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(Huffington Post)   Rush Limbaugh told listeners of his Monday radio show that the mainstream media only covered stories that pushed political agendas   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 91
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2013-07-16 12:06:09 PM  
Isn't Fox News the #1 news channel?
 
2013-07-16 12:17:21 PM  

clancifer: Isn't Fox News the #1 news channel?


If they're #1, they're *beyond* the mainstream, not part of it.
 
2013-07-16 12:17:49 PM  

clancifer: Isn't Fox News the #1 news channel?


So he was accidentally correct?
 
2013-07-16 12:37:13 PM  
Fat, drug-addicted, and irrelevant is no way to go through life, son
 
2013-07-16 12:44:46 PM  

clancifer: Isn't Fox News the #1 news channel?


Perhaps, but their reporting and their talking heads are all number twos.
 
2013-07-16 12:56:38 PM  
Yup. If you can't see the political agenda in the panda twin story, well, I just weep for you and the future of this great nation.
 
2013-07-16 01:14:29 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Fat, drug-addicted, and irrelevant is no way to go through life, son


Now let's be fair here.  As far as we know, he's no longer on drugs and he has lost considerable weight.  As for relevance, well he's a lot less relevant than he once was but it's not exactly at zero.
 
2013-07-16 01:16:15 PM  
But those media companies have huge multinational parent companies that contribute a lot of money to political campaigns.  Is Rush opposed to Citizens United?  Why does he hate our freedoms?
 
2013-07-16 01:44:54 PM  

nekom: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Fat, drug-addicted, and irrelevant is no way to go through life, son

Now let's be fair here.  As far as we know, he's no longer on drugs and he has lost considerable weight.  As for relevance, well he's a lot less relevant than he once was but it's not exactly at zero.


Perhaps

/but he'll always be fat, drug-addicted, and irrelevant to me
 
2013-07-16 01:49:48 PM  
MaudlinMutantMollusk:
Perhaps

/but he'll always be fat, drug-addicted, and irrelevant to me


He's a brilliant business man who is selling a product.  A shill, essentially, though over the years he has no doubt talked himself into believing it all, it would be hard to pull it off if you didn't.  He's nothing more than an actor who plays a role and makes a tidy profit.  Well, maybe not as tidy these days, he has had a number of sponsors bail on him.
 
2013-07-16 01:55:13 PM  

nekom: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Fat, drug-addicted, and irrelevant is no way to go through life, son

Now let's be fair here.  As far as we know, he's no longer on drugs and he has lost considerable weight.  As for relevance, well he's a lot less relevant than he once was but it's not exactly at zero.


The well known  Rush equation says: (weight)•(drug use)/(Relevance)=Constant.  Rush was at his peak when he was fat and doing opioids.

/If a felon commits  felony then Rush must be iron
 
2013-07-16 01:57:02 PM  

kxs401: clancifer: Isn't Fox News the #1 news channel?

So he was accidentally correct?



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Great Moments in Accidental Correctness
 
2013-07-16 01:57:16 PM  

kronicfeld: Yup. If you can't see the political agenda in the panda twin story, well, I just weep for you and the future of this great nation.


It's a librul push against the Chinese laws governing population limits.  The reader is supposed to think "oh, they're so cute", which, in fairness, is a pretty common response to Asiatic babies.  Then, when informed Chinese law demands one of them be killed, it gets dusty in here, and you go out and donate to some lieberal "Free Tibet" cause.  It's quite simple, and like many of the very few times Leftist philosophy brings them into conflict with Communists, quite ingenious in its execution.
 
2013-07-16 01:57:20 PM  
Bias of Omission is the true media bias. We would be better off if more people realized it, rather than mistakenly thinking yellow journalism style bias is what they are fighting against.
 
2013-07-16 02:00:36 PM  
".... take the Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin case. The moment it's first reported, all you have to know, to know what the likely truth is, is who's pushing it. And if CNN, MSNBC-anybody in the big media-is pushing this thing than you know. They are not concerned with the nature of the evidence. They are trying to advance a political perspective"

Certainly seemed that way to me
 
2013-07-16 02:10:00 PM  
A) Rush admits he has an agenda.  MSNBC, Fox, CNN, HLN claim they have no agenda.

B) Obvious tag on vacation?
 
2013-07-16 02:10:58 PM  
I think anyone who listens to Rush Limbaugh has some sort of mental disorder.
 
2013-07-16 02:12:12 PM  
Wait....

Rush is self-identifying as "mainstream", now?
 
2013-07-16 02:20:36 PM  
The difference for you to dense to get it..

He is a partisan.. the News agencies should not be.....
 
