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(The Daily Beast)   New study confirms the media's "liberal bias" showing they covered Obama twice as favorably as Romney during the primaries. No, wait, strike that, reverse it   (thedailybeast.com) divider line 80
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2012-04-23 09:56:01 AM
B-b-but that's impossible! Sarah Palin told me that the lie-beral lamestream media was completely in the tank for Obama, and she wouldn't lie to me!
 
2012-04-23 10:14:27 AM
no shiat. the media has been virulently anti-obama since the summer of 2009. study after study shows this.

whether directly - repeating GOP talking points verbatim and unchallenged, no matter how blatantly false - or indirectly - covering market drops but not gains (watch, they'll be all over today's three-digit drop in the dow, though they were silent on three-digit gains last week).

the media hasn't been truly liberal since the 1970s. most republicans admit this privately, but they still complain about the "liberal media" as a crutch to explain why their bullshiat is called out every once in a blue moon.
 
2012-04-23 10:18:02 AM
Obama was running in the Republican primaries?
 
2012-04-23 10:22:24 AM

Gulper Eel: Obama was running in the Republican primaries?


during |ˈd(y)ooriNG|
preposition
throughout the course or duration of (a period of time): the restaurant is open during the day | the period during which he grew to adulthood.
• at a particular point in the course of: the stabbing took place during an argument at a party.
ORIGIN late Middle English: present participle of the obsolete verb dure 'last, endure, extend,' via Old French from Latin durare 'to last' (see duration) .
 
2012-04-23 10:44:46 AM

FlashHarry: Gulper Eel: Obama was running in the Republican primaries?

during |ˈd(y)ooriNG|
preposition
throughout the course or duration of (a period of time): the restaurant is open during the day | the period during which he grew to adulthood.
• at a particular point in the course of: the stabbing took place during an argument at a party.
ORIGIN late Middle English: present participle of the obsolete verb dure 'last, endure, extend,' via Old French from Latin durare 'to last' (see duration) .


No shiat.

Comparing the coverage Obama got while being president to the coverage Romney got while running for a major-party nomination for president is apples/oranges...in addition to being a poll-driven story signifying nothing.
 
2012-04-23 11:34:34 AM

Gulper Eel: FlashHarry: Gulper Eel: Obama was running in the Republican primaries?

during |ˈd(y)ooriNG|
preposition
throughout the course or duration of (a period of time): the restaurant is open during the day | the period during which he grew to adulthood.
• at a particular point in the course of: the stabbing took place during an argument at a party.
ORIGIN late Middle English: present participle of the obsolete verb dure 'last, endure, extend,' via Old French from Latin durare 'to last' (see duration) .

No shiat.

Comparing the coverage Obama got while being president to the coverage Romney got while running for a major-party nomination for president is apples/oranges...in addition to being a poll-driven story signifying nothing.


Non-story. Overzealous media.
 
2012-04-23 11:36:19 AM
See also: duh.
 
2012-04-23 11:44:06 AM
Republicans and conservatives have no choice but to blame the media for being liberal when they report all their fark ups. Sorry but as long as Fox News who is just a little more blatant than Pravda (in their role in propaganda, not their ideology) is the #1 news network, there is no liberal media.
 
2012-04-23 11:44:52 AM
FTFA: The exception was Ron Paul, who drew consistently positive coverage most of the time. Alas, this was offset by the fact that the media virtually ignored him.

RON PAUL
 
2012-04-23 11:53:23 AM

Gulper Eel: Comparing the coverage Obama got while being president to the coverage Romney got while running for a major-party nomination for president is apples/oranges


In what respect, Charlie?

Or is Obama not running for President this year?
 
2012-04-23 12:00:56 PM

Gulper Eel: Comparing the coverage Obama got while being president to the coverage Romney got while running for a major-party nomination for president is apples/oranges...in addition to being a poll-driven story signifying nothing.


the story isn't the quantity of coverage; it's the tone. the media overwhelmingly covers romney in a positive light and obama in a negative light. that has nothing to do with the primary. and obama has received negative coverage pretty much from the summer of 2009 on. this isn't new. it's a reflexive stance to shield them from being called "liberal."
 
2012-04-23 12:33:07 PM
When you do stupid shiat, in general the media should cover it. The media feeds on sensationalism.

When the media covers more stupid shiat that you're doing than it does the Democrats, maybe its just because you're doing more stupid shiat.
 
2012-04-23 12:34:38 PM
The myth of the liberal media is in my opinion, one of the greatest political feats that the GOP has achieved.
 
2012-04-23 12:36:20 PM
republicans are victims fighting the man for you, the true 'mericans.

this is obviously an attempt by the LAME stream media to lower the guard of the american people so they can be more easily indoctrinated into the gay socialist muslim utopia uncle barry has planned for us.

