MSM Still in the tank for Obama!

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    MSM Still in the tank for Obama!

    I have been staying away from C&P, but wanted to pass this along. This artical is to knowone's surprise, anyone with a brain can clearly sees this on a regular basis. 


    Four years ago, the ABC, CBS and NBC morning shows celebrated the “rock star” Democrats running to replace George W. Bush, and no candidate set journalists’ pulses racing faster than Barack Obama. Now, after three years of high unemployment, trillion dollar deficits and an onerous new health care law, how are those newscasts covering Obama’s re-election campaign and the candidates vying to replace him?

    To find out, Media Research Center analysts examined all 723 campaign segments which aired on the three broadcast network weekday morning programs from January 1 to October 31, 2011, using the same methodology we employed to study campaign coverage on those same programs.

    Four years ago, the network coverage promoted the Democratic candidates and cast their strong liberal views as mainstream. This year, our study finds the networks are disparaging the Republican candidates and casting them as ideological extremists:



    Labeling:


    - This year, network reporters have employed 49 “conservative” labels to describe the Republican candidates, compared with only one “liberal” label for President Obama.

    - Four years ago, when Obama was a relatively unknown candidate, the morning shows also provided just a single “liberal” label to describe his ideology, and never once labeled Hillary Clinton, John Edwards or the other Democrats as “liberal.”    



    Agenda:


    - By a 4-to-1 margin, ABC, CBS and NBC morning show hosts have employed an adversarial liberal agenda when questioning this year’s Republican candidates. But those same hosts’ questions for President Obama leaned in his direction, with mostly liberal-themed questions.
        
    - Four years ago, questions for the Democratic candidates tilted by more than two-to-one to the left, a friendly agenda.


    Tone:


    - In 2007, Democratic candidates were regularly tossed softball questions. This year’s interviews with Republicans have been much more caustic, with few chances for the candidates to project a warm and fuzzy image.

    - Despite the poor economy and low approval ratings, the morning shows continue to treat Barack Obama as more of a celebrity than a politician, airing positive feature stories about the President and his family — a gift not bestowed on the conservative Republican candidates.



    During the 2008 campaign, the network morning shows acted as cheerleaders for the Democratic field. This time around, they are providing far more hostile coverage of the various Republicans who are running, while treating Obama’s re-election campaign to the same personality-driven coverage that was so helpful to the then-Illinois Senator four years ago.

    If the real decisions in our democracy are to be in the hands of voters, then the news media owe viewers a fair and unbiased look at the candidates in both parties. That means asking the candidates questions that reflect the concerns of both sides — liberals and conservatives alike. And the syrupy coverage awarded year after year to the Democrats’ celebrity candidates in no way matches the pretense of journalists holding both sides equally accountable, without fear or favor.


    Imagine if Romney or Newt had little to no experience governing, and had no record because they voted present most of the time. Imagine if they had started there political career in the living-room of Bill Ayers, or had gone
    to a Rev. Wright like church for the past twenty years. Could you imagine the news coverage this would get. They would have been DONE and GONE faster than you could say Herman Cain. Yet, you barely heard anything from them on these matters back in 08'. Ya, we got to hear about it thanks to Fox and a few others, but little to nothing on these matters from the big three.

    Still in the tank ABC, NBC, CBS...all you have to do is watch and listen, it's pathetic!

     
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    Other than FOX, what MSM. Not trying to reach out and play the victim here, just pointing out the obvious. Could care less if you're sick of hearing it, it's not heard enough! 
     
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    Oh, and for the record, the likes of Newt, Perry, Bachmann, Cain are ideological extremists.
    Posted by WhatDoYouWantNow


    I'll give you a chance to edit, you forgot to add Obama to that list, the biggest ideological extremist.
     
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    In Response to Re: MSM Still in the tank for Obama! : Yeah such an extremist liberal that conservatives call him "Bush 3".  I literally rolled my eyes when I saw that.
    Posted by WhatDoYouWantNow


    See, your doing exactly what they do...they see themselves and Obama as being mainstream, and that most republicans are far right extremists. It's actually closer to the opposite, the county as a whole is a center right country, yet the MSM tries to project Obama and their left wing agenda as mainstream. and it's not. The majority of the country does not tilt as far left as they.

     
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    I am shocked !!

    Obama controlling the media. Outrageous !
    The ministry of propaganda will look into this.
     