2013-07-16 02:21:02 PM  

karmaceutical: I think anyone who listens to Rush Limbaugh has some sort of mental disorder.


I don't really think it's that.  Talk radio succeeds like any confidence game.  Tell the mark everything that they want to hear.  There are a lot of frustrated, older men in this country who are dying for someone to soothe their frustration.  Tell them how they're smarter, harder-working, and all-around better than average.  Tell them that their problems are caused by the libs and the Mexicans and the feminazis and pretty much anyone but themselves.  Do it long enough and they'll buy every cure (re: book) you sell.

Remember, the mark wants this.  That's what makes it so easy.
 
2013-07-16 02:22:10 PM  
The media coverage of the Zimmerman trial was all just a LSM ploy to advance their political perspective in an attempt to change the country & empower  gov't so that it can't be stopped. Their (teh LSM) objective is to limit individual liberty and freedom.


now, if i type that an mean it, i would look like a paranoid mental case who should probably be in a hospital somewhere safe, safe from myself and safely put away so that i don't hurt others.

but if someone like Rushbo says it, well, lets just say it gets past the crazy test and goes right into righteous indignation, preaching, from someone who cares about you and your individual liberty and freedoms.

which leads me into his listeners.  you really have to have one foot in the crazy pool to take what this man says as helpful advise that will advance you as a person & as a citizen.
 
2013-07-16 02:22:17 PM  
So what political agenda is this story supposed to advance anyways?

clancifer: Isn't Fox News the #1 news channel?


"The Mainstream Media is so biased! That's why we're #1!"
 
2013-07-16 02:22:33 PM  
The media only covers stories that push ratings.  Which is good for their bottom line.  Some of these stories may have a political perspective.  Many members of the media are liberal and their stories will reflect that.  If consumers of that media are uneasy with that, then they can go to Fox, which positions itself as catering to the conservative news market.  Or any other of the hundreds of media outlets that have targeted this niche.

Consumers have a choice.  Surely, Rush, proud defender of the free market, understands that?
 
2013-07-16 02:24:52 PM  

FLMountainMan: The media only covers stories that push ratings. Which is good for their bottom line.


Done in 23.

The only thing the mainstream media has a bias towards to is money.
 
2013-07-16 02:25:20 PM  

tiggis: The difference for you to dense to get it..

He is a partisan.. the News agencies should not be.....



tell us again how dense we are, you dreamboat.
 
2013-07-16 02:29:01 PM  

tiggis: The difference for you to dense to get it..


I dense my differences just fine and get it without any advice from you.
 
2013-07-16 02:34:46 PM  

Mrtraveler01: So what political agenda is this story supposed to advance anyways?


Guns are bad. Don't trust whitey.
 
2013-07-16 02:37:18 PM  

Mrtraveler01: FLMountainMan: The media only covers stories that push ratings. Which is good for their bottom line.

Done in 23.

The only thing the mainstream media has a bias towards to is money.


I disagree with that.  I do believe that most reporters lean left and that bias sometimes shows - there are numerous examples in Reuters, AP, etc...

But I don't think it matters.  Anything you hear is going to be influenced by the perspective of the people you hear it from.  Additionally, reporting news is, naturally, reporting on new happenings, changes, trends, ideals, movements, etc... Many important stories will naturally have a progressive bias.  I don't think it's a bad thing for our society.
 
2013-07-16 02:38:59 PM  

Danger Mouse: Mrtraveler01: So what political agenda is this story supposed to advance anyways?

Guns are bad. Don't trust whitey.


I'm surprised Rush hasn't turned it into the deadly threat posed by the Invasion of Stealth Hispanics.  Your next door neighbor's last name is Sternberg.  But is he actually a Hispanic (and therefore in this country illegally)?!
 
2013-07-16 02:40:26 PM  

Danger Mouse: Mrtraveler01: So what political agenda is this story supposed to advance anyways?

Guns are bad. Don't trust whitey.


guns are fun, people are bad & who's Whitey?
 
2013-07-16 02:42:43 PM  

FLMountainMan: Danger Mouse: Mrtraveler01: So what political agenda is this story supposed to advance anyways?

Guns are bad. Don't trust whitey.

I'm surprised Rush hasn't turned it into the deadly threat posed by the Invasion of Stealth Hispanics.  Your next door neighbor's last name is Sternberg.  But is he actually a Hispanic (and therefore in this country illegally)?!


A Purto Rican Jew?

/I wonder if he has a note from his mom?
 
2013-07-16 02:43:03 PM  

Isitoveryet: Danger Mouse: Mrtraveler01: So what political agenda is this story supposed to advance anyways?

