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Old September 27th, 2012, 09:40 PM
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Which are the most biased TV media outlets, either Left or Right leaning?

Which are the non-biased ones?

Which do you watch -- the biased or non-biased ones?
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Old September 27th, 2012, 10:26 PM
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Which are the most biased TV media outlets, either Left or Right leaning?

Which are the non-biased ones?

Which do you watch -- the biased or non-biased ones?
The least biased would not be Fox.

I don't watch any of them for political news. They are all selling advertising and not news. Do you think perhaps they are only taking the slant that most of America wants?
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MSNBC is the most outrageous outlet. Do they state anything that is honest?? Headline News is no more. CNN is left leaning. The three letter networks are left leaning. Fox is beginning to lean more left than center. Watch O'Reilly to see this example. I cannot state any television news outlet that is right leaning completely.
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Personally, I think there is more than enough finger pointing on both sides. MSNBC leans dramatically one way and Fox leans dramatically the other way, period.
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Old September 28th, 2012, 10:59 PM
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Typical finger pointing that it is always the other guys. Very objective.
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Old September 29th, 2012, 02:32 PM
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MSNBC is pretty much full-time left leaning, except on weekends when they only show "Lock-up" 24/7 (does anybody get that?)

I actually do not like watching Fox that much - although I tend to agree with their point of view most of the time I think the do a terrible job of covering what they cover.

Fox is news-oriented during the day, with a right-leaning focus. ASt night they have commentators.

This year they have made a concerted effort to go more middle of the road - getting commentators from both sides of the aisles, but unfortunately when they ask speakers from the left to come on they act as talking point robots rather than as analysts.

It's like asking David Axelrod to come on Meet The Press. He isn't going to actually talk about facts, he is going to give nothing but spin.

O'Reilly is less in love with Obama than he was in 2008. But he interrupts people far too much and his ego is way to big.

Hannity is repetitive and boring, you can predict what he is going to say every given night. He needs to vary his coverage and get new topics every night instead of preaching to the choir.

Greta is good, but she doesn't have the draw to get the best guests.

Over at MSNBC Rachel Maddow is effective, but the constant insinuation that Republicans are just "stupid" is demeaning. She can really expound a good argument that really hides her bias well. She scares me. All she does is look for any extreme reason at all to criticize someone from the right, and then tells you that every single republican in the nation, especially Romney, thinks exactly the same way.

Laurence O'Donnell is a man-version of Maddow. He basically copies whatever she says.

Chris Mathews is all about making Republicans out to be racists - he is their version of Hannity, hitting the same note over and over. The whole "Dog-whistle" theory of his is as stupid as the "birther" movement on the right.

Ed Schulz - his biggest fail was when he said he could draw as many people to the Lincoln Monument as Glenn Beck and then drew about 20% the crowd, many of them bused in wearing identical SEIU tee-shirts. The SEIU pays $11-hour for protesting, in case you need some extra money.

Schulz is all about the Unions. His approach is to just repeat the daily talking points of Obama.

CNN has gotten much better - their coverage of both elections was balanced. They uncovered Libya-gate and did not back off of their story.

By the way - if anyone wonders who popular these shows are - here are the recent numbers:

CABLE NEWS RACE
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FOXNEWS O'REILLY 2,841,000
FOXNEWS HANNITY 2,511,000
FOXNEWS BAIER 2,185,000
FOXNEWS GRETA 2,080,000
FOXNEWS FIVE 1,960,000
FOXNEWS SHEP 1,857,000
CMDY DAILY SHOW 1,832,000
CMDY COLBERT 1,295,000
MSNBC MADDOW 1,284,000
MSNBC SCHULTZ 1,235.000
MSNBC O'DONNELL 1,204,000
FOXNEWS FOX/FRIENDS 1,149,000
CNN PIERS 670,000
MSNBC MORNING JOE 552,000
CNN COOPER 477,000
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tbh.....all network TV news is slanted to the left. Fox used to be conservative but has really shifted to the left in the last couple of years.

If you want real news, the web is where to find it. World net Daily, Infowars.com and the drudge report are just a few of sites I go to for news.
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Those to the right of Attila the Hun might think the media is biased, but it isn't.
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Of course MSNBC and Fox are the two I think of as being biased.

I tend to stick to the web for news, however I also think that truth has a liberal lean to it. When most conservatives moan about the media being liberal it is just because they are not hearing what they want to hear, not that it isn't true.
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For those of you disenchanted with the more biased news outlets, try PBS Newshour. It routinely has guests on both sides of an issue, and is perhaps the least biased, and most objective news program available.
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Yes, PBS. The one that Myth wants to cut funding for. Just in case anyone was wondering who to blame for bias in the media.
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Yes, PBS. The one that Myth wants to cut funding for. Just in case anyone was wondering who to blame for bias in the media.
You must realize that many Conservatives think that PBS is left leaning. One of my Conservative friends told me that one time. I have always thought they were the most unbiased of all the media.
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As a Canadian we have found most US news networks so enamored with Obama that they are free talking ads . After the debate some seem to be changing their tune but
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If you don't see the how the mainstream media fawns over Obama and deliberately demonizes the right you are not capable of having an unibaised opinion.

On the day of the Libyan terror attacks and the following week they continued to give Obama a pass and NOT ask him if it was a terror attack. He continued to say it was about "the movie" even after his own staff and Hillary said it was a terror attack. No one asked him why.

That same week, a study showed 92% of political new stories were about Romney and were negative, whether it was his "premature remarks" about the Libyan events or the 47% video. Hey, I understand covering the video, but 92% of the time on the same week as the Libyan murders?

Really? Not Biased?
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If you don't see the how the mainstream media fawns over Obama and deliberately demonizes the right you are not capable of having an unibaised opinion.

On the day of the Libyan terror attacks and the following week they continued to give Obama a pass and NOT ask him if it was a terror attack. He continued to say it was about "the movie" even after his own staff and Hillary said it was a terror attack. No one asked him why.

That same week, a study showed 92% of political new stories were about Romney and were negative, whether it was his "premature remarks" about the Libyan events or the 47% video. Hey, I understand covering the video, but 92% of the time on the same week as the Libyan murders?

Really? Not Biased?
I agree with you, perhaps not to the extent you see it, but I believe the media leans toward Obama. It is hard not to see that.

I support Obama because of his policies, not what the media says. I just see it all from a different view that you. I want the best for this country and I believe you do also.
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