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    Ron Robinson: How the Media Portrays Progressives and Conservatives

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    I don't really consider this stuff news. It's obvious to anyone looking but good that people are talking about it

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    Re: Ron Robinson: How the Media Portrays Progressives and Conservatives

    Quote Originally Posted by worksforpigs View Post
    Sorry, I can't take this seriously. Who here has the audacity to argue that Time Magazine having a picture of Bernie smiling is rock-solid evidence that the media has a bias towards progressives?

    I mean, do you really want to go back and read what the media has said about Sanders and Warren over the past 3 years? How they refused to cover his campaign, how they repeated lies and slanders about Bernie and Warren without even fact-checking the claims? How they literally gave Trump 2 billion dollars in free air time, while they literally gave Sanders literally minutes of air time, if that, to Trumps tens of hours of coverage every week in 2015 and 2016?

    But none of this matters, because Time Magazine gave a dozen nice front pages for Liberals and Progressives and a few not favorable headlines to some conservatives?

    Yeah, whatever dude. 10/10, best argument ever.
    "The question is whether privileged elites should dominate mass-communication and should use this power, as they tell us they must [to] manipulate and deceive the 'stupid majority', and remove them from the public arena. The question, in brief, is whether Democracy and Freedom are values to be preserved or threats to be avoided." --Chomsky

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    Quote Originally Posted by FieldTheorist View Post
    Sorry, I can't take this seriously. Who here has the audacity to argue that Time Magazine having a picture of Bernie smiling is rock-solid evidence that the media has a bias towards progressives?

    I mean, do you really want to go back and read what the media has said about Sanders and Warren over the past 3 years? How they refused to cover his campaign, how they repeated lies and slanders about Bernie and Warren without even fact-checking the claims? How they literally gave Trump 2 billion dollars in free air time, while they literally gave Sanders literally minutes of air time, if that, to Trumps tens of hours of coverage every week in 2015 and 2016?

    But none of this matters, because Time Magazine gave a dozen nice front pages for Liberals and Progressives and a few not favorable headlines to some conservatives?

    Yeah, whatever dude. 10/10, best argument ever.
    Feel free to show all the time covers portraying a republican positively.

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    Re: Ron Robinson: How the Media Portrays Progressives and Conservatives

    Quote Originally Posted by FieldTheorist View Post
    Sorry, I can't take this seriously. Who here has the audacity to argue that Time Magazine having a picture of Bernie smiling is rock-solid evidence that the media has a bias towards progressives?
    Sure, ignore the whole and focus on one guy.

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    Re: Ron Robinson: How the Media Portrays Progressives and Conservatives

    Quote Originally Posted by worksforpigs View Post
    Sure, ignore the whole and focus on one guy.
    Dude, there's no conspiracy among the media, unless being corporate shills counts as a conspiracy. CNN bows to whoever is popular among the elite, Fox News bows to whoever is popular in the Right-wing elites, and MSNBC bows to whoever is in the Democratic elites. And then other corporate news outlets --be it print, TV, radio, or online-- have their own degrees of biases. Picking out one news outlet and showing a handful of covers and calling that a slam dunk argument that the media has a left-wing bias is just intellectually lazy.
    "The question is whether privileged elites should dominate mass-communication and should use this power, as they tell us they must [to] manipulate and deceive the 'stupid majority', and remove them from the public arena. The question, in brief, is whether Democracy and Freedom are values to be preserved or threats to be avoided." --Chomsky

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    Re: Ron Robinson: How the Media Portrays Progressives and Conservatives

    Quote Originally Posted by trouble13 View Post
    Feel free to show all the time covers portraying a republican positively.
    Even if there wasn't a single cover on Time Magazine that positively displayed a Republican, it wouldn't prove that the media as a whole portrays progressives and Republicans differently. So no, I'm not going to waste my time trying to find the archives of the front covers of magazines and doing a statistical analysis on my subjective feelings towards it being favorable or disfavorable.
    "The question is whether privileged elites should dominate mass-communication and should use this power, as they tell us they must [to] manipulate and deceive the 'stupid majority', and remove them from the public arena. The question, in brief, is whether Democracy and Freedom are values to be preserved or threats to be avoided." --Chomsky

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    Re: Ron Robinson: How the Media Portrays Progressives and Conservatives

    I googled Reagan and Bush TIME Magazine and found some smiling photos. Does this guy not understand that people like Gingrich and Limbaugh are absolutely despised outside of a small circle of people?

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    Re: Ron Robinson: How the Media Portrays Progressives and Conservatives

    Quote Originally Posted by FieldTheorist View Post
    Dude, there's no conspiracy among the media, unless being corporate shills counts as a conspiracy. CNN bows to whoever is popular among the elite, Fox News bows to whoever is popular in the Right-wing elites, and MSNBC bows to whoever is in the Democratic elites. And then other corporate news outlets --be it print, TV, radio, or online-- have their own degrees of biases. Picking out one news outlet and showing a handful of covers and calling that a slam dunk argument that the media has a left-wing bias is just intellectually lazy.
    So you're crying intellectually lazy while admitting media are in political partisan corners?

    Fox is the only one that leans right. Everyone else leans toward the Democrats and this video illustrated especially Time Magazine's propensity to do that.

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    Re: Ron Robinson: How the Media Portrays Progressives and Conservatives

    Quote Originally Posted by MrPeanut View Post
    I googled Reagan and Bush TIME Magazine and found some smiling photos. Does this guy not understand that people like Gingrich and Limbaugh are absolutely despised outside of a small circle of people?
    Do you not understand that it's not the media's place to so bias their coverage? Your agreeing with it doesn't validate it.

    Why did they put Limbaugh on the same cover with Stern? So as to draw a false equivalency.

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