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Right-wing media you say? Sure it is.
    #2327402 - 02/12/04 04:58 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

http://www.abcnews.go.com/sections/politics/TheNote/TheNote_Feb1004.html

The first version published of yesterday's Note included what was intended as a SATIRICAL report of a fictional ABC News/Washington Post poll. No such poll was conducted. The questions and results listed were not from a real poll.

But on this day when John Kerry has a chance for wins in Tennessee and/or Virginia that just might get the Southern monkey off of his back -- and take an opponent out of the race -- and after two full news cycles in which Kerry's transient upper hand over President Bush doesn't seem to have been removed by the "Meet" appearance -- on this day, let us tell you again what we tried to say yesterday.

Like every other institution, the Washington and political press corps operate with a good number of biases and predilections.

They include, but are not limited to, a near-universal shared sense that liberal political positions on social issues like gun control, homosexuality, abortion, and religion are the default, while more conservative positions are "conservative positions."

They include a belief that government is a mechanism to solve the nation's problems; that more taxes on corporations and the wealthy are good ways to cut the deficit and raise money for social spending and don't have a negative affect on economic growth; and that emotional examples of suffering (provided by unions or consumer groups) are good ways to illustrate economic statistic stories.

More systematically, the press believes that fluid narratives in coverage are better than static storylines; that new things are more interesting than old things; that close races are preferable to loose ones; and that incumbents are destined for dethroning, somehow.

The press, by and large, does not accept President Bush's justifications for the Iraq war -- in any of its WMD, imminent threat, or evil-doer formulations. It does not understand how educated, sensible people could possibly be wary of multilateral institutions or friendly, sophisticated European allies.

It does not accept the proposition that the Bush tax cuts helped the economy by stimulating summer spending.

It remains fixated on the unemployment rate.

It believes President Bush is "walking a fine line" with regards to the gay marriage issue, choosing between "tolerance" and his "right-wing base."

It still has a hard time understanding how, despite the drumbeat of conservative grass-top complaints about overspending and deficits, President Bush's base remains extremely and loyally devoted to him -- and it looks for every opportunity to find cracks in that base.

Of course, the swirling Joe Wilson and National Guard stories play right to the press's scandal bias -- not to mention the bias towards process stories (grand juries produce ENDLESS process!).

The worldview of the dominant media can be seen in every frame of video and every print word choice that is currently being produced about the presidential race.

That means the President's communications advisers have a choice:

Try to change the storyline and the press' attitude, or try to win this election without changing them.

So we ask again: What's it going to be, Ken, Karen, Mary, Terry, Nicole, and Dan?


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Re: Right-wing media you say? Sure it is. [Re: HagbardCeline]
    #2327507 - 02/12/04 05:25 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Anyone who fails to see the left leaning bias of this countries media has their head crammed so far up their asses they may never see daylight again.


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Re: Right-wing media you say? Sure it is. [Re: HagbardCeline]
    #2327517 - 02/12/04 05:27 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

pretty trippy...


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Re: Right-wing media you say? Sure it is. [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #2327697 - 02/12/04 06:16 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

luvdemshrooms said:
Anyone who fails to see the left leaning bias of this countries media has their head crammed so far up their asses they may never see daylight again.



Or maybe they're looking at the European countries which actually do have a liberal media.


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Re: Right-wing media you say? Sure it is. [Re: silversoul7]
    #2327714 - 02/12/04 06:21 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

They do, that doesn't change my original statement in any way.


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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


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