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Conservatives Against Media Bias

Conservatives fighting media bias by exposing examples of it, in an effort to enlighten the American people.

Website: http://www.mrc.org/archive/cyber/welcome.asp
Location: Anytown, Va
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Find more videos like this on RPVNetwork How to Recognize Liberal Media Bias By eHow Culture & Society Editor The objectivity of reporters as a group has come under question in recent decades. No matter how objective someone is, personal beliefs can influence their choice of words and it has become quite common for reporters to make political statements while carrying out their work. This liberal media bias is becoming more common and is not difficult to spot. Step1--Notice if a presumption is made that supports a liberal point of view. One example of a presumption exposing liberal media bias is stating that conservatives have cut the spending on a certain program when the cut was relative to the expected rate of growth. The program is actually funded at a higher level than the year before, but the public is made to believe that less money has been appropriated for the program than in the past. Step2--Check if important facts are omitted. Liberal media bias can be reflected in the absence of the whole truth in a story. An example of this would be asserting that more money needs to be spent on education without acknowledging that test scores are higher in some areas that spend less on education. By omitting the second fact, the initial statement leads people to believe that the only way to increase the quality of education is to spend more money on it, which is inaccurate. Step3--Pay attention to what stories they report and what stories they ignore. Liberal media bias can be reflected through presenting a story on a liberal study, yet ignoring a conservative study on the same subject.
Step4--bserve the placement of stories. There are prime spots in a newspaper such as the front page, or the front page above the fold. There are also bad spots such as on the bottom of page C16. There are also better segments to be in during a broadcast. Liberal media bias can be seen by where a story is placed in the paper or broadcast.

Step5--Make note of the sources. Reporters choose sources that they know support their view or the point they want to get across. Liberal media bias is present when a reporter picks an expert source who has a liberal view of an issue.

Step6--Analyze the labels that are attached to certain groups. Conservatives are often referred to as far right or extreme, but liberals are considered moderate. Liberal media bias can very easily depict an individual or group of individuals in any manner they like through these subjective labels.

Step7--Monitor who they support in elections. The media cannot select all liberals when they are giving their endorsements in elections. However, liberal media bias can be shown in who they endorse in specific races. The media endorses conservative candidates in races where it is obvious the conservative is winning while in close races they almost exclusively support the liberal candidate.

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Is Media Beginning to Wake Up? 4 Replies

Started by Tom Whitmore. Last reply by Sandy Cope Jul 7, 2009.

TEA PARTY 4 Replies

Started by Vito Losardo. Last reply by Deborah Munoz Jul 7, 2009.

Response to the Unemployment Stimulus Bias 2 Replies

Started by Tom Whitmore. Last reply by Harry Holt Jun 3, 2009.

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Comment by Tom Whitmore on April 8, 2009 at 9:38am
Hi All,

Please note that I have added the Media Research Center's cyber alert page url in the website link at the top of this page. The MRC has an almost daily 'Cyber Al;ert" report listing the most egregious MSM instances of media bias. http://www.mrc.org/archive/cyber/welcome.asp
Comment by Ray Waddell on March 1, 2009 at 10:38am
Comment by Vito Losardo on January 28, 2009 at 4:12pm
"WASHPOST wouldn't Print Negative Obama Ads, But Weird Ones Fine"

In mid-December, the Washington Post decided it would feature a special classifieds section on Inauguration Day in which readers could, for a fee, offer a special message to the new President. Buried within the announcement was this requirement: "All ads must be congratulatory in nature. The Washington Post reserves the right to reject any notice." However, bizarre and oddly stilted messages apparently made it through the screening process just fine.

http://www.mrc.org/cyberalerts/2009/cyb20090126.asp#5
Comment by Vito Losardo on January 28, 2009 at 3:37pm
I found this on NewsBuster's blog today and what a treasure trove of examples of media bias, at least I think so.

Brian Williams: Obama First Non 'Choice of Evils' in 'Generations'
By Brent Baker (Bio | Archive)
January 28, 2009 - 01:52 ET

Marveling on Monday's Late Show about how people were lining up during the inauguration “to buy merchandise with any depiction” of President Barack Obama, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams expressed his pleasure at seeing so many people “that excited about our new chief executive after a line of what the ordinary voter would maybe describe as bad choices or choices of evils, for years, generations.”

All the Presidents going back for “generations” before Obama were “evil”? Williams likely meant to say past presidential victors were seen as the “lesser of two evils,” but a greater percent of voters cast their ballot for Ronald Reagan in 1984 (58.7%) -- when plenty of Americans outside the media were excited about re-electing that President -- and George Bush in 1988 (53.7%) than chose Obama (52.8%).

Williams soon insisted “none” of his personal excitement over Obama's presidency “is about a party” since, he quite seriously maintained, “none of us have a party in my line of work. We all try to call balls and strikes down the center.” Yet, Williams proceeded to trumpet how “we have a dazzling family in the White House. I don't think they take a bad picture” and tout how Obama “has an enormous brain. He's a hugely capable man.” Then, the “down the center” Williams endorsed Obama's “stimulus” plan: “If we can rebuild the United States, which everybody agrees it needs doing, and put these people to work, use that trillion dollars to help fellow citizens who are going to have it rough in these coming months and years...”

Seeing the primary role of the federal government is to resolve his driving challenges in Manhattan and speed up his commute to DC, Williams contended:

We got a Willis Avenue bridge up here in Harlem that shouldn't be anywhere in our nation. It's an embarrassment. East River Drive, West Side Highway, La Guardia airport, and then go West. The Acela high-speed train slows down to 25 miles an hour to go through a rickety, leaking old tunnel in Baltimore. That's the best rail system we've got. We can't have that. So there's no shortage of things to do from East Coast to West. If we can rebuild the United States, which everybody agrees it needs doing, and put these people to work, use that trillion dollars to help fellow citizens who are going to have it rough in these coming months and years, that's what they're talking about in Washington.
As for the New York City roadways and bridges, they are in a city and a state controlled by liberal Democrats with big spending governments, so why aren't their roads and bridges the best in the nation?

