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    Media bias on display (political)

    Journalists give campaign cash - Politics - MSNBC.com

    I believe there was an argument or two about whether there is a media bias to the left. This article kind of proves the point. Out of 144 identified journalists, 125 of them gave to democrat, or liberal organizations, 17 gave to republican organizations, and 2 gave to both. So I guess "the liberal media" isn't just a stereotype. For those who don't have a calculator handy, that is 86.8% liberal/democrat. It sounds like they are finally trying to crack down on that though, so that is a positive.



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    Re: Media bias on display

    I'm glad someone noticed this article, very telling.



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    Re: Media bias on display

    So, the lesson here is that a person's personal beliefs, opinions, etc - have a direct impact on how they do their job? Or it has an effect on the choices they make in their job?

    That's what you want to point out?



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    Re: Media bias on display

    Many of the donating journalists cover topics far from politics: food, fashion, sports.
    I'm so sick of those liberal food critics....



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    Re: Media bias on display

    The real problem with our "journalists" today is their melding of opinion into the so-called news. There is very little true reporting today...nearly every report has the opinion of the reporter woven into the story. As this article indicates the vast majority of reporters are liberal and voila...you have liberal media bias!



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    Re: Media bias on display

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone#1 View Post
    The real problem with our "journalists" today is their melding of opinion into the so-called news. There is very little true reporting today...nearly every report has the opinion of the reporter woven into the story. As this article indicates the vast majority of reporters are liberal and voila...you have liberal media bias!
    .......... and that is exactly why I cannot stomach watching the news on TV. Great find by CyclonePride.



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    Re: Media bias on display

    I find the convenient, selective misunderstanding of this “media bias” phenomena amusing...



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    Re: Media bias on display

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone#1 View Post
    The real problem with our "journalists" today is their melding of opinion into the so-called news. There is very little true reporting today...nearly every report has the opinion of the reporter woven into the story. As this article indicates the vast majority of reporters are liberal and voila...you have liberal media bias!
    Well put.



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    Re: Media bias on display

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    So, the lesson here is that a person's personal beliefs, opinions, etc - have a direct impact on how they do their job? Or it has an effect on the choices they make in their job?

    That's what you want to point out?
    That is exactly what I would like to point out. Send me nearly any recent news article on any hot button topic, and I will point out for you what is written "between the lines", what is conveniently left out, and the emotional words that they use to get their own beliefs into it. That is a challenge, cut and paste my friend.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    That is exactly what I would like to point out. Send me nearly any recent news article on any hot button topic, and I will point out for you what is written "between the lines", what is conveniently left out, and the emotional words that they use to get their own beliefs into it. That is a challenge, cut and paste my friend.
    Here you go Cyclonepride. I can't find any bias in the following. Can you?

    Factor Follow Up Segment Boulder HS principal apologizes for panel Guests: Students Jesse Lange & Andrew Wishner

    Bud Jenkins, principal at Boulder High School, has finally apologized for the notorious sex-and-drugs assembly at his school. Student Andrew Wishner criticized the apology as too little and too late. "He's only doing this so he can save his own skin. I thought the assembly was totally inappropriate. There are other kids who feel it was inappropriate but are afraid to speak out." But Wishner's schoolmate Jesse Lange praised the assembly as a valuable learning experience. "They offered real-world advice and gave real consequences. There was not that much controversial material, and it was good to learn that adults can be very honest about these topics." Lange also implied that "The O'Reilly Factor for Kids" endorses drug use, but The Factor corrected him. "My book is totally anti-drug, Jesse. You ought to read 'The O'Reilly Factor for Kids.' It would be very good for you."

    News Link: Boulder principal apologizes



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    Re: Media bias on display

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    That is exactly what I would like to point out. Send me nearly any recent news article on any hot button topic, and I will point out for you what is written "between the lines", what is conveniently left out, and the emotional words that they use to get their own beliefs into it. That is a challenge, cut and paste my friend.
    For the "beat a dead horse" file:

    So, if a journalist is incapable of settling aside his/her personal beliefs when writing stories, what make so many of you think a chaplain could do so when counseling the football team?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Land Grant View Post
    For the "beat a dead horse" file:

    So, if a journalist is incapable of settling aside his/her personal beliefs when writing stories, what make so many of you think a chaplain could do so when counseling the football team?
    I am going on personal experience. Journalists have proven themselves, for the most part, unable to separate their own beliefs from the stories they write.



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    Re: Media bias on display

    Ok

    Have at it Sparky

    Of course, I'm quite certain what you find missing and what I find missing to be vastly different.



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    Re: Media bias on display

    Quote Originally Posted by joepublic View Post
    Here you go Cyclonepride. I can't find any bias in the following. Can you?

    Factor Follow Up Segment Boulder HS principal apologizes for panel Guests: Students Jesse Lange & Andrew Wishner

    Bud Jenkins, principal at Boulder High School, has finally apologized for the notorious sex-and-drugs assembly at his school. Student Andrew Wishner criticized the apology as too little and too late. "He's only doing this so he can save his own skin. I thought the assembly was totally inappropriate. There are other kids who feel it was inappropriate but are afraid to speak out." But Wishner's schoolmate Jesse Lange praised the assembly as a valuable learning experience. "They offered real-world advice and gave real consequences. There was not that much controversial material, and it was good to learn that adults can be very honest about these topics." Lange also implied that "The O'Reilly Factor for Kids" endorses drug use, but The Factor corrected him. "My book is totally anti-drug, Jesse. You ought to read 'The O'Reilly Factor for Kids.' It would be very good for you."

    News Link: Boulder principal apologizes
    Did I ever say that it doesn't go both ways? It certainly does, my point being that the larger percentage of journalists favor the liberal side of the aisle, and that creates the overall bias to the left.



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    Quote Originally Posted by bluehooper View Post
    .......... and that is exactly why I cannot stomach watching the news on TV.
    Really? I find bias far more prevelant in newsprint and radio. Not necessarily magazine (of course it's there). Day to day news & newslike programming, I don't find as "biased". Of course shows like O'Reilly, Hannity and Colmes, Scarbarough and I'm sure others (I don't have many liberal based ones because I don't ever watch them) are far more visibly biased. But they are fewer than print.

    Now radio - that's biased top to bottom as far as shows go. Name me a talk radio program where the leanings of the commentator don't come oozing out of the speaker? Sports talk radio and cooking - excluded.



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