18 September, 2006

Dear Biased News Media

I am so tired of your bias. It is obvious to me that you are driven by one interest and agenda and I'm tired of it. I know people say there is no bias in the various news outlets, but that just isn't true. It's as plain as the glasses on my face.

You people are biased toward the lowest common denominator.

Why else have we heard nothing about the goings-on of the world? Why has the top story for at least four days been the string of autopsies performed on an airheaded alcoholic betittied blonde's late son?

You obviously think we cannot handle continued coverage of Darfur, the Sudan, inhumane diamonds, and that little land war in the middle east. You think we need to be lulled into complacency with endless stories about Genius Autopsy men flying in to figure out how a kid died.

We're on to you.


At 8:36 AM, September 18, 2006, Blogger dolphin said...

I have to wonder if it's the media or their audience. I know far too many people who care alot more about what some celebrity had for lunch yesterday than about major events in global politics.

At 11:40 AM, September 18, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

and people choose to make fun of us because we cut off our cable TV. Erin asked yesterday what it would take to stop media bias and I told her that it'd stop quickly if everyone stopped watching. They only exist because of ad revenues, and the money only comes in because of eyeballs.

The blogosphere and alternate new sources have dealt a body blow to the biased media, and we're starting to see the effect of shrinking audiences. Unfortunately, the response has only been to ratchet up the partisanship and sensationalism since this is the easiest way to cause a short-term spike in the ratings. In only exacerbates the problem, though. Like a drug addict, you can only up the dosage for so long until the body stops responding.

We went cold turkey 14 months ago and feel much better now.


At 5:30 PM, September 18, 2006, Blogger MickeyWhite said...

The Media Bias
I chuckle when I read of people complaining about medial liberal bias. I chuckle again when some claim that the media is bias to the conservative side. Here is a news flash; the main stream media is biased.

The Cronkite School of Journalism reports that 67% of Americans do not trust the major news media for accurate reporting. Non-biased, factual news is difficult to obtain.

News organizations fabricate the news. Dateline NBC, in 1992, did a show about the fuel tanks of GM pickup trucks that ignite after a side collision, entitled “ Waiting to explode”. They later admitted the producers used the wrong sized gas cap, over filled the fuel tank, and used an incendiary device to demonstrate the gas would explode and burn.

News organizations themselves are making the news. The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is a conflict of interest. Journalists are frequently guest at White House State dinners. Some journalists belong to the same country clubs as the people they cover.

News organizations are the news definers. In 1917, the Congressional Record reports that J.P. Morgan bought the top 25 greatest newspapers in America. His elite, hand picked staff controlled the editorial policies. They alone decide what will be printed as the news.

News organizations are covering for collectivism. They promote socialism and communism. William Duranty of the New York Times purposely miss-reported the 1932-33 famine in Russia. He won the Pulitzer Prize. Herbert Matthews of the N.Y. Times told us repeatedly that Castro was not a communist. He kept his job for decades.

News organizations will rearrange reality. They will decide which events are news worthy. Bill Clinton was getting into real trouble about Chinagate, but the media miss-directed public attention and all that was in the news was Monica, Monica, and Monica.

News organizations are exploiting unfounded fears. Global warming is an example of sweeping statements that feed public fears. If it bleeds, it leads. Everything is a crises, better yet a global crises.

News organizations will channel public choice with illusions of popular support. They tried to build up the Million Mom March, but if fizzled. They seem to offer alternative opinions, but they designate the official opposition.

News is everywhere and not hard to find. It is in newspapers, magazines, TV, radio, and the Internet. The truth is out there, if you work hard you can find it.

At 11:20 PM, September 18, 2006, Anonymous Gus said...

"The blogosphere and alternate new sources have dealt a body blow to the biased media, and we're starting to see the effect of shrinking audiences."

Speaking as a reformed blogger, you're a damned fool if you honestly believe that BLOGS are supplanting traditional news. Note that the vast majority of news stories referenced on blogs come from TRADITIONAL NEWS OUTLETS, not self-reported, honest-to-God investigative journalism by bloggers themselves.

It's not that blogs are becoming the new evening news – in fact, the 'blogosphere' is often little more than an echo chamber - it's the fact people really are turning off the news and clamoring to learn more about Smith Jr.'s death.


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