Guns are bad. Don't trust whitey.

guns are fun, people are bad & who's Whitey?


Whitey Ford I suppose? But even though he's a Yankee, I still don't see why I shouldn't trust him.

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2013-07-16 02:43:09 PM  

tiggis: The difference for you to dense to get it..


Stay in school.
 
2013-07-16 02:44:54 PM  

tiggis: The difference for you to dense to get it..

He is a partisan.. the News agencies should not be.....


It's to bad most people are to stupid too know this.
 
2013-07-16 02:46:24 PM  
Being that news these days is more often a product rather than a means of disseminating information, he is correct.
 
2013-07-16 02:47:22 PM  

Whiskey Pete: tiggis: The difference for you to dense to get it..

He is a partisan.. the News agencies should not be.....

It's to bad most people are to stupid too know this.


The irony is rich.
 
2013-07-16 02:49:36 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Whiskey Pete: tiggis: The difference for you to dense to get it..

He is a partisan.. the News agencies should not be.....

It's to bad most people are to stupid too know this.

The irony is rich.


missed one.
 
2013-07-16 02:50:58 PM  

Whiskey Pete: Mrtraveler01: Whiskey Pete: tiggis: The difference for you to dense to get it..

He is a partisan.. the News agencies should not be.....

It's to bad most people are to stupid too know this.

The irony is rich.

missed one.


Oops, I got so caught up with the last two that I completely forgot about the first to on the left.
 
2013-07-16 02:51:09 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Whiskey Pete: tiggis: The difference for you to dense to get it..

He is a partisan.. the News agencies should not be.....

It's to bad most people are to stupid too know this.

The irony is rich.


My bet is his were intentional, you missed one.
 
2013-07-16 02:54:53 PM  

FLMountainMan: Mrtraveler01: FLMountainMan: The media only covers stories that push ratings. Which is good for their bottom line.

Done in 23.

The only thing the mainstream media has a bias towards to is money.

I disagree with that.  I do believe that most reporters lean left and that bias sometimes shows - there are numerous examples in Reuters, AP, etc...

But I don't think it matters.  Anything you hear is going to be influenced by the perspective of the people you hear it from.  Additionally, reporting news is, naturally, reporting on new happenings, changes, trends, ideals, movements, etc... Many important stories will naturally have a progressive bias.  I don't think it's a bad thing for our society.


I agree.  The media is primarily populated by the upper-middle class - the main drivers of public opinion and discourse.
 
2013-07-16 02:55:31 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Isitoveryet: Danger Mouse: Mrtraveler01: So what political agenda is this story supposed to advance anyways?

Guns are bad. Don't trust whitey.

guns are fun, people are bad & who's Whitey?

Whitey Ford I suppose? But even though he's a Yankee, I still don't see why I shouldn't trust him.

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I hear the President's wife wants him killed.
 
2013-07-16 02:56:24 PM  

jst3p: Mrtraveler01: Whiskey Pete: tiggis: The difference for you to dense to get it..

He is a partisan.. the News agencies should not be.....

It's to bad most people are to stupid too know this.

The irony is rich.

My bet is his were intentional, you missed one.


Poe's Law is quite the biatch huh?
 
2013-07-16 02:56:59 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Whiskey Pete: tiggis: The difference for you to dense to get it..

He is a partisan.. the News agencies should not be.....

It's to bad most people are to stupid too know this.

The irony is rich.


Thats not irony, irony is when you have ten-thousand spoons, because DAMN, that is alot of spoons! Your never gonna have a drawer big enough for so many. Irregardless, I got nuthin.
 
2013-07-16 03:00:46 PM  

Tricky Chicken: Mrtraveler01: Whiskey Pete: tiggis: The difference for you to dense to get it..

He is a partisan.. the News agencies should not be.....

It's to bad most people are to stupid too know this.

The irony is rich.

Thats not irony, irony is when you have ten-thousand spoons, because DAMN, that is alot of spoons! Your never gonna have a drawer big enough for so many. Irregardless, I got nuthin.


For all intensive purposes, irony and hippocracy are the same thing.
 
2013-07-16 03:03:12 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Tricky Chicken: Mrtraveler01: Whiskey Pete: tiggis: The difference for you to dense to get it..

He is a partisan.. the News agencies should not be.....

It's to bad most people are to stupid too know this.

The irony is rich.

Thats not irony, irony is when you have ten-thousand spoons, because DAMN, that is alot of spoons! Your never gonna have a drawer big enough for so many. Irregardless, I got nuthin.

For all intensive purposes, irony and hippocracy are the same thing.


