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Networks blamed shutdown on GOP in 41 stories --- 0 for Dems

What media bias?
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mtntiger
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re: Networks blamed shutdown on GOP in 41 stories --- 0 for Dems
Shocking. Truly shocking. I had no idea the journalists in this country were biased.


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Rex
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re: Networks blamed shutdown on GOP in 41 stories --- 0 for Dems
Why do you object to the truth?


onmymedicalgrind
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re: Networks blamed shutdown on GOP in 41 stories --- 0 for Dems
Look. Anybody with half a brain or any sense of objectivity knows the media is quite left-leaning. Its just how it is today. The GOP knows this, which is why they should try to avoid engaging in any activities that can so easily be manipulated and construed as being "their fault" by this left-leaning media (like the shutdown). That will only continue to hurt the perception of the party.

Nobody is saying its fair, but at some point you have to change your strategy of simply "blaming the media" or "hoping they will magically become balanced" and stop throwing them easy alley-oops. Sorry, but they need to learn how to work better within this "unbalanced media system" b/c I really don't see it changing anytime soon.
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upgrayedd
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re: Networks blamed shutdown on GOP in 41 stories --- 0 for Dems
If you believe the first part of your statement, then the second part of your statement is unavoidable.

That sounds like the beginning of a one party system
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marinebioman
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re: Networks blamed shutdown on GOP in 41 stories --- 0 for Dems
It was the GOP's fault...many of them admitted as much (direct quotes). It was a stupid doomed-to-fail-strategy that they used to try and tear apart Obamacare.


constant cough
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re: Networks blamed shutdown on GOP in 41 stories --- 0 for Dems
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It was a stupid doomed-to-fail-strategy that they used to try and tear apart Obamacare.



No, it only failed cause the GOP caved. Tearing apart Obamacare is something that needs to be done before Obamacare tears apart America.


Politiceaux
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re: Networks blamed shutdown on GOP in 41 stories --- 0 for Dems
No one can be surprised to see the media blast the GOP when it hands them the stick of dynamite on a silver platter.


onmymedicalgrind
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re: Networks blamed shutdown on GOP in 41 stories --- 0 for Dems
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It was the GOP's fault...many of them admitted as much (direct quotes). It was a stupid doomed-to-fail-strategy that they used to try and tear apart Obamacare.

My statement was meant to be more general, not specifically only the shutdown situation.

For example, if you are a republican, you just have to avoid making stupid statements regarding abortions or contraceptives, etc because you know the media will run with it and your quotes will become viral.


onmymedicalgrind
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re: Networks blamed shutdown on GOP in 41 stories --- 0 for Dems
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That sounds like the beginning of a one party system

I just hope it means the end of the two party system.


onmymedicalgrind
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re: Networks blamed shutdown on GOP in 41 stories --- 0 for Dems
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No one can be surprised to see the media blast the GOP when it hands them the stick of dynamite on a silver platter.

This was more or less what I was trying to say, but clearly not as eloquently


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Politiceaux
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No, it only failed cause the GOP caved. Tearing apart Obamacare is something that needs to be done before Obamacare tears apart America.

You seem to be a brilliant political strategist, IMO. You should get elected to Congress. Seems easy to do and it's a sweet gig.


upgrayedd
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For example, if you are a republican, you just have to avoid making stupid statements regarding abortions or contraceptives, etc because you know the media will run with it and your quotes will become viral.


In other words, keep your convictions and political beliefs to yourself and we won't use our power to destroy you.


Taxing Authority
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re: Networks blamed shutdown on GOP in 41 stories --- 0 for Dems
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Nobody is saying its fair, but at some point you have to change your strategy of simply "blaming the media" or "hoping they will magically become balanced"
Mischaracterization. It's damn important to point out propaganda. Propaganda coupled with one-party rule is a recipe for disaster.

It used to be the media were the watchdogs. Now we have to be the media's watchdog.


upgrayedd
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I just hope it means the end of the two party system.


So you prefer a one party system as long as it's your party?


onmymedicalgrind
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re: Networks blamed shutdown on GOP in 41 stories --- 0 for Dems
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In other words, keep your convictions and political beliefs to yourself and we won't use our power to destroy you.

No.

IOW, don't do semi-stupid shite and be surprised when the media portrays it as really stupid shite.


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onmymedicalgrind
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So you prefer a one party system as long as it's your party?

No, I prefer more than two parties.


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germandawg
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re: Networks blamed shutdown on GOP in 41 stories --- 0 for Dems
I understand that "balance" is important in journalism, but here is an example given:

"This current showdown and this current government shutdown traces its history back to a determined core of GOP House members who are vehemently against Obamacare and were willing to shut down the government because of it."

I would think that the Tea Party Republicans would LOVE that headline....if it is true that the bill is going to fail miserably as ya'll say it is then the MSM is giving the Tea Party (and the GOP) its props for trying to do what they could to keep the American people from the looming disaster.


onmymedicalgrind
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re: Networks blamed shutdown on GOP in 41 stories --- 0 for Dems
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Mischaracterization. It's damn important to point out propaganda. Propaganda coupled with one-party rule is a recipe for disaster.

Fine. I never said not to do so. But at some point you also have to act practically.


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Taxing Authority
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re: Networks blamed shutdown on GOP in 41 stories --- 0 for Dems
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I understand that "balance" is important in journalism
No. What's important is being informative. Mis-informing on both sides equally isn't worth a damn.


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