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  • This is liberal media bias

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  • Mentioning of party is always important

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  • Mentioning of party is never important

    1 6.67%
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    Ray Nagin Convicted of Corruption and bribery.

    Ray Nagin was the Democratic Mayor when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in late August 2005. Recently he was found guilty of corruption and bribery . In the following mashup, none of the networks ABC, CBS or NBC mentioned he was a Democrat. How do you feel about corruption and network news mentioning the party? I can see if a seat in either the House or Senate were to become vacant, it would be important to mention the party because it will ultimately need to be filled. But the mayor of a city, I don't see it important.

    His party is not relative to the story so it's not relevant
    This is liberal media bias
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    Re: Ray Nagin Convicted of Corruption and bribery.

    Ray Nagin was a Republican all of his adult life until he decided to run for mayor of New Orleans. Then and ONLY then did he switch Parties because he knew he would never get elected as a Republican.

    Your welcome.

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    Re: Ray Nagin Convicted of Corruption and bribery.

    I don't really care whether party affiliation is mentioned or not, as long as the media applies the same standards to both democrats and republicans... Which unfortunately, they don't do.

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    Re: Ray Nagin Convicted of Corruption and bribery.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    I don't really care whether party affiliation is mentioned or not, as long as the media applies the same standards to both democrats and republicans... Which unfortunately, they don't do.
    Some times they do and some times they don't, there doesn't seem to be any consistency to it. Of course as partisans we tend to see what we want to see and block everything else out. You had a video of Brian Williams declaring the party of the disgraced Republican Congressman who resigned and not the party of Ray Nagin in the same broadcast. Since there was an empty seat in the House it was important to mention his party, not so much for Ray Nagin.


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    Re: Ray Nagin Convicted of Corruption and bribery.

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Ray Nagin was the Democratic Mayor when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in late August 2005. Recently he was found guilty of corruption and bribery . In the following mashup, none of the networks ABC, CBS or NBC mentioned he was a Democrat. How do you feel about corruption and network news mentioning the party? I can see if a seat in either the House or Senate were to become vacant, it would be important to mention the party because it will ultimately need to be filled. But the mayor of a city, I don't see it important.

    His party is not relative to the story so it's not relevant
    This is liberal media bias
    Mentioning of party is always important
    Mentioning of party is never important
    Walter Chronkite


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    I don't think we need to mention party. Republocrats in general are corrupt jerks living off the freedom of the individuals to pay towards their corporate pals. This is just a start, throw them all in jail; would be a much better use of jail.
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    Re: Ray Nagin Convicted of Corruption and bribery.

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Some times they do and some times they don't, there doesn't seem to be any consistency to it. Of course as partisans we tend to see what we want to see and block everything else out.
    Really Pete... Then how about you provide some examples of the big 3 reporting on a scandal that just broke, where it was a republican involved and none of them mentioned the party affiliation?

    If it is all just a random thing, then for every example I find of the big 3 mentioning the party affiliation of a republican politician or former politician in every single story they run, you should be able to find the same when it's a democrat.

    I look forward to you backing up your opinion with facts Pete.

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    Re: Ray Nagin Convicted of Corruption and bribery.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    Really Pete... Then how about you provide some examples of the big 3 reporting on a scandal that just broke, where it was a republican involved and none of them mentioned the party affiliation?

    If it is all just a random thing, then for every example I find of the big 3 mentioning the party affiliation of a republican politician or former politician in every single story they run, you should be able to find the same when it's a democrat.

    I look forward to you backing up your opinion with facts Pete.
    It's an opinion, I have a right to have an opinion without examples. I don't look for stuff like that and have no one who will do that for me. You don't do it either, you have the MRC that does it for you. And as I've mentioned this to you before they are biased and cherry-pick. Media Matters has much better fish to fry than to look at trivial items like checking for party mentions. In my opinion, if you are looking for party mentions, you really have nothing at all. Zip, zilch, nata


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    Re: Ray Nagin Convicted of Corruption and bribery.

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    It's an opinion, I have a right to have an opinion without examples. I don't look for stuff like that and have no one who will do that for me. You don't do it either, you have the MRC that does it for you.
    Sure you have the right to have an opinion without examples... It's what's known as a "baseless opinion". Of course in this case you couldn't have had anything else, because you know as well as I do you couldn't find any examples even if you wanted to.

    You'd probably have a better chance finding a needle in a haystack the size of Rhode Island, then to find examples to back up that opinion..

    And as I've mentioned this to you before they are biased and cherry-pick. Media Matters has much better fish to fry than to look at trivial items like checking for party mentions. In my opinion, if you are looking for party mentions, you really have nothing at all. Zip, zilch, nata
    "Cherry picked" implies that there are examples that are the opposite of the ones I posted, that I purposely ignored because they contradicted my point... The problem with that is, nobody has shown me any of those that I avoided. Without them, I could not have "cherry picked" a damned thing.
    Last edited by Grim17; 04-08-14 at 10:12 PM.

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    Re: Ray Nagin Convicted of Corruption and bribery.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    Sure you have the right to have an opinion without examples... It's what's known as a "baseless opinion". Of course in this case you couldn't have had anything else, because you know as well as I do you couldn't find any examples even if you wanted to.

    You'd probably have a better chance finding a needle in a haystack the size of Rhode Island, then to find examples to back up that opinion..



    "Cherry picked" implies that there are examples that are the opposite of the ones I posted, that I purposely ignored because they contradicted my point... The problem with that is, nobody has shown me any of those that I avoided. Without them, I could not have "cherry picked" a damned thing.
    Like I said you have someone looking for you...MRC... I don't. It's not broadcast TV, but here is an example..

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/bias-m...ame-party.html


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    Re: Ray Nagin Convicted of Corruption and bribery.

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Like I said you have someone looking for you...MRC... I don't. It's not broadcast TV, but here is an example..

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/bias-m...ame-party.html
    No thanks Pete, I'm going to remain on topic... You voiced an opinion, and that was based on what I said, and the examples I provided from the news broadcasts from ABC, NBC and CBS...

    Since I know you won't find any examples to back up your opinion, I would assume this discussion is now over.

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