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    This proves that the left wing media is in the tank for the Democrats and not True Journalists



  • #2
    Originally posted by RumTumTugger View Post
    This proves that the left wing media is in the tank for the Democrats and not True Journalists

    Old Joe hisself was out there leading the charge, castigating Trump for his behavior.

    Now old Joe is out there leading the charge once more. This time attacking SCOTUS far more vehemently than Trump ever did.

    I'm always still in trouble again

    "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
    "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
    "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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    • #3
      One of the worst kept secrets in today's media is that while they are ostensibly competitors, the fact is they all work together to decide what narrative they want to sell, and then everybody reports the same thing. A regular feature on Rush Limbaugh's radio show was putting together sound clips of "journalists" from multiple networks all using identical words and phrases to describe a story.
      Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
      But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
      Than a fool in the eyes of God


      From "Fools Gold" by Petra

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
        One of the worst kept secrets in today's media is that while they are ostensibly competitors, the fact is they all work together to decide what narrative they want to sell, and then everybody reports the same thing. A regular feature on Rush Limbaugh's radio show was putting together sound clips of "journalists" from multiple networks all using identical words and phrases to describe a story.
        Fox does that now. Jesse Watters and Tucker.
        Last edited by mossrose; 07-05-2022, 11:10 AM.


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        • #5
          Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
          One of the worst kept secrets in today's media is that while they are ostensibly competitors, the fact is they all work together to decide what narrative they want to sell, and then everybody reports the same thing. A regular feature on Rush Limbaugh's radio show was putting together sound clips of "journalists" from multiple networks all using identical words and phrases to describe a story.
          I've seen various charts showing how one after another various parts of the MSM started using the exact same words and phrases to describe various things, but if you want a smoking gun one need look no further than JournoList (a private Google Groups message board for discussing politics and the news media established by Ezra Klein who limited participation to several hundred left-leaning bloggers, political reporters, magazine writers, policy wonks and academics saying he excluded conservatives to keep conversations from degenerating into flame wars) incident in 2010 when it was revealed they they were discussing ways of explaining away or outright ignoring stories that were detrimental to Obama. IOW, colluding.

          One of their primary goals appears to be to kill stories about Jeremiah Wright, Obama's radical, racist pastor for 20 years and who Obama praised in his memoirs and early campaign speeches.


          Obama also credited Wright with introducing him to his Christian faith


          The contributors were obsessed with finding ways of killing the Wright story, as it was reflecting negatively on Barack Obama. Chris Hayes, a top editor for The Nation and host of a daily program on MSNBC, encouraged his colleagues to avoid covering Wright because talking about it at all would hurt Obama.

          Spencer Ackerman, one time associate editor at the New Republic and then part of the American Independent Institute (which funds liberal investigative journalism efforts which, as they say, exposes "the nexus of conservative power in Washington") went further making the following suggestion:

          "If the right forces us all to either defend Wright or tear him down, no matter what we choose, we lose the game they've put upon us. Instead, take one of them -- Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares -- and call them racists"


          And right after John McCain nominated Sarah Palin to be his running mate in 2008, members of JurnoList had one and only one concern -- how to take her down. The tone was more campaign war room than any newsroom.

          "Okay, let's get deadly serious, folks," Ed Kilgore of the Washington Monthly wrote adding

          "Sarah Palin's just been introduced to the country as a brave, above-party, oil-company-bashing, pork-hating maverick "outsider." What we can do is to expose her ideology."


          Daniel Levy of the Century Foundation noted that Obama's non-official campaign would need to work hard to discredit Palin.

          "This seems to me like an occasion when the non-official campaign has a big role to play in defining Palin, shaping the terms of the conversation and saying things that the official [Obama] campaign shouldn't say -- very hard-hitting stuff, including some of the things that people have been noting here -- scare people about having this woefully inexperienced, no foreign policy/national security/right-wing christia wing-nut a heartbeat away ... bang away at McCain's age making this unusually significant ... I think people should be replicating some of the not-so-pleasant viral email campaigns that were used against [Obama]."


          Suzanne Nossel, the executive director of PEN American Center, which ironically purports to defend free expression by writers and others (as long as they aren't conservative I guess) made the following suggestion:

          "I think it is and can be spun as a profoundly sexist pick. Women should feel umbrage at the idea that their votes can be attracted just by putting a woman, any woman, on the ticket no matter her qualifications or views."[1]


          Jonathan Stein then with Mother Jones was giddy about this approach writing:

          "That’s excellent! If enough people -- people on this list? -- write that the pick is sexist, you’ll have the networks debating it for days. And that negates the SINGLE thing Palin brings to the ticket."


          Nick Baumann, then senior editor with Mother Jones and now senior enterprise editor at Huffington Post added: "Say it with me: ‘Classic GOP Tokenism’."

          Chris Hayes, a writer for The Nation, wrote: "Keep the ideas coming! Have to go on TV to talk about this in a few min and need all the help I can get."

          I think it is pretty clear that these journalists and their friends were acting as an unofficial wing of the Obama campaign, and today they really don't even try to hide it.



          1. Remember how when it was "Her Turn" how Hillary relied heavily upon the fact that she's a woman as the reason women should vote for her (her husband's Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, even suggested that women who don't support Hillary are earning "a special place in Hell.")

          I'm always still in trouble again

          "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
          "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
          "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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          • #6
            Nothing new.

            For the last 20 years at least, 5-4 decisions that democrats didn't like was all about "unelected judges" "pushing agenda" and not worth much since it was only "the barest majority", while 5-4 decisions that democrats liked were merely "well reasoned legal opinions"

            https://www.americanprogress.org/art...supreme-court/

            They've been running with delegitimizing the court for a while, whenever it did something they didn't like.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by CivilDiscourse View Post
              Nothing new.

              For the last 20 years at least, 5-4 decisions that democrats didn't like was all about "unelected judges" "pushing agenda" and not worth much since it was only "the barest majority", while 5-4 decisions that democrats liked were merely "well reasoned legal opinions"

              https://www.americanprogress.org/art...supreme-court/

              They've been running with delegitimizing the court for a while, whenever it did something they didn't like.
              Any SCOTUS decision they like is writ in stone while those they don't like are subject to change.

              I'm always still in trouble again

              "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
              "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
              "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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