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    Should the news media be 'friends' to political candidates as Sharron Angle said?

    Should the news media be 'friends' to political candidates as Sharron Angle said in the video?

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    Beats me, how the heck should I know.



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    Re: Should the news media be 'friends' to political candidates as Sharron Angle said?

    I voted no. I do however think they should give equal coverage to all political candidates because I am sure that during the last election many people were probably like "Who the **** is Bob Barr, Dennis Kucinich or some other candidate. It seems like the media steers people to their candidates.
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    Re: Should the news media be 'friends' to political candidates as Sharron Angle said?

    The NEWS media shouldn't be friends to anyone.

    That's what retarded shows like The View and Oprah are for. (Don't bother me with a list of your favorite Fox or MSNBC etc shows, okay? The rule still holds.)

    NEWS is supposed to be both objective and as comlete as possible.

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    Re: Should the news media be 'friends' to political candidates as Sharron Angle said?

    Hell no.

    I want to see equally intensive and penetrating investigative reporting on each an every candidate.

    Teams of reporters, exclusively devoted to digging up every last tidbit on each and every political figure.
    Education.

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    Re: Should the news media be 'friends' to political candidates as Sharron Angle said?

    Yes. The news media should work closely with the establishment, including politicians running for office.

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    Re: Should the news media be 'friends' to political candidates as Sharron Angle said?

    Angle should be an embarrassment, but this is the conservatives, who are also an embarrassment, IMO.
    The election may be interesting.

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    Re: Should the news media be 'friends' to political candidates as Sharron Angle said?

    No the media should not be friends. They should be non-biased, honest, truthful and independent. But they are not. They are admitted rabid liberals.

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    Re: Should the news media be 'friends' to political candidates as Sharron Angle said?

    Maybe that's why Sharron Angle has been going to Fox News to much... they clearly are her friend with the amount of endorsements she's been getting from them. Fair and balanced my ass.

    No news network should EVER endorse a candidate. Report their opinions and history, ask them tough questions, allow them a chance to defend themselves, and let the people decide for themselves. Now THAT is fair and balanced.

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    Re: Should the news media be 'friends' to political candidates as Sharron Angle said?

    No but that didn't stop FOX News. The first guy to interview Bush for Fox for example was married to one of Bush's 2000 campaign advisors, and in fact they palled around and talked about the "good ole days" before the interview started.
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: Should the news media be 'friends' to political candidates as Sharron Angle said?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jucon View Post
    Maybe that's why Sharron Angle has been going to Fox News to much... they clearly are her friend with the amount of endorsements she's been getting from them. Fair and balanced my ass.

    No news network should EVER endorse a candidate. Report their opinions and history, ask them tough questions, allow them a chance to defend themselves, and let the people decide for themselves. Now THAT is fair and balanced.
    It's important to recognize the difference between actual news reporting and the entertainment part of Fox. Two very different things.
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