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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 08:57 PM

We're going to have to kick the crap out of the "liberal" media

Once we re-elect the President and run the Tea Baggers out of town on a rail, we need to address the corporate ownership and monopoly of the so-called "free" press.

First, there is a study that IN NOT ONE SINGLE ONE-WEEK PERIOD OVER THE PAST 18 MONTHS did the President get anywhere above 10% positive coverage. Think about that for a minute. An absolute mud-slide of negative-slanted news coverage, and the President is still more popular than Romney, and is leading in most polls. Had we even had anything close to "unbiased" coverage, the President would be up double digits on the ass-hat from the right.

Now, we get this headline from the AP "For Obama, bin Laden killing becomes campaign tool"

Really AP???? If fucking Dumbya would have gotten Bin Laden, the fucking Republicans would have raised taxes to come up with the funds to carve his smirky ass face on Mt. Rushmore.

Fuck the AP... and Fuck the so-called "Liberal" media.

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Reply We're going to have to kick the crap out of the "liberal" media (Original post)
maxrandb Apr 2012 OP
GopperStopper2680 Apr 2012 #1
rufus dog Apr 2012 #2
fascisthunter Apr 2012 #3
Initech Apr 2012 #4
progressoid Apr 2012 #5
Risen Demon Apr 2012 #6
pacalo Apr 2012 #7
CBHagman Apr 2012 #8
pacalo Apr 2012 #9
maxrandb Apr 2012 #10

Response to maxrandb (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 09:00 PM

1. Here, here!

 

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Response to maxrandb (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 09:03 PM

2. really? not above 10%

I need the link, agree that the bias is out of control, but when OBL was killed it wasn't positive?

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Response to maxrandb (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 09:09 PM

3. Recommend

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Response to maxrandb (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 09:31 PM

4. There is no liberal media! It doesn't exist!!!

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Response to maxrandb (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 12:50 AM

5. Well...


Now, we get this headline from the AP "For Obama, bin Laden killing becomes campaign tool"


To be fair, it will be a campaign tool. The Obama team won't blatantly use it, but our team will definitely be using it.

For example: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002620009

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Response to maxrandb (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 12:54 AM

6. I remember seeing posts about it on FB

Things like "Obama didn't kill Bin Laden. Navy Seals did!"

Just citing one example in summary.

However, these same types would have been praising GW and ignoring the Navy Seal credibility if it were under the previous regime.

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Response to Risen Demon (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 08:14 AM

7. I'll bet the Republican hucksters who used bin Laden as a propaganda tool for political leverage &

as a pathetic excuse for looting the treasure were somewhat disappointed that it was Obama's Navy SEALS who took their political goldmine out of existence -- & that it was Obama's decision that made it possible.


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Response to pacalo (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 08:24 AM

8. Well, the GOP has been just fine with politically exploiting 9/11.

Consider George W. Bush and Newt Gingrich. The former used footage in his reelection campaign and the latter in one of his so-called films.

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Response to CBHagman (Reply #8)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 08:52 AM

9. Now that *that* source for manipulation is depleted, they're now focusing on

slithering in radical legislation on a state-by-state basis through ALEC or through whatever ALEC counterparts that the public doesn't know about.

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Response to maxrandb (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 07:56 PM

10. Here's the Pew Study


http://www.thegrio.com/politics/study-shows-obama-received-more-negative-media-coverage-than-republicans.php

The only presidential candidate who did not have a week in 2012 with more positive than negative media coverage was President Obama, according to a new study by Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism.

Despite complaints from the Republican candidates that the press is biased against them, the study, which included analysis of thousands of articles about the campaign, concluded
"while a sitting president may have access to the 'bully pulpit' that does not mean he has control of the media narrative, particularly during the other party's primary season."

"This negative coverage was driven by several factors. One was the consistent criticism leveled at him by each of the Republican contenders during primary season. The other involved news coverage of issues -- ranging from the tenuous economic recovery to the continuing challenges to his health care legislation -- with which he was inextricably linked," the authors write.

In contrast, "positive coverage outweighed negative for Romney in six of the fifteen weeks and was fairly evenly divided in four more."

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