Is there a media political bias?

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  1. tiger61

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    Half of these headlines reflect the Bush administration from January 2004 (when unemployment went down to 5.7% and 300,000 people left the workforce). The other half reflect the Obama administration posted in November 2011 (when unemployment went down to 8.6% and 315,000 people left the workforce). Lets see if you can identify which headlines with the president.

    1. "The President's Jobless Recovery"
    2. "Unemployment rate drops to ____% Raising Hope"
    3. "Frustrated Job Seekers cause Jobless Rate to Drop"
    4. "Jobless rate drop could boost President"
    5. "Economy adds few new Jobs"
    6. "President Gets Economic Indicator He can crow about"
    7. "Low jobless rate reflects lost hope"
    8. "Good news on Job Front for President"
    9. "US Jobless rate drops but for wrong Reason"
    10. "Jobless rate lowest in 2.5 years"

    Can you identify which headlines reflect which president? Bias? You decide.......
     
  2. houtx48

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    Oh course there is a bias, you can't have a story without a focus and the bias goes both ways. I love the Teabaggers pissing and moaning about the liberal media or Liberals complaining about Fox.......
     
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    You want to sell newspapers, television, give the people a titillating 30 second news item. You don't want to make it any longer because the attention space of the target is short.
     
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    Does it really matter? Yes there is bias in the media and the point is what?
     
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    The most blatantly propagandistic source I've seen that some in the West take seriously is RussiaToday. Everything else tends to draw a line between news and opinion.
     
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    least biased media outlet ive seen is the christian science monitor.

    copy and pasting from fox newz site? that's as bad as pasting sumting from al jazeera and calling it not biased....

    A Tale Of Two Economies In The Headlines - President Obama - Fox Nation
     
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    Where's that cartoon about Bush - 51% - A Nation Divided, and Obama -52% - A Nation United?
     
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    Conservative rallying cry: an unregulated free market is THE WAY to ensure that the American Way of Life can endure. Supply and Demand (and Profits, joyful PROFITS!!!!) will win the day for us all.

    Media = a relatively unregulated (just don't say the f-word or show any boobies on Network TV!) free market.

    The USA is pretty much 50-50 conservative/liberal.

    So how does a Liberal Media survive the inexorable forces of the market decade after decade? How do monolithic corporate interests carry on decade after decade, by ignoring (flipping the bird even, at) half their market share? Answer: They don't, you silly, overly propagana-fed fools.

    [Cue imploding of Mythological Conservative Talking Point #437]
     
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