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2012-09-30 09:49:07 PM  

joonyer: Overall though, it's a business. An entertainment business. Shock and Awe win the day, not objectivity or rationality. I originally wrote that thinking of the media, but I think it applies to the world of politics, too.


The only bit of the MSM (and I'm not sure how mainstream it is) that I like reading is the Christian Science Monitor. Because I feel like they're about the only part of the MSM that's trying to use journalism to make a better world, to report fairly, rather than most that just feel like, at some level, that they're trying to create division and hatred. Every paper apart from the CSM, I can sense the agenda in the writing.

Mostly, you're better off reading blogs, the papers they link to and books. Books on a subject can be the result of months of painstaking research. An article is banged out in a few hours by some kid.
 
2012-09-30 09:49:20 PM  

St Andrew: "When The Times covers a national presidential campaign, I have found that the lead editors and reporters are disciplined about enforcing fairness and balance, and usually succeed in doing so. Across the paper's many departments, though, so many share a kind of political and cultural progressivism - for lack of a better term - that this worldview virtually bleeds through the fabric of The Times.

As a result, developments like the Occupy movement and gay marriage seem almost to erupt in The Times, overloved and undermanaged, more like causes than news subjects."

Arthur Brisbane - New York Times

Link


HOLY shiat GUYS, THE NEW YORK TIMES LEANS LEFT!

Dear Andrew, if you didn't know that the New York Times leans left to counter the New York Post...

It's time to stop posting.
 
2012-09-30 09:49:26 PM  

LordJiro: 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.


This. The media is in this to make money, and one of the most effective ways to do that is to target specific demographics. Each media outlet targets a slightly different demographic and uses slightly different methods. This may lead to the impression that the media is biased toward the Liberal/Left because a clear majority of the target demographic for most media product are considered to be Liberals/Left - the 16 - 44 demographics, and in particular the single, university educated, childless and most of all, the urban segments of those demographics.

There's a heck of a lot more going into it than just that, of course. As implied above, Geography has a lot to do with it; for example a single, childless 26yr old living in New York City is more likely to be Liberal than a single, childless 26yr old living in Boulder, Montana. Ability to spend is another factor which is closely related to Geography - if there isn't a Jimmy John's in the area, you aren't likely to see Jimmy John's buying advertising space there. Etc.
 
2012-09-30 09:50:16 PM  

Mrtraveler01: JudgeSmails: Mrtraveler01: JudgeSmails: I read an article yesterday that said Ryan was actually more of a down ticket drag than even Romney. If I can find the link I will post it.

Makes sense. Romney/GOP's plan of, "let's double down on the Medicare voucher idea" really blew up in their faces didn't it?

and he really comes off as a condescending little pisher.

He and Eric Holder are in the running for biggest douche of the House.


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2012-09-30 09:50:56 PM  

JudgeSmails: Mrtraveler01: JudgeSmails: Mrtraveler01: JudgeSmails: I read an article yesterday that said Ryan was actually more of a down ticket drag than even Romney. If I can find the link I will post it.

Makes sense. Romney/GOP's plan of, "let's double down on the Medicare voucher idea" really blew up in their faces didn't it?

and he really comes off as a condescending little pisher.

He and Eric Holder are in the running for biggest douche of the House.

do you mean Cantor? if so then yes, I agree. Issa is just as bad.


I did mean Cantor. And I agree about Issa.
 
2012-09-30 09:51:19 PM  

tony41454: Joseph Geobels would be envious of the mainstream media today the way it protects and fawns around Obama. They make up polls (horribly skewed towards Democrats) to try to make it look like Obama is even TIED with his opponent, much less losing. Didn't you people learn anything from 2010? American does not like socialist ideas and the people who promote them. This election will be even worse for the libs.


Hey look, the cowardly scumbag who prays for assassinations and posts people's personal information is spewing crap again. I'll say this again, since you're a coward, if you're so damn confident Romney is going to crush Obama in November, then take up my bet. Put your money where your mouth is and put up or shut up.
 
2012-09-30 09:52:54 PM  

joonyer: St Andrew: "When The Times covers a national presidential campaign, I have found that the lead editors and reporters are disciplined about enforcing fairness and balance, and usually succeed in doing so. Across the paper's many departments, though, so many share a kind of political and cultural progressivism - for lack of a better term - that this worldview virtually bleeds through the fabric of The Times.

