Tag Archive: Media Bias

The Mainstream Media Have Made the Conservative Media Prophets

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I’ve long thought of conservative-leaning news outlets as being only small counterbalances to the dominant liberal slant that exists in the mainstream media. Fox News is a perfect example. Though the network fares well against its national news competitors on an individual basis, it is merely a lone conservative voice in an industry that is…

The Morphing of America

I keep hearing from older Americans that the best thing about getting closer to the end is that they got to live most of their lives in an earlier and much better version of America. A lot of that can be attributed to having lived during a time when you could trust what you read…

Reality TV Pitch: Mainstream Media Rehab

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Like many college students back in the early 1990s, I found MTV’s The Real World to be an entertaining novelty that was interesting to watch. However, I never would have expected it to spawn a wildly-popular television genre that has claimed a lasting position in our pop-culture for the past twenty years. Yes, realty television…

Rubio Reaches for Water — Crime of the Century

In 1983, when the outrageously flamboyant Edwin Edwards was running for governor of Louisiana he joked with reporters that “The only way I can lose this election is if I’m caught in bed with either a dead girl or a live boy.”  He wasn’t caught with either, and as predicted, he won. Now it appears…

The Media Needs More Liberals Like Kirsten Powers

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Conservatives should feel pretty fortunate for outlets like FOX News, talk radio, and new media blogs. Without them, there really wouldn’t be any mechanism in this country for combating the overwhelming problem of liberal bias in our news media. While these sources do indeed offer at least a tiny semblance of a counterbalance, the reality…

The Incumbent Rule

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We will know next Tuesday evening who the next President will be.  It has been a fascinating election season.  We have been inundated with information like no other election, but there has been some analysis missing from the mainstream media.  There has been very little talk about something called the “incumbent rule”.  This is a…

Like Birds on a Telephone Wire …

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It’s hard to say what bothers me most about what we call the mainstream media.  Their bias, of course, is an evergreen, always high on the list.  So is their arrogance.  Their refusal to admit mistakes is galling (see CNN playing “Stupid Girls” song to lead into Sarah Palin segment, then with a straight face…

Why Media Bias Matters

Media Bias 101

As you may know, Bill O’Reilly doesn’t have much faith in what passes for the mainstream media.  The other night, in a conversation with me on The Factor, he said this: “Folks know that the media is dishonest, that the media now is not in the business to report the news anymore. They’re there to…