/looking glass, other side
 
2012-04-23 12:38:00 PM
But Fox news said everyone but them is liberal and they are fair and balanced, so they obviously aren't lying. You clowns can go listen to the liberals if you want, but honest people like fairness. And balance.
 
2012-04-23 12:38:28 PM
The media is only liberal in the amount of favorable yet undeserved coverage they give to empirically-proven false ideologies.

/Oh snap
 
2012-04-23 12:40:16 PM

Citrate1007: The myth of the liberal media is in my opinion, one of the greatest political feats that the GOP has achieved.


I agree
 
2012-04-23 12:41:47 PM

cameroncrazy1984: Gulper Eel: Comparing the coverage Obama got while being president to the coverage Romney got while running for a major-party nomination for president is apples/oranges

In what respect, Charlie?

Or is Obama not running for President this year?


Obama gets compared to Romney while Romney gets compared to Santorum, Gingrich, Paul, Cain, and Perry.
 
2012-04-23 12:47:49 PM
Typical drive-by MSM palace guard liberal lamestream media. They're just covering Mitt in a positive way so that they can lull the good conservative people of America into believing they'll be fair this time. Kind of like B-Rock Hussein Fartmongo with gun control. Duh.
 
2012-04-23 12:48:46 PM
Unless the GOP is said to be the party of all virtue and Obama the source of all the worlds suffering than any analysis is obviously biased libtard nonsense

whar fair balnce whar?
 
2012-04-23 12:52:15 PM
The exception was Ron Paul, who drew consistently positive coverage most of the time. Alas, this was offset by the fact that the media virtually ignored him.

It's like how the Politics tab virtually ignores funny posts and responds to trolls most of the time.
 
2012-04-23 12:52:54 PM
Is someone trying to imply that one-percenters, like the owners of media corporations, might somehow have a conservative bias?

That's just silly.
 
2012-04-23 12:57:30 PM
apples and oranges.

they talk about romney's potential and shortcomings.
they talk about 0bama's performance in office.

it is the advantage of being the challenger.
 
2012-04-23 12:57:42 PM
that ti

Okay, but I'm still not following your point, Subby.
 
2012-04-23 12:59:51 PM

sweetmelissa31: The exception was Ron Paul, who drew consistently positive coverage most of the time. Alas, this was offset by the fact that the media virtually ignored him.

It's like how the Politics tab virtually ignores funny posts and responds to trolls most of the time.


I'm sorry, did you post something?
 
2012-04-23 01:00:08 PM
Considering Romney is, in reality, 10,000 times better than Fartbongo, the fact that he was only covered twice as favorably PROVES the lamestream MSM media is out to destroy America.
 
2012-04-23 01:01:28 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: apples and oranges.

they talk about romney's potential and shortcomings.
they talk about 0bama's performance in office.

it is the advantage of being the challenger.


Yeah and still with all Obama's disappointments, Romney comes out looking clueless and unqualified.

I'm surprised you took a different side for once.
 
2012-04-23 01:01:34 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: apples and oranges.

they talk about romney's potential and shortcomings.
they talk about 0bama's performance in office.

it is the advantage of being the challenger.


Would you rather they talk up Mitt's performance in office and Obama's potential? I don't think Mitt does...
 
2012-04-23 01:05:48 PM
The liberal media likes Romney more because he more liberal
 
2012-04-23 01:12:28 PM

Dr Dreidel: tenpoundsofcheese: apples and oranges.

they talk about romney's potential and shortcomings.
they talk about 0bama's performance in office.

it is the advantage of being the challenger.

Would you rather they talk up Mitt's performance in office and Obama's potential? I don't think Mitt does...


No no. We should definitely talk up Mitt's performance in his last major elected office: raised your taxes, took your guns, helped you get health insurance.
We can compare and contrast this to Obama's performance: didn't raise your taxes, didn't take your guns, helped you get health insurance.

It's almost like Obama is a better Republican candidate than the actual Republican candidate. I wonder why Republican voters hate him so...?
 
2012-04-23 01:13:18 PM

Citrate1007: The myth of the liberal media is in my opinion, one of the greatest political feats that the GOP has achieved.


The only reason the media isn't as liberal as before is because Fox News presents fair and balanced reporting and as a result they are crushing the biased cable news shows.

The problem for Fox is that when you report the news in a balanced way you alienate both sides.
(you didn't attack the other side enough...or you attacked "our" side).
 
2012-04-23 01:15:32 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Citrate1007: The myth of the liberal media is in my opinion, one of the greatest political feats that the GOP has achieved.

The only reason the media isn't as liberal as before is because Fox News presents fair and balanced reporting and as a result they are crushing the biased cable news shows.

The problem for Fox is that when you report the news in a balanced way you alienate both sides.
(you didn't attack the other side enough...or you attacked "our" side).


