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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:18 PM
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Bill Bennet: "Survey after survey of powerhouse journalists...show a clear liberal"
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 02:20 PM by sabra

http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/10/23/cnna.bennett /

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Is there a bias in the mainstream media against the Republican Party?
Mike Malloy, Paradise, California

BENNETT: Yes. And it is demonstrable. Survey after survey of powerhouse journalists -- on television, in newspapers and magazines -- show a clear liberal predisposition.


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Bad Penny Donating Member (392 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:19 PM
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1. GEEZUS
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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:19 PM
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2. site one independant survey
Or shutup and go back to your slots.
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:19 PM
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3. WHERE?
What fucking media are they watching?
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:20 PM
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4. what a perfectly unbiASSed person to ask
:eyes:
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samsingh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:23 PM
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9. very well point and a perspective of sanity
how the fing can bennett give an unbiased answer?!

thanks leftchick for a great comeback i'm going to use with people.
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:21 PM
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5. What about their editors, Bill?
I know, Mr. Bennet just makes shit up. Just the same, it doesn't matter what a journalist's political leanings are. It's the editors who decide what makes it to print.
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:23 PM
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8. Actually, in today's climate, it's the publishers and owners
who make the decision about what to print. The editors could be liberal, too, for what that would be worth.

The gatekeepers are CONSERVATIVE, Mr. Bennett.
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SharonAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:56 PM
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14. Yes, that's like saying that GM is a liberal, pro-union company
because most of their workers are.

Fiddlesticks! It's management that decides the policies (and the political support).
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:21 PM
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6. then why do i keep seeing Bennet type people on my TV screen??
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Rosco T. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:22 PM
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7. ahem.... MIKE MALLOY??
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Liberal_Dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:23 PM
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10. I Wonder If He Is Willing To Bet On It?
:evilgrin:

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satya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:29 PM
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11. He's right--there are no RW talking heads who are "powerhouse journalists"....
it's not surprising that someone like, say, Amy Goodman is liberal-leaning, since she has the necessary critical thinking and analysis skills to be a journalist.

It's hard enough to come up with a list of right-wingers whom you could classify as journalists, much less "powerhouses".
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:30 PM
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12. It's because most intelligent people are LIBERAL.
Conservatives are crafty, to be nice about it.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:37 PM
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13. to republicans, the definition of "FACTUAL" is "DEMOCRAT"
they can't have people going around reporting the facts. that's anti-republican.
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Tempest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:09 PM
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15. Here's Bennett's "bias against the Grand Old Pedophiles"
CBS, AP leave unchallenged Bartlett's claim that Bush's Iraq policy has "never been a 'stay the course' strategy"

http://mediamatters.org/items/200610230002

Summary: In an interview on CBS' The Early Show, White House senior adviser Dan Bartlett stated that the Bush administration's Iraq policy has "never been a 'stay the course' strategy" -- a claim that the Associated Press reported immediately after. But neither the CBS interview nor the AP article made any mention of previous, repeated assertions by President Bush that the United States "will stay the course in Iraq."
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kanrok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:18 PM
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16. They forgot to add:
"I'd be willing to bet...Survey after survey...shows a clear liberal predisposition."
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:38 PM
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17. I'm sure most of the propagandists in the USA are GOP or neocon.
Their choice if they want to live in myths and lies. Journalists require something they can discern to do a story. Start being real and perhaps more journalists will get ya.

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