters whose attitudes were considered to be more liberal than those of the general public on a variety of topics, including hot-button social issues such as abortion, affirmative action, and gay rights. They then compared journalists' attitudes to their coverage of controversial issues such as the safety of nuclear power, school busing to promote racial integration, and the energy crisis of the 1970s.

The authors concluded that journalists' coverage of controversial issues reflected their own attitudes, and the predominance of political liberals in newsrooms therefore pushed news coverage in a liberal direction. They presented this tilt as a mostly unconscious process of like-minded individuals projecting their shared assumptions onto their interpretations of reality. However, the book itself has been accused of a conservative bias and of using data that is neither statistically sound nor thoroughly examined for variables[3]................"

As you see in the last line, of course the "liberals" contend that the authors are evil conservatives for daring to expose their liberal bias. The bias is so routine, and such a regular part of their own outlook, they don't even know that their reporting is tainted by it! Of course everyone should think as they do!
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Old 04-21-2012, 17:22   #8
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Simply put, there is no evidence that unbiased reporting will sell better than biased reporting. The MSM is in the business of selling a product in the most profitable way possible, nothing more.
Fox has done so well because they are an alternative to the MSM. If the MSM were producing what people want then Fox would not have succeeded like they do. Also there are examples of mainstream newspapers and television news having lower earnings. Fortunately for them they are owned by companies that have revenue from other areas like Ted Turner.

Without Fox coming along would advertisers have learned that there were so many people looking for an alternative news source ?

Without another Fox coming along there would have been no simple way to let NBC and their advertisers know how unhappy we are with them. The mass faxing solution has worked to show our representatives how many people feel strongly about a number of situations and potential new laws which resulted in big changes. I think that same technology would work well to hit the liberal news organizations in their pocketbooks.

I believe the MSM knows exactly what they are doing. They are abusing their position of power to manipulate the masses.
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Old 04-22-2012, 19:05   #9
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Fox has done so well because they are an alternative to the MSM. If the MSM were producing what people want then Fox would not have succeeded like they do. Also there are examples of mainstream newspapers and television news having lower earnings. Fortunately for them they are owned by companies that have revenue from other areas like Ted Turner.

Without Fox coming along would advertisers have learned that there were so many people looking for an alternative news source ?

Without another Fox coming along there would have been no simple way to let NBC and their advertisers know how unhappy we are with them. The mass faxing solution has worked to show our representatives how many people feel strongly about a number of situations and potential new laws which resulted in big changes. I think that same technology would work well to hit the liberal news organizations in their pocketbooks.

I believe the MSM knows exactly what they are doing. They are abusing their position of power to manipulate the masses.
Fox News is successful because there is only one of them (with right-leaning bias), while there are several outlets with left-leaning bias fighting for the same viewership. It only goes to show that people want the bias that agrees with their already-held beliefs. Unbiased news is boring to people. Plain facts are boring to people. They want the two to three minute long "movies", with well-defined, unconfusing protagonists, antagonists, and conflict that passes for "news". It's short attention span theater at it's finest.
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Old 04-23-2012, 14:01   #10
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"....... The liberal bias of the mainstream media tilts so far left that any outlets not in that political lane, like the Drudge Report and Fox News Channel, look far more conservative than they really are, according to a UCLA professor's new book out next month........."

Book: Liberal Media Distorts News Bias

Media Bias Is Real, Finds UCLA Political Scientist

Media Bias Basics

Only someone so far left of left could not see the liberal media bias.


But, liberals, like Gundude, believe in their heart of hearts that Fox is as bad as, or even worse, than the left leaning MSM.

And, of course, they still believe Obama has a plan.
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Old 04-23-2012, 16:55   #11
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The only thing that will get the attention of the media?

Their wallet.

Cancel them.



Here's where the metal hits the fan.

Hate your nearby city paper, but still get the sunday for the coupons?

Cancel them.

Hate your satellite or cable provider? They provide income to the racist BET, the Commie MSNBC, CNN…

Cancel them. OR alternatively, tell them to drop MSNBC from the lineup, you don't want to pay for them anymore.

Stop sending them money. If that happened en masse, if you stopped going to movies with George Clooney in them…get it?
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The media will always have money, because people watch. They watch, and other people will pay them to show you something. Why? Because it works. TV might go the way of radio someday, oh wait, they're still making a boatload of money too.

Better plan is to teach your children to be critical thinkers. To challenge what is told to them. We will always have those that are out there that want to make you believe the way they want, just recognize it and move on.
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........ teach your children to be critical thinkers. To challenge what is told to them.........
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:55   #14
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Better plan is to teach your children to be critical thinkers. To challenge what is told to them. We will always have those that are out there that want to make you believe the way they want, just recognize it and move on.
This all good and right, but if the your bus on the way to canyon and speed is increasing, maybe teaching passengers to be "critical thinkers" of the driver is... how to say... too late and useless. And the only way to "move on" is replace the driver as quickly as possible and take off those, who keep saying, that everything is all right and you don't like driver, cos' you are raсists...

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