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BlancheSplanchnik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:50 AM
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I am so sick of Yahoo bias!!!
It's easy to avoid mass-market newsfotainment, but my email is Yayhoot and so I have to go to their opening page.

I am sooooo goddammed sick of their blatant RW bias. :puke:

It was especially sickening during the campaigning, but jeezus h christ, this morning the big headline is Obama and his "smoking addiction".....well maybe he should take the Rash Limpbag path and ask us to pray for him :puke:

Meanwhile, they ignore all the really significant actions he's taking to be prepared to address the huge variety of horrible actions and etc signed by DearLeader and the Minions........


The goddammed pea-brained propaganda drives me nuts!! Goddammit!!! it's the IGNORANCE!! The IGNORANCE, I tell you......
:mad: :mad: :grr: :grr:
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:52 AM
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1. Dudette, the man has been elected President of the United States
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 07:53 AM by slackmaster
That puts him squarely in the spotlight. He's one of the most important people on Earth now.
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Tutonic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:20 AM
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9. The post is correct. Yahoo throughout the campaign and continuing after wards
uses terms and phrases that suggest something negative about Obama. Yesterday regarding his smoking they called it an "addiction." Now stated elsewhere it would be meaningless. Stated as a freakin YAHOO headline it is wrong on so many levels. I've written to YAHOO several times and never received a response regarding their bend over Republican bias. Hopefully Google will absorb them in the future and bring it to an end.
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:23 AM
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12. Without a comprehensive survey of everything Yahoo ever wrote about any candidate
Your post does sound like it could be the result of cherry-picking.
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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:10 AM
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19. If Obama himself admits that he has tried several times to quit smoking,
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 09:11 AM by Freddie Stubbs
and he has been seen chewing Nicorette gum, is it an unreasonable conclusion that he is addicted to smoking?
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BlancheSplanchnik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:41 PM
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24. it's not the mention of addiction to smoking, it's the FRAMING
media puts alot of money and effort into framing in order to achieve a desired effect on their target audience.

For example, in the case of movies, a director, cinematographer, editors, etc. will use cinematic techniques to lead us to empathize with protagonists and to dislike antagonists. Advertising frames in order to manipulate audience emotions to feel the product will fill created needs fanned by ad production techniques....

I'm not revealing any hidden knowledge here; we here all know about propaganda and psychological manipulation. So, the concern is HOW Yahoo presents Obama and Democratic initiatives.

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Veritas_et_Aequitas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:56 AM
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2. Well, what do you want?
It's Yahoo. They use the AP (demonstrable RW bias) and aren't going to cover real news unless it's something major. That leaves light, fluffy human interest pieces like Obama's smoking and the sex lives of your favorite celebrities. Yahoo's an entertainment service, nothing more.
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BlancheSplanchnik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:59 AM
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4. I know...
just having it shoved in my face drives me up a wall.

dammed bias.... arrrrg
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crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:58 AM
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3. It bothers you too, eh?
I almost switch away from them during the campaign because it was so blatant, but their email service has always been very good. My compromise: I use the mail, look at the fashion dos and don'ts pics :P but get my news elsewhere. It's working well.
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BlancheSplanchnik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:04 AM
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6. me too....
the email is good. It's just the hard to avoid "headlines", if by headline you mean, "We Feature Superficial Dirt on Democrats in the News while Lovingly Massaging the Prostates of the Right Wing" (rude pundit, you inspire me..... ;) :P )
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atimetocome Donating Member (236 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:59 AM
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5. The media for the most part has not made an issue of this. He
is our PE. Its news now.
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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:05 AM
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7. Switch to a different email service; there are a number of free options
I'm fond of Hotmail. Several of my co-workers swear by GMail. :hi:
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rcrush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:22 AM
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10. Yahoo really does have the best email client
Compared to Hotmail and Gmail.
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:23 AM
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13. mail2world has a language translator and spell check.
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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:43 AM
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16. But is that worth being exposed to right wing crap every time you check your mail?
That is the decision in a nutshell.
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rcrush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:50 AM
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17. Download the Yahoo mail client
Takes you right to your mailbox. Problem solved.
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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:21 AM
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20. Yahoo has a well deserved reputation for installing trojans with their branded software
I work as an IT professional, and at least two or three times a week, my department has to remove the Yahoo toolbar from the machines of field reps who installed it because it breaks a number of security protocols (I'm with a mid size brokerage firm; our internal security has to be very tight.) We are currently discussing blocking all access to the entire Yahoo domain, the problem is really that bad.
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BlancheSplanchnik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:43 PM
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25. Woa!! What scumbags! n/t
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:09 AM
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8. Have you tried hotmail or mail2world?
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 08:17 AM by B Calm
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:22 AM
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11. The headline now reads "Obama's smoking issue"
Doubleplus good job, whoever in the Ministry of Truth is monitoring the news.
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:24 AM
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14. Comcast is like that, too
You always see the headlines when checking in and they can be annoying! They exaggerate everything.
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:28 AM
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15. Amen! And when you download their smarmy tool bar it LOCKS on Comcast as Search Default.
I'm so tired for resetting Google as my Search Engine, I'm going to un-install the Comcast Tool-bar and merely google "Comcast.net" when I wish to check my mail. :(
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bunkerbuster1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:53 AM
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18. Yahoo is ok for group messages. Terrible for news, and email
Drop it.
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Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:33 AM
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21. I hear you about Yahoo!
Comcast (which I subscribe to) is pretty much as bad (maybe they rely on the same news sources?).

And of course, some other less politically aware subscribers are being force-fed this BS just like members of the armed forces only get Rush's POV.

:puke:

Where oh where is the LIBERAL MEDIA???????!!!!!
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:17 PM
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22. Latest photo of Obama on Yahoo front page
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 01:18 PM by slackmaster


Yeepers, they're really trying to demonize the man.

:eyes:
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BlancheSplanchnik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:29 PM
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23. yep this is what pissed me off so much I had to yell.
Ive wanted to write them a note about their pandering to the rw, but can't seem to find a "comments" link, I mean letters to the editor, not some discussion board where crowds of nincompoops (yahoos. How apt) can display their substandard intelligence....
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Greyhound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:46 PM
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26. Yes, they certainly have turned to shit since they decided to rest on their laurels
and become microserfs. They are now a pathetic imitation of Google even though they had a years-long head start on them.

On the bright side, they do still take pretty good care of their employees.


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CK_John Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:57 PM
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27. Yahoo will not be around much longer, IMO. n/t
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