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    Does the media really have a liberal bias?

    If you said yes, then here's your challenge. Without using the interwebz, name 4 things the Obama admin has done that you think are good or that he has accomplished in his first year. Be honest and don't cheat by looking, just off the top of your head.

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    Re: Does the media really have a liberal bias?

    I respect your intent, however. People who believe the Main Stream media has a Liberal Bias will claim that Obama hasn't done a single good thing not 1. Then they will start in with their tirade..

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    Re: Does the media really have a liberal bias?

    The biggest thing that will inhibit this debate is that there is no clear metric to what constitutes a bias, so we each will have to argue from our own personal perspective.

    Here is a good example of my point: http://www.debatepolitics.com/bias-m...post1058531647
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    Re: Does the media really have a liberal bias?

    Quote Originally Posted by NoJingoLingo View Post
    If you said yes, then here's your challenge. Without using the interwebz, name 4 things the Obama admin has done that you think are good or that he has accomplished in his first year. Be honest and don't cheat by looking, just off the top of your head.
    All news media outlets are biased. The mainstream media(abc,cbs,PBS,nbc,cnn,bbc and etc.) is liberally biased,some may be more or less biased, but they are all biased. Especially if you consider the television shows they air that do contain some social and political commentary.
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    Re: Does the media really have a liberal bias?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    All news media outlets are biased. The mainstream media(abc,cbs,PBS,nbc,cnn,bbc and etc.) is liberally biased,some may be more or less biased, but they are all biased. Especially if you consider the television shows they air that do contain some social and political commentary.
    I give you credit for knowing media means more than just news. However, if we're limiting to new media, not political entertainers and regular programing, I would say no bias has been proven. So, absence of evidence still means we can't say it is biased. If you mean news entertainers, bias is their mission. So, kind of silly to complain about that. Probably shouldn't watch them if you have trouble with that type of bias.

    Programing is much more difficult as they only present what the public will allow. If the public rejects a show, it isn't on long. So, people generally have more say than given credit for. I think that keeps programing pretty mainstream, not to mention bland.

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    Re: Does the media really have a liberal bias?

    The question one should ask when making a claim as to rather a Media is Liberal or not would be what facts prove their statement. Many don't know the term Liberal Media was championed by Spiro Agnew while he was being investigated for wrong doing. I am sure Nixon threw the phrase around a bit as well. Both resigned, rather they want to realize it or not the Media is going to be on their case for things such as they did. The Media hounded Clinton and keeps Obama in the line of site as well. DUH..I find little bias with most television news except for Fox. But they don't do news, they do commentaries which is perfectly fine except they call themselves Fox News Channel..

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    Re: Does the media really have a liberal bias?

    There is bias in everything. It is entirely impossible to eliminate it from people. However, the "liberal media bias" that is so often referenced is just a good PR tool. With this simple tool, nothing is the conservatives fault, it's just all the biased reporting.
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    Re: Does the media really have a liberal bias?

    I would argue that there are more news channels slanted to the left than to the right. On the right, it is pretty much fox news while on the left you will find pretty much everyone else, and some of them are just as liberal, as Fox is conservative. The reason fox news has so many viewers is because they are the only alternative to the right.

    So what has Obama accomplished
    1. He has repaired our relations with other countries, although he failed in China.
    2. He is leaving Iraq and is trying to leave Afganistan soon.
    3. He is trying to make a bill, which reduces the powers of lobbiest.
    4. His health care bill is failing.

    However it's much worse in other countries, and the general opinion is more left-wing as well.
    Last edited by Camlon; 02-03-10 at 02:03 PM.

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    Re: Does the media really have a liberal bias?

    Quote Originally Posted by NoJingoLingo View Post
    If you said yes, then here's your challenge. Without using the interwebz, name 4 things the Obama admin has done that you think are good or that he has accomplished in his first year. Be honest and don't cheat by looking, just off the top of your head.
    What's an "interwebz"?

    And Obama hasn't done for things good, so you've got yourself a trick question.

    Obama hasn't done a single thing good for the United States.


    Maybe you mean his famous "Apology Tours"?

    How about the time he reneged on America's commitment to the defense of Poland to appease Russia, and Russia reciprocated by publishing the infantile letter Obama had written pleading for a bargain to control Iran?

    Perhaps you mean his multiple trillion dollar deficits?

    Perhaps you mean his attempt to sky-rocket taxes by creating a Cap and Trade scam to deal with a problem that doesn't even exist?

    I know you have to be referring to his appeasement of the Chinese by his cancelling the US plans to re-establish a manned presence on the Moon, right?

    What's that boy in the White House done that ISN'T going to make life harder and more expensive and more dangerous for my children?

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    Re: Does the media really have a liberal bias?

    Quote Originally Posted by Camlon View Post
    I would argue that there are more news channels slanted to the left than to the right. On the right, it is pretty much fox news while on the left you will find pretty much everyone else, and some of them are just as liberal, as Fox is conservative. The reason fox news has so many viewers is because they are the only alternative to the right.

    So what has Obama accomplished
    1. He has repaired our relations with other countries, although he failed in China.
    Poland is a nation, isn't it?

    Lech Walesa wasn't too impressed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Camlon View Post
    2. He is leaving Iraq and is trying to leave Afganistan soon.
    He should be trying to finish the jobs first.

    Only young boys quit before the job is finished.

    Quote Originally Posted by Camlon View Post
    3. He is trying to make a bill, which reduces the powers of lobbiest.
    Then again, he's got tons of lobbyists on his own staff, so he's managed to fool you, not us.

    Quote Originally Posted by Camlon View Post
    4. His health care bill is failing.
    His health care scam is in danger of defeat only because repeated successive elections against Democrats are scaring the pants off the Congress. If Scott Brown hadn't won that election, we'd be screwed by now.

    Quote Originally Posted by Camlon View Post
    However it's much worse in other countries, and the general opinion is more left-wing as well.
    True enough.

    At least Fox is getting nearly 50% of the viewership, so there's hope for America yet.

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