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Thu Feb 25, 2021, 11:00 AM

Media has a Right Wing Bias -- Politico's founder just admitted it

https://newrepublic.com/article/155672/media-right-wing-bias-politicos-founder-just-admitted-it

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Reply Media has a Right Wing Bias -- Politico's founder just admitted it (Original post)
whathehell Feb 2021 OP
Amishman Feb 2021 #1
Hortensis Feb 2021 #3
whathehell Feb 2021 #4
Dustlawyer Feb 2021 #7
kentuck Feb 2021 #2
Spazito Feb 2021 #5
moondust Feb 2021 #6
SmartVoter22 Feb 2021 #8
I_UndergroundPanther Feb 2021 #9

Response to whathehell (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 11:33 AM

1. Media has a pro-controversy bias

They enable the fringes to drive ratings. It's all about the ratings.

The right fringe is more populous, so they get targeted both positively and negatively

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Response to Amishman (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 11:40 AM

3. The MSM alone are mostly owned by 6 or 7 giant conglomerates,

big business, and wealthy people with big wealth and big business interests. Experts study the media. CNN, MSNBC, NYT and the AP, just for a little list, all work to keep Republicans in power at both state and federal levels and were not just routinely biased and dishonest in 2015-16 but in some cases actively deceiving people by publishing lies.

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Response to Amishman (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 11:46 AM

4. Their biases include, but aren't limited to, a "pro-controversy" one

Not "all" about ratings..Also about "framing" and maintaining establishment views.

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Response to Amishman (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 01:05 PM

7. Not all about ratings. Some of it is to please their big corporate advertisers.

I would argue it is about both, but the advertisers are the ultimate arbiter of what goes on air or in print.

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Response to whathehell (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 11:37 AM

2. This has actually been the longest-standing "Big Lie" in modern American history.

There is no liberal media that has the last word on any subject, as the subject of "insurrection" will soon prove.

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Response to whathehell (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 11:48 AM

5. Politico's right wing agenda has been clear right from the start...

they have been less than subtle, imo.

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Response to whathehell (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 12:51 PM

6. Stock market.

Probably drives a lot of it. Highly paid corporate media executives and personalities are probably heavily invested in stocks. About all the GQP does now is push tax cuts, deregulation, and low interest rates which tend to boost Wall Street. No doubt in 2015-16 corporate media knew Dump had no soul or integrity and would do absolutely anything to boost the stock market so he could use it as THE economic barometer and endlessly boast about it. So they gave him nonstop coverage despite all the lies and unfitness for the job.

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Response to whathehell (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 01:12 PM

8. Choice Rank Voting? Choice Rank News?

Hmmm... could be interesting?We pre-pick what's important.
Could certainly be something the pollsters would freak out over.
We can pick out 5 topics for nightly broadcasts before they are broadcast.

Would easily work with printed media.

Skips the whole profit aspect.

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Response to whathehell (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 08:18 PM

9. Take profit out of media

Make it all non profit.
Restore the fairness act.

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