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Gallup confirms, America still sees liberal bias in the media

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What's surprising in this poll, is that there are people so out of touch with reality, that they actually think the American media has a conservative bias... lmmfao


Nearly half of Americans (48%) say the media are too liberal, tying the high end of the narrow 44% to 48% range recorded over the past decade. One-third say the media are just about right while 15% say they are too conservative. Overall, perceptions of bias have remained quite steady over this tumultuous period of change for the media, marked by the growth of cable and Internet news sources.


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http://www.gallup.com/poll/143267/D...ss&utm_campaign=syndication&utm_term=Politics
 

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What's surprising in this poll, is that there are people so out of touch with reality, that they actually think the American media has a conservative bias... lmmfao

Just think how far left you have to be to actually believe that the media has a conservative lean. I guess you'd have to be somewhere near lenin or Grayson.
 

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What's surprising in this poll, is that there are people so out of touch with reality, that they actually think the American media has a conservative bias... lmmfao

Distrust in U.S. Media Edges Up to Record High

Hmm, it refers to NEWS media only and 48% think it is not Too Liberal.

Considering it is the Conservative arm that has the biggest beef over this issue I think 48% is a pretty low figure.
 

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Did we compensate for the fact that conservatives tend to believe everything under the sun not conservative is liberal?

Opinion polls are of limited value because they don't force people to adhere to objective and clearly defined standards of identity. They don't tell us anything meaningful about what's true and what's false, and they only partially represent what people believe to be true or false. I don't care if over 50% of the population perceives the media to be liberal, because any number of untested impressions could be dictating they respond that way. At least some right-leaning moderates would believe the media to be liberal for no other reason than conservatives loudly insist it is. When other people believe in it that passionately, at a certain point impartial people have to ask themselves, "Why not?"
 
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The majority of the American public also believes in a mythical figure which hasn't made an appearance for 1900 years.
 
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Did we compensate for the fact that conservatives tend to believe everything under the sun not conservative is liberal?

Opinion polls are of limited value because they don't force people to adhere to objective and clearly defined standards of identity. They don't tell us anything meaningful about what's true and what's false, and they only partially represent what people believe to be true or false. I don't care if over 50% of the population perceives the media to be liberal, because any number of unexplored impressions could be dictating that response.


That or anything that doesnt coddle them to believe everything they know is right may also strike them as liberal.
 

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Hmm, it refers to NEWS media only and 48% think it is not Too Liberal.

You're using creative math to create the illusion that people are split on the issue, when they are anything but. Using your math, 48% see the media as center, or right of center.... while 82% see the media as center, or left of center.

More than 3 times as many people see a liberal bias in the media, to a conservative one. If you want to break it down further, approximately 1/2 see the media as liberal biased, 1/3 see it as balanced, and only 1/7 see it as conservatively biased. Nearly 2/3 of Americans believe the media is biased, and 3 out of 4 of those people say that bias is a liberal one.

Considering it is the Conservative arm that has the biggest beef over this issue I think 48% is a pretty low figure.

Considering how obvious the liberal bias is in the media, I have to agree with you.
 

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The media does not have a conservative or liberal bias. It has a financial bias. They report what best makes them money, and that's controversy.
 

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The media does not have a conservative or liberal bias. It has a financial bias. They report what best makes them money, and that's controversy.

That "Corporate Media" crap invented by left to convince people that not only didn't liberal bias exist, but in fact the media was likely more partial to conservatives, failed miserably. The only people that embraced that tripe, were the people who already believed liberal bias didn't exist and desperately needed something to justify their beliefs. It was in essence asking people to ignore their own eyes and believe that what they were seeing couldn't possibly be happening... lol

Since 2003, when the far left invented their "Corporate Media" theory to deceive the public, the number of people who see the media as having a conservative bias has remained unchanged, while the number of people seeing a liberal bias has gone up 3 points.

CONCLUSION = FAIL
 

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So the fact that a plurality of people polled believe the media is biased to the left proves ... ?
 

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That "Corporate Media" crap invented by left to convince people that not only didn't liberal bias exist, but in fact the media was likely more partial to conservatives, failed miserably. The only people that embraced that tripe, were the people who already believed liberal bias didn't exist and desperately needed something to justify their beliefs. It was in essence asking people to ignore their own eyes and believe that what they were seeing couldn't possibly be happening... lol

Since 2003, when the far left invented their "Corporate Media" theory to deceive the public, the number of people who see the media as having a conservative bias has remained unchanged, while the number of people seeing a liberal bias has gone up 3 points.

CONCLUSION = FAIL

A study ran checking out media stories in the 2000 election cycle. More negative stories were run about Gore than Bush. Conclusion = fail?
 

