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2012-09-30 04:02:07 PM  
All together republicans" "WAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!"

you dug your own holes, idiots.
 
2012-09-30 04:20:36 PM  
concerned citizen

He is right - look how many times MSNBC run edited versions of videos of Romney, attempting to distort the reality of what happened. I would like to support President, but this has been the nastiest campaign I have ever seen. He should be ashamed.
September 30, 2012 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |


He's concerned.
 
2012-09-30 04:43:23 PM  
reality has a liberal bias .
 
2012-09-30 04:55:23 PM  
An that, my friends, is an encapsulation of everything wrong wtih the republican party. They believe something to be true and seek evidence to support that believe, rather than collect evidence and THEN form a conclusion.
 
2012-09-30 05:10:03 PM  
Well, everyone is biased one way or another. When you feel that most of the media is biased against you, then maybe they aren't the ones who are out of touch... hmm?

The Republican party and the Neocons got the greatest free pass in recent history in the wake of 9/11. It's like these people can't remember 10 years ago when the media was all-aboard for their policies and measures. "What have you done for me today?" seems to be the attitude.
 
2012-09-30 05:20:46 PM  
Having no scruples makes them believe no one else does, either.
 
2012-09-30 05:23:44 PM  

sithon: reality has a liberal bias .

 
2012-09-30 05:27:54 PM  

Lurking Fear: All together republicans" "WAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!"

you dug your own holes, idiots.


Exactly and acting like a whiny pussy won't help your case any.

/no offence meant to actually pussies which are awesome
 
2012-09-30 05:30:52 PM  
"I'm not going to go into a tit-for-tat or litigate this thing," said Ryan. "But as a conservative, I've long believed and long felt that there is inherent media bias. And I think anybody with objectivity would believe that that's the case."

In other words, he thinks the media is biased because he thinks the media is biased.
 
2012-09-30 05:36:24 PM  
Study after study shows that the opposite is in fact true. But then facts have a liberal bias.
 
2012-09-30 05:41:23 PM  
The republicans really have that "You can fool some of the people all of the time" thing going.
 
2012-09-30 05:44:36 PM  
Being a successful fascist is always going to be an uphill battle. You can thank Hitler for that. He really jumped the shark.
 
2012-09-30 05:46:52 PM  
GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan acknowledged the Republican campaign's "missteps" on Sunday, calling Mitt Romney's now-notorious "47%" comments "inarticulate," while still defending the crux of his running mate's argument.

Poor choice of words.


cdnet.myxer.com
 
2012-09-30 05:49:51 PM  
The media has a bias alright - its the Drudge bias.
 
2012-09-30 05:53:33 PM  

CruiserTwelve: "I'm not going to go into a tit-for-tat or litigate this thing," said Ryan. "But as a conservative, I've long believed and long felt that there is inherent media bias. And I think anybody with objectivity would believe that that's the case."

In other words, he thinks the media is biased because he thinks the media is biased.


Before you can decide what CNN's (for instance) bias is, you have to define the Right, Left and Middle first. Is Michelle Bachman the Right? Is Romney? Was Dubya? Is Obama the Left because I don't even consider him a true Liberal.
 
2012-09-30 05:55:08 PM  

Relatively Obscure: concerned citizen

He is right - look how many times MSNBC run edited versions of videos of Romney, attempting to distort the reality of what happened. I would like to support President, but this has been the nastiest campaign I have ever seen. He should be ashamed.
September 30, 2012 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |


He's concerned.


Looks like 0bummer lost another independent!
 
2012-09-30 05:55:44 PM  
theredphoenix.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-09-30 05:56:35 PM  

Ambivalence: An that, my friends, is an encapsulation of everything wrong wtih the republican party. They believe something to be true and seek evidence to support that believe, rather than collect evidence and THEN form a conclusion.


Plus -- they really truly believe that they are objective.
 
2012-09-30 05:57:30 PM  
goinglikesixty.com

We've - look, I'm a conservative person, I'm used to media bias. We expected media bias going into this," said Ryan.


Perpetual martyrs are perpetual.

/Hot like babby's tears.
 
2012-09-30 05:57:58 PM  
The headline is accurate. There IS inherent media bias.

