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Short but Interesting Scholarly Article on Media Bias From 18 Years Ago

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  1. cmcdonald

    cmcdonald Forum Moderator Staff Member Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Before Obama, long before Trump and Trudeau and the hot, putrid mess that the mainstream media has become today there was this article in 2004 that sounds like it could have been written yesterday.

    https://scholar.harvard.edu/barro/files/04_0614_liberalmedia_bw.pdf

    It's amazing what even Google will turn up for you when you start using different search terms...jus sayin'
  2. CaddmannQ

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    The bias of the media was a joke in Mad Magazine even when I was a child in the 60s.

    I remember the accusations of how they made Nixon look bad on TV on purpose.
  3. cmcdonald

    cmcdonald Forum Moderator Staff Member Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Absolutely, but in the last few years the lefties have taken it to a whole new level. All the while gaslighting anyone who dares accuse them of bias with terms like racist, bigot or misogynist. Basically trying to scare or otherwise shame people of dissenting opinions into silence. It's diabolical and disgusting. It completely, 100% and wholly violates any notion of free speech, let alone freedom of the press, which, the press has become nothing but an embarrassment to the very idea.

    For instance, the so-called Jan 6, 2021 "Insurrection"; (Among so many other instances...too many to count) To say that a few thousand protesters of whatever flavor and rhetoric and action short of a nuclear attack could actually threaten the very democracy of the USA is in a word, asinine. Nothing could be further from the truth. Yet, anyone who disagrees with the "media party" is publicly excoriated and swiftly eviscerated. With the media's trusted access and ability to influence hundreds of millions of people, I cannot think of a more reprehensible and evil act to commit with the tool of "trusted communication".

    It is my opinion, there is nothing more threatening to our freedom and democracies today than the socialist, left leaning bias of the media. The inability of those with the responsibility to disseminate factual information to separate themselves from their own ideology or chosen leige. I truly believe in the deepest parts of my being that we are witnessing the unraveling of western society. It isn't beginning, it's well under way and getting more support and growing by the day.
  4. John A.

    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

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    I'm glad that other people outside of the US have realized how stupid they are in Washington.

    And the media did really HATE Donald Trump too.

    If Donald Trump had've called a guy a stupid son-of-a-bitch, you'd never hear the end of it.


    Or, if he had told someone that his butt is wiped, they would've already impeached him.


    Let alone if he had left 85 billion worth of weapons and vehicles and stuff to the afghani's, would've been all over.
    https://nypost.com/2021/08/20/us-le...ghanistan-with-black-hawks-in-talibans-hands/

    Yet, we have none of that.
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  5. CaddmannQ

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    The media is way out there on a limb. They will be able to hide the truth from the majority of the public for only a while. But not forever. The big question is will it be long enough?

    Or will the right guy come along to prune off that limb?

    Maybe the media could screw Trump, but there will be another. He will make Trump look polite.

    He will feed the media their own crap.

    At this point Trump looks a bit dazed from the experience. I think he is fighting mentally to find the key to a plan of return. I am convinced he’s only half sure he will.

    I am 75% sure the world somehow will provide it to him, from out of the blue.
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  6. Bobster

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    This is a book called "Rape of the Mind" by Psychologist Dr. J. Meerloo, published in 1956. He escaped the occupied Netherlands to England during WW2. It deals mainly with "brain-washing" and indoctrination-type events in WW2 and Korea and is a deep read but most info presented should already be "known" (obvious) to most knowledgeable persons here. The pic is just one example of points he makes that are still true 66 years later. :rolleyes:

    PS: add "smart phone" to "Radio and television" below...

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  7. cmcdonald

    cmcdonald Forum Moderator Staff Member Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    @Bobster That could have been written this morning.
  8. cmcdonald

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    I try to keep direct references to my personal, religious beliefs out of my posts as much as possible. Not for any other reason than not everyone subscribes to the same belief systems and this forum is meant to include everyone.

    But, there have been numerous Christian authors that in recent times (the last 100 years or more) but also including the Bible that have predicted what would come with frightening accuracy. Right down to detailed descriptions of how media would be consumed in people's private lives (internet & various TV sources) today. It would have been nearly impossible to guess with such accuracy. How could you guess about what was not even known or thought of? I believe that God does interfere in the affairs of men, even if men choose not to believe. To each their own, but I know what I believe. I don't condemn anyone for having a differing opinion or viewpoint on the matter. It's not up to me anyway.

    I don't necessarily think we are following a script, but I do believe God has given some insight and foresight to some individuals from time to time that defies any intelligence we know of today.
  9. cmcdonald

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    These are great examples of the different treatment the media gives a leftie....pathetic. I hate to say it cuz I was taught to respect my elders, but what a pathetic old geezer! That guy needs to just go and sit in a rocking chair and mumble to himself.
  10. cmcdonald

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    The media spin on the Freedom Convoy to Ottawa would be laughable if it wasn't for the fact that millions of people will believe the nonsense being spouted by these bought and paid for hacks that call themselves "journalists".

    https://tnc.news/2022/01/30/the-can...worst-spins-on-the-truckersforfreedom-convoy/

    This one here is particularly ridiculous and again I'd laugh at the idiocy if it wasn't so damned dangerous and reckless.


    https://tnc.news/2022/01/29/cbc-anchor-invents-conspiracy-about-russia-orchestrating-freedom-convoy/
  11. cmcdonald

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  12. CaddmannQ

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  13. cmcdonald

    cmcdonald Forum Moderator Staff Member Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    LOL! In JT's words..."just a fringe group" LOL!
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  15. Bobster

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    A bit OT but if you have FarceBuk you can view a lot more trucker pictures HERE
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