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In terms of cable left-wing bias, I suggest you listen to MSNBC Ahmed. They're a low-ratings cable news outfit that best exemplifies the "left wing bias" you can't seem to see. Numerous examples of that network cheering for Obama and his policies, news anchors infatuated, in a sick and twisted way, with Obama, and other advocacy for the administration are quite clear. I also suggest you listen to CNN, though they exhibit far less overt bias recently. Interestingly enough, if you want proof of bias in journalist financial support of politicians, MSNBC itself confirmed its own proof of bias a few years ago with its own independent investigation of journalist politician financial support (verified through Accuracy in Media):What specifically baffles me is the self propagating myth that there is a left wing bias (I refuse to use the word liberal, as it is wrongfully applied).What media is that? None of the big outlets seem to be very left wing on any of the key issues.
Being listed as independent doesn't mean ****. Look at Leiberdouche. All the guys you mentioned are right wingers btw, which was the point.(edit) MCRAIN, you know that neither Beck, O'Reilly, nor Hannity are Republicans? They're Independents! Oh horrors! I just let slip some veritas. Silly me!
Hannity isn't a republican? (edit) Conservative? http://www.hannity.com/article/sean-s-new-book-conservative-victory/10302(edit) MCRAIN, you know that neither Beck, O'Reilly, nor Hannity are Republicans? They're Independents! Oh horrors! I just let slip some veritas. Silly me!
The point here is to dispute your earlier claim, i.e.,Hannity...
which is patently false and one I have already shown false. Moreover, there are several other Fox regular contributors, who are long time Democrats, Geraldo Rivera among others, that dispute your assessment. Lastly, please learn the difference between Registered Independent and Republican as it seems you have some trouble with the term; Hannity, Beck, and O'Reilly all claim that Registered Independent political affiliation. Matter of fact I am only aware, for sure, of two (2) Fox panelists that are confirmed members of the Republican Party (GOP)."...you know that FoxNews won't hire you if you aren't a Republican right?
That means only that he was a CPAC speaker, not a Republican. It might indicate he's a conservative, but not definitively. As mentioned, Beck is a Registered Independent. Matter of fact I met many Independents, Democrats, and Republicans at CPAC.Glen Beck was the CPAC keynote speaker.
So, ignoring all of that... ITN, can you point to any 'registered independent' but incredibly obvious liberal people that have similar air time to those 'registered independent' but obviously conservative pundits?Fox News president Roger Ailes was an adviser to three past Republican presidentsRichard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bushand reportedly secretly advised George W. Bush while running Fox News (Washington Post, 11/17/02). According to new Fox star Glenn Beck (L.A. Times, 3/06/09), Ailes told Beck during his job interview in March that the country faced tough times and Fox News was one of the only news outlets willing to challenge the new administration. Beck said that Ailes added, I see this as the Alamo; if I just had somebody who was willing to sit on the other side of the camera until the last shot is fired, wed be fine.
As the film Outfoxed revealed, Fox News executive vice president John Moody regularly handed down memos cheering and defending Bush administration actions. For instance, following a 2003 Bush Mideast initiative, Moody (6/03/03) wrote to staffers, His political courage and tactical cunning [are worth] noting in our reporting through the day.
Fox News senior vice president for programming Bill Shine referred in March (NPR, 3/23/09) to Fox as the voice of opposition to the Obama administration.
Theres evidence that Fox News made hiring decisions based on party affiliation. For example, Andrew Kirtzman, a respected New York City cable news reporter, was interviewed for a job with Fox News in 1996, and afterward said that his interviewers wanted to know what party he belonged to. They were afraid I was a Democrat, he told the Village Voice (10/15/96). When Kirtzman refused to tell Fox his party ID, all employment discussion ended, according to the Voice. Mara Liassontouted as an in-house liberal by Fox executivesreportedly assured Ailes before being hired that she was a Republican (New York, 11/17/97).
You and Beck were both at CPAC?Matter of fact I met many Independents, Democrats, and Republicans at CPAC.
http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=3957Special Report, long-billed as Fox’s signature news show, was launched to cover President Bill Clinton’s sex scandal. A 2001 FAIR study (Extra!, 7–8/01) found that the show’s one-on-one interview segment favored Republican guests over Democrats by a startling 8-to-1 ratio; after anchor Brit Hume promised to look into the problem of biased guest selection a 2002 FAIR study showed the the show had improved to a mere 3-to-2 advantage for Republicans, before returning to a 5-to-1 Republican/ Democrat slant in 2004 (Extra!, 7–8/04). Special Report’s “Political Grapevine” segment is a a roundup of news shorts primarily portraying Fox enemies—Democrats, liberals, civil rights leaders, etc.—in a bad light (Extra!, 7–8/01). The show’s regular panel discussion is typically slanted to the right as well, with conservative commentators “debating” centrist reporters.
The late Tony Snow, a Fox News Sunday anchor, Rush Limbaugh fill-in and former chief speechwriter for George Bush, Sr., often seemed confused about whether he was a journalist or politician. While a Fox news anchor in 1996, Snow endorsed GOP candidate Bob Dole for president in the Republican National Committee’s magazine Rising Tide (New York, 11/17/97).
