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CNN is liberal?
    #1480585 - 04/22/03 12:03 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

I've been seeing a lot of people here calling CNN 'liberal' lately. This makes me laugh hysterically for reasons I will save, for now. But do any of you want to step up to bat and explain how in the fuck CNN swings to the left?


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Re: CNN is liberal? [Re: ]
    #1480608 - 04/22/03 12:08 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Well they show it everyday. If I were with you watching it, I'd point every time they do.


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Re: CNN is liberal? [Re: Cracka_X]
    #1480616 - 04/22/03 12:10 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

How enlightening.


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    #1480658 - 04/22/03 12:22 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

watch all the other news channels then watch cnn. Listen to what the anchors and reporters say


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Re: CNN is liberal? [Re: Cracka_X]
    #1480710 - 04/22/03 12:36 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

I was flipping between Fox News and CNN a week or two ago. On CNN I saw what seemed like an anti-war ad showing protests and parts of speeches put to music. Not ten minutes later Fox did the same thing except in support of the war showing things like our troops giving things to kids american flags flying on tanks etc. It was interesting.

*edited because I can't spell "ad"*


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Re: CNN is liberal? [Re: z@z.com]
    #1480734 - 04/22/03 12:43 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Then CNN says they do it b/c they try not to appeal to just the American public but to the world....  :smirk:


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Re: CNN is liberal? [Re: Cracka_X]
    #1480765 - 04/22/03 12:52 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

I've said it before and I'll say it again. You're right if you recognize that the media is extremely and dangerously biased. Most people just seem to be convinced it's biased to the left or the right. There's definitely a conspiracy when it comes to the media, but the agenda is certainly neither liberal nor conservative in nature.


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Re: CNN is liberal? [Re: ]
    #1480834 - 04/22/03 01:24 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

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I've said it before and I'll say it again. You're right if you recognize that the media is extremely and dangerously biased. Most people just seem to be convinced it's biased to the left or the right. There's definitely a conspiracy when it comes to the media, but the agenda is certainly neither liberal nor conservative in nature.



Yep. In fact, the vast majority of people in the media consider themselves moderates.


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Re: CNN is liberal? [Re: silversoul7]
    #1481605 - 04/22/03 07:43 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Are you telling me that CNN is moderate???????????/


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Re: CNN is liberal? [Re: ]
    #1481609 - 04/22/03 07:47 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

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But do any of you want to step up to bat and explain how in the fuck CNN swings to the left?




i'm curious to hear you explanation of how they aren't leftist really...


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Re: CNN is liberal? [Re: Innvertigo]
    #1481653 - 04/22/03 08:30 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

So in other words you have no clue?


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Re: CNN is liberal? [Re: I_Fart_Blue]
    #1481707 - 04/22/03 09:08 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

oh i have no doubt that CNN is liberal. I've always said it was. Any person with the ability to think can see it. Unfortunatly if they mention that they don't hate the United States they are labeled (on this site) right wing. All you have to do is listen to them and you'll know. They don't call it the Clinton News Network for nothing.

As for the gay no clue comment are you looking for links to prove that it's right or left wing? You won't get them. I liken CNN with the BBC and Al-Jazeer. All you have to do is compare the same exact story with other media sources and their acountment of a certain situation changes. According to them the US forces were having a hard time with the "ELITE" republican guard.


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Re: CNN is liberal? [Re: Innvertigo]
    #1481714 - 04/22/03 09:14 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

So its just an opinion thing? I seriously have no clue. I don't watch CNN/have cable TV. But surely they must have something which you can offer up as proof that they support the left?


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Re: CNN is liberal? [Re: I_Fart_Blue]
    #1481724 - 04/22/03 09:22 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

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So its just an opinion thing?




Bias is opinion. I make no secrets of my bias and it is obvious that CNN doesn't either.

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But surely they must have something which you can offer up as proof that they support the left?




it's all about perception. Some may feel FOX is to the left depending on where you sit on the Philosopical line. As for proof, what kinds are you looking for? Are you looking for a link that says "hey everyone, this is CNN and we're liberal!!!"

It's the way they report things. You can go compare the storys that Fox, MSNBC and the local YV shows have and then compare them to CNN. A good example would be the reporting on Microsoft, The War, the Clinton Impeachment and even the reporting of the elections. If a liberal was losing an election by 10% it was too close to call but if a conservative was behind by 1-2% with the same amount of precincts reporting they would give the election to the liberal. It would be one thing if it happened once but it was like this in approx 90% of the states....Including FLORIDA.


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Re: CNN is liberal? [Re: Innvertigo]
    #1481951 - 04/22/03 11:38 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

I would definately say CNN is probably the most "Left" of all the Cable News channels. I really do love the layout/style of FoxNews, and I wish I could bring myself to watch it, but the incessant licking of the Presidents cowboy boots annoys the hell out of me.


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Re: CNN is liberal? [Re: Madtowntripper]
    #1481994 - 04/22/03 12:02 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

The one thing that i don't like about fox news is when they are debating (the hosts) the intitial questions usually put people that don't agree with them on the defensive immediatly. For example: Gen. (insert name), The protestors are throwing rocks and sticks and causing trouble these people are Anti-American aren't they?. Not all of the hosts do this but some do.

This kind of debating when i'm watching it on TV is highly annoying. I wouldn't, in this case, consider them Anti-American rather just constitutionaly protected morons. The problem is is that the BBC and CNN do the same thing on the opposite spectrum..


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Re: CNN is liberal? [Re: Cracka_X]
    #1482033 - 04/22/03 12:28 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

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Are you telling me that CNN is moderate???????????/



I didn't say CNN. I was talking about the news media as a whole. And yes, I think the majority of reporters on CNN would consider themselves moderates.


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Re: CNN is liberal? [Re: silversoul7]
    #1482225 - 04/22/03 01:55 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Does it bother anyone else how FoxNews says, like, every 30 seconds "Your News, Fair and Balanced". They're about as balanced as my old dealers crooked ass scale. I mean, I suppose they are an AMERICAN network, but I'd much prefer my news delivered to me UN-Propogandized. Ya know?


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Re: CNN is liberal? [Re: Madtowntripper]
    #1482305 - 04/22/03 02:17 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

What do you think of the BBC?


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Re: CNN is liberal? [Re: Innvertigo]
    #1482542 - 04/22/03 03:46 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

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What do you think of the BBC?




They're all a bit biased. I do prefer the BBC over CNN though.


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