As a result, developments like the Occupy movement and gay marriage seem almost to erupt in The Times, overloved and undermanaged, more like causes than news subjects."

Arthur Brisbane - New York Times

Link

HOLY shiat GUYS, THE NEW YORK TIMES LEANS LEFT!

Dear Andrew, if you didn't know that the New York Times leans left to counter the New York Post...

It's time to stop posting.


The other thing to consider is that Occupy Wall Street was heavily covered because IT WAS DOWN THE FARKING STREET FROM THE NY TIMES OFFICES YOU DUMBASS!!!

/directed at Andrew
 
2012-09-30 09:53:39 PM  
CNN is biased. MSNBC is biased. Headline News is biased. ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, and those two channels that are just live cameras showing congress are biased.

Sooner or later conservatives, you're gonna have to accept the fact that the common factor in all your failed relationships is you.
 
2012-09-30 09:55:01 PM  

Karac: CNN is biased. MSNBC is biased. Headline News is biased. ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, and those two channels that are just live cameras showing congress are biased.


You forgot the Weather Channel, HGTV, E!, TLC, The History Channel and Nickelodeon
 
2012-09-30 09:55:54 PM  

Bill Murray said I was weird: tony41454: Joseph Geobels would be envious of the mainstream media today the way it protects and fawns around Obama. They make up polls (horribly skewed towards Democrats) to try to make it look like Obama is even TIED with his opponent, much less losing. Didn't you people learn anything from 2010? American does not like socialist ideas and the people who promote them. This election will be even worse for the libs.

Hey look, the cowardly scumbag who prays for assassinations and posts people's personal information is spewing crap again. I'll say this again, since you're a coward, if you're so damn confident Romney is going to crush Obama in November, then take up my bet. Put your money where your mouth is and put up or shut up.

That's

where I knew that name from! For I while I was thinking "robot joke." Thanks BMsIww.
Now if someone could explain to me why he's still here?
 
2012-09-30 09:56:10 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Karac: CNN is biased. MSNBC is biased. Headline News is biased. ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, and those two channels that are just live cameras showing congress are biased.

You forgot the Weather Channel, HGTV, E!, TLC, The History Channel and Nickelodeon


Screw it!

Let's just say that channel on my cable system that's just a bulletin board of things going on in my community is biased as well!
 
2012-09-30 09:56:20 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Karac: CNN is biased. MSNBC is biased. Headline News is biased. ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, and those two channels that are just live cameras showing congress are biased.

You forgot the Weather Channel, HGTV, E!, TLC, The History Channel and Nickelodeon


You both forgot Comedy Central. The Daily Show, duh.
 
2012-09-30 09:58:32 PM  

Bill Murray said I was weird: tony41454: Joseph Geobels would be envious of the mainstream media today the way it protects and fawns around Obama. They make up polls (horribly skewed towards Democrats) to try to make it look like Obama is even TIED with his opponent, much less losing. Didn't you people learn anything from 2010? American does not like socialist ideas and the people who promote them. This election will be even worse for the libs.

Hey look, the cowardly scumbag who prays for assassinations and posts people's personal information is spewing crap again. I'll say this again, since you're a coward, if you're so damn confident Romney is going to crush Obama in November, then take up my bet. Put your money where your mouth is and put up or shut up.


Don't do it, man. Righties are all welshers. I lost about $500 in unpaid bets with these cocksuckers in '08. Not a single stinkin' one of 'em paid up.
 
2012-09-30 09:59:18 PM  

The Evil That Lies In The Hearts Of Men: "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."

Key words bolded.

He is using religious terminology, language used and accepted by the religious right, to turn this into an issue of faith and opinion rather than facts. Belief and feelings are hard to counter with evidence because they appeal to emotion and personal identity rather than reason.


I was keying on the same thing. This talk about beliefs and feelings sits wrong with me, both in politics and in religion. Where is the knowing? Belief and feeling belie certainty. Channelling Robert Pirsig, I know the sun will rise tomorrow, what do they actually know?
 
