Media's Bias And Bed Fellows

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  1. Martin Alonzo

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    The problem is that a large percentage of the population think that the media has an obligation to work against evil candidates like Trump. Another problem is that, for the most part, the media as a whole gets the blame, and people forget who did what. I don't know why anyone listens to these people, but we don't have a neutral alternative.
     
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    We are all seeing that they are all for sale. The media. Justice department all showing us that they don’t have honesty in their platform only money.
    The average American has the memory and attention span of a nat.
     
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    Source: The Hill, which has also been biased
     
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    Source: New York Post
     
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    So I guess Trump will just have to start his own Media to get the truth out to us Americans. Looks like it won't be only politicians who will be getting the sack! :)
     
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    Hope they need to use preparation H after
     
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    I wouldn't feel comfortable with a government media, no matter who's in charge. Even if I trusted Trump explicitly, which I don't, he won't always be in charge. What I wish we had was at least one media source that would be committed to giving us unbiased news, or at least separating its opinion from its news columns.
     
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    Trump just had a meeting with CNN and ABC in Trump tower and he ripped they really bad they probably wish they had not gone
     
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    Is this not what you would call fake news
     
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    One (of many) thing that bothers me about the media is its obsession with Trump's tweets. Always, no matter which media it is, they will refer to any tweets that he makes as a "tweet storm" or something of that nature. I don't generally check up on them but I do from time to time, and if you actually look at his tweets, you will see that often what they're talking about are no more than a few tweets. His "tweet storm" about Jill Stein's recount demands consisted of four tweets in which he was simply tweeting one short paragraph that required four tweets because of Twitter's character limitations. I would hardly consider that to be a tweet storm.
     
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    The media is so desperate for news from him that they will jump at anything because he is not using them so they can distort what he says they are all mad.
     
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    They just can't help themselves even when they complement. They put in a subliminal message showing their real thoughts
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    They just can't help themselves even when they complement. They put in a subliminal message showing their real thoughts even their comment of divided America




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    Here is a chart that is as accurate as any I have seen. The only fault that I can see in it is that it places neoconservative publications, such as The Blaze, The National Review, and the Weekly Standard, far more to the right than is warranted as, despite rhetoric, they are more closely aligned with the left than with the right. Actually, I don't know about The Blaze as I don't read it. I am basing my opinion of The Blaze on its founder, Glen Beck. They take conservative positions on social issues but global/liberal positions on economic issues. I don't know how that could be arranged on a chart, however, since it wouldn't make sense to call them neutral, as they are not that, so this is probably as good as could be done.

    There's a few others, I suppose. I'd move the AP to the left at least one notch, and I'd move the Wall Street Journal to the neutral column. But this is pretty good. I would also clarify that the far left and the far right publications are not necessarily fake news, or wrong (although some of them area), but that they are biased. Breitbart, for example, publishes true stuff but they make no attempt to be unbiased.

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    USA Today is NOT neutral...I'm ready to delete them from my home screen.
     
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    I sure do miss Walter Cronkite.
     
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    I haven't looked at a USA Today in ages.
     
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    After Milo’s book went to number 1 and not even released yet the CBC corporation [Simon & Schuster ] cancelled his book. Talk about fearing free speech the elite are going crazy.
     
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    It really is so obviously biased against Trump.
     
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    Project Veritas has received more than 200 hours of audio behind the scenes of CNN, and has released 119 hours of raw audio, asking for help from the public in reviewing it.

    Unlike other Project Veritas releases, this was not the result of an underground sting operation, but was provided by someone inside of CNN who was sick of the fake news put out by the network.

    I don't have time to listen to 119 hours of raw audio nor, it appears, do I have the bandwidth necessary to download it, but I am sure that an edited version will be available before long.

    This, by the way, is why Project Veritas investigations are presented in edited form, because most people don't have the time, the ability, or the inclination to go through it all for themselves.

    Unlike other news organizations, Project Veritas has always made the raw footage or audio available for those who wish to do so.

    Source: Project Veritas
     
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    They think it i medias job to tell you what to think
     
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    Just read that the Whitehouse has blocked CNN from a press briefing...


    http://money.cnn.com/2017/02/24/media/cnn-blocked-white-house-gaggle/index.html?adkey=bn


    CNN and other news outlets were blocked Friday from an off-camera White House press briefing, raising alarm among media organizations and First Amendment watchdogs.
    The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and Politico were also excluded from the meeting, which is known as a gaggle and is less formal than the televised Q-and-A session in the White House briefing room. The gaggle was held by White House press secretary Sean Spicer.


    In a brief statement defending the move, administration spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the White House "had the pool there so everyone would be represented and get an update from us today."
     
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