What Media Bias? Part 198

There is a Media Research Center study which shows that from January 1, 2006 to August 31, 2006 the MSM reported on Bush’s crumbling poll numbers 124 times.  Fast forward and between January 1, 2014 and August 31, 2014 the MSM has reported on Obama’s equally crumbling poll numbers a total of nine times.

This is what media bias is all about: its not so much the outright lies (though they are a problem – and an increasing problem), but the way that the same sort of story will be reported quite differently depending on whether it involves a Republican or a Democrat.  Take, for instance, when a politician is arrested – you can just about bet your life savings on it that if a Republican politician is arrested, his party affiliation will be front and center. Meanwhile, if a Democrat is cuffed, you’d have to read to the last paragraph where it is revealed that the offender may have had some slight connection to the Democrat party.

This is common across all elements of the MSM – doesn’t matter what organization, they all report things pretty much the same way. There is, however, no cure for this – the hard left people who make up the MSM simply will not change.  The only thing we can do, as conservatives, is to create a duplicate MSM to compete.  Fox News has shown the way, but we need a genuinely conservative news network; we need newspapers and magazines and all that MSM infrastructure which drives the narrative. And we need to start ignoring what the MSM is saying because it is all presented in a manner to help the Democrats and harm Republicans.

12 thoughts on “What Media Bias? Part 198

  1. Retired Spook September 17, 2014 / 7:01 am

    Can you imagine what a different world it would be if the media just reported the facts, ALL the facts, and nothing but the facts (HT to Jack Webb)?

  2. Cluster September 17, 2014 / 8:22 am

    Have you heard anything recently about the IRS? Anything at all? Besides the few outlets that actually follow what’s going on. It turns out that more emails from more key people have been lost. It’s also been revealed that all of the emails are backed up, but now the excuse is that it is too cumbersome to retrieve that information. And, what of the key players; an assistant to Lerner I believe, has gone missing. No where to be found. Unavailable for questioning.

    Meanwhile, Obama will not rest until more Americans are back to work. I think. Is he still doing that?

    It really is hard to comprehend just how F***ING horrible this regime is, and how sad and pathetic his sycophantic legions of mindless media members are that defend him.

  3. Retired Spook September 17, 2014 / 9:40 am

    Kinda off topic, but the FED meets this afternoon. In advance of the meeting, MarketWatch invited readers to post questions for Janet Yellen. The readers know what’s going on, even if Yellen doesn’t.

  4. Amazona September 17, 2014 / 2:22 pm

    A Denver radio talk show host has commented, many times, that one of the main networks should be bought by a conservative or consortium of conservatives, because it would automatically garner about half of the viewing audience if it did a decent job, and all they would have to do would be actually report what is happening. Fox, as a cable outlet, started off as a station easy to marginalize as “not really a news station” but an actual network would be mainstream. The only tweaks to regular programming would be to remove smut from the sitcoms, and as they are funnier without it and offensive to families with it that would not hurt their ratings if they had a quality product.

  5. Cluster September 18, 2014 / 8:37 am

    Here’s something you won’t hear much of in the MSM:

    The insurer with the lowest rates and most customers on Minnesota’s health care exchange is pulling out. Golden Valley-based PreferredOne this morning confirmed its exit from MNsure. It comes as a major blow to the exchange

    Company says that continued participation in the exchange is “administratively and financially unsustainable”. And the implosion begins


  6. Cluster September 18, 2014 / 10:22 am

    This man gets it !!!

  7. Cluster September 18, 2014 / 10:23 am
  8. Cluster September 19, 2014 / 8:25 am

    Speaking of media bias. Remember how liberals were foaming out of the mouth over “Bridgegate” and how that was sure to ruin Christie’s career? They tried so hard to make it a scandal and tie everything nefarious to him. Well:

    An enormous development in the Bridgegate scandal broke late Thursday afternoon when federal officials reported that they have cleared New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) of any wrong-doing relating to the closure of lanes on the George Washington Bridge in September 2013.

    The response from liberals? Nada. Nothing. Zero.

    • M. Noonan September 19, 2014 / 1:13 pm

      Well, they haven’t actually cleared Christie – they just haven’t found anything on him. They’ll spin it out, I bet, until late 2015 or early 2016 before they close it, however…that way the MSM will be able to report about “lingering questions” regarding Christie.

      It is to be hoped that this will eventually lead to the rational response: as Democrats use fake charges to smear Republicans, we should start using real charges to destroy the Democrats. So many of them are hopelessly corrupt – but no GOP prosecutors go after them in any systemic way because there’s always some RINO who wants to let bygones be bygones and/or who is willing to gloss over things because he’s such a swell buddy with this or that particular Democrat.

      These people are at war with us – they want us permanently removed from any ability to actually influence policy. And that should be our attitude, as well.

  9. Rubaiya Saba Chowa September 22, 2014 / 9:52 am

    Obviously, the overwhelming majority of journalists in theUnited States are essentially Democrat Party campaign operatives; their efforts at objective reporting are quite amusing. Their utter submersion in the Manhattan-Malibu axis is, in a way, a good thing, because it ensures that their writing, TV, and web reporting is restricted to an audience of people who already accept Confiscationism as a political philosophy. In other words, they’re preaching to the choir. They’re harmless inside their bubble.

    • Amazona September 22, 2014 / 1:26 pm

      ” They’re harmless inside their bubble.”

      If only. But in fact they shape the very fabric of popular belief, and their output is so insidious that it even penetrates otherwise rational perception. A case in point: I recently saw an article by a well-known and favorite conservative columnist who referred, quite rightly, to errors within the Bush administration, but used as an example the comment “Helluva job, Brownie”. This was obviously based on the Leftist portrayal of Bush’s praise of Michael Brown and the efforts of FEMA during Hurricane Katrina as foolish and approval of incompetence. The truth, available to those willing to dig beneath the Complicit Agenda Media barrage of lies, is that when this comment was made it was acknowledgment of the fact that well before the hurricane hit Brown and FEMA had established a presence in New Orleans, setting up in the only place allowed to them by Mayor Nagin a huge supply center, including cots and bedding, food, diapers and baby formula, medicines, water and portable kitchens. In other words, the praise was appropriate, but it came before the hurricane hit, before Nagin told FEMA they would not be allowed to move their supplies to the Super Dome, before FEMA and the Salvation Army (with its similar preparations, in a nearby warehouse) were told they could not move anywhere else, before they got stranded in the out-of-the-way locations dictated to them by Nagin.

      My point is not to defend Brown, or Bush—it is to point out the effectiveness of the nonstop, unified efforts of the Complicit Agenda Media in creating a “truth” that fits and advances their agenda and then feeding it to the public, until it achieves the status of reality.

      If the lapdog press were really harmless, and contained within their own little echo chamber, I would agree with you. But their influence goes far beyond “news” reporting. It permeates entertainment media as well, popping up in snide asides in movies and TV shows, in assumptions of conservative evils threaded throughout scripts and dominating comedy routines, in sometimes-subtle but nearly always present condemnation of anything not on the Leftist agenda.

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