2012-09-30 10:01:44 PM  

winterbraid: Bill Murray said I was weird: tony41454: Joseph Geobels would be envious of the mainstream media today the way it protects and fawns around Obama. They make up polls (horribly skewed towards Democrats) to try to make it look like Obama is even TIED with his opponent, much less losing. Didn't you people learn anything from 2010? American does not like socialist ideas and the people who promote them. This election will be even worse for the libs.

Hey look, the cowardly scumbag who prays for assassinations and posts people's personal information is spewing crap again. I'll say this again, since you're a coward, if you're so damn confident Romney is going to crush Obama in November, then take up my bet. Put your money where your mouth is and put up or shut up.

That's where I knew that name from! For I while I was thinking "robot joke." Thanks BMsIww.
Now if someone could explain to me why he's still here?


I wish I could tell you, but its enraging to see him allowed to contiunuosly pull that crap. He's been reported multiple times and nothing ever happens.
 
2012-09-30 10:02:45 PM  

jso2897: Bill Murray said I was weird: tony41454: Joseph Geobels would be envious of the mainstream media today the way it protects and fawns around Obama. They make up polls (horribly skewed towards Democrats) to try to make it look like Obama is even TIED with his opponent, much less losing. Didn't you people learn anything from 2010? American does not like socialist ideas and the people who promote them. This election will be even worse for the libs.

Hey look, the cowardly scumbag who prays for assassinations and posts people's personal information is spewing crap again. I'll say this again, since you're a coward, if you're so damn confident Romney is going to crush Obama in November, then take up my bet. Put your money where your mouth is and put up or shut up.

Don't do it, man. Righties are all welshers. I lost about $500 in unpaid bets with these cocksuckers in '08. Not a single stinkin' one of 'em paid up.


Oh I don't want money. I want to make it so if he lost the bet, he gets IP banned, so we'd never have to deal with that asshole again.
 
2012-09-30 10:04:35 PM  

Ambivalence: And 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 belief, rather than collect evidence and THEN form a conclusion.


Even we conservative rednecks from Kentucky don't fark it up this bad when we get all giggity in the political sites.
 
2012-09-30 10:04:56 PM  

Bill Murray said I was weird: I wish I could tell you, but its enraging to see him allowed to contiunuosly pull that crap. He's been reported multiple times and nothing ever happens.


Just point and laugh, my friend. Just point and laugh.
 
2012-09-30 10:05:18 PM  
One of these words just doesn't belong. One of these words is not like the others:

s9.postimage.org
 
2012-09-30 10:06:13 PM  

Bill Murray said I was weird: jso2897: Bill Murray said I was weird: tony41454: Joseph Geobels would be envious of the mainstream media today the way it protects and fawns around Obama. They make up polls (horribly skewed towards Democrats) to try to make it look like Obama is even TIED with his opponent, much less losing. Didn't you people learn anything from 2010? American does not like socialist ideas and the people who promote them. This election will be even worse for the libs.

Hey look, the cowardly scumbag who prays for assassinations and posts people's personal information is spewing crap again. I'll say this again, since you're a coward, if you're so damn confident Romney is going to crush Obama in November, then take up my bet. Put your money where your mouth is and put up or shut up.

Don't do it, man. Righties are all welshers. I lost about $500 in unpaid bets with these cocksuckers in '08. Not a single stinkin' one of 'em paid up.

Oh I don't want money. I want to make it so if he lost the bet, he gets IP banned, so we'd never have to deal with that asshole again.


Heh. that ain't gonna happen here - trolls are regarded as an asset.
i18.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-30 10:11:27 PM  

clowncar on fire: Ambivalence: And 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 belief, rather than collect evidence and THEN form a conclusion.

Even we conservative rednecks from Kentucky don't fark it up this bad when we get all giggity in the political sites.


No man, everybody edits their posts and keeps a "minds eye" of what they want to say. This blinds even the best of us when it comes to our own words. There's a whole career known as "editing" that exists partially because of this. I ignore odd constructs under the rubric "there for the grace of God go I," and I highly recommend this stance.
 
2012-09-30 10:11:55 PM  

Bill Murray said I was weird: tony41454: Joseph Geobels would be envious of the mainstream media today the way it protects and fawns around Obama. They make up polls (horribly skewed towards Democrats) to try to make it look like Obama is even TIED with his opponent, much less losing. Didn't you people learn anything from 2010? American does not like socialist ideas and the people who promote them. This election will be even worse for the libs.

