Home | Community | Message Board


FreeSpores.com
Please support our sponsors.

General Interest >> Political Discussion

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Original Seeds Store Shop: Cannabis Seeds, Compare CBD, Medical Cannabis Seeds

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
OfflineBaby_Hitler
Errorist
 User Gallery

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 03/06/02
Posts: 22,840
Loc: To the limit!
Last seen: 7 days, 7 hours
The Media: Liberal Bias or Conservative Bias?
    #1329916 - 02/23/03 10:51 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

This was touched on in another thread, but I thought it deserved it's own.

Here's an excerpt from a post made  Here by Mr_Mushrooms.

Many news organizations have created special editorial office caucuses consisting of black, Hispanic, feminist, or homosexual journalists, who decide how the news about their respective constituencies will be reported - or whether it will be reported at all.

For example, when a homosexual man was attacked and killed by anti-gay hoodlums, that was a huge, front-page news across the country.

But when two homosexuals, at about the same time, lured a boy next door into their home and then raped and killed him, that was widely ignored, as if it had never happened.

[image]Similarly biased treatment has appeared when it came to reporting on corrupt black politicians like D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, or the dangerous double standards used for women in the military - standards which have already led to death in training and may cost still more lives in actual combat.[/image]

My issue with this is (ironically) this artical left out many similar examples of selective reporting done with a conservative slant, such as the effect the sanctions on Iraq have had on the people of Iraq, or when was the last time a major news network did any investigation into the long term affects of depleted uranium?

When has the "Liberal" media ever covered the treatment of Kurds in Turkey?

Why don't we ever hear about anti-drug war protests unless a bunch of women show their tits?

Why don't we hear what the feds are doing to the medical marijuana people?

How is your agenda being ignored?  :smirk:


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisiblesilversoul7
Chill the FuckOut!
 User Gallery

Registered: 10/10/02
Posts: 27,301
Loc: mndfreeze's puppet army
Re: The Media: Liberal Bias or Conservative Bias? [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #1329951 - 02/23/03 11:13 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

I think it depends on the news channel. Peter Jennings is pretty liberal, and so I'm sure that bias comes through in his reports. Meanwhile, Fox news tends to be relatively conservative. I don't think either of them favors one side too heavily over the other. What I do believe is that mainstream media, whether liberal or conservative, has a strong pro-establishment bias. They don't really seem interested in politics as much as they are in politicians, but only when there's a scandal involved. Notice how the Patriot Act doesn't seem to be such a big issue in the media as it is for us. The media is largely used by the establishment for spreading propaganda. I believe the media is largely responsible for the continued public support of the Drug War.

Anyway, I think it's easy for anyone, liberal or conservative, to watch the news and think that it's biased in favor of the other side because it doesn't fit the way they see the world. If they already believe it's biased towards the other side, it's easy for them to look for stories which seem to favor the other side while brushing off the stories that seem to be in their own favor.


--------------------


"It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong."--Voltaire


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisibleluvdemshrooms
Two inch dick..but it spins!?


Registered: 11/29/01
Posts: 34,201
Loc: Lost In Space
Re: The Media: Liberal Bias or Conservative Bias? [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #1329966 - 02/23/03 11:28 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

Just a quick answer since my thoughts on this are well known....

Studies have shown the media to consist of 80+ % (I think it was 87, not 100% sure) Democrat. Even if we are to assume they don't distort the news deliberately, how can bias not slip in with such an overwhelming slant?

Quote:

Why don't we hear what the feds are doing to the medical marijuana people?



Actuall we do.


--------------------
You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for that my dear friend is the beginning of the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it. ~ Adrian Rogers


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineBaby_Hitler
Errorist
 User Gallery

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 03/06/02
Posts: 22,840
Loc: To the limit!
Last seen: 7 days, 7 hours
Re: The Media: Liberal Bias or Conservative Bias? [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1329982 - 02/23/03 11:43 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

Actuall we do. 




There was that Connie chung article on Ed Rosenthal. The last one I saw before that was when some women protested topless about 2 years ago.

Quote:

Studies have shown the media to consist of 80+ % (I think it was 87, not 100% sure) Democrat. Even if we are to assume they don't distort the news deliberately, how can bias not slip in with such an overwhelming slant? 




Possibly, but who actually MAKES the decisions? The owners/CEOs have more controll than the journalists. Are these people liberals?

They're obviously wealthy, why would a wealthy person be a liberal?  :smirk:

I thing the main agenda of "The Media" is to report news in the manner that makes them the most money. If reporting murders commited by black Jewish homosexuals put more money in their pockets I think we'd hear more about it.

Why are journalists overwhelmingly liberal, is it because liberals are more likely to become journalists, or is it because they are more in touch with what's going on in the world?

I mean, it is what they do for a living. Surely they are more familiar with the goings on in the world than the average person.


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisibleluvdemshrooms
Two inch dick..but it spins!?


Registered: 11/29/01
Posts: 34,201
Loc: Lost In Space
Re: The Media: Liberal Bias or Conservative Bias? [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #1329990 - 02/23/03 11:50 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

Within the last few weeks there was a story on a bust in Oregon I believe, disabled man in a wheelchair arrested, then set free by the courts. If I recall correctly he was even given his pot back. Plus there have been several stories about medical marijuana busts in California. Perhaps where you get your news there have been no stories but they're out there.


Quote:

The owners/CEOs have more controll than the journalists.



The editors and review boards decide on the content of the paper on a daily basis. I don't recall the % of dem editors but it was in the same ballpark.


Quote:

They're obviously wealthy, why would a wealthy person be a liberal?



You'd have to ask them. Why are so many rich Hollywood stars liberal?


