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The Liberal National Media Admittedly "Culture of Like Minds"

Don't Tread On Me3 Wrote: Sep 16, 2012 9:25 AM
The established "mainstream" pop media has at least since the end of WWII if not the Depression been overall completely in the sack with the fashionably left-leaning metro-statist kleptocrats who ran the Democratic party & most of the Republican Party. They had a symbiosis going. It was reinforced in broadcast by the "Fairness Doctrine" that discouraged radio & TV from exploring "controversial" subjects that might dispute the NYT's take on things. They claim to see things from the "center" but it's THEIR "center". They taell us their little bubble way off to the left is the "mainstream!"
Don't Tread On Me3 Wrote: Sep 16, 2012 9:31 AM
Obviously, most people want their "news" to give them a clear window on the world & events, as little distorted by bias as possible. If major media confesses to having a bias in any particular direction, the perceived value of their product is reduced as people factor it in.

By convincing the people that they & their products are "unbiased" & "objective" they can both help indoctrinate the unwary who believe "that's the way it is" , AND make more $$$$$.

The media's claims to nonbias & objectivity are like the prostitute who tries to convince johns that she's a virgin. To the extent she succeeds, it's perceived to be worth much more when she sells it.
It is not often that members of the liberal national media admit their biases. Americans know that the media is not impartial and that objectivity is not a priority when reporting on current events. Americans need and deserve a balanced media.

The New York Times Public Editor Arthur Brisbane gave us insight into the Times’ liberal slant in his final column after two years with the newspaper. He criticizes the Times for being “powerfully shaped by a culture of like minds.” The members of the liberal national media are surrounded by others who share their beliefs and political prejudices....