What ISN'T accurate is the implication that the media is biased in favor of liberals. They're biased towards whatever gets them profit and ratings.
 
2012-09-30 05:58:52 PM  
Derp not for whom the hurr durrs.
 
2012-09-30 05:58:56 PM  
Play the reffs, and teach the conspiracy. It's worked for 30 years, so why stop now?
 
2012-09-30 06:00:57 PM  
"We've had some missteps," said Ryan, also noting many conservatives' concerns that the campaign is failing to project a clear message to voters. "But at the end of the day, the choice is really clear, and we're giving people a very clear choice."

Ok, THAT I can agree with.

Their message to the voters has been received VERY clearly, and it's obvious that, once heard, people also quite clearly understand the choice before them.

It might not be the "choice" that Ryan is thinking about, though: 98%-vs-2% in the "now-cast" is a pretty strong indication of just how clearly that message has been heard
 
2012-09-30 06:01:03 PM  
"As a conDERPative, I've long HERPED and long DERPED that there is inherent HERPA DERPA. And I DERP anybody with HERP would WHARRGARBL that that's the HERP"

Fixed
 
2012-09-30 06:01:15 PM  

Ambivalence: An that, my friends, is an encapsulation of everything wrong wtih the republican party. They believe something to be true and seek evidence to support that believe, rather than collect evidence and THEN form a conclusion.


DERRRRPPPP.

Even liberals pollsters are taking notice of the Media "corruption" in this race.

Here, a liberal pollster from the Carter/Biden campaigns. He destroys your bullshiat view that the Media isn't in the bag for Obama. He includes a plethora of examples for you to read. But knowing the fark left, since it's fox news they'll dismiss it. Then I'll laugh my ass off when I point out this is merely the transcript of his speech. Even with me pointing this last part out, I bet I get at least one Faux News DERRRP reply.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/09/29/mainstream-media-threatenin g -our-country-future/
 
2012-09-30 06:01:52 PM  
 
2012-09-30 06:02:15 PM  

toddalmighty: sithon: reality has a liberal bias .


EL OH EL. Stephen Colbert said something 6 years ago that confirms to my own personal political views, therefore it is true and worth repeating EL OH EL..
 
2012-09-30 06:03:30 PM  
I love that statement. It inherently implies that it's own premise is false. If you truly believed that there was a bias, there would be no reason to preface it with "as a conservative..." you would merely say "as someone with eyes, ears, and a functioning brain, it is clear that there is a media bias" or "here is evidence of clear media bias." By starting the sentence with "as a conservative" you transform the sentence to instead say "as a conservative, I want the media narrative to conform to my perspective, the fact that the reporting does not, leaves me to conclude that the media is biased, since I cannot admit even the possibility that reality is anything other than what I perceive it to be."

Short version: Bias doesn't care what side you come from, so starting "as a conservative" means you know something about your sentence isn't right.
 
2012-09-30 06:03:34 PM  

FlashHarry: Study after study shows that the opposite is in fact true. But then facts have a liberal bias.


LOL, please link these plethora of studies. I would love to see your study after study showing the news is right wing.
 
2012-09-30 06:04:38 PM  

CruiserTwelve: "I'm not going to go into a tit-for-tat or litigate this thing," said Ryan. "But as a conservative, I've long believed and long felt that there is inherent media bias. And I think anybody with objectivity would believe that that's the case."

In other words, he thinks the media is biased because he thinks the media is biased.


Bingo.

Anyone who objectively examines the data and doesn't come up with the exact same conclusion is, obviously, biased. Because if you were objective and examined the data, the ONLY RESULT must be that there is inherent liberal bias. If you concluded that there was no bias, or a conservative bias, then you would have to be liberally biased.

I would go on, but this is giving me a headache. A liberal headache, no doubt.
 
2012-09-30 06:04:44 PM  
The media does indeed have a bias, in the sense that they tend to focus on train wrecks.
 
2012-09-30 06:06:50 PM  
In the immortal words of Adam Savage: "I reject your reality and substitute my own."
 
2012-09-30 06:07:59 PM  

Relatively Obscure: concerned citizen

He is right - look how many times MSNBC run edited versions of videos of Romney, attempting to distort the reality of what happened. I would like to support President, but this has been the nastiest campaign I have ever seen. He should be ashamed.
September 30, 2012 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |


He's concerned.