Why do reporters lean left? As liberals, they subscribe to the PC point of view. IMO their stories reflect this.


--------------------
You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for that my dear friend is the beginning of the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it. ~ Adrian Rogers


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineBaby_Hitler
Errorist
 User Gallery

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 03/06/02
Posts: 22,840
Loc: To the limit!
Last seen: 7 days, 7 hours
Re: The Media: Liberal Bias or Conservative Bias? [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1330039 - 02/24/03 12:29 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

There was this one missing girl that got a fuckload of press for weeks and weeks. I didn't understand why she got so much more attention than the hundreds of other missing children.

I think it was in Utah, and I think the massive amount of press she got had something to do with Utah's missing children poicy.


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleXlea321
Stranger
Registered: 02/26/01
Posts: 9,134
Re: The Media: Liberal Bias or Conservative Bias? [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #1330607 - 02/24/03 06:26 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

Manufacturing Consent by Chomsky comprehensively destroys the myth that the media has a left wing agenda. There are literally hundreds of examples.

News corporations exist to sell advertising space to corporations. For advertisers to pay them money they have to be convinced the audience they provide has money and will be receptive to their products. A news channel devoted to truly representing the poor and dispossessd isn't going to attract advertisers because the dispossessd havn't got any money. Simple. Sure, there'll be some leeway on low importance stuff like "homosexuals" or "is marilyn manson good or bad" but on anything of major importance the news corporations are going to toe the big buisness line.



--------------------
Don't worry, B. Caapi


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisiblefadedpinkwings
Stranger
Registered: 01/15/03
Posts: 120
Re: The Media: Liberal Bias or Conservative Bias? [Re: Xlea321]
    #1330707 - 02/24/03 07:10 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

The liberals are all lip service!  Those liberals in power are no more humanitarian than the republicans.  appealing to the poor by paying them lip service is a good way to garner votes.They have corporate interests just like the republicans. Dont be decieved.

Walt disney owns ABC. that is a fact!  Alot of poor people buy disney products. mickey mouse loves the poor! :smirk:


--------------------
I hope all bleeding hearts Die from bloodloss!!!!!


Edited by fadedpinkwings (02/24/03 07:12 AM)


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineBaby_Hitler
Errorist
 User Gallery

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 03/06/02
Posts: 22,840
Loc: To the limit!
Last seen: 7 days, 7 hours
Re: The Media: Liberal Bias or Conservative Bias? [Re: fadedpinkwings]
    #1330901 - 02/24/03 08:32 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

Good point.

Calling Democrats "Liberals" is kind of a joke.

What is "Liberal" and "Conservative" anyway? According to the article mentioned in the first post I get the impression that Conservatives don't like gays and minorities.

Is that what this is about... The liberal media isn't "White Power" enough?


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisiblesilversoul7
Chill the FuckOut!
 User Gallery

Registered: 10/10/02
Posts: 27,301
Loc: mndfreeze's puppet army
Re: The Media: Liberal Bias or Conservative Bias? [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #1331911 - 02/24/03 03:29 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

I see no one has yet responded to my post where I suggested that it's not so much a "liberal" or "conservative" bias that the media has, so much as it's a pro-establishment bias. Sure, they'll go after politicians, but not based on their political views so much as their personal lives, because I think we can all at least agree that the media loves scandals.


--------------------


"It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong."--Voltaire


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleEvolving
Resident Cynic

Registered: 10/01/02
Posts: 5,385
Loc: Apt #6, The Village
Re: The Media: Liberal Bias or Conservative Bias? [Re: silversoul7]
    #1333521 - 02/25/03 07:31 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

I would agree with you that the media have a more pro-establishment bias, and they also seem biased towards increasing government power regardless if the power grab is from the 'left' or the 'right' (unless it would infringe on the media's liberties). They know where they get a lot of their stories from and they don't want to be locked out of the halls of power.


--------------------
To call humans 'rational beings' does injustice to the term, 'rational.'  Humans are capable of rational thought, but it is not their essence.  Humans are animals, beasts with complex brains.  Humans, more often than not, utilize their cerebrum to rationalize what their primal instincts, their preconceived notions, and their emotional desires have presented as goals - humans are rationalizing beings.


Edited by Evolving (02/25/03 07:33 AM)


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Original Seeds Store Shop: Cannabis Seeds, Compare CBD, Medical Cannabis Seeds

General Interest >> Political Discussion

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* conservative bias vs liberal bias
( 1 2 all )
afoaf 1,876 24 05/04/04 04:58 PM
by afoaf
* Liberal vs. Conservative silversoul7 1,013 4 09/19/04 10:34 PM
by RandalFlagg
* Differences between liberals and conservatives
( 1 2 all )
Conservationist 2,197 22 04/26/09 03:15 PM
by TGRR
* Liberal and Conservative as psychological archetypes
( 1 2 all )
Silversoul 2,687 26 10/12/05 08:05 PM
by DirtMcgirt
* Why I Hate Liberals AND Conservatives Prosgeopax 1,718 11 08/25/05 06:24 PM
by JesusChrist
* liberals vs. conservatives
( 1 2 3 4 all )
1stimer 3,556 70 06/21/03 11:32 PM
by Anonymous
* The REAL Difference between Liberals and Conservatives.... Pandeist 430 6 01/20/09 09:28 PM
by TGRR
* No bias in the Mainstream Media, nuh-uh.
( 1 2 all )
Phred 1,715 22 08/26/05 11:34 AM
by Phred

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Enlil
717 topic views. 0 members, 0 guests and 10 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Crestline Sales - MycoPath
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2017 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.033 seconds spending 0.006 seconds on 19 queries.