Later, as he was ostensibly covering the 2000 GOP convention for Fox, Snow jumped up on a stage to give a speech to the Republican Youth Caucus when a scheduled speaker failed to show. Snow was followed on the platform by Sen. Trent Lott, who began with the cheer, “How about Tony Snow in 2008?” Snow left Fox to become George W. Bush’s press secretary.
On election night 2000, George W. Bush’s cousin John Prescott Ellis was in charge of Fox’s “decision desk” tracking election night returns. The network was first to declare Bush the winner in Florida, and therefore of the presidency. According to the Washington Post (11/14/00), Ellis spent part of the night on the phone with his cousins George and Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, “giving them updated assessments of the vote count.” (Ellis boasted of these conversations to the New Yorker’s Jane Mayer—11/20/00.) A few hours later, Fox, and the networks that followed suit, would retract the Bush call, but the premature decision by Ellis and his team left the enduring impression that Bush had actually won the election and that Democrats who legitimately challenged that result were sore losers.
In the spring and summer of 2004, few media outlets were as relentless as Fox News in promoting claims by the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth that Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry’s Vietnam record was fabricated (Atlanta Journal, 9/4/04)—charges that were patently fraudulent (FAIR Media Advisory, 8/30/04). In the month of August alone, Special Report averaged nearly two segments per night (42 segments in 22 broadcasts) mentioning the Swift Boat Vets’ charges.
During the 2004 campaign, Fox News correspondent Carl Cameron posted a story on the Fox News website containing made-up quotes from John Kerry, including “Women should like me! I do manicures,” “Didn’t my nails and cuticles look great?” and “I’m metrosexual” (Media Matters, 10/4/04).
On Fox’s news program Happening Now (2/10/09), anchor Jon Scott’s report on how the Democrats’ stimulus bill had grown larger over time was almost entirely based on an unedited Republican GOP news release. In fact, as Media Matters pointed out (2/10/09), the segment tracked so closely to the release copy that one of Fox’s on-screen graphics even repeated a typo from the GOP release.
Fox News has an affiliated website, Fox Nation; as Eric Alterman noted (Nation, 11/9/09), Fox uses the tag “Fox Nation Victory!” to trumpet such stories on the site as “Obama’s Drive for Climate Change Bill Delayed,” “Congress Delays Healthcare Rationing Bill” and “Obama’s ‘Green Czar’ Resigns.”
In addition to Geraldo Rivera who has his own show on Fox, I also need point to Juan Williams, political analyst; former NPR contributor, appears several days a week on various Fox shows, and has also served several times as guest host of the O'Reilly Factor.can you point to any 'registered independent' but incredibly obvious liberal people that have similar air time to those 'registered independent' but obviously conservative pundits?
I agree with you, but the spin on the radio is overwhelmingly and blatantly biased to the right, while the spin on TV is somewhat biased to the left (with at least an attempt at neutrality), except on FoxNews where it is blatantly biased to the right.Both sides are essentially telling the truth, but it sounds totally different.
Its the spin, and I notice more liberal spin on TV.
Wow, you just used your own hypotheticals as evidence of your claims......I think it's silly to try to claim that pundits such as Hannity and O'Reilly are "independent".
Radio is dominated by conservative hosts (except for public radio, LOL) and TV, for the most part, is more liberal.
Just listen to how ABC, NBC news hosts spin things.
Lets say, hypothetically, that the topic is some new health care thing for kids.
NBC would hypothetically report it as
-"Republican leaders declare intention to filibuster new Health care bill that would provide care for millions of low income children. Senior democratic officials decry obstructionist tactics"
Fox would hypothetically report it as "Republican leaders decide to block new spending bill in reaction to skyrocketing budget deficits"
Both sides are essentially telling the truth, but it sounds totally different.
Its the spin, and I notice more liberal spin on TV.
I suppose you've never watched Fox News, eh? But there is nothing wrong with a right-wing bias, only a left-wing bias.In terms of cable left-wing bias, I suggest you listen to MSNBC Ahmed. They're a low-ratings cable news outfit that best exemplifies the "left wing bias" you can't seem to see. Numerous examples of that network cheering for Obama and his policies, news anchors infatuated, in a sick and twisted way, with Obama, and other advocacy for the administration are quite clear. I also suggest you listen to CNN, though they exhibit far less overt bias recently. Interestingly enough, if you want proof of bias in journalist financial support of politicians, MSNBC itself confirmed its own proof of bias a few years ago with its own independent investigation of journalist politician financial support (verified through Accuracy in Media)
Indeed, there is very clear evidence of that.It depends completely on your surroundings and peer group. If you hang around with a bunch of Christian nutjob Tea Party members or are an RNC talent scout 99.99999% of the human race will appear to have a left-wing bias. The definition of the political centre is completely subjective.
This is hardly relevant.The journalists should be "battling", in essence, both parties, and both parties should loathe all journalists.
In a perfect world.
Came across this interesting chart...
I realize that the most recent year recorded was 92, and it was done by MRC which you guys will surely hound as "biased", but its interesting nonetheless.
-Lots of interesting stuff in this study.