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The Media isnt going no where

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People always argue on who the media is biased for. The media is biased for money, their vauge and opportunistic. Capitalist bias. And their rolling in money while we fight about who their biased to more.:roll:
 

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New study by UCLA finds media bias is real...

While the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal is conservative, the newspaper's news pages are liberal, even more liberal than The New York Times. The Drudge Report may have a right-wing reputation, but it leans left. Coverage by public television and radio is conservative compared to the rest of the mainstream media. Meanwhile, almost all major media outlets tilt to the left
"Overall, the major media outlets are quite moderate compared to members of Congress, but even so, there is a quantifiable and significant bias in that nearly all of them lean to the left," said co‑author Jeffrey Milyo, University of Missouri economist and public policy scholar.
 

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Employee_of_the_Month said:
People always argue on who the media is biased for. The media is biased for money, their vauge and opportunistic. Capitalist bias. And their rolling in money while we fight about who their biased to more.:roll:
*sigh*...Time to break out the docs again...It seems I always have to do this for the new folks every one in awhile...


cnredd said:
That the media is biased?...Ok sure...

This is from Pew Research....Not some partian hack site...These guys are objective and held in the highest esteem...

When it comes to describing the press, twice as many say news organizations are “liberal” (51%) as say they are “conservative” (26%), while 14% say neither phrase applies. This was also the case in surveys conducted in the mid-to-late 1980s and, not surprisingly, there is a significant partisan cast to these perceptions. Republicans see the press as more liberal than conservative by nearly three to one (65% to 22%).
Among independents, the margin is two to one (50% to 25%). And while a third of Democrats say there is a conservative tilt to the American press, a slight plurality (41%) says the press is more liberal than anything else.

Last year’s survey of journalists seemed to confirm many of the suspicions of those who see a liberal bias in the news. Most journalists characterized themselves as moderates, but as a group they are far more liberal — and far less conservative —than the general public. Just 7% of the national journalists surveyed called themselves conservatives, compared with 33% of the public. And while 34% of national journalists characterized
themselves as liberals, just 20% of Americans describe themselves as liberals
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Journalists generally say they take it as their professional obligation not to let
their own political and ideological leanings — liberal, moderate or conservative — shape their coverage. But the relatively small number of
conservatives in journalism raises concerns over the potential for liberal
group-think in the nation’s newsrooms.


http://pewresearch.org/trends/trends2005-media.pdf


So while some tend to believe what websites they want, I'll go with the real deal...
http://www.debatepolitics.com/showpost.php?p=127020&postcount=41
 

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Regardless of how businesses can influence media, once the media is put in the hands of the gov't, its no longer free media. I do not very much trust the gov't and I certainly wouldn't if they ran my news.
 

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Regardless of how businesses can influence media, once the media is put in the hands of the gov't, its no longer free media. I do not very much trust the gov't and I certainly wouldn't if they ran my news.
I beginning to think that nomatter which political party was in office, it might just be an improvement to let the government take it over...:doh
 

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I beginning to think that nomatter which political party was in office, it might just be an improvement to let the government take it over
Nah. Once the gov't owns the media, your not getting the truth anymore. Businesses might slant things their way but, for the most part, they tell the truth. If the gov't owned the news, we would only hear whats good for the gov't. Look at Burma. Burma is run by a totalitarian gov't and nobody over there reads the news. They run propaganda on the front page and they don't even mention murders or deaths or anything like that. Capitalist media, if you want to call it that, may have its flaws but its definatlky better then socialist media.
 

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cnredd said:
*sigh*...Time to break out the docs again...It seems I always have to do this for the new folks every one in awhile...




http://www.debatepolitics.com/showpost.php?p=127020&postcount=41
You know, I don't see how this really shows anything at all. The fact that more people think that there is a liberal bias to the news does not say anything about whether or not there actually is any bias. As well, the fact that there is a greater percentage of liberals in the newsrooms than in the country does not say anything about how biased their reporting is. This whole thing is simply a statement about what people think the news is and what the newsrooms are filled with.

Show statistics about biased news, not about the composition of the media. If the liberals in the newsrooms are presenting unbiased reporting, what does it matter?

As to the UCLA study, many people (including conservatives) have come out against its findings, saying that their methodology is not valid and is unscientific in its conclusion.
 
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