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There is no such thing as the liberal press

 
 
Reply Mon 17 Sep, 2012 04:26 pm
http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/who-owns-the-media-the-6-monolithic-corporations-that-control-almost-everything-we-watch-hear-and-read
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 17 Sep, 2012 04:41 pm
@plainoldme,
Just somehow doesn't ring true

As to press politics, there's one contingent 'way off to the right, e.g., Fox, and the rest, leaning slightly to the left
Baldimo
 
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Reply Mon 17 Sep, 2012 05:00 pm
@plainoldme,
It's the Jews! They control everything!
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 17 Sep, 2012 06:54 pm
If the rest were leaning slightly left at all, they never would have put any credence in the Swift Boat attacks on John Kerry. Yet they repeated them endlessly.
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plainoldme
 
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Reply Mon 17 Sep, 2012 08:17 pm
@dalehileman,
Where do you center your politics? I would say that no one on the left thinks that any publication/group/newspaper/radio station leans slightly to the left.

Noam Chomsky would totally disagree with that statement.
plainoldme
 
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Reply Mon 17 Sep, 2012 08:18 pm
From Wiki:

Clear Channel Communications, Inc. is an American mass media company, that headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. Founded in 1972 by Lowry Mays and Red McCombs, the company was taken private by Bain Capital, LLC and Thomas H. Lee Partners in a leveraged buyout in 2008; as a result, the company now operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of CC Media Holdings, Inc.

Fox News is a presentation of CC MEdia Holdings, Inc.
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plainoldme
 
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Reply Mon 17 Sep, 2012 08:21 pm
I have been saying for years that there is no competition in the United STates and the righties here disagree with me. In 1983, there were 50 large media owners. Today, there are 6. Do you feel safe? I do not. Do you think there is competition? I do not. Do you wonder why television is such pablum? I do not. Do you wonder why it is so difficult to learn the truth? I do not.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 18 Sep, 2012 06:00 am
@plainoldme,
In the run up to the war in Iraq, all major Media across America supported the invasion, and did not report on protests.

The BBC is bound by statute to be unbiased, it's not allowed to be partisan in any way. Yet many right wing posters have called it Socialist, I think that speaks volumes.
plainoldme
 
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Reply Tue 18 Sep, 2012 07:57 am
@izzythepush,
You are so correct!
izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 18 Sep, 2012 07:58 am
@plainoldme,
There's a lot wouldn't agree with you, but thanks.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 18 Sep, 2012 09:10 am
Mother Jones and The Nation come to mind.
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Tue 18 Sep, 2012 09:56 am
@plainoldme,
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Where do you center your politics?
I lean left on social issues, right on fiscal

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I would say that no one on the left thinks that any publication/group/newspaper/radio station leans slightly to the left.
I wouldn't say no one, Plain, but yes, the right imagines them to the left

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Noam Chomsky would totally disagree with that statement.
"his political views are often characterized in news accounts as "leftist"[79][80][81][82] or "left-wing," and he has described himself as an anarcho-syndicalist.[83] "

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noam_Chomsky

By the really most remarkable coincidence his countenance in the Wiki photo is so nearly identical to my own that it's as if God is sending me a message of some sort
plainoldme
 
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Reply Sun 7 Oct, 2012 09:59 pm
@dalehileman,
Separated at birth?
plainoldme
 
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Reply Sun 7 Oct, 2012 09:59 pm
http://prospect.org/article/sound-crickets-conservative-sites-silent-about-gop-voter-registration-fraud
dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 8 Oct, 2012 10:02 am
@plainoldme,
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Separated at birth?
I wouldn't be surprised. I wear born 1930 in the immediate aftereffect of the Depression when my father would have been horrified at the birth of two
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firefly
 
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Reply Wed 10 Oct, 2012 01:04 pm
@plainoldme,
Not only are the conservative sites silent on the phony issue of voter registration fraud, they are also silent on the issue of Romney's failure to disclose more than two years worth of tax returns, although they have constantly alleged that Obama is concealing something, and they still help to keep the "birther" idiocy alive.

And why isn't the allegedly liberal media carrying on about Romney's undisclosed tax returns either? Whether to raise taxes on people in his bracket, or to let the Bush tax cuts remain, is a major economic issue in this campaign, yet we have an extremely wealthy Presidential candidate who's not willing to be fully open about the taxes he pays, or the loopholes and maneuvers that help him to avoid taxes.

And, when the latest jobs figures came out last week, and the unemployment rate reflected an improvement that helped to favor Obama, both the conservative outlets, as well as the so-called "liberal" ones, gave coverage to absolutely unfounded claims by Jack Welch that the Obama administration had cooked the books. Why would an allegedly liberally biased media even give airtime to the promotion of yet another unsupported conspiracy theory, and one that most economists immediately debunked?

I think I agree that there is no such thing as a liberal bias in the media--I think it's a fantasy.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Wed 10 Oct, 2012 01:35 pm
@firefly,
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I think I agree that there is no such thing as a liberal bias in the media--I think it's a fantasy.
Most interesting Fly that you should so assert, something I've long wondered

Clearly a few such--of course Fox immediately pops to mind--lean so far right as to be almost bizarre. But it seems--to me at least--that it's that very extreme-right state of mind which assigns a leftward tendency to the vast majority

Incidentally I can't blame Romney for his hesitancy to reveal since the commentator leaning equally far to the left can interpret and distort any sort of personal info as damning
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