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The need for fair and balanced media reporting

Media menu: Scrutiny, with a side order of sound judgment by Jamison Foser The blogger Digby recently mentioned to me that the media, after years of deference to President Bush, are about to lurch...

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Funny, I read a few links there and found Media Matters simply let the transcripts of (say) Rush Limbaugh speak for themselves... use a few interesting large quotes... let the text transcript prove...

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Me thinks that left leaning Media Matters is biased to the correction of the lying slander of the right. Me knows the Wacko Right wing talk show hosts are biased to lying and slandering the left...

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Technically, Shino, neither is. --- The transcripts at the bottom of the articles I've read are actually very short, most of the time. They encompass about 10-30 seconds of airtime, usually. Media...

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Show where they instigate the attack and not just respond. Talk radio regurgitates poo knowingly, Media Matters corrects.

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Does it matter who instigates it if both are inaccurate? Media Matters wanted to blame Bush for the initial economic downturn in the first three months of his presidency, but I don't see us blaming...

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Does it matter who instigates it if both are inaccurate? Both? Try again to prove Media Matters was inaccurate vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv Media Matters wanted to blame Bush for the...

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Too busy to respond to the whole thing right this second. From Media Matters (link is hi-lited) Even before President George W. Bush took office in January 2001, his surrogates began to suggest that...

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Media Matters wanted to blame Bush for the initial economic downturn in the first three months of his presidency OK- so you are trying to say that the "his presidency" refers to an unmentioned Obama...

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Always good to remember Enron was a big supporter of BushCo. To have so much greed at the public service level is ... sickening.

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shinobinoz wrote: Media Matters wanted to blame Bush for the initial economic downturn in the first three months of his presidency OK- so you are trying to say that the "his presidency" refers to an...

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Regardless, Media Matter's claim that Bush DID NOT inherit a recession from Clinton is a bald-faced misrepresentation of economic reality. Do you know the definition of recession? Look it up. Bush did...

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jIlQun wrote: Always good to remember Enron was a big supporter of BushCo. To have so much greed at the public service level is ... sickening. ain't it great to have a president that points at 20...

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Well they do print the money.

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Fair and Balanced is a great marketing line, but a lousy journalistic goal. The journalist's job is to probe, to dig, to ask, to look at every possible source of info, and then to write the story....

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This is honestly why I read the Dallas Observer - because their articles actually take up several pages and are fairly in depth in several cases. At the same time, I'm under no illusion that I'm...

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NPR goes into topics with some depth.

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I don't have the quote in front of me, but Learned Hand once once explained our First Amendment as follows: It does not mean that every report will be right and true, but rather that from reading a...

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By your measure, 95% of America are lazy bastards who don't deserve democracy. Because while sticking to your own sides material is appealing to the politically involved, perusing neither or both...

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I don't know about 95%, but far too many citizens are totally tone deaf to any idea that challenges their own beliefs. You can hear them on Rush and you can hear them on Air America.

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