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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Our local newspaper does that now too. Our Op Ed page is almost entirely Breitbart reporters. Several other newspaper locally have done that too. It seems to be happening in a lot of places. Our local high school now allows Breitbart as a legitimate source for students to use. I haven't looked into it yet but now I will have to see who owns the newspapers and such around here. I know Liberty Media and Sinclair are buying up everything.
    Are you kidding??? That is journalistic malfeasance

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    By contrast, Donald Trump supporters clustered around Breitbart — headed until recently by Stephen Bannon, the hard-right nationalist now ensconced in the White House — and a few like-minded websites such as The Daily Caller, Alex Jones' Infowars, and The Gateway Pundit. Even Fox News was dropped from the favored circle back when it was attacking Trump during the primaries, and only re-entered the fold once it had made its peace with the future president.
    Sounds about right from many of the posts here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    Are you kidding??? That is journalistic malfeasance
    I suspect newspapers do what it takes to sell papers. If the people that read them prefer Breitbart or if people hate it but they still get the paper to read it, that's what they are going for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    I suspect newspapers do what it takes to sell papers. If the people that read them prefer Breitbart or if people hate it but they still get the paper to read it, that's what they are going for.
    Well the schools in your area should not accept Brietbart as a "creditable" source any more than they should consider Daily Kos a "creditable source"

    I feel badly for the kids in your local school system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    Well the schools in your area should not accept Brietbart as a "creditable" source any more than they should consider Daily Kos a "creditable source"

    I feel badly for the kids in your local school system.
    Part of the problem is the bloggers and such that get a lift when they are asked to do a piece for a site. There used to be a time when most journalists were part of the AP or UPI. Now that isn't always the case. There are tons of people writing at home sitting in their pjs. People will go where the job is. Greta VanSusteran and Hugh Hewitt are now employed by MSNBC but they aren't leftists. Its mixed up perspectives of who is who anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    Are you kidding??? That is journalistic malfeasance
    Did you see the John Oliver skit on this? What local news is broadcasting is such right wing garbage. He showed clips. ANd Sinclair Group is providing material for them to play. Just more propaganda to keep people stupid and defending the ultra rich so they can take even more money
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Sampson Simpson View Post
    Did you see the John Oliver skit on this? What local news is broadcasting is such right wing garbage. He showed clips. ANd Sinclair Group is providing material for them to play. Just more propaganda to keep people stupid and defending the ultra rich so they can take even more money
    Lets also not forget all the places, hospitals, military bases, VA facilities etc that only play FOX news. People that drive for a living and listen to talk radio pretty much only have right leaning coverage to listen to. Its prevalent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Part of the problem is the bloggers and such that get a lift when they are asked to do a piece for a site. There used to be a time when most journalists were part of the AP or UPI. Now that isn't always the case. There are tons of people writing at home sitting in their pjs. People will go where the job is. Greta VanSusteran and Hugh Hewitt are now employed by MSNBC but they aren't leftists. Its mixed up perspectives of who is who anymore.
    You would think that high school teachers know the difference between a blogger and an actual news reporter. If they don't, they maybe they are in the wrong profession. It's not that hard to tell the difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Sampson Simpson View Post
    Did you see the John Oliver skit on this? What local news is broadcasting is such right wing garbage. He showed clips. ANd Sinclair Group is providing material for them to play. Just more propaganda to keep people stupid and defending the ultra rich so they can take even more money
    Yep Sinclair is garbage - rich but garbage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Lets also not forget all the places, hospitals, military bases, VA facilities etc that only play FOX news. People that drive for a living and listen to talk radio pretty much only have right leaning coverage to listen to. Its prevalent.
    If a competing left-leaning view wanted to actually keep up, they would have to have started in the 90's selling equally stupid inflammatory shit. Really push the conspiracy theories just RELENTLESSLY about Bilderberg meetings and shit, the Illuminati conspiring to take over the world and enslave humanity, the whole thing. Because that's the kind of shit Limbaugh sells. An army of librul zombies coming to hang you from the street lamps and have free love sex with your daughters and turn your sons gay and steal all of your stuff. You can't compete with that kind of shit with, "Now, Rush, I think you're being a little unreasonable...."

    Nobody wants to hear that crap. It just doesn't sell. That's why liberal radio has always crashed and burned.

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