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Thu Mar 8, 2018, 09:56 PM

How the right exploits the media (to get pro-rightwing coverage) - Carlos Maza

I think this is really important.

Even though most of our media is nominally centrist, controlled by right-wing corporations but staffed with mostly intelligent, non-billionaire (and thus liberal) journalists, it is always confusing why media coverage is so GOP-friendly and anti-progressive.

Why did Obama get such bad coverage for birtherism, tan suits, and Ebola? Why did Hillary get such bad coverage for the completely trumped-up Benghazi disaster and Foundation issues, and the massively overblown email server? And why does the president avioid coverage for ties to Russia? Why do Paul Ryan and McConnell and the Koches and Sinclair and Murdoch and Limbaugh largely avoid coverage for their anti-american, pro-GOP-billionaire, and propagandizing actions?

Carlos Maza illustrates the answer BEAUTIFULLY.

"How Republicans troll the media:
1. Bait reporters by promising a big scandal
2. Get wall-to-wall coverage repeating GOP talking points
3. The scandal turns out to be bullshit, but voters remember it anyway
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Here's the great video.

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american_ideals Mar 2018 #1
Eko Jun 2018 #2
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Sat Mar 31, 2018, 10:42 PM

1. important stuff. Maza is good.

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Response to sharedvalues (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2018, 07:21 PM

2. This!!!!! K&R

The conservatives are creating their own reality and using our news to do it. Notice how fox wont even report on stories that are bad to conservatives or if they do they downplay it?. The rest of the news being fair and honorable feel like they have to report on all the news, and make money off of it. Not really faulting them they are businesses and are out to make money, but even so they try to be true and fair.

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Response to Eko (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 01:40 PM

3. Exactly right. Lies by omission are still lies

We can sort news outlets in America into three groups:

1. truth-seeking journalism (often non-profit, places where _journalists_ have the editorial control, not business people)
2. profit-first infotainment (CNN, MSNBC)
3. right-wing propaganda (Fox, Limbaugh etc)

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