Yep, the President is to blame for the nastiest campaign. The Muslim Kenyan born Socialist Communist anti-Christian anti-Colonialist devil American hating freedom hating bows to our enemies appeases terrorists God hating black uppity President.
 
2012-09-30 06:08:00 PM  
MyRandomName: LOL, please link these plethora of studies. I would love to see your study after study showing the news is right wing.

I'd say that the preponderance of bullshiat right-wing talking points (BirTH CirtiFiCT, etc.) floating around from day to day are enough evidence that the media is at the very least not liberally/left biased.
 
2012-09-30 06:09:05 PM  
I'm not drawing parallels in their ideas or actions, but i bet nazis, white supremacists, pedophiles, etc. think there's a media bias too. maybe the media portrays you as disingenuous self serving shiat bags because thats what you are.
 
2012-09-30 06:10:01 PM  

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Sadly that explains it perfectly. The media is indeed biased, biased to be a corporate whore willing to do anything for ratings. They have always leaned conservative and refuse to give any positive coverage of protest movements like OWS or anti-war, only the Tea Party received such wonderful coverage from the "liberal biased" media.
 
2012-09-30 06:10:03 PM  
As a conservative person, I believe that the media is biased toward creating a coherent narrative with heroes, villains, and excitement, because the audience could not give less of a fark about storytelling reflecting the fundamental chaos of actual society and history and thus the news shows' bottom line is undercut by actual quality reporting.

Though, that said, some of this is a result of the historical cycle we're going through, and it happens anytime there's a major shift in the news industry that increases the competition for advertising dollars significantly. When printing technology made it so that any jackass with five bucks to spare could publish a newspaper, the resulting cut-throat business bullshiat gave us the newspaper wars and yellow journalism. Eventually that calmed down and, through regulation and the simple fact that some business models undeniably won, we got a more dispassionate and informative media with shiat like professional standards again.

We're just in the competition part of the cycle, now, where every dumbass with an internet connection is potentially considered legit so all the media companies have to undermine each other constantly and convince you that they and only they are truly informing you. Once people get a handle on things and some news formats/sources are considered consistently legit and others (*coughtwittercough*) aren't by an overwhelming majority of the public, the remaining players will have to convince _everyone_ and not just a target audience again and we'll be back to non-shiat news.

In the meantime, buckle down and learn to emotionally deal with the political impact of being in the "you provide the pictures, I'll provide the war" part of the industry cycle, and maybe take comfort (assuming you're relatively conservative) that it's currently hurting the radical candidate with the party that's trying to tear down the old order a lot more than the consumate professional that's strong on defense and fiscally conservative.
 
2012-09-30 06:10:15 PM  
Stop being mendacious sociopaths and you'll find that the media has no reason to single your kind out.

Then again, those who harbor the conservative disease are all about perceived victimization; some things can't be helped.
 
2012-09-30 06:11:09 PM  

Snapper Carr: Lookie here. We got some media bias


What I think caused all the negative Obama ads was the constant attacks from Bachmann, Gingrich, Romney, etc... and those being reported as news. The real bias in that chart is the constant negative attacks from that cluster fark of candidates throwing as much shiat as they could at Obama to see what sticks. Constantly covering those people and the derp that spewed from their noise holes constantly made the front page news.
 
2012-09-30 06:12:42 PM  

dudemanbro: Having no scruples makes them believe no one else does, either.


Thank you
 
2012-09-30 06:13:06 PM  
Anything that isn't conservative propaganda is liberal bs. Reality is whatever people perceive it to be.
 
2012-09-30 06:13:12 PM  
It's really not the media's fault in general and comedy shows' fault specifically that the right keep doing hilariously stupid shiat. The right has Fox News, who doesn't even try to pretend to not be ridiculously right wing. The rest of the media is laying off of most of Romney's bullshiat just to make it a close race for ratings. What do you people want?
 
2012-09-30 06:13:43 PM  

thamike: GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan acknowledged the Republican campaign's "missteps" on Sunday, calling Mitt Romney's now-notorious "47%" comments "inarticulate," while still defending the crux of his running mate's argument.

