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    Do you think that the Times, CNN, HuffPo, and the other sources cited were neutral and unbiased in their campaign coverage of Trump and Clinton?
    The problem is people have always felt media is biased. I remember back in the 90s people began calling CNN the "Clinton news network" and at the time they were considered middle of the road whereas FOX was right leaning and MSNBC were left leaning when they came about. The major three networks CBS, NBC and ABC were neutral but even that ended for many when Stephanopoulous was hired. Its just really ramping up now because every blogger and website now is out there for everybody from the far right to the far left. People watch what they want to hear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Libertine View Post
    Do you think that the Times, CNN, HuffPo, and the other sources cited were neutral and unbiased in their campaign coverage of Trump and Clinton?
    Yes, yes we know. Only Breitbart knows the truth and the rest of the news media worldwide is biased against Trump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    The problem is people have always felt media is biased. I remember back in the 90s people began calling CNN the "Clinton news network" and at the time they were considered middle of the road whereas FOX was right leaning and MSNBC were left leaning when they came about. The major three networks CBS, NBC and ABC were neutral but even that ended for many when Stephanopoulous was hired. Its just really ramping up now because every blogger and website now is out there for everybody from the far right to the far left. People watch what they want to hear.
    That's true, but the left isn't averse to center-right news sources whereas right wingers only believe and depend on Breitbart and maybe Drudge or maybe the Daily Caller and maybe a few others but they all feed off of Breitbart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    The problem is people have always felt media is biased. I remember back in the 90s people began calling CNN the "Clinton news network" and at the time they were considered middle of the road whereas FOX was right leaning and MSNBC were left leaning when they came about. The major three networks CBS, NBC and ABC were neutral but even that ended for many when Stephanopoulous was hired. Its just really ramping up now because every blogger and website now is out there for everybody from the far right to the far left. People watch what they want to hear.
    I watched an interview with Ted Turner and he said that intended for CNN to be left leaning. When asked what he considered the largest threat when he created CNN he said that someone may come out with a right leaning network.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Libertine View Post
    I watched an interview with Ted Turner and he said that intended for CNN to be left leaning. When asked what he considered the largest threat when he created CNN he said that someone may come out with a right leaning network.
    Yet they seem spot on with their facts most of the time. Can you dispute their facts? Because it's easy to dispute and disprove most of Breitbart's "facts"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Libertine View Post
    I watched an interview with Ted Turner and he said that intended for CNN to be left leaning. When asked what he considered the largest threat when he created CNN he said that someone may come out with a right leaning network.
    Yeah, so?

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    I quit reading right here, this is a bogus study if they are claiming that.

    examined more than 1.25 million articles between April 1, 2015, and Election Day.

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    WE didn't have a Rush Limbaugh FIRST!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    I quit reading right here, this is a bogus study if they are claiming that.

    examined more than 1.25 million articles between April 1, 2015, and Election Day.
    First off, 1.25 million articles is quite doable with the aid of WORD MATCHES, not to mention LexisNexus (or however the hell you spell it). Piece of CAKE!


    It IS RW INTRANSIGENCE, zero sum game (best case), BLOOD SPORT. It started that around the time of CLINTON and has built steam, vigor and BELLIGERENCE. Prime example (vile example)....Inauguration night, Obama Jan 21, 2009, the REPUBLICANS plotted to make OBAMA FAIL (thwart would be best case).


    ...At first, we thought organized Republican recalcitrance against the president started in October 2010 after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) famously said, “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.”

    Then came Robert Draper’s book, “Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives,” this spring. As the Huffington Post’s Sam Stein reported in April,
    the book reports on a dinner of leading Republicans held the night of Obama’s inauguration. For several hours in the Caucus Room (a high-end D.C. establishment), the book says they plotted out ways to not just win back political power, but to also put the brakes on Obama’s legislative platform.

    "If you act like you're the minority, you’re going to stay in the minority,” Draper quotes [Rep. Kevin] McCarthy [R-Calif.] as saying. “We’ve gotta challenge them on every single bill and challenge them on every single campaign.”

    And Stein highlights this useful passage from Draper’s book: The dinner lasted nearly four hours. They parted company almost giddily. The Republicans had agreed on a way forward:

    Go after Geithner. (And indeed Kyl did, the next day: ‘Would you answer my question rather than dancing around it — please?’)

    Show united and unyielding opposition to the president’s economic policies. (Eight days later, Minority Whip Cantor would hold the House Republicans to a unanimous No against Obama’s economic stimulus plan.)...


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/post/republicans-had-it-in-for-obama-before-day-1/2012/08/10/0c96c7c8-e31f-11e1-ae7f-d2a13e249eb2_blog.html?utm_term=.a58d3064d78b
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    First of all, there were not that many articles published by the media outlets claimed in your link from April 2015 to present so to reach that number they would have to include basically every article published by anyone in that time frame.

    Secondly, the amount of staff they would need to parse over 1 million articles for this study would have to be in the thousands which is not going to happen.

    The only other way is to run each article through a computer program that denotes keywords but that is unreliable at best as to the context of any article.

    More Fake News from the left.

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