Hey look, the cowardly scumbag who prays for assassinations and posts people's personal information is spewing crap again. I'll say this again, since you're a coward, if you're so damn confident Romney is going to crush Obama in November, then take up my bet. Put your money where your mouth is and put up or shut up.


I think you can count on the 'Shut up' part. The useless scumbag has already dropped his steaming pantload in the thread and run off like the coward he is.
 
2012-09-30 10:14:04 PM  

upload.wikimedia.org



What media bias?
 
2012-09-30 10:17:22 PM  

Animatronik: The gullibility of the liberal media when it comes to the federal budget is unbelievable.


The gullibility of a mouthbreathing retard who believes the liberal media myth is unbelievable.
 
2012-09-30 10:17:55 PM  

SevenizGud: [upload.wikimedia.org image 450x202]

What media bias?


You raise a good point.

Dan Rather got fired for that and pretty much ended his career.

Meanwhile over at Fox, people who do something similar such as reporting lies and half-truths don't get punished and probably are encouraged to do so. But somehow this is ok because they're right-wing and not like those left-wingers.

So vote Republican.
 
2012-09-30 10:19:28 PM  

heavymetal: Now because the term as been so over used, screaming "liberal media bias" just doesn't resonate with the swing voter like it did even 10 years ago.


The internet is the GOP's worst nightmare. They could lie their asses off, and have for decades, now they actually have to back up the bullshiat that they spew. Unfortunately for them, as it's been pointed out many times in this thread, facts have a liberal bias. And so does the internet it seems. And shrooms. Let's not forget shrooms.
 
2012-09-30 10:20:39 PM  
If the media had an actual "liberal" bias, Jill Stein would be your next President.

The media is not liberal, because they are owned by major corporations. It is not in their best interest to be liberal. The right has moved so far to the right, that the definition of liberal is to the right of what I consider the center. My definition of liberal would make Paul Ryan's face melt all over his copy of Atlas Shrugged.
 
2012-09-30 10:21:09 PM  

towatchoverme: One of these words just doesn't belong. One of these words is not like the others:

[s9.postimage.org image 850x92]


Objectivity can be based on emotions right?
 
2012-09-30 10:23:01 PM  

draa: heavymetal: Now because the term as been so over used, screaming "liberal media bias" just doesn't resonate with the swing voter like it did even 10 years ago.

The internet is the GOP's worst nightmare. They could lie their asses off, and have for decades, now they actually have to back up the bullshiat that they spew.


They just want to go back to the 50s, when everything was exactly as it should be.

It's basically Saturday Night Live. Whatever was happening when you were 8 is "right". God told them so.
 
2012-09-30 10:24:44 PM  

SuburbanCowboy: My definition of liberal would make Paul Ryan's face melt all over his copy of Atlas Shrugged.


I might promise Mitt my vote if he could make that happen. It would be EPIC for sure. Then I'd still vote for Obama.
 
2012-09-30 10:25:10 PM  
I Googled 'Liberal Mushroom' and it took me to a pic of a Fleshlight.
 
2012-09-30 10:25:24 PM  

Mitt Romneys Tax Return: Mrtraveler01: Karac: CNN is biased. MSNBC is biased. Headline News is biased. ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, and those two channels that are just live cameras showing congress are biased.

You forgot the Weather Channel, HGTV, E!, TLC, The History Channel and Nickelodeon

You both forgot Comedy Central. The Daily Show, duh.


The Daily Show & Nickelodeon? Reminds me of this:

www.mindtouch.com
Can you say 'pendejo'?

Good!



OK, technically that bit was about Jim Cramer. But if they hadn't already used it for him I'm sure they would have found a republican for it by now.
 
2012-09-30 10:26:03 PM  
Look if you have all of AM radio, a whole news network, and millions of dollars from Pac money to spread across the airwaves of your message and platforms and its still not working.
Then something is very wrong with your message.
Perhaps its time to look in the mirror republicans
 
2012-09-30 10:28:01 PM  
"As a conservative, I've long believed and long felt that there is inherent media bias.there is inherent media bias. And I think anybody with objectivity would believe that that's the case"

Translated from Derpese:

As a whiner, I've long preferred to pretend that there is inherent media bias, rather than to admit that my party says and does whacked-out crazy shiat that an editor would be a fool not to report. And I think any whining pussy who doesn't want to accept responsibility for the increasing ridiculous backwardness of the GOP would also pretend to believe that that's the case.
 
