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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-06-12 11:13 AM
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"Sunday morning talk shows skew Republican" does not even begin to cover it.
This article gives the big picture and some specific examples.

http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=4514&printer_friendl...

This morning was no exception.

For one thing, though Schieffer had on two Republicans and two Democrats, Schieffer sat there with his bare smirk hanging out and let the Republicans (Gingrich and Bachman) say whatever the hell they wanted without troubling them with a single fact.

For example, Gingrich said that everything had gone down since Obama took office--the economy, employment, everything. Not a single interjection from Schieffer. And Michelle Bachman's rants were equally dishonest.

The only saving grace was that Dean and Schumer got to speak last (an unusual favor to the Democratic side).

For his part, David Gregory, who loved him some Dummya Bush, had a Meet the Press panel consisting solely of the following: his Dummy loving self, conservative Tom Brokaw, conservative Chuck Todd, Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte and economist/bankster/Federal Reservist Diane Swonk. (Gee, I wonder what her politics are). Less "fair and balanced" than Fox, ffs.

It's outrageous, especially in a Presidential campaign year.

For years, Republicans yelped ad nauseum about liberal media simply because the media had the "gall" to cover stories like civil rights demonstrators getting beaten bloody. But the kind of crap described in the article linked above goes on for decades, with nary a whimper from our Democratic representatives.

:wtf:

I missed George Steph's show today, but I am sure his was just as bad, despite his being a Democrat (allegedly).


I just contacted Face the Nation and Meet the Press and, tomorrow, I am going to look for the contact information for their sponsors and start contacting them as well.

If you are so motivated, here are links to the contact information pages for the two shows:

Face the Nation http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/1998/07/08/ftn/main13469... ;cnav#c (email addy is facethenation@cbsnews.com )

Meet the Press requires your information: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6872152/#.T6aemcU-frc

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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-06-12 11:54 AM
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1. I watched these shows this morning...
...and they were exceptionally weak with facts.
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-06-12 07:08 PM
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2. I know...broken record here...I keep telling you....
get the Damned ROKU BOX or WII or Something.

I cut out of that stuff when I got my International News from "other sources."

If you all think I'm crazy and OTT in some of my posts these days...believe me ....I would have been "locked up" if I didn't have my ROKU. (I'm not doing ads for them..you have to do an "add on" to get all the international sites in English along with BBC and TED TALKS and Moyers and Other stuff.

I can't turn on US TV without going into Depression.

I'm much more balanced since I have differing views to watch. There's great stuff just on our Internet.

"RT" News if you don't want to get the other outlets to bypass the Cable.

I can't get caught up in Matthews and Battles on Sunday Morning anymore. The WORLD IS OUT THERE...and as much as Propaganda can be gotten from OTHER NEWS SITES...I don't believe it can compete with what comes out of American TV which should have been changed long ago ... GET THESE PAC's (Religious and Otherwise) and CORPORATISTS OUT OF OUR MEDIA!
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-07-12 04:16 AM
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3. Thanks, Koko. That would solve my problem if I were my concern.
My concern, though, is how the media subtlely (and not so subtlely) creats and spreads poison to the viewing public, which is also the voting public.

I know I don't have to watch the msm, but I still have to live in the nation and the world they poison.

Perhaps the most egregious example was the run up to the Iraq War, as well as the early stages of the Iraq War.

Would that invasion have gotten the support of the American public so quickly without the complicity of the media?
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