LOL yeah, the right HATES the coverage they get on FOX,
 
2012-04-23 01:17:13 PM
 
2012-04-23 01:19:02 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Those bills are characterized as "net gains" for gun owners in a state where opinioned is weighed against them.


What language was that sentence originally written in?
 
2012-04-23 01:19:09 PM

brainlordmesomorph: tenpoundsofcheese: Citrate1007: The myth of the liberal media is in my opinion, one of the greatest political feats that the GOP has achieved.

The only reason the media isn't as liberal as before is because Fox News presents fair and balanced reporting and as a result they are crushing the biased cable news shows.

The problem for Fox is that when you report the news in a balanced way you alienate both sides.
(you didn't attack the other side enough...or you attacked "our" side).

LOL yeah, the right HATES the coverage they get on FOX,


Missing the point.
Of course they like the coverage because it is more balanced than what they get in the MSM, but they would like Fox to be partisan for them instead of being fair and balanced.
 
2012-04-23 01:20:49 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Citrate1007: The myth of the liberal media is in my opinion, one of the greatest political feats that the GOP has achieved.

The only reason the media isn't as liberal as before is because Fox News presents fair and balanced reporting and as a result they are crushing the biased cable news shows.

The problem for Fox is that when you report the news in a balanced way you alienate both sides.
(you didn't attack the other side enough...or you attacked "our" side).


If there is one thing that the giant corporations who own the media oligopoly love it is promoting a liberal agenda.

The bastards are always going against the interests of their owners,executives and advertisers because of Satan, you heard me SATAN!.

Let them try and deny it but what other explanation is there for the consistent promoting of an anti business agenda by these giant international corporations.

You've figured it out, your not gullible because you believe in the liberal media , other people are gullible because they don't believe in Satan.
 
2012-04-23 01:21:37 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: brainlordmesomorph: tenpoundsofcheese: Citrate1007: The myth of the liberal media is in my opinion, one of the greatest political feats that the GOP has achieved.

The only reason the media isn't as liberal as before is because Fox News presents fair and balanced reporting and as a result they are crushing the biased cable news shows.

The problem for Fox is that when you report the news in a balanced way you alienate both sides.
(you didn't attack the other side enough...or you attacked "our" side).

LOL yeah, the right HATES the coverage they get on FOX,

Missing the point.
Of course they like the coverage because it is more balanced than what they get in the MSM, but they would like Fox to be partisan for them instead of being fair and balanced.


LoOOOOOOOOOOoLLL!!!

You're great man.
 
2012-04-23 01:22:14 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Missing the point.
Of course they like the coverage because it is more balanced than what they get in the MSM, but they would like Fox to be partisan for them instead of being fair and balanced.


ROFL!
 
2012-04-23 01:23:32 PM

Philip Francis Queeg: tenpoundsofcheese: Those bills are characterized as "net gains" for gun owners in a state where opinioned is weighed against them.

What language was that sentence originally written in?


I think you meant to write: "In which language was that sentence originally written"

The same language that said that the NRA supported Romney.
 
2012-04-23 01:27:01 PM

PirateFreedom: tenpoundsofcheese: Citrate1007: The myth of the liberal media is in my opinion, one of the greatest political feats that the GOP has achieved.

The only reason the media isn't as liberal as before is because Fox News presents fair and balanced reporting and as a result they are crushing the biased cable news shows.

The problem for Fox is that when you report the news in a balanced way you alienate both sides.
(you didn't attack the other side enough...or you attacked "our" side).

If there is one thing that the giant corporations who own the media oligopoly love it is promoting a liberal agenda.

The bastards are always going against the interests of their owners,executives and advertisers because of Satan, you heard me SATAN!.

Let them try and deny it but what other explanation is there for the consistent promoting of an anti business agenda by these giant international corporations.

You've figured it out, your not gullible because you believe in the liberal media , other people are gullible because they don't believe in Satan.


You are wrong. This is not about Satan. A gullible person would not have found that link between Satan and a certain LSM logo.

They love promoting controversy - that is how they get their ratings.
If they can do it while promoting their liberal agenda that is a bonus.
 
2012-04-23 01:34:21 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Citrate1007: The myth of the liberal media is in my opinion, one of the greatest political feats that the GOP has achieved.

The only reason the media isn't as liberal as before is because Fox News presents fair and balanced reporting and as a result they are crushing the biased cable news shows.

The problem for Fox is that when you report the news in a balanced way you alienate both sides.
(you didn't attack the other side enough...or you attacked "our" side).


HAHAHAHAHA

+1000

Awesome
 
2012-04-23 01:43:28 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: qorkfiend:
We can compare and contrast this to Obama's performance: didn't raise your taxes, didn't take your guns,

How did Romney take people's guns?

