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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-04 03:15 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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  -We need media reform ! kentuck  Oct-16-04 12:19 AM   #0 
  - We need Powell's kid outta the FCC....they are taking no action against  grannylib   Oct-16-04 12:20 AM   #1 
  - Screw the media!  VoteJohn04_com   Oct-16-04 04:02 AM   #33 
  - Yeah we do!  Political_Junkie   Oct-16-04 12:25 AM   #2 
  - re: Media Reform - Things to Think About  evilqueen   Oct-16-04 01:03 AM   #3 
  - *kick*  evilqueen   Oct-16-04 01:29 AM   #4 
  - Kentuck, Amen & More...  IMRadioactive   Oct-16-04 01:38 AM   #5 
  - Ummmm...  factcheck   Oct-16-04 02:08 AM   #7 
     - I think what we have right now is government censorship  evilqueen   Oct-16-04 02:20 AM   #8 
     - I agree, up to a point...  factcheck   Oct-16-04 02:51 AM   #10 
        - So if the media is mostly wrong...  evilqueen   Oct-16-04 03:06 AM   #11 
        - No.  factcheck   Oct-16-04 03:27 AM   #20 
           - LOL  evilqueen   Oct-16-04 03:43 AM   #26 
           - I don't want to argue that....  factcheck   Oct-16-04 03:50 AM   #29 
              - The Internet is my main outlet.  evilqueen   Oct-16-04 04:12 AM   #39 
                 - There you go!  factcheck   Oct-16-04 04:17 AM   #41 
           - Time for a Honeymoon...  evilqueen   Oct-16-04 04:50 AM   #45 
              - Actually  factcheck   Oct-16-04 11:49 AM   #50 
        - Bias Is Not The Issue As Much As Control  IMRadioactive   Oct-16-04 03:15 AM   #14 
           - My suggestion....  factcheck   Oct-16-04 03:22 AM   #17 
              - Keep Your Loved Ones Close...  IMRadioactive   Oct-16-04 03:38 AM   #23 
                 - Fine, but  factcheck   Oct-16-04 03:41 AM   #25 
                    - Government As Honest Broker...Diversity  IMRadioactive   Oct-16-04 03:54 AM   #30 
                       - Hmmmmm...  factcheck   Oct-16-04 04:00 AM   #32 
                          - No Utopia...Just Fairness  IMRadioactive   Oct-16-04 04:11 AM   #38 
                             - Absolutely...  factcheck   Oct-16-04 04:21 AM   #43 
                                - That Horse Is Out Of The Barn  IMRadioactive   Oct-16-04 04:32 AM   #44 
                                   - I am not sure  factcheck   Oct-16-04 11:47 AM   #49 
     - Factcheck, I suggest you take a basic economics class  ibegurpard   Oct-16-04 02:21 AM   #9 
     - Actually...  factcheck   Oct-16-04 03:09 AM   #13 
        - Monopoly  evilqueen   Oct-16-04 03:24 AM   #18 
           - Wait...  factcheck   Oct-16-04 03:38 AM   #24 
              - Nothing over the air  evilqueen   Oct-16-04 04:05 AM   #36 
                 - A little off topic  factcheck   Oct-16-04 04:15 AM   #40 
                    - Correct  evilqueen   Oct-16-04 05:06 AM   #46 
     - Clarification  IMRadioactive   Oct-16-04 03:06 AM   #12 
        - Interesting...  factcheck   Oct-16-04 03:17 AM   #15 
        - There Is A Balance  IMRadioactive   Oct-16-04 03:31 AM   #21 
           - Times change  factcheck   Oct-16-04 03:44 AM   #27 
              - You Don't Regulate Cable At All  IMRadioactive   Oct-16-04 04:02 AM   #34 
                 - Right...  factcheck   Oct-16-04 04:09 AM   #37 
                    - Soon We'll Have The Controls  IMRadioactive   Oct-16-04 04:18 AM   #42 
        - No, I for one appreciate the comments you've made, and...  evilqueen   Oct-16-04 03:18 AM   #16 
           - I've Been In Internet Radio Since 1996  IMRadioactive   Oct-16-04 03:25 AM   #19 
              - Cool.  evilqueen   Oct-16-04 03:34 AM   #22 
                 - CB Was The First Online/Cellphone  IMRadioactive   Oct-16-04 03:48 AM   #28 
  - Next time you meet a reporter  Gyre   Oct-16-04 01:43 AM   #6 
  - Sounds good, and it even has a catchy line: "media reform"..  T Town Jake   Oct-16-04 03:58 AM   #31 
  - OK  factcheck   Oct-16-04 04:04 AM   #35 
  - I disagree with these points...  kentuck   Oct-16-04 07:45 AM   #47 
  - So it sounds like...  factcheck   Oct-16-04 12:10 PM   #52 
  - We had those rules before, remember  Oak2004   Oct-16-04 02:25 PM   #56 
  - I agree. I've always agreed. Basically, you can't call yourself a..  Kahuna   Oct-16-04 07:59 AM   #48 
  - I agree  factcheck   Oct-16-04 12:14 PM   #53 
  - YES the FCC has the responsibility to make equal time for candidates.  TruelyMe   Oct-16-04 11:56 AM   #51 
  - Wasted time  factcheck   Oct-16-04 12:20 PM   #54 
  - Here's a link to the Ed Monks story about the Fairness Doctrine  Lefty48197   Oct-16-04 12:41 PM   #55 

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