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Mon Feb 10, 2014, 08:29 AM

15 Things Everyone Would Know If There Were A Liberal Media

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/08/10/15-things-everyone-would-know-if-there-were-a-liberal-media/



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1. Where the jobs went.

Outsourcing (or offshoring) is a bigger contributor to unemployment in the U.S. than laziness.

Since 2000, U.S. multinationals have cut 2.9 million jobs here while increasing employment overseas by 2.4 million. This is likely just the tip of the iceberg, as multinational corporations account for only about 20 percent of the labor force.

When was the last time you saw a front-page headline about outsourcing?



2. Upward wealth redistribution and/or inequality.

In 2010, 20 percent of the people held approximately 88 percent of the net worth in the U.S. The top 1 percent alone held 35 percent of all net worth.

The bottom 80 percent of people held only 12 percent of net worth in 2010. In 1983, the bottom 80 percent held 18 percent of net worth.

These statistics are not Democratic or Republican. They are widely available to reporters. Why aren’t they discussed in the “liberal” media?

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Source: Occupy Posters

3. ALEC.

If there was a corporate organization that drafted laws and then passed them on to legislators to implement, wouldn’t you think the “liberal” media would report on them?

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is such an organization. Need legislation drafted? No need to go through a lobbyist to reach state legislatures anymore. Just contact ALEC. Among other things, ALEC is responsible for:

Stand Your Ground laws
Voter ID laws
Right to Work laws
Privatizing schools
Health savings account bills which benefit health care companies
Tobacco industry legislation

Many legislators don’t even change the proposals handed to them by this group of corporations. They simply take the corporate bills and bring them to the legislative floor.

This is the primary reason for so much similar bad legislation in different states.

They’re meeting in Chicago this weekend. Maybe the “liberal media” will send some reporters.

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5. The number of black people in prison.

In 2009, non-Hispanic blacks, while only 13.6 percent of the population, accounted for 39.4 percent of the total prison and jail population.

In 2011, according to FBI statistics, whites accounted for 69.2 percent of arrests.

Numbers like these suggest a racial bias in our justice system.

To me, this is a much bigger story than any single incident like Travyon Martin. Or, at the very least, why didn’t the “liberal media” ever mention this while covering the Martin story

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Reply 15 Things Everyone Would Know If There Were A Liberal Media (Original post)
marble falls Feb 2014 OP
KeepItReal Feb 2014 #1
Mnemosyne Feb 2014 #2
chrisa Feb 2014 #3
marble falls Feb 2014 #4
mikeysnot Feb 2014 #8
malthaussen Feb 2014 #16
mikeysnot Feb 2014 #17
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2014 #19
rurallib Feb 2014 #5
NRaleighLiberal Feb 2014 #6
mountain grammy Feb 2014 #7
ReRe Feb 2014 #9
PatrynXX Feb 2014 #10
SomethingFishy Feb 2014 #11
blkmusclmachine Feb 2014 #12
hfojvt Feb 2014 #13
marble falls Feb 2014 #23
marble falls Feb 2014 #26
progressoid Feb 2014 #14
Enthusiast Feb 2014 #15
ut oh Feb 2014 #18
Curmudgeoness Feb 2014 #20
alp227 Feb 2014 #21
NorthCarolina Feb 2014 #22
KoKo Feb 2014 #24
Solly Mack Feb 2014 #25
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2014 #27

Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2014, 08:34 AM

1. K&R

Great info for the unenlightened

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2014, 08:58 AM

2. K&R nt

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2014, 09:10 AM

3. Actual US history, not the "Disney" version we teach in schools.

(Some of many) Ignored items:

- Tuskeegee Experiment
- The Business Plot
- Support of the Contras
- Smuggling weapons to Iran, a country which at the time held US citizens hostage with the purpose of continuing banned support for the Contras covertly.
- The real story of Native American genocide
- Wars we didn't win, like The Korean War
Etc. Etc.

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Response to chrisa (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 10, 2014, 09:16 AM

4. All topics that get discussed here. And I'm smarter for it. Where did the meme of 'liberal press' ..

derive from???

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Response to marble falls (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 10, 2014, 10:10 AM

8. Post Watergate reporting of truth and

Reagan brought it to the forefront of wrong wing memes... "they own the mikes" etc..

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Response to mikeysnot (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 10, 2014, 04:29 PM

16. Think it may go back even further...

... they were nattering about "liberal bias" when the Civil Rights movement started gaining traction. Spiro Agnew, though, was really instrumental in spreading it around.