2012-09-30 10:29:29 PM  

Mrtraveler01: SevenizGud: [upload.wikimedia.org image 450x202]

What media bias?

You raise a good point.

Dan Rather got fired for that and pretty much ended his career.

Meanwhile over at Fox, people who do something similar such as reporting lies and half-truths don't get punished and probably are encouraged to do so. But somehow this is ok because they're right-wing and not like those left-wingers.

So vote Republican.


I would also like to remind people that, while CBS did publish a forged memo, it was substantiated by other reports and testimony.

In other words, the fact the memo was produced to support - that W. skipped out on his guard duties - is still true.
 
2012-09-30 10:30:41 PM  
These dumbass Republicans let the Democrat propagandists moderate their debates and don't pull their press credentials when they control the White House and then complain about the bias. How stupid can they get.
 
2012-09-30 10:31:59 PM  

ItchyMcDoogle: Look if you have all of AM radio, a whole news network, and millions of dollars from Pac money to spread across the airwaves of your message and platforms and its still not working.
Then something is very wrong with your message.
Perhaps its time to look in the mirror republicans


I pictured that as the "magic mirror" in Snow White. It always tells them just what they want to hear. 

I think it will take a cosmic event to change the Republican Party. Hell, I thought a black man being elected pres would force them to do some soul searcing but the only thing it did was make them batshiat crazy. I'm not sure what it will take to bring them back to reality.
 
2012-09-30 10:32:15 PM  

Karac: Mitt Romneys Tax Return: Mrtraveler01: Karac: CNN is biased. MSNBC is biased. Headline News is biased. ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, and those two channels that are just live cameras showing congress are biased.

You forgot the Weather Channel, HGTV, E!, TLC, The History Channel and Nickelodeon

You both forgot Comedy Central. The Daily Show, duh.

The Daily Show & Nickelodeon? Reminds me of this:

[www.mindtouch.com image 295x425]
Can you say 'pendejo'?

Good!

OK, technically that bit was about Jim Cramer. But if they hadn't already used it for him I'm sure they would have found a republican for it by now.


Just discovered that there's a Wikipedia page on Spanish profanity. Isn't the Internet grand?
 
2012-09-30 10:33:31 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: "As a conservative, I've long believed and long felt that there is inherent media bias.there is inherent media bias. And I think anybody with objectivity would believe that that's the case"

Translated from Derpese:

As a whiner, I've long preferred to pretend that there is inherent media bias, rather than to admit that my party says and does whacked-out crazy shiat that an editor would be a fool not to report. And I think any whining pussy who doesn't want to accept responsibility for the increasing ridiculous backwardness of the GOP would also pretend to believe that that's the case.


The internet needs a 'Derpafish'.
 
2012-09-30 10:34:12 PM  
Media frequently embraces minority causes. Minority causes frequently benefit from liberal legislative or judicial action.

The issue should not be the question of whether there is liberal media bias (or conservative, in the case of FNC and some internet sources). What we should ask is whether liberal bias can actually be beneficial for society. Clearly, if you're a liberal, you would think so.

I'm not afraid of liberal or conservative bias. What I don't like is the air of neutrality that gets some media outlets perpetually sniffing their own rectums, when it turns out that gas was better expelled and forgotten. Just have your bias, and admit it. Tell us why you think a cause or stance is valuable for society. Most of the journalists I've met are actually not bright enough to realize that their bias is blatantly obvious. Some of them truly think they are completely neutral.
 
2012-09-30 10:36:07 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.


Of course there are endless examples of press bias, but here's the most recent one. This week had the 2000th death in Afghanistan and barely a mention in the press. The 2000th death in Iraq had a weeks worth of coverage. Same tragedy different president.
Other examples are; Fast and furious, solindra, stiffing Israel, the Libyan embassy attack etc. if any of these event occurred under a Republican administration the press would be foaming at the mouth for answers and employ teams of fact checkers to parse every word of any response and you know it if you are honest with yourself.
 