Poor choice of words.


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unable to use articulate speech: inarticulate
 
2012-09-30 06:13:48 PM  
Of course the press is biased towards the left. That is what makes the 2010 shellacking even more of a mandate against the failed policies of the left.
Sibelius violates the Hatch Act and the media yawns...so that gives her the green light to do it again.
The administration lies about what happened in Libya and the media yawns, so they keep lying about what really happened.
The press makes a big deal of the 2,000 death in Iraq, but says nothing of that milestone in Afghanistan.
 
2012-09-30 06:14:48 PM  

Introitus: Snapper Carr: Lookie here. We got some media bias

What I think caused all the negative Obama ads was the constant attacks from Bachmann, Gingrich, Romney, etc... and those being reported as news. The real bias in that chart is the constant negative attacks from that cluster fark of candidates throwing as much shiat as they could at Obama to see what sticks. Constantly covering those people and the derp that spewed from their noise holes constantly made the front page news.



Except it's not tracking political ads but actual new stories from an allegedly unbiased (if you believe them) or even pro-Obama (if you believe the RWNM) biased media.
 
2012-09-30 06:15:36 PM  
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2012-09-30 06:16:03 PM  

MyRandomName: Ambivalence: An that, my friends, is an encapsulation of everything wrong wtih the republican party. They believe something to be true and seek evidence to support that believe, rather than collect evidence and THEN form a conclusion.

DERRRRPPPP.

Even liberals pollsters are taking notice of the Media "corruption" in this race.

Here, a liberal pollster from the Carter/Biden campaigns. He destroys your bullshiat view that the Media isn't in the bag for Obama. He includes a plethora of examples for you to read. But knowing the fark left, since it's fox news they'll dismiss it. Then I'll laugh my ass off when I point out this is merely the transcript of his speech. Even with me pointing this last part out, I bet I get at least one Faux News DERRRP reply.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/09/29/mainstream-media-threatenin g -our-country-future/


I won't mock you for using a Fox News opinion piece. Too obvious. But I will mock you because you cited Patrick farking Caddell. Patrick "Bush apologist, anti-environmentalist, constantly whines about Democrats" Caddell. Seriously.

Oh, and also, he worked on New Coke. His credibility on ANYTHING is precisely dick.
 
2012-09-30 06:16:20 PM  

Introitus: Snapper Carr: Lookie here. We got some media bias

What I think caused all the negative Obama ads was the constant attacks from Bachmann, Gingrich, Romney, etc... and those being reported as news. The real bias in that chart is the constant negative attacks from that cluster fark of candidates throwing as much shiat as they could at Obama to see what sticks. Constantly covering those people and the derp that spewed from their noise holes constantly made the front page news.


I agree: the Republicans not only made Obama tougher by constantly attacking him, but they were completely unable to really determine what his weaknesses were. They're still fighting an Obama that exists only in their minds that was tempered by racism and stereotypes, mixed with a belief that any mistakes they made would be hushed up by the media by claiming victimization yet again.

The Republicans have an enormous weakness, and that is reality. They are unable to draw any sort of rational conclusions based on unbiased data. And you get what we have today: a political party making excuses for a loss they know is coming yet a refusal to do anything about it. Part of that is due to their whole ideology of treasuring the status quo over anything else, but the Republicans seem to be committing suicide in quite a fashion. It's hard to imagine anybody who wasn't born with connections or a silver spoon in their mouth to look at the Republican Party and find anything worth voting for in there. At this point, it's a cult of personality dedicated to easily-scared people's inability to deal with anything.
 
2012-09-30 06:17:44 PM  

Snapper Carr: Lookie here. We got some media bias


A bit more.
 
2012-09-30 06:17:47 PM  
FTFA: "I think it kind of goes without saying that there's definitely a media bias. We've - look, I'm a conservative person, I'm used to media bias. We expected media bias going into this," said Ryan.Asked to cite a specific example of media bias, Ryan demurred, instead asserting that most people who work in the media have liberal political affiliations and, therefore, would want a president who is a Democrat to win.

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Progressives and Reactionaries often make blanket claims of bias for the other side. Actually, you can tell different forms of bias from analyzing which sources get utilized and where stories are placed.
 
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