View Poll Results: What is more Egregious

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  • FoxNews reporting on the Tea Parties on Tax Day

    6 25.00%
  • the MSM fawning over Barack Obama during the Election

    13 54.17%
  • The MSM fawning over Barack Obama since inauguration

    12 50.00%
  • GE telling its News Outlets don't criticize Obama because of Windmill Business and Cap & Trade div

    13 54.17%
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Thread: Which was more egregious????

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    Which was more egregious????

    Which was the most egregious partisan promotion by an alleged News Organization?

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    How the hell did you just tie in a retroactive reparative measure with a proactive preventative measure. Not even close to being the same thing.

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    Re: Which was more egregious????

    Quote Originally Posted by DeeJayH View Post
    Which was the most egregious partisan promotion by an alleged News Organization?
    The Crime of Obama Cheerleading, of course.

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    Re: Which was more egregious????

    poll finally added, sorry my son called mid post

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    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    How the hell did you just tie in a retroactive reparative measure with a proactive preventative measure. Not even close to being the same thing.

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    Re: Which was more egregious????

    Quote Originally Posted by DeeJayH View Post
    Which was the most egregious partisan promotion by an alleged News Organization?
    Well, from a journalistic standpoint, "FoxNews reporting on the Tea Parties on Tax Day" seemed most egregious to me for this is meta-reporting: basically, Fox News reporting on itself, its own creations. However, calling what Fox News does "reporting" is the most egregious offense of them all, as it is a slight to journalists everywhere.


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    Re: Which was more egregious????

    I would have to say the bottom 3 options. As for the 1st one I would have to say the lack of reporting of the event by the liberal media outlets to be more egregious than Fox reporting on it.
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    Re: Which was more egregious????

    Quote Originally Posted by Duke View Post
    Well, from a journalistic standpoint, "FoxNews reporting on the Tea Parties on Tax Day" seemed most egregious to me for this is meta-reporting: basically, Fox News reporting on itself, its own creations. However, calling what Fox News does "reporting" is the most egregious offense of them all, as it is a slight to journalists everywhere.


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    Reporting on an event is more egregious than nearly the entirety of the 4th estate becoming a mouthpiece for a political candidate?

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    Re: Which was more egregious????

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Ferris View Post
    Reporting on an event is more egregious than nearly the entirety of the 4th estate becoming a mouthpiece for a political candidate?
    Reporting on something that was not news, and was, in fact, invented by the news organization itself, is in a certain sense more egregious than allegedly handling the president lightly. I think that the press should be more incisive politically right now, and that absolutely includes Obama. Frankly, I don't think I can compare the two failures in any meaningful capacity (which is more egregious, et cetera). They're both pretty lousy, but in quite different ways.


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    Re: Which was more egregious????

    Quote Originally Posted by Duke View Post
    Reporting on something that was not news,
    Nation wide protests aren't news?

    and was, in fact, invented by the news organization itself,
    Um no it was created by the New American Tea Party.

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    Re: Which was more egregious????

    I really shouldn't feed the troll, plus (apparent) naïevete is cute, but here I go anyway.

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Ferris View Post
    Nation wide protests aren't news?
    There are all sorts of other protests, and bigger than these whimperings, that don't get covered by so much as the local paper. To pick a recent example, protests during the Israel attacks in Palestine. So-called coverage such as this is more promotion than anything else; they promoted the hell out of it before, getting their "anchors" and pundits to jabber about it with reckless abandon. At best, they're partisan hacks, and at worst, they're in cohorts with the planner types.

    The "Tea Parties" themselves I don't care too strongly about; they're pretty meaningless at the end of the day. Even Fox News doesn't bother me much anymore, any credibility they may have once had, journalistically, is long gone. Anyway.

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Ferris View Post
    Um no it was created by the New American Tea Party.
    Whether you like the links here or not; whatever, they're biased, but there's a speck of real journalism at least being referenced here, and what they say is at least partially true.

    FreedomWorks' Long History Of Teabagging | TPMDC

    Right-Wing 'Tea Party' Movement Was Planned Months Ago by GOP Billionaires | Corporate Accountability and WorkPlace | AlterNet

    The Washington Independent Tea Party Activists: Tax Day Events Will Attract ‘Silent Majority’

    It's not grass roots, it's not some uprising, it's part of the conservative machine (I consider Fox to be a part as well, for truly obvious reasons).

    Anyway, you can keep your delusions on this particular topic as far as I'm concerned; I have trouble giving a damn.


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    Re: Which was more egregious????

    They are all equal.

    First one is bad because of a news organisation promoting a campaign started by big donors to the Republican party. No news organisation should be promoting anything political period. It also shows again the clear utter bias that Fox News has for the political right, while it claims to be "fair and balanced".. so not only is it biased but also lying and in fact is not "truthful in advertising".

    Second and third are bias that are unacceptable regardless of who does it. But there is again a difference between being openly supportive and directly promoting propaganda from the administration.. both are bad, but the latter is far worse.

    Fourth is extremely unacceptable. No owner of a news organisation should tell what can and can not be published or direct an editorial line. There is only one thing worse than direct censorship.. that is self-censorship based on fear or economic/political ramifications.
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