Williams did at least resist taking Letterman's bait when Letterman blamed the “bereft” Bush administration for all the problems Obama must fix.

From the Monday, January 26 Late Show with David Letterman on CBS; closed-captioning corrected against the video by the MRC's Brad Wilmouth:

DAVID LETTERMAN: Paint for us the word picture about the inauguration. It was something for the ages.

BRIAN WILLIAMS: It was stunning. I happen to think it was the largest crowd ever assembled in Washington.

LETTERMAN: We’re talking about three million people in the streets there at the mall.

WILLIAMS: For a public event. It was absolutely stunning. People with tears in their eyes. Dave, people lining up, and this is something I just can't wrap my arms around, to buy merchandise with any depiction -- this is a guy we just elected President. It's not a rock star or an athlete or an actor. This is our President. To see people, whatever your politics, that excited about our new chief executive after a line of what the ordinary voter would maybe describe as bad choices or choices of evils, for years, generations. [audience laughter] It is unbelievable to me. And, again, this is absent politics. This has to do with history and excitement. As events go, it was a stunner.

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WILLIAMS: I’d like to say something because, you know, people were in tears on the air on Inauguration Day. My friend Juan Williams works for Fox News. It’s impossible to watch the clip of Juan without crying yourself. None of this is about a party. None of us have a party in my line of work. We all try to call balls and strikes down the center. But we have seen an extraordinary thing that our country has just done. We have a dazzling family in the White House. I don't think they take a bad picture.

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LETTERMAN: The symbolic import of this is not lost on anyone. But another part of the thing which is great, we actually have a guy who might be able to live up to this incredible challenge.

WILLIAMS: I think regarding temperament and training, intellectual vigor, this guy is a, is an, has an enormous brain. He's a hugely capable man. He's going to need everybody's help, though. When he says it's time to put away childish things, you can read all sorts of tangents in that one sentence in his inaugural address. I think it's time for eyes on the ball. As I always say, we got a Willis Avenue bridge up here in Harlem that shouldn't be anywhere in our nation. It's an embarrassment. East River Drive, West Side Highway, La Guardia airport, and then go west. The Acela high-speed train slows down to 25 miles an hour to go through a rickety, leaking old tunnel in Baltimore. That’s the best rail system we've got. We can't have that. So there’s no shortage of things to do from East Coast to West. If we can rebuild the United States, which everybody agrees it needs doing, and put these people to work, use that trillion dollars to help fellow citizens who are going to have it rough in these coming months and years, that's what they’re talking about in Washington. The Republicans just want accountability.
—Brent Baker is Vice President for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center


This is a national News Anchor, watched by millions, and he says he does NOT have a party affilliation. What would it be like if he did! Wonder how he will hide the mistakes by the BOH administration
Comment by GenMDCorse on January 20, 2009 at 8:25am
Guess I'm going to be the fly in the ointment here. The MSM is in the tank for, and thus is biased towards, more government control over the economy (i.e., education, Social Security, housing, banking & mortgages, etc). Talk radio and Fox are in the tank for, and thus are biased towards, more government control over our private lives and liberties (i.e., abortion, PATRIOT Act, and corporate versus social lobbyist run government). The common denominator is government control - - - BOTH are biased against Jeffersonian government which is limited and non-interventionist at home and abroad. It is an ideological war in which Hamiltonian government has triumphed and under which we the people will suffer until miedia bias begins an assault on big government itself.
Comment by Tom Whitmore on January 20, 2009 at 8:17am
Sandy-Thanks for the clarification. thats what we are after here, specific instances where the media has gone over board. By debunking and revealing the truth, we will give our feet in the street the facts they need, when confronted with bogus claims.
Comment by Sandy Cope on January 20, 2009 at 6:34am
Tom- What I was saying was the media is giving all of Obamas choices a pass. Don't we all hear about how smooth the transition has been and blah blah blah. Yet when Bush had tapped Linda Chavez for a high level appointment in 2000, she was excoriated by the press because she had hired an illegal. She was on the news (media) a few nights ago saying they camped outside her house until she took herself out of it.

Has the media not bashed Bush and his adminstration constantly right up to today, while Pelosi for example get a free pass with whatever they say. Their remarks go unchallenged. I thought that was considered media bias.
Comment by Deborah Munoz on January 20, 2009 at 5:16am
The appointments that Sandy's referencing have been opportunities for the media to show the different standards between our partys by reporting committee members questions and remarks. I have only been watching Fox because I can't stomach the other networks any more, but I'm going to start channel surfing so I can watch-dog. Oh...yes, I did catch a remark by Andrea Mitchell via Rush Limbaugh and it was characteristically ridiculous.
Comment by Tom Whitmore on January 20, 2009 at 12:20am
Sandy, You need to come up for air. I was referring to the mainstream media slamming conservatives up against the wall for something they said or did and then giving a pass to a liberal who who says or does same, or even worse. The topic of this group is Exposing Media Bias.
Comment by Jay on January 19, 2009 at 8:18pm
From LGF (Little Green Footballs:

2008 Fiskie Winner: The Year of the Mainstream Media

Blogosphere | Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 8:52:51 am PST

For their non-stop, unseemly, worshipful, overwhelmingly biased coverage in favor of Barack Obama, the readers of LGF have chosen the winner of the 2008 Idiotarian Award: our self-appointed guardian of information, the Mainstream Media and its mask of phony impartiality.
 

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