Right Wing Myths Exposed

Submitted by: jasendorf 13 years ago in Misc
http://www.webpan.com/dsinclair/myths.html

Featuring: Myth of the Red and the Blue America; Myth of The Liberal Media and Myth Of The Homosexual Lifestyle
There are 12 comments:
Male 992
Liberal Media means NEWSCASTERS not Talk-radio host`s. Weak argument. Liberals like to skew things to make their point, don`t they?
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Male 19
Uh oh, he did `resurch` for a class! Spread out everyone!

The Herman-Chomsky model is, at best, only a reasonable model for explaining why the media isn`t voraciously extremist and would certainly not explain away a more mainstream liberal bias. The model also does not indicate a reliance on right-wing think tanks, but rather a dependence on established sources. I merely disagree with that point; you`ve totally misrepresented it.

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Male 490
I think the point about commentators is that there happen to be a lot fewer on the other side. Liberal has become a stigma for some reason.

"Conservatives complain about liberal bias in reporters, not commentators."

They also do so without cause, and don`t tell me I`m wrong on this one, because I did the resurch for class. Conservitive`s claim there is left wing bias with no agreed apon model of why that should be, only the idea that reporters are liberals. They also have scant few long-term studies, most of which show only that Republicans were identified as Republicans more often then Democrats as Democrats.
On the left side, in claiming bias towards the right, there is a reasonable model for why this should be the Herman-Chomsky Model, and several long term studies, which show, among other things the mainstream media`s reliance on right wing think tanks as sources.

So don`t give me none of yo crap.

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Male 110
Oh, boy -- myths!

Well, the `red state/blue state` one is bull. Look at the county-by-county map here:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/vote2000/cb...

It definitely shows patches of blue in a sea of red. The whole point to this map is the divide between rural and urban America. We all already know the vote was close, and the map as never intended to show otherwise.

Next, the media bias one. I am familiar with all of the people pictured except Paula Zahn. Let`s count her as a straight reporter. So now you`ve got 14 commentators and one reporter and this is supposed to show how the media is dominated by conservatives. Guess what -- commentators are supposed to be biased! The whole point to a commentator is to give their opinion. Conservatives complain about liberal bias in reporters, not commentators. Reporters are supposed to give the facts without interjecting their opinion.

The gay thing is a

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Male 490
"It is therefore necessary to replace that artificial red-blue map that was obtained by rounding 49% down to zero and 50% to one hundred by a more accurate map that reflects how the voters actually voted. I have created such a map by simply mixing red, blue and green for each state, with the ratios equal to the percentage that Bush, Gore and Nader received in the 2000 election."

Um. . . That`s how. And if it whent for bush it`s more red then blue. . . We`s your neighbors. You`s our neighbors. It sort of means that this house it less devided then we`ve been lead to belive. That`s kind of a good thing you know. . .

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Male 19
How does taking a state that Bush won and photoshopping it as a shade of blue prove anything?
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Male 130
culann... proves that the lie about the "red states" is a crock of crap...
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Male 490
Pro. . . The pictures are all iroically captioned conservitive media biggies.
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Male 2,620
Hold on, is this pro or anti liberal?
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Male 490
Wow. I thought liberals were spittle flecked.
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Male 19
Oh yeah, let me take a red state and turn it into a shade of blue to make my stuuuuupid point. Oh, and let`s also show the faces of 15 people who`s job it is to give their opinion (a couple of whom are hardly conservative) to show how the thousands of reporters who aren`t supposed to interject opinion and editors around the country aren`t liberal after all. Also stuuuupid.
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Male 130
Link: Right Wing Myths Exposed [Rate Link] - Featuring: Myth of the Red and the Blue America; Myth of The Liberal Media and Myth Of The Homosexual Lifestyle

Excellent material...

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