2012-09-30 10:37:09 PM  

Mitt Romneys Tax Return: Just discovered that there's a Wikipedia page on Spanish profanity. Isn't the Internet grand?


That page is awesome. Now I know what that Spanish woman I dated was saying when she'd mutter "coño" under her breath when she was annoyed. She always blushed and refused to tell me when I asked her what it meant.
 
2012-09-30 10:38:43 PM  

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

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.


Wow. Very well said. Thanks.
 
2012-09-30 10:38:49 PM  

kyrg:

the Libyan embassy attack etc. if any of these event occurred under a Republican administration the press would be foaming at the mouth for answers


Didn't this happen, disastrously/hilariously depending on which side of the fence you're sitting on?
 
2012-09-30 10:42:22 PM  

Animatronik: neenerist: Animatronik: Which reality are you talking about.... we don't have 16 trillion in national debt, and the welfare state isn't crashing down due to unsustainable spending committments????

Obama didn't rack up 16 trillion and the welfare state overload in four years. Remember Bush? Few Republicans do apparently, integrity and loyalty are outmoded weaknesses.

You're right! He racked up 6 TRILLION in 3 YEARS.
But I wasn't even referring to the new debt that he and the Democratic Congress racked up. i was talking about the abject failure of any liberal news outlet to focus on these issues.

Because shrooms have a liberal bias, and they're really useful when you need to ignore your money troubles, because drawing attention to them might force you to turn off the multitrillion dollar money machine that guarantees that votes for Democrats are legally purchased..


The fact that you think all drugs act like downers kind of says a lot.
 
2012-09-30 10:44:44 PM  

Shakin_Haitian:

The fact that you think all drugs act like downers kind of says a lot.


Yeah, what an idiot. He hasn't even tried meth. It pretty much says everything.
 
2012-09-30 10:45:24 PM  

kyrg: This week had the 2000th death in Afghanistan and barely a mention in the press


ABC
Christian Science Monitor
New York Times
The Atlantic Wire
CBS
Time
MSNBC
Fox News
The Guardian
BBC News
Mirror

Yeah, nary a peep from the media...
 
2012-09-30 10:47:26 PM  

kyrg: Of course there are endless examples of press bias, but here's the most recent one. This week had the 2000th death in Afghanistan and barely a mention in the press. The 2000th death in Iraq had a weeks worth of coverage. Same tragedy different president.
Other examples are; Fast and furious, solindra, stiffing Israel, the Libyan embassy attack etc. if any of these event occurred under a Republican administration the press would be foaming at the mouth for answers and employ teams of fact checkers to parse every word of any response and you know it if you are honest with yourself.


New York Times
Huffington Post
CBS News
NBC News
AP (Via Yahoo)
etc.

See, the problem is that you're buying the talking point du jour from Fox or AM radio instead of discovering the truth for yourself. I know a lot of Republians are reality-challenged, but there's a cure - get out of the echo chamber.
 
2012-09-30 10:48:14 PM  

kyrg: Of course there are endless examples of press bias, but here's the most recent one. This week had the 2000th death in Afghanistan and barely a mention in the press. The 2000th death in Iraq had a weeks worth of coverage. Same tragedy different president.
Other examples are; Fast and furious, solindra, stiffing Israel, the Libyan embassy attack etc. if any of these event occurred under a Republican administration the press would be foaming at the mouth for answers and employ teams of fact checkers to parse every word of any response and you know it if you are honest with yourself.



So you have no actual facts about time spent covering each of those news stories, you just "want to believe" the press glossed over those horrible outrage stories to take it easy on 0bama
 
2012-09-30 10:49:18 PM  

Tourney3p0: kyrg:

the Libyan embassy attack etc. if any of these event occurred under a Republican administration the press would be foaming at the mouth for answers

Didn't this happen, disastrously/hilariously depending on which side of the fence you're sitting on?


Yup, and he conveniently forgets all the months of GOP ass kissing the media did in the lead up to the wars. Nary a mention of that, like the media would have ever said anything bad about Bush in the first place. After the 2008 meltdown they were still sucking Bush's diack and no one ever blamed him for anything. In fact, it was Wall Street's fault, or so the media said. It wasn't until public opinion turned against Bush that some media outlets started to go with that angle. His post was just more false equivalences that the wing nuts do.
 
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