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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-24-07 04:10 PM
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Media 'research' Center goes crazy over YouTube Democratic Debate
From my email account that I use to spy on them:

"During Monday night's CNN/You Tube Democratic presidential debate, the candidates were hit with questions from the left over the right by nearly a 3-to-1 margin: 17 liberal questions posed in You Tube clips versus six conservative clips. With CNN's You Tube forum with Republican presidential candidates set for September 17, CNN has eight weeks to ensure an equal approach of of pushing each party from the direction of its base, so Republicans should be pressed from the right by about 3-to-1 over from the left. But if most of the questions to Republicans also come from the left, the CNN/You Tube debates will have served as little more than prime hours dedicated to advancing liberal causes. Amongst the questions from the left at Monday's event, one about reparations ("African-Americans ever going to get reparations for slavery?"), Katrina ("Do you believe the response in the wake of Hurricane Katrina would have been different if the storm hit an affluent, predominantly white city?"), getting out of Iraq and "free" health care."

What they didn't mention is that the Republicans will go before the same treatment in November, I highly doubt that they would ask the Republicans more questions from the left than from the Right.

But, we all know that if they receive one question that even sounds more left than Mussolini, then CNN will be accused of harboring a 'liberal bias', right?
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-24-07 04:15 PM
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1. Never trust CNN NBC FOX CBS ABC and always assume the
Edited on Tue Jul-24-07 04:20 PM by higher class
right will say the opposite of the truth. We can rely on these princliples - it may only be necessary to discuss 'corporation-military-white house-republican' media and statements by the right if what they say and do is reversed and they all become less corporate and born again. In other words, there is predictable, there is transparent as well as orchestrated, and rehearsed. Any movement away from that is when we should discuss it among ourselves.

But, you're right in what you say.
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-24-07 04:22 PM
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2. "Liberal bias" is a myth
We know it, and they know it.

So I guess the answer to your question is, "Who cares?" The RW will scream "Liberal bias" just like they always do, and we'll roll our eyes just like we always do.
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loves_dulcinea Donating Member (384 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-24-07 05:48 PM
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3. charleston, south carolina, international longshoreman's hall
Edited on Tue Jul-24-07 05:51 PM by loves_dulcinea
debate night:
obama's volunteers and supporters watch the debate on a large screen in a small amphitheatre. i sit in the second row. probably 50-60% of the 300 odd people there are ethnic; black, hispanic (like me), asian.

when the gentleman questioner said the word "reparations" roughly 60% of the audience groaned in resentment. black folk here just don't want to hear about reparations.

reparations: where does it end? (what ethnic group was not exploited?)

the native hispanics that were burned out of their homes and/or shipped over the national border to make way for white settlers? the chinese who built the railroads? the irish? yeah, them too. let's not even think about native tribes.

sometimes i honestly feel that reparation is an idea invented by the right wing for the sole purpose of frightening the middle class into believing that democrats will take all their money away to give it to brown skinned people.

just my $0.02, for what it's worth.
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