The Rise Of The Conservative Media

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From Media Matters: The Right-wing Media Spin Cycle: Lie, Terrify, Win, Repeat

Media Matters releases new video showing right-wing media's leading role in driving movement

Washington, DC - Today, Media Matters for America released a new video demonstrating how the conservative echo chamber operates in the age of President Obama. Conservative activists - aided by Fox News, a political organization disguised as a news network - use distortions, lies, and smear tactics to shape public opinion and influence national policy.
"Unlike the Clinton and Bush years, the right-wing echo chamber is now aided by a network that has thrown any remaining shred of journalistic credibility out the window, " said Eric Burns, President of Media Matters. "The modern conservative movement has gained an enormous megaphone in Fox News that they are using to impact legislation and shape public opinion."

Burns added: "People need to decide how long they will allow the policies of their country to be dictated by a media outlet accountable not to voters or constituents but to ratings."

Media Matters did an amazing job putting this video together. I really think it's some of their best work yet.

10 comments:

J said... / Oct 28, 2009, 10:54:00 AM  

Pure comedy, loved the dramatic music.

"Unlike the Clinton and Bush years, the right-wing echo chamber is now aided by a network that has thrown any remaining shred of journalistic credibility out the window, "

I wonder if you guys who froth at the mouth whenever the word "Fox News" is mentioned know the difference between a journalist and an opinion show yet? Probably not.


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"It is no coincidence that the most watched news network, the top selling national newspaper, and the most listened to radio shows in the United States are now all conservative."

Codester said... / Oct 28, 2009, 10:11:00 PM  

J said...
I wonder if you guys who froth at the mouth whenever the word "Fox News" is mentioned know the difference between a journalist and an opinion show yet? Probably not.

So glad you mentioned that. Since FOX also readily admits they're not legitimate news, but simply a network for "opinion programming"... 24/7.
http://is.gd/4GyP7

I'm also amused every time you guys crow about numbers and ratings but always come up short when attempting to draw a distinct correlation between ratings and legitimacy or heaven forbid... "honesty and credibility".

Even Dick Morris found at least half of the audience is not conservative. http://is.gd/4GztC You believe they tune in because it's the finest example of truth in journalism? Or to laugh and point at the sensationalism and audacity of the lengths Fox will go for an attempted smear?

American Idol has great ratings too. But I'm seldom impressed with the minds of people who allow themselves to become engrossed it it.

Dramatic music equals "pure comedy"?
http://is.gd/4GzYC

J said... / Oct 28, 2009, 11:13:00 PM  

"I'm also amused every time you guys crow about numbers and ratings but always come up short when attempting to draw a distinct correlation between ratings and legitimacy or heaven forbid... "honesty and credibility"."

LOL, my MSNBC cheerleader over here talking about honestly and credibility?! LMAO. Find me even one occurrence on Fox News that deliberately misleads like this:


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Media Matters basically is operated to mis characterize conservative positions on everything. So I don't really care if there's one news organization that is right leaning.

There' zero credibility left in the MSM, I'll give you an example


http://mediamatters.org/research/200910270015


And media matters goes on to quote deliberately misleading MSM polls

"When respondents were asked in an October 8-15 Kaiser Family Foundation poll whether they favored "[c]reating a government-administered public health insurance option to compete with private health insurance plans"

They give this great feel good description of the public option without telling the voter of the inevitable consequence of the public option eventually putting private insurance companies out of business. And if you lefties had ANY sense of honesty, you'd get Weiner,Obama and company together and write a straight up single payer bill without this "competiton" soundbyte bullshit and sell what you really believe in. I'd at least RESPECT the guys for telling Americans what they really want instead of hiding behind poll-tested doublespeak.

"Even Dick Morris found at least half of the audience is not conservative"

And this is a bad thing? If independents and Democrats are learning things about cap n trade and healthcare that they aren't getting from anywhere else, more power to 'em. And sure, you've got lefties that watch Glenn Beck to poke fun at him but I doubt that's his WHOLE audience, considering the country's makeup.


"Dramatic music equals "pure comedy"?"

That link on Huffington post is funny too, but they are trying to be funny. I just crack up at the MM video because they can't stand that there's one alternative news organization out there that isn't left-leaning. All we've got is Fox and talk radio, you guys have MSNBC, The New York Times, most daily newspapers, CBS, NBC, and ABC. And seeing that the stimulus didn't deliver as promised, Boehner and company get more credit for being angry and pissed off at the time.

Codester said... / Oct 29, 2009, 7:21:00 PM  

HuffPo didn't make that Hannity clip with the gloom and doom music from "O Fortuna". I guess you don't even watch the network you pretend to love so much.
That was all original FOX content unedited straight from the Hannity show.

BTW... none of the private insurance companies in Canada went out of business after govt-run health care was provided.

Codester said... / Oct 29, 2009, 7:53:00 PM  

I'm with Greg, this doesn't even enter the realm of being a debatable topic. Fox is much more of a demagogue