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Politics_Guy25 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-05-09 08:59 PM
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I don't watch CNN anymore (prefer MSNBC) but was wondering are they now as biased as Fox News?
Edited on Wed Aug-05-09 09:01 PM by Politics_Guy25
The reason I ask is I saw like 2 minutes of CNN tonight. The show had some lady named Campbell Brown saying to one of their reporters "there sure is a lot of anger out there at the president. These town hall protests and our online poll prove it." WTF? I saw her a couple of months ago and she was doing some segment about how unfair life is to Sarah Palin.

So that's 2 incidents in 2 months of blatant pro-GOP bias on her part at least. I googled her and I understand that she is married to Dan Senor, former senior Bush administration adviser and coalition provisional authority spokesperson in Iraq, so she's clearly a GOP stooge. I was just wondering about the rest of the network? Are they basically as biased as Fox now from what you can tell?

I caught Larry King Live where Larry King talked about how Gore was really president but had it stolen from him (in 2000 by GWB), then backed off saying "let's not go there" so maybe it's not as bad as I think.

They definitely seem to have a pro GOP bias lately, however, that they did not have in the 1990s.

CNN has sure tumbled a long way from the days when they had Bernie Shaw, Judy Woodruff, Peter Arnett, John Holliman, et al. It's shocking to me that the former network of Ted Turner has turned into Fox-lite. Is all of CNN as bad as Campbell Brown these days?

I am sure glad I switched to MSNBC when I did.
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nini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-05-09 09:04 PM
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1. they're in between and it depends on who you're watching
Some of them are Fox qualified - some not so bad. They definitely lean right though.
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Politics_Guy25 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-05-09 09:09 PM
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2. It's so frustrating
Edited on Wed Aug-05-09 09:12 PM by Politics_Guy25
I never ever looked at Bernie Shaw or Judy Woodruff and said "you are a GOP/Dem stooge." If I hadn't known that Judy was married to Al Hunt, I'd have no idea of her views. As far as Bernie, I still have no idea what party he supports and that's great.

These days, they are all open books and shouldn't be.

I think it started after 9/11 when they brought Paula Zahn on board and a whole new team. Zahn was one of the most blatantly biased GOP journalists I've ever seen outside of Fox.

This is supposed to be the news network for the world. Sad that their tremendous global assets are being used to try to take down a dem president now.
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steelmania75 Donating Member (836 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-05-09 09:16 PM
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3. MSNBC, Faux News, and CNN are not news organizations.
Faux and CNN have their conservative agenda, and MSNBC has it's liberal agenda. They should not be calling themselves news organizations since they're filled with commentary and opinion, not actual reporting.

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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-05-09 09:19 PM
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6. So Olbermann and Maddow are feeding me b.s.? Reporting on
stories no one else will that have been posted here throughout the day?

Think what you want.
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-05-09 09:22 PM
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7. Yes.
This is especially true for their Mourning Joe Show. It is liberal propaganda, which comes straight from a communist think-tank. We need brave soles who will stand in front of these tanks, and call them out on their agenda.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-05-09 09:31 PM
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12. So where do you get your daily truth?
Who do you trust to inform you daily?
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-05-09 09:54 PM
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16. I look on DU
to see if I've posted anything.
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-05-09 10:20 PM
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18. ...sometimes good sarcasm just gets lost on some people...
...sigh...

personally, I get all my news from standing in front of my mirror - I turn it off when someone else comes into view tho...
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-05-09 10:28 PM
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20. Cute. nt
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-05-09 09:25 PM
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8. Joe Scarborough has a liberal agenda?
Last time I checked, beady-eyed Joe had a three hour show every weekday morning. That's an hour more than Keith and Rachel combined.
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mwooldri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-05-09 09:27 PM
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11. I just wish BBC World was on wider distribution across the USA.
We do get 5 hours a day via BBC America.. and some lucky cable customers (Cablevision and some smaller systems) have BBC World.

But then every news organisation has some bias.
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-05-09 10:31 PM
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that's for people who actually
want to know what's going on in the rest of the world.
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The Gunslinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-05-09 10:03 PM
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17. MSNBC does not have a liberal agenda
They have 3 liberal hosts for 3 hours, and they have Repug Scarborough on for 3 hours a day as well. The corporate owned rightist media would like to tell you that they are liberal, but to call MSNBC left just like FOX is right is incorrect.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 04:54 AM
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24. Correct, Gunslinger.
You will never have Faux allowing a real alternate view on the issues like MSNBC gives Scarborough. MSNBC could almost be thought of as centrist.
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4lbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-05-09 09:17 PM
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4. If you are up early in the morning, watch CNN instead of MSNBC. CNN American Morning is better than
Morning Joe.
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-05-09 09:19 PM
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5. Some folks think MSNBC is just as bad as Fox...
MSNBC and CNN are corporate media. The bottom line is what drives them...not the need for quality unbiased news. They have their moments. I never miss Ed Schults and Rachel Maddow. I never forget MSNBC is still corporate.

Faux Noise...well, there is nothing to say about that network.
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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-05-09 09:25 PM
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9. Quit watching CNN a while back.
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Medusa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-05-09 09:27 PM
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10. Get your news from independent media
Those people you see on tv? Actors making multi-million salaries from their corporate media masters. You can't believe anything they say: they all spin like crazy.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-05-09 09:35 PM
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15. And independent media is also opinions, some not all that great.
I want facts, dammit!
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 04:55 AM
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25. Good luck with that. nt
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 04:55 AM
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26. Their reporting is better and the POV is more honestly stated.
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Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-05-09 09:34 PM
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13. No.
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bamacrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-05-09 09:35 PM
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14. I emailed CNN today about this.
I told them that I would no longer watch Lou Dobbs show because of his birtherness. I also told them I may no longer watch CNN all together. I can't get MSNBC where I live.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 04:56 AM
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27. I have also complained to
CNN about broadcasting GOP contrived garbage.
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Expedite Trucker Donating Member (56 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-05-09 10:23 PM
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19. Thats the way we want you to see it
No more and thats the way it is truly sad
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-05-09 10:31 PM
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21. Don't watch CNN at night, its only decent up until old Wolfie
Anderson Cooper is okay....sometimes. Other times he is putrid. Rick Sanchez is the main liberal they have.
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bob4460 Donating Member (173 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 04:46 AM
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22.  I got away from CNN when they canned HEADLINE NEWS
Edited on Thu Aug-06-09 04:46 AM by bob4460
I still think that was the best but now it is all about Repug as they come Prime News and Nancy grace make me sick ...Morning Joe a liberal ???? COME ON
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 04:49 AM
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23. And the huge anti-war
demonstrations proved nothing to these corporate shills?

There is almost zero objective and honest reporting remaining. NPR and C-Span have become even more inaccurate than CNN. This is troubling in that these outlets have traditionally been above manipulation by the shadow government.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 04:58 AM
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28. CNN is about where Fox was five years ago and Fox is the new X-Files
I don't get how any of you can watch either of them. MSNBC is only a little better for a few hours at night.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 05:00 AM
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29. Remember Crossfire?
Even after using the weeniest representative of the left wing perspective they had to dump it because it gave air time to alternate views. At one time it was an excellent program and very popular. They tried to kill it and did.
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