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« on: May 06, 2004, 12:06:04 am »
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I've noticed that liberals tend to think that the media has a conservative bias and conservatives overwhelmingly believe the media has a liberal bias.  Everyone wants to be the underdog and feel like their political views are swimming upstream against some force.

It also depends on how you define the mainstream media.  It's left intentionally ambigious.

I say sensationalist.
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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2004, 01:39:51 am »
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Most reporters are vultures out to get a story at the common persons expense.
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2004, 03:01:39 am »
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depends on how you define mainstream, as well as how you define all those other terms.  I voted liberal (obviously I'm not looking at the WSJ just now), specifically referring to broadcast news presentations.  But with respect to cable news I'd say more sensationalist.  The papers are biased too.  Most big markets have a mainstream nationalist and a mainstream opposition it seems.  It's weird, but in New York and Boston, the tabloids are more sensational, but also more nationalistic.  Out west we're fairly illiterate and don't have so many choices, but the mainstream Bay Area papers are what most Americans would call liberal.
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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2004, 09:51:09 am »
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No Bias- Just Sensationalist     
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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2004, 12:46:09 pm »
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Not intentionally bias, just bias because they're all on the same side of the issue.

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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2004, 01:20:13 pm »
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I've noticed that liberals tend to think that the media has a conservative bias and conservatives overwhelmingly believe the media has a liberal bias.  Everyone wants to be the underdog and feel like their political views are swimming upstream against some force.

It also depends on how you define the mainstream media.  It's left intentionally ambigious.

I say sensationalist.

I agree. Everyone everywhere thinks teh media is against them. Usually, b/c the media isn't biased enough to their side... Wink
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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2004, 03:22:04 pm »
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No need to educate me, I already know the liberal media dominates the mainstream press. I know that conservatives can't get on the air or print. I know that because I was told by:

William Safire Maureen Dowd George Will Robert Samuelson Charles Krauthammer Matt Drudge Sean Hannity John Fisher Frank Monaldo Thomas Sowell Cal Thomas Rush Limbaugh David Limbaugh William F. Buckley, Jr. Neal Boortz Dr. Laura Michael Savage Paul Harvey G Gordon Liddy  Oliver North Michael Reagan Hue Hewitt Larry Elders Mike Barnicle Mona Charen Billy Kristol Peggy Noonan Bruce Bartlett Tony Blankley Austin Bay Brent Bozell Pat Buchanan Linda Chavez Joseph Farah Samuel Francis Terence Jeffrey Lawrence Kudlow  Marvin Olasky Alan Reynolds Paul Craig Roberts Debra Saunders Matt Towery Bernie Goldberg John Stossel Bill O'Reilly Russell Kirk Ann Coulter Mary Matalin Ken Hamblin Bob Kohn Zell Miller Laura Ingraham Dick Morris Robert Patterson Tammy Bruce John H. Mcwhorter Harry Stein J. C. Watts Dinesh D'Souza William J. Bennett Dennis Miller Terence P. Jeffrey Robert Novak
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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2004, 03:39:47 pm »
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I would say that ABCN, CNN, MSNBC, BBC, and most newspapers are liberal. Even FoxNews can be very liberal.
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« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2004, 02:30:00 am »
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anybody getting this?  on PBS right now is an interview of two University of Chicago professors of divinity (Elshtain and Marty?) who are talking about speeches of a long line of presidents preaching and praying and mentioning providence, and praising the president (or at least not at all negative).  There was no campaigning, but the viewer was obviously reminded of about twelve presidents starting with lincoln doing God's Will, but that none had actually stated that he knew his god wanted him to become President till this one.  I don't think I had mentioned PBS in my post was reminded that I think Jim Lehrer's show is neither biased nor sensational.
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« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2004, 01:29:16 pm »
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« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2004, 02:57:49 pm »
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Different Networks have different Biases.  FOX is right; NBC and CBS are left; CNN is centrist, and that's the one I watch.
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« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2004, 05:49:03 pm »
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They're all vultures when it comes down it. They sensationalize stories w/out concern for the victims families half the time.
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« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2004, 10:30:39 pm »
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I say no bias, just sensationalist. They are after ratings, and they don't care whose character they have to disparage (Democrat or Republican) to get them. They are a business, plain and simple, and their only political agenda is whichever one helps their bottom line (the same as any other corporation, they are going to support whoever supports them.)
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