Conservative Media Bias

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Conservative Media Bias
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Sat, 02-19-2011 - 8:48pm

Am I the only one on this board that is not convinced of the alleged liberal media bias? I could just as easily believe that there is generally a conservative media bias in the main stream networks. Different studies have found different biases - is there any reason to believe one study as right?

It seems to me that there is an overwhelming belief by most people on the internet and in the real world that that the bias is a fact. I can certainly see why conservatives would want people to believe that there is a bias. Imagine that there is not bias, but the conservatives convince the media that they are biased so that began slanting the views to the right of what they believe is unbiased just to avoid being labelled left-leaning. Wouldn't that be sweet for the conservatives? But I just can not convince myself that a bias actually exists.

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Registered: 03-02-2009
Sat, 02-19-2011 - 11:04pm

Are you trying to say there is no liberal bias now? Do you believe there ever was?

What about all the years before cable news, do you think there was a conservitive network? If so, which one? When LBJ said that once they lost Cronkite, and they lost all support for the war, what do you think he was talking about?

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

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Registered: 11-04-2010
Sun, 02-20-2011 - 9:12am
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That people trusted Walter Cronkite to tell them the truth. I don't see how that has to do with whether someone is liberal or conservative.
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Registered: 07-11-2006
Sun, 02-20-2011 - 9:49am

Are you trying to say there is no liberal bias now? Do you believe there ever was?

Right. I am not convinced that this is now or ever has been a liberal media bias. I am curious to know if there are others who also do not accept the liberal bias theory.

What about all the years before cable news, do you think there was a conservitive network? If so, which one?

I am not following your question, but I can say this. During the years when the Fairness Doctrine was in place, television networks were legally required to strive for the middle ground, neither conservative nor liberal.

When LBJ said that once they lost Cronkite, and they lost all support for the war, what do you think he was talking about?

Um. I think Cronkite's opinion was valued. He had intimate knowledge of the war. He had the public's trust. If he could no longer support it, other's would begin to lose faith, too.

Do you think it had something to do with bias?

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Registered: 07-11-2006
Sun, 02-20-2011 - 9:51am

That people trusted Walter Cronkite to tell them the truth. I don't see how that has to do with whether someone is liberal or conservative.

I gotta learn to read ahead.

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Registered: 03-02-2009
Sun, 02-20-2011 - 5:41pm

Do you suppose Cronkite was a liberal?

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

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Registered: 07-11-2006
Sun, 02-20-2011 - 6:06pm

Cronkite himself addressed that accusation that he is a liberal:

http://www.independent.co.uk

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Registered: 11-04-2010
Sun, 02-20-2011 - 6:22pm

I don't have a clue.

Perhaps a better question would be, what evidence do you have that shows Cronkite reported with a liberal (or conservative) bias?

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Registered: 03-02-2009
Sun, 02-20-2011 - 10:59pm

Really, you don't have a clue if Cronkite was a liberal or not? Well, with Google and all, I'm sure you could get that information more quickly than it's taking me to type this post. You could find a lot of quotes from him that leave no doubt.

It's been a long time since he was the CBS news anchor, but I remember him. I think he did a fairly good job of reporting the news, but I could be wrong. I'm sure that when LBJ lost his support, he knew that if he no longer had the support of such a liberal, he was not doing so well.

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

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Registered: 03-02-2009
Sun, 02-20-2011 - 11:05pm

In an interview with variety magazine, he admitted the offence, defining a liberal as

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

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Registered: 11-04-2010
Sun, 02-20-2011 - 11:11pm
I remember Cronkite as well and I don't recall him showing bias. Since you are the one who brought him up and you are the one who appears to think he was liberally biased, you google it and post it here. I'm not going to do the work for you...you prove your point yourself.

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