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What's surprising in this poll, is that there are people so out of touch with reality, that they actually think the American media has a conservative bias... lmmfao




Distrust in U.S. Media Edges Up to Record High

Such polls are entertainment for the mindless... There was a poll recently that showed that 26% of Americans didn't know from which country the U.S. gained it's iindependence. What gives you the idea that the average citizen knows what liberal means or what constitutes a liberal bias?

The media has a definate bias and that is $$$$$$$$$$$.

HUGE FAIL
 

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I think this July 2009 article from Examiner.com may help explain the "liberal" side of "objective journalism" in the U.S.

The United States media follows a liberal model, but not as opposed to a conservative one. We follow a liberal model as opposed to a polarized pluralist or democratic corporatist model. In this respect the liberal model is one in which state intervention is limited and where the profession of journalism centers on the objectivity norm. The polarized pluralist model is one in which newspapers are not market-driven but are an intellectual vehicle for elite discussion, and the democratic corporatist model combines features of the first two.

Those who refer to the media as liberal and elite as opposed to conservative are in fact suggesting that the United States media follows a polarized pluralist or democratic corporatist model. They are suggesting that the press is not concerned with objectivity, but rather provides a forum for the intellectual elite to present their debate.
 

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So the fact that a plurality of people polled believe the media is biased to the left proves ... ?

It proves that seeing is believing. The American people have consistently seen a liberal bias in the news media for decades now, and no amount of rationalization, scientific studies or drummed up theories saying otherwise, is going to change the reality of what people see with their own eyes and hear with their own ears.

The main stream media in America has a very clear and undeniable liberal bias... That is a fact, not opinion.
 

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It proves that seeing is believing. The American people have consistently seen a liberal bias in the news media for decades now, and no amount of rationalization, scientific studies or drummed up theories saying otherwise, is going to change the reality of what people see with their own eyes and hear with their own ears.

The main stream media in America has a very clear and undeniable liberal bias... That is a fact, not opinion.
Ah right, appeal to popularity. :sarcasticclap
 

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It proves that seeing is believing. The American people have consistently seen a liberal bias in the news media for decades now, and no amount of rationalization, scientific studies or drummed up theories saying otherwise, is going to change the reality of what people see with their own eyes and hear with their own ears.

The main stream media in America has a very clear and undeniable liberal bias... That is a fact, not opinion.

Man, it's strange what you think are facts. You want to take some one's subjective opinion on a subjective term and declare that result objective? GIGO
 

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Even if you take conservatives, liberals, republicans and democrats out of the equation, the results are still clear.

Nearly half (45%) of independents see the media as having a liberal bias, 10 points higher (35%) than those who thought it was centrist. With moderates, 40% of them see the media as having a liberal bias and 40% see it as centrist. Only 15% of both groups see a conservative bias.

The time for denial is over people. The facts are clear and the people have spoken.
 

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Even if you take conservatives, liberals, republicans and democrats out of the equation, the results are still clear.

Nearly half (45%) of independents see the media as having a liberal bias, 10 points higher (35%) than those who thought it was centrist. With moderates, 40% of them see the media as having a liberal bias and 40% see it as centrist. Only 15% of both groups see a conservative bias.

The time for denial is over people. The facts are clear and the people have spoken.
:lamo:lamo No wonder you love Glenn Beck.
 

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What's surprising in this poll, is that there are people so out of touch with reality, that they actually think the American media has a conservative bias... lmmfao




Distrust in U.S. Media Edges Up to Record High

That's about right. I watch all the news channels and cable and I do come up with the same results. Conservatives are the "parents" and liberals are the "rebel kids" who don't like discipline and order, plus they like to spend more money than necessary and ask their parents for more money after they run out of it. That's what is happening right now in the current administration.
 

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You haven't the first clue what media bias is.

Thanks for your opinion, but this thread isn't about me. So please stop with the ad homonyms...
 

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It proves that seeing is believing. The American people have consistently seen a flat Earth for decades now, and no amount of rationalization, scientific studies or drummed up theories saying otherwise, is going to change the reality of what people see with their own eyes and hear with their own ears.

The Earth has a very clear and undeniable flatness... That is a fact, not opinion.
Even if you take conservatives, liberals, republicans and democrats out of the equation, the results are still clear.

Nearly half (45%) of independents see the Earth as being flat, 10 points higher (35%) than those who thought it was round. With moderates, 40% of them see the Earth as being flat and 40% see it as round. Only 15% of both groups see a square Earth.

The time for denial is over people. The facts are clear and the people have spoken.
Obviously we live on a flat Earth! :roll:
 
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