The affects of his grammer schinnanagans may go farther then I thought.
 
2013-07-16 03:03:56 PM  
Let's remove prime-time pundits from the discussion and simply talk about the actual newscasts. Pundits are supposed to be partisan, so I don't really care that Fox or MSNBC have their opinion pieces (although I wish they would change their names from "news" to "entertainment").

What angers me is selective story telling. While one story will lead on all major outlets, including broadcast, Fox will pick a politically motivated story to lead. It's not as in-your-face as the painfully butchered pie charts, or the constant oops-I-put-a-"D"-next to his name stunts, but it is there and noticeable. And in MSNBC's defense I've never noticed them not reporting on a legit scandal involving a Dem, but I see Fox downplaying GOP scandals all of the time. This is just my opinion and should be taken lightly because I don't watch either of them that often. But when I do, that's what I notice.

The most flagrant example of this I ever saw was poor Shep Smith (who merely reads what he's told to) having to lead his segment with a story about this one professor from some college no one has ever heard of apparently having debunked global warming for good. Ever other station was reporting on sh*t that was actually going on in the world, but Fox couldn't resist the pandering.

When Mark Sanford was busted using tax dollars to cheat on his wife, Fox (I tuned in to verify my suspicions) had one puff-interview essentially designed as a platform for him (Sanford) to clean up his image. This seems to happen with every GOP scandal but I guaran-farking-tee you that if a Democratic governor were caught sucking dicks behind a Circle K it would still be reported at length (heh) on other networks. That's because scandal is entertainment, regardless of the politics of the principals involved. Unless it's Fox and the accused is a Republican. Conversely, Fox will take the most innocuous of Democratic 'scandals' and bark it at you for 3 hours in a row when there's other news worth reporting.

Oh, and to those of you constantly bleating that the media is "in the tank" for Obama, let me ask you - do you really believe that if Obama were in an actual scandal that it wouldn't be wallpapered over every network? The media isn't sympathetic to Obama; he hasn't given them a real reason to be particularly harsh. He's not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but he's also largely free of any reasons to be crucified on the front page. Which is why you're seeing so many folks desperately trying to invent a scandal.
 
2013-07-16 03:05:37 PM  
Not really understanding the use of the irony tag here. Rush has always pushed a political agenda, very proudly and loudly in fact. And the fact that he's accusing news agencies (which should be impartial) of promoting an opposing political agenda is actually pushing his political agenda, so again I don't see the irony here. Unless obvious+obvious= ironic
 
2013-07-16 03:11:51 PM  

FLMountainMan: I disagree with that.  I do believe that most reporters lean left and that bias sometimes shows - there are numerous examples in Reuters, AP, etc...


Anyone showing bias in anything but an op-ed piece is a sh*tty journalist. And yes, I do realize that some of these folks exist. The thing is, the "mainstream media" is not the tightly organized ultra-left cabal people like Rush want his listeners to believe. It's a loose association of untold thousands of journalists and editors. In journalism school they don't make you sign an oath of loyalty to a political ideology in order to graduate. Some just aren't professional enough to keep their bias hidden. Just the facts, ma'am.

But then there's Fox, which is a tightly run organization designed from the ground up to push a narrative. To a less rabid extent, so is MSNBC. That's why so many people dislike these networks and choose to read Reuters, AP wire, et al. Yeah, every now and again a biased article pops up but at least it's not systemic.
 
2013-07-16 03:14:12 PM  

Rapmaster2000: karmaceutical: I think anyone who listens to Rush Limbaugh has some sort of mental disorder.

I don't really think it's that.  Talk radio succeeds like any confidence game.  Tell the mark everything that they want to hear.  There are a lot of frustrated, older men in this country who are dying for someone to soothe their frustration.  Tell them how they're smarter, harder-working, and all-around better than average.  Tell them that their problems are caused by the libs and the Mexicans and the feminazis and pretty much anyone but themselves.  Do it long enough and they'll buy every cure (re: book) you sell.

Remember, the mark wants this.  That's what makes it so easy.


Indeed.  But it isn't confidence that Rush is hucking.  He is hucking a hate/fear cocktail.  Who really wants that?  What kind of person wants to invite this perverse thing into their head?  Someone well adjusted?  Someone already sort of sick in the mind?
 
2013-07-16 03:15:15 PM  

yarnothuntin: Rush has always pushed a political agenda, very proudly and loudly in fact. And the fact that he's accusing news agencies (which should be impartial) of promoting an opposing political agenda is actually pushing his political agenda, so again I don't see the irony here.


You're right.  The Stupid tag would be more appropriate with anything Rush has to say.
 
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