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AngelClark
04-23-2012, 07:05 PM
"Fox News admits that the media has a major role to play in elections today. Once many of the major news sources start reporting on a certain item, and use a certain spin, many listeners, watchers, and readers will take that spin as a granted truth. Fox News is also willing to admit that in many situations the media holds a certain bias. Fox News analyzed this bias in a news report on Monday.

In the video on currently on the Fox News website, in under five minutes Fox discusses a new study from the Pew Research Center which proves that Mitt Romney gets more favorable news time than any other candidate currently running for president, including President Obama. This Pew Research Center study also states that Congressman Ron Paul is virtually ignored by the media.

"Ron Paul enjoyed the most consistently positive portrayal of any candidate in the race. But that was offset by the fact that the media virtually ignored him. .... But Paul received about one-eighth as much coverage as Romney and about one-quarter as much as Santorum and Gingrich. ... In all, 3% of Paulís coverage scrutinized his personal background or public record, the lowest of any candidate in the primaries"

While Fox News is discussing the biased views of the media and analyzing the patterns shown by the monolithic entity, there is not a single mention of Congressman Ron Paul. Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, annd especially Mitt Romney are discussed.

The 12-term Congressman from Texas who has been voted one of the most influential people in the world has been left out of the media in the past. The irony of this discussion by Fox News was too much for this writer to ignore."

All the links are available in the article here.
http://exm.nr/HXsjF5

Sola_Fide
04-23-2012, 07:07 PM
Uh....huh?

kathy88
04-23-2012, 07:09 PM
Angel you are THE SHIT.

wgadget
04-23-2012, 07:14 PM
Hey, I posted this earlier today...I'm hurt.

:D

EDIT: Actually, I posted the referenced article. It seemed pretty fair. At least they admitted that Ron Paul had positive reactions even though they hardly ever reported on him.

http://news.yahoo.com/media-favored-...040100208.html

Snippet:

The tone may well change, of course, as the two settle in for a one-on-one contest, now that the other GOP contenders have lost their megaphone.

Rick Santorum “never enjoyed a sustained period of positive press,” because his victories were invariably followed by losses, says the study. And Newt Gingrich “had only one week…in which he enjoyed significantly more positive press coverage than negative”—the week that he won South Carolina.

The exception was Ron Paul, who drew consistently positive coverage most of the time. Alas, this was offset by the fact that the media virtually ignored him.

What the research makes clear is that media outlets assumed the power to declare the race over, regardless of how many states had voted. I argued that this was happening in March, and the project’s numbers back it up.

Travlyr
04-23-2012, 07:15 PM
Yeah. The media is in self-destruct mode along with the GOP. It is the 21st century already. I flipped through the talk radio stations today and not one word about Ron Paul and his win in Minnesota. Stupid stuff. Radio people are totally stupid people. Ed Schultz, Thom Hartmann, the guys subbing for Mike Rosen today on 850 KOA, the idiots on 630 & 560, it is embarrassing. I can hardly wait for the truth to be told. When will they wake up?

EBounding
04-23-2012, 07:21 PM
"In all, 3% of Paulís coverage scrutinized his personal background or public record, the lowest of any candidate in the primaries"



Yes, the media did Paul such a good favor by not scrutinizing him for all his lies, coverups, flip-flops, and inconsistencies. :rolleyes:

Noble Savage
04-23-2012, 07:27 PM
A Ron Paul nomination will kill a good portion of msm relevance and they know it

coffeewithchess
04-23-2012, 07:28 PM
What this actually fails to address...is the coverage for the ENTIRE process.
It's only from January until now basically, and RP's campaign was tanked in December with a full 2-3 week (if not longer) barrage of negative media attacks on him, and an inept campaign response.
Throw in 2-3 weeks of consistent attacks, with 4-6 months prior to that of nothing but calling him, "crazy" "loon" "unelectable" "not going to be President" "out there" and everything else....the media didn't have to talk about him once they tanked his campaign.
If you're assaulted/attacked, and do little/nothing to defend yourself...there's not much to do other than pick up the pieces. December tanked the RP campaign...with something from over 20 years ago and foreign policy, both of which a campaign with millions of dollars should have been ready for, and at the least...responded to ASAP in a MEANINGFUL way.

Natural Citizen
04-23-2012, 07:42 PM
A Ron Paul nomination will kill a good portion of msm relevance and they know it

A nice static clip of that gem Angel found included in one of Paul's next ads would move it along a lot faster, I think. You don't get any better than that example. How long will the campaign continue to let corporate media pull these shenanigans unchallenged?

coffeewithchess
04-23-2012, 07:43 PM
A nice static clip of that gem Angel found included in one of Paul's next ads would move it along a lot faster, I think. You don't get any better than that example. How long will the campaign continue to let corporate media pull these shenanigans unchallenged?

So far, it's been almost a year, and $30+ million dollars long...so at this point, I'm not holding my breath for much of a fight.

opinionatedfool
04-23-2012, 08:10 PM
Fox is stupid. I doubt I will ever watch it again unless Ron Paul is on.

Enough said.

Natural Citizen
04-23-2012, 09:58 PM
So far, it's been almost a year, and $30+ million dollars long...so at this point, I'm not holding my breath for much of a fight.

Perhaps. Rising for Liberty isn't just some meme unfortunately. Have to really get up and synergize with that kind of language. Includes the campaign. Can tweet all day long but we'll need a bigger bird if it's liberty that's to rise from the ashes it's been left in by the establishment. Everyone has to step up now. Otherwise pick another meme. I want my Liberty back.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew4D36jzp00&feature=related

Natural Citizen
08-13-2012, 12:15 AM
Perhaps. Rising for Liberty isn't just some meme unfortunately. Have to really get up and synergize with that kind of language. Includes the campaign. Can tweet all day long but we'll need a bigger bird if it's liberty that's to rise from the ashes it's been left in by the establishment. Everyone has to step up now. Otherwise pick another meme. I want my Liberty back.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew4D36jzp00&feature=related

Go figger...

They did it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiM8KyArZ-M

So....I don't know. The President drops some jaws before November comes along? Stay tuned kiddies.

LibertyEagle
08-13-2012, 12:32 AM
What's new?

mz10
08-13-2012, 04:21 PM
But wait, I thought the only media bias in the world was towards the Democrats? That's what Bill O'Reilly told me.

RickyJ
08-13-2012, 04:28 PM
They are hoping we all just go away and die. Or maybe they have plans for us in Tampa, who knows, but they certainly have an agenda that has nothing to do with the truth. And people think they would tell us the truth about 9/11?

Athan
08-13-2012, 04:52 PM
Fuck the media. They are old formats.

Travlyr
08-13-2012, 04:54 PM
The media knows that they pick our president. The people haven't yet wised up, but the Washington D.C. media know it for certain.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3j387pjjbv0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3j387pjjbv0


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3mTykeVRtg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3mTykeVRtg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hl6vxNHF7HU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hl6vxNHF7HU