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(Columbia Journalism Review)   You know something is askew when the trust fund liberals at Columbia University start taking note of media bias   (cjr.org) divider line 16
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2012-05-10 12:52:23 PM
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EyeballKid: Since Cons are already trotting out their excuses for Romney losing, I guess I'll start this ball rolling.

Repubs, you lost the 2012 election. Get over it.


There are two real dangers to the Democrats in this election:

1) That the economy tanks bank into full fledged recession, and

2) That progressives become complacent because they're prematurely convinced they can't lose.

Romney is a non-lunatic, well financed candidate backed by multiple billionaires, a base of support that loathes Obama beyond all reason, and history's most sophisticated propaganda machine. The Democrats can take neither this nor any other election for granted. The meme that they can is one of their worst enemies.

In short, and I say this with all due respect, STFU with the premature gloating. Yours are the kinds of words underdog winners love to make once favored losers eat.
2012-05-10 11:54:30 AM
2 votes:
2012-05-10 05:42:26 PM
1 votes:
Equating Obama's shift on gay marriage, which may actually hurt him politically given how well anti-gay marriage laws and amendments have done in so many states, to Romney's very frequent politically expedient flip flops is idiotic.

The Lone Gunman
Walter Kronkite acknowledged that as journalists gain information about the world around them, they do tend to lean to the left and their reportage tends to reflect that.

Knowledge of the wider world around them often makes people more liberal? Huh. What a shock. People learn about other people who are different from them and realize it's okay.
2012-05-10 01:43:50 PM
1 votes:
Why do people complain about media bias?

You really think that, if you had your own TV network or newspaper, you wouldn't report things mostly from your perspective?

All news media are biased. Some are leftist, others rightist, some religious, others secular, some are government mouthpieces, and others see government conspiracies everywhere they look.

If you want the truth, (A) get your news from different sources, (B) read history and philosophy to get the perspective and wisdom to put the news into context, (C) try to keep your own biases in check, and (D) wait a couple of goddamned minutes before commenting: all stories are "developing".
2012-05-10 01:36:08 PM
1 votes:
Walter Kronkite acknowledged that as journalists gain information about the world around them, they do tend to lean to the left and their reportage tends to reflect that.

The difference is that conservative media is considerably more activist in its reportage, saying things like 'some people say...' when 'some people' means the pundit on their show or on the show before theirs.

"Liberal media" implies an activist bent, and it's all nothing more than more projection.
2012-05-10 12:54:05 PM
1 votes:
To me there is a difference between someone telling you he has changed is mind on an issue and this is why (President Barack Obama) and

telling you his stance on an issue and not acknowledging it is 180 degree turn from his multiple previous statements/actions (Willard Mitt Romney).

If Willard Mitt Romney said "I governed as a centrist/moderate governor but now my stance on the issues of abortion rights, gay rights, health care reform, gun control and women's rights (etc...) have changed and this is why...." I would say he can claim his views have evolved. Instead we are supposed to believe Willard Mitt Romney governed as a "sever conservative" so his current far right views have never changed.

Like we are supposed to believe Willard Mitt Romney can "take a lot of credit" for saving the auto industry in the US even though he wrote at least articles stating his opposition for the government to bail them out. Or that even though he stated multiple times that he was opposed to President Barack Obama's stance on sending forces into Pakistan to go after Osama Bin Laden that he would have made that "of course" he would have done the same thing as the President.

That is flip-flopping.
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I'm the one who saved the US auto industry, not the President. I deserve the credit!
2012-05-10 12:53:06 PM
1 votes:
By contrast, the press has treated the changing positions of Romney, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, far more harshly.

So one candidate changed his mind in a manner that protects/expands constitutionally guaranteed civil rights while the other candidate is a constant flip-flopper who has flopped to a position that denies a subset of our population equality and their guaranteed civil rights.

I also cannot understand why these two are not treated equally.
2012-05-10 12:48:23 PM
1 votes:

Endrick: The difference they're missing is that Obama will acknowledge his past decisions on the issue that he's changed his mind on, while Romney dives straight for the doublethink on a daily basis.


When you're always on both sides of an issue, you can't really flip flop.
2012-05-10 12:41:45 PM
1 votes:

FlashHarry: oh, and as far as media bias in this campaign goes, a recent pew study showed that the "mainstream media" is clearly in the tank for romney.


This.

The media are always behind the Republican candidate.
2012-05-10 12:37:11 PM
1 votes:
Um, Fox is the #1 news network several years running. Headline yesterday was 'Obama Flip Flops on Gay Marriage', or something very similar.

Tell me again about how 'the media' doesn't call Obama a flip-flopper?
2012-05-10 12:33:29 PM
1 votes:

Endrick: The difference they're missing is that Obama will acknowledge his past decisions on the issue that he's changed his mind on, while Romney dives straight for the doublethink on a daily basis.


Really, by supposing there is any meaningful comparison between Obama's position change, and Romney's multiple flip flops, this article evinces anti-Obama, conservative media bias.

Did I say "multiple flip flops?" I meant to say "complete lack of any core whatsoever, leading to flip flops on virtually every issue there is."
2012-05-10 12:32:52 PM
1 votes:
One is from a party that coined the term flip flop, I guess they should have never made it their rallying cry in 2004 if they did not want to be stuck with it.
2012-05-10 12:32:15 PM
1 votes:
The difference is; Obama explained why he changed his mind.

Romney says he's always held his current stance, even if five days earlier he had always held the previous stance.
2012-05-10 12:31:31 PM
1 votes:
Yes, a 15-degree shift is the same as a 180. That's the difference in the terms. Get over it.
2012-05-10 11:53:18 AM
1 votes:
keep pushing this, republicans. hell, call it a "flip flop." how many has obama got? how many has your boy got?

yes, keep pushing the flip flop thing, republicans. it can only help you this november.
2012-05-10 11:17:31 AM
1 votes:
The difference they're missing is that Obama will acknowledge his past decisions on the issue that he's changed his mind on, while Romney dives straight for the doublethink on a daily basis.
 
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