During Romney's term he signed several pieces of firearms regulation. A look at that regulation does not reveal an anti-gun Romney. Those bills are characterized as "net gains" for gun owners in a state where opinioned is weighed against them.
During his tenure, Gov. Romney was credited with several improvements to state laws, including protections for shooting clubs, restoration of the Inland Fish and Game Fund, and requirements that all new hunters pass a hunter safety course. He is also credited with relaxing manufacturing testing for some models of pistols.
In 2004, Gov. Romney signed a firearms reform bill that made permanent the ban on assault weapons as well as clarified and insured other rights and responsibilities for gun owners. It was a hard-fought compromise between interest groups on both sides of the issue. The NRA Gun Owners' Action League, law enforcement, and Massachusetts gun owners endorsed the bill.


So what you're saying is that Obama didn't take guns either, and Romney *did* raise taxes? Good to know.
 
2012-04-23 01:47:37 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: PirateFreedom: tenpoundsofcheese: Citrate1007: The myth of the liberal media is in my opinion, one of the greatest political feats that the GOP has achieved.

The only reason the media isn't as liberal as before is because Fox News presents fair and balanced reporting and as a result they are crushing the biased cable news shows.

The problem for Fox is that when you report the news in a balanced way you alienate both sides.
(you didn't attack the other side enough...or you attacked "our" side).

If there is one thing that the giant corporations who own the media oligopoly love it is promoting a liberal agenda.

The bastards are always going against the interests of their owners,executives and advertisers because of Satan, you heard me SATAN!.

Let them try and deny it but what other explanation is there for the consistent promoting of an anti business agenda by these giant international corporations.

You've figured it out, your not gullible because you believe in the liberal media , other people are gullible because they don't believe in Satan.

You are wrong. This is not about Satan. A gullible person would not have found that link between Satan and a certain LSM logo.

They love promoting controversy - that is how they get their ratings.
If they can do it while promoting their liberal agenda that is a bonus.


The big three in our news press care precisely as much about their products as the big three in our beer manufacturing do about theirs.

That is to say... not at all. Might as well be selling angora sweaters.

ABS.
 
2012-04-23 01:52:20 PM
Obama is back on top of Romney according to Gallup. I'm certain we'll hear just as much excited reporting of this as we did when Romney went up last week.
 
2012-04-23 01:54:52 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: The only reason the media isn't as liberal as before is because Fox News presents fair and balanced reporting and as a result they are crushing the biased cable news shows.

The problem for Fox is that when you report the news in a balanced way you alienate both sides.
(you didn't attack the other side enough...or you attacked "our" side).


This is ridiculous even for you. Fox News makes the caricature news on movies like RoboCop and Starship Troopers look sane and you know that.
 
2012-04-23 02:10:41 PM

Mugato: tenpoundsofcheese: The only reason the media isn't as liberal as before is because Fox News presents fair and balanced reporting and as a result they are crushing the biased cable news shows.

The problem for Fox is that when you report the news in a balanced way you alienate both sides.
(you didn't attack the other side enough...or you attacked "our" side).

This is ridiculous even for you. Fox News makes the caricature news on movies like RoboCop and Starship Troopers look sane and you know that.


WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW MORE?!
 
2012-04-23 02:11:32 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Citrate1007: The myth of the liberal media is in my opinion, one of the greatest political feats that the GOP has achieved.

The only reason the media isn't as liberal as before is because Fox News presents fair and balanced reporting and as a result they are crushing the biased cable news shows.

The problem for Fox is that when you report the news in a balanced way you alienate both sides.
(you didn't attack the other side enough...or you attacked "our" side).


Homework assignment for you. Google the following "Roger Ailes' career" and then come back and explain to the class why you think a man whose only broadcast news experience prior to heading Fox news was producing propaganda pieces for the 70's equivalent of the Hunt brothers and trying to convince local news stations to run them as straight news, would even know what fair and balanced loked like if he ever accidentally ran into it.
 
2012-04-23 02:14:33 PM
Given that Romnney is still in Primaries, and Obama is the encumbant, isn't it normal for Romney to be getting more coverage at this stage?

As I recall, 4 years ago, Obama and Clinton were still in primaries this time alst year and GW was being covered far less.
 
2012-04-23 02:44:33 PM

BojanglesPaladin: Given that Romnney is still in Primaries, and Obama is the encumbant, isn't it normal for Romney to be getting more coverage at this stage?

As I recall, 4 years ago, Obama and Clinton were still in primaries this time alst year and GW was being covered far less.


GW wasn't running at all?
 
2012-04-23 02:53:39 PM

CPennypacker: GW wasn't running at all?


Also that :)

I meant to say that Obama and Clinton were getting more coverage than McCain at this point.

It seems that one should EXPECT the challengers to get more coverage than the incumbant at this stage. Look at Kerry compared to GW at the same point for example.

It seems absurd to try to charicterize this as an example of media bias.
 
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