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    In Response to Re: MSM Still in the tank for Obama! : See, your doing exactly what they do...they see themselves and Obama as being mainstream, and that most republicans are far right extremists. It's actually closer to the opposite, the county as a whole is a center right country, yet the MSM tries to project Obama and their left wing agenda as mainstream. and it's not. The majority of the country does not tilt as far left as they.
    Posted by newman09


    You know we have these things called elections and people actually choose people to represent their interests.  Sometimes we go more left and sometimes we go more right.  Neither of those could possibly be "extremes" because these people were elected.  So Obama's program is in fact "mainstream" because he had the votes.  It will remain "mainstream" unless it is changed by another election.  Then there will be a new "mainstream".  That is how the system actually works. There are in fact very few "extremists".  But true extremists don't recognize the cited reality: they think that somehow the country has been hijacked and the people's "real" agenda is not being addressed.  They also talk darkly of media conspiracies to keep people ignorant so this group can continue its "wrongful" position of authority. These are the people that are truly dangerous because they don't believe in a two party system or democratic ideals.
     
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    Then there are those people who deny political, socio and economic reality by twisting the truth, supressing the truth and blatantly lying. These currently ARE mainstream and in power. They deny because it is in their self interests.

    The Messiah is a master at media manipulation.

    America will be better off in a year... without him.
     
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    Oh, and for the record, the likes of Newt, Perry, Bachmann, Cain are ideological extremists.
    Posted by WhatDoYouWantNow



    Is Obama an ideological extremist?  Your opinion, please.
     
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    In Response to Re: MSM Still in the tank for Obama! : Obama is center-left, for chrissake. Huntsman is center-right. Bush was center-right. Bachmann is far-right. Newt is somewhere on the right, but seeing as he thinks he's the "definer of civilization" and thinks congress or the President should ignore the Supreme Court if they don't like a ruling, he's an extremist regardless. No, Newman, what happened is that the recent bout of neoconservatives made ordinary conservatives look liberal. What makes Obama an extremist? That he passed a Republican Health Care plan? That he ramped up the "War on Terror"? That he extended the Bush tax cuts after caving to Republicans? That he does not dispute the position of 98% of the scientists in the field on global warming? That he does not insist that intelligent design should be taught with evolution, as if the former is a tested scientific theory? Is it the stimulus that makes him an extremist? Tell me, newman, please, what makes him an extremist. And please do not, like sk8ter and other morons here, cite obscure writings from 30 years ago from someone he once ate dinner with.
    Posted by WhatDoYouWantNow



    OBAMA CENTER-LEFT?????

    Even Obama will issue a guffaw on that one.

    Your personal position on the political spectrum must be pegged to somewhere far to the left of Ralph Nader to consider Obama Center-left.  I mean, really funny!
     
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    And the final question to Newman: Putting aside my allegations about conservatives playing around with definitions, why does traditional mainstream media even matter? Why carve out that particularly category to the exclusion of other news sources? If you wanted an honest assessment of bias in media, then you need to look at contemporary media. Everywhere where people are getting their news.
    Posted by WhatDoYouWantNow


    Here's an honest assesment of major media outlets, and the resut is overwhelming that it is liberal.

    http://www.timgroseclose.com/is-media-slanted/

    Of course, I don't know why I even bother to challenge you.  you will claim the data is p00p and personally insult me. 
     
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    Geez, will you whining whacko wingnuts ever grow up? This is pathetic. OHH boo-hoo, some of the media leans left. Quit playing the persecution complex poltroons. So now all you slobberring Sally's don't like capitalism. In the US the media are operated for profit, and are funded by advertising. It's a free market wingnuts.
    Posted by airborne-rgr


    See?  I provide you data that supports that the media skews left, and you response is some verbal diarrhea.  You can't argue effectively.  I suggest you give up.
     
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    In Response to Re: MSM Still in the tank for Obama! : OBAMA CENTER-LEFT????? Even Obama will issue a guffaw on that one. Your personal position on the political spectrum must be pegged to somewhere far to the left of Ralph Nader to consider Obama Center-left.  I mean, really funny!
    Posted by skeeter20


    Of course he is center left.  We don't elect hard left or hard right presidents in this country. Your views on the matter are just a wee bit tainted by your own inherent extremism.  Hence you see anyone the least bit left as being hard left. That progressive leftist conspiracy that seeks to destroy America embraces virtually everyone you disagree with.  And that is virtually everyone.
     
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    I guess the obvious question now is: who would WDYWN and Reubin consider to be "far left" on the national scene?
     
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    I guess the obvious question now is: who would WDYWN and Reubin consider to be "far left" on the national scene?
    Posted by StalkingButler


    "Far left" would be an avowed socialist or communist.  Last time I checked we had one socialist in national office.  Like I said: we don't elect extremists in this country. 

    Now you can define the "far right" and name the people that match that definition.  Gingrich?  He wants to subvert the Constitution by neutering the power of the courts...  Could fit the bill...
     
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    The official Obama reelection network, NBC!
    NBC
    -owned television stations in cities across the nation just teamed up with a nonprofit "journalism" group funded by a billionaire husband-and-wife team who not only spent millions campaigning for President Obama but also topped donor lists to groups such as ACORN and MoveOn.org.

    The nonprofit, ProPublica, will contribute to the news operations of all NBC-owned-and-operated stations, including those in such cities as Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia, the network announced Monday.

    Marion Sandler co-founded the Center For American Progress with John Podesta. The group is extremely left-wing. Podesta is a former economics adviser for the Clinton administration and the Obama administration.

    The Sandlers are members of George Soro's Democracy Alliance. This is a private club of super wealthy left-wing elitists that finances left-wing political movements in North America, Europe, and Eurasia. His group financed the so-called "Rose Revolution" in the Republic of Georgia. This group pumped millions into organizations that promoted Barack Obama in 2008.

    In the past two years George Soros gave $250,000 to fund ProPublica.

    Read more: NBC newsrooms get fresh leftist invasion http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=375053#ixzz1gp37ahRw

     
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    In Response to Re: MSM Still in the tank for Obama! : "Far left" would be an avowed socialist or communist.  Last time I checked we had one socialist in national office.  Like I said: we don't elect extremists in this country.  Now you can define the "far right" and name the people that match that definition.  Gingrich?  He wants to subvert the Constitution by neutering the power of the courts...  Could fit the bill... Posted by Reubenhop
    As I define right vs left (which in reality is statist vs non-statist) Ron Paul would be on the "far-right" with his anti-semitism and general insanity being incidental to that. Bachman is up there with her insistence on a literal interpretation of the constitution (crazy right?) and a strong national defense. Sadly Newt along with Mitt really fall into the center for me due to their willingness to use the power of the state in ways not intended by the constitution. It's ironic to me that you consider Newt's desire to mess with the courts "far right" when that was one of the centerpiece power grabs made by progressive icon FDR. Anyway, so you're saying that the only "far left" person on the national scene is Bernie Sanders and everyone else (Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Frank, et all) are center left because they claim to be? We don't want to try to apply any kind of objective criteria for this such as a willingness to control an industry or takeover a massive corporate entity? Actually I think that's a lot more about an attempt to control the language (which you folks have done a remarkable job of doing) rather than an honest attempt at categorization.
     
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    In response to "Re: MSM Still in the tank for Obama!": As I define right vs left (which in reality is statist vs non-statist) Ron Paul would be on the "far-right" with his anti-semitism and general insanity being incidental to that. Bachman is up there with her insistence on a literal interpretation of the constitution (crazy right?) and a strong national defense. Sadly Newt along with Mitt really fall into the center for me due to their willingness to use the power of the state in ways not intended by the constitution. It's ironic to me that you consider Newt's desire to mess with the courts "far right" when that was one of the centerpiece power grabs made by progressive icon FDR. Anyway, so you're saying that the only "far left" person on the national scene is Bernie Sanders and everyone else (Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Frank, et all) are center left because they claim to be? We don't want to try to apply any kind of objective criteria for this such as a willingness to control an industry or takeover a massive corporate entity? Actually I think that's a lot more about an attempt to control the language (which you folks have done a remarkable job of doing) rather than an honest attempt at categorization.
    Posted by StalkingButler


    In fact I think you are the one being dishonest in terms of categorization.  Sweeping generalizations are the forte of extremists on both ends of the spectrum. None of the people cited are taking over an industry or corporate entity. Those are just conservative talking points and scare tactics.  You are avoiding objective criteria in making your own point.

    And F.D.R.'s court packing plan was slapped down by the liberal wing of his party. It was a bad idea for that president and Gingrich's plan is even worse.

    And by and by, the far right has its statist advocates too.  The social conservatives who want to impose their morality on the rest of us are an example. 
     
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    "And by and by, the far right has its statist advocates too.  The social conservatives who want to impose their morality on the rest of us are an example. " And so they are not "far right" by my scale which only measures the degree of economic freedom or lack thereof. Statist are statists no matter what manner of control they wish to assert.
     
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