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #16)

Mon Feb 10, 2014, 06:14 PM

17. Probably

I am only 48, but I really remember the word "liberal" being used as a negative back in the Reagan/ Bush the smarter years.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2014, 10:02 AM

5. One more thing that wasn't included is the effect of the court decision on the internet

even the crazy wing will be surprised when the internet moves to turtle speed with content pre-judged.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2014, 10:07 AM

6. not even "liberal" media - how about honest media? true media? not RW owned media?

Where we are is so far from where we should be, in terms of how the public is informed, is beyond laughable....

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2014, 10:09 AM

7. I remember the "liberal media" when it used to be called "truth."

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2014, 10:29 AM

9. I might add...

Ronald Reagan is the one that started the ball rolling with the roll-out of "downsizing." I know. My husband was downsized. Twice.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2014, 10:34 AM

10. If there was a Liberal media

fairly sure more people would be angry Republicans waste time defunding Acorn which doesn't exist...

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2014, 10:35 AM

11. The "liberal media" consists of about 5 people.

Bill Moyers, Greg Palast, Jeremy Scahill, Matt Tiabbi and Glen Greenwald... I'm sure there are a couple others, people who do more then act as a stenographer for the government.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2014, 11:13 AM

12. Thanks, Bill Clinton.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2014, 11:17 AM

13. DU does not talk much about some of these things

Prison, and especially blacks in prison is not a common topic in GD.

There have been way more threads on Woody Allen and Justin Bieber than on the prison industrial complex in the last five years.

GD, in fact, tends to follow the M$M's issue du jour, or at best might follow M$NBC's topics.

And this blogger seems kinda uniformed about taxes

"12. Tax cuts primarily benefit the wealthy. A progressive tax program is designed to tax people very little as they are starting out and progressively increase their rates as they do better.

Republican plans seem designed to do exactly the opposite: shift the tax burden off of the wealthy and onto working people."

He/she slides over the fact that DEMOCRATIC tax plans have heavily favored the wealthy these days. That it was Democrats who voted to make most of the Bush tax cuts permanent.

And then the fool embraces the accursed payroll tax cut.

"It also explains why Republicans were so willing to let the payroll tax cut expire. The payroll tax cut benefited people who were getting paid, not those issuing the paychecks. How much fight did you see to save this tax cut?"

Uhm, as I tried to yell from my tiny soapbox, the accursed payroll tax cut gave far more to the richest 10% than it did to the poorest 40%. By 27% to 12%. http://journals.democraticunderground.com/hfojvt/160

Blogger might wanna ask why DEMOCRATS were so willing to let the "making work pay" credit expire and to embrace the accursed payroll tax cut instead.

Unfortunately even liberal media, like Mother Jones, and pseudo-liberal media, like Rachel Maddow, were embracing and promoting the accursed payroll tax cut.

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Response to hfojvt (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 10, 2014, 09:48 PM

23. Itsas bad as you say. I spent an hour or so surfing for information on racism and US prison....

system and the most recent stuff was 2006 and 2010. These were reports and not from the media.

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Response to hfojvt (Reply #13)

Tue Feb 11, 2014, 10:40 PM

26. Found a place to start the conversation:

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2014, 11:52 AM

14. 15 Things Everyone Would Know If There Were A Liberal Media...

and a liberal Government.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2014, 03:50 PM

15. K&R! This post should have hundreds of recommendations!

We need to reflect on this. We should consider just how unfair our circumstances have become and raise hell about it. They did not do away with the Fairness Doctrine with good intentions in mind.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2014, 06:56 PM

18. So true....

This needs to be pointed out at much as possible when cons bring up the 'liberal media'.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2014, 08:09 PM

20. Very important "news" that we would not know

without DU. Agreed. I am just glad to have this board available to me, and I make sure that as many people as I can reach hear about these things.

Thanks for posting this. It is great to have one place where I can access all these issues.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2014, 08:11 PM

21. Thom had a great segment about this



8/8/13.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2014, 09:01 PM

22. DU can, as long as your savvy enough to weed out the BS propaganda from the corporatist plants. nt

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2014, 09:59 PM

24. Big Recommend!

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2014, 02:12 AM

25. K&R

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2014, 10:43 PM

27. What I find hilarious

Is people shitting on actual indie outlets. That is what I find absolutely hilarious. To the point we no longer bother with DU. Have at it cnn

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