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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-04 04:15 AM
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14. Bias Is Not The Issue As Much As Control
Bias is a byproduct. In the case we've witnessed in recent years, it's a bias that is part self-serving (sucking up to a regime that lavishes it's friends with government loopholes and exemptions) and part marketplace (the popularity of the Faux cable network wasn't an aberition, but IMHO it was overblown) and these companies saw a buck to be made in reaching what they saw was a rather affluent and highly loyal "consumer rich" environment.

The people who watch Faux are the ones the Cadillac dealers, large banks, real-estate, Di-Tech, Viagra and so on. Just like how one reality show spawned another, the same went with Faux crap. MSGOP brought in Joey Scarborough and CNNservative went to more "personality" (?) shows instead of hard news. While I the research they used was on that small universe of cable viewers as opposed to the population on the whole, it created a perception that we've had to battle more than this evil regime this year.

I'll be curious if there's a change in the media wind the moment it looks like this regime is a goner. Will they come out of their zombie state like a spell was lifted? Or will they get even more defiant feeling that the electorate is to be held in contempt for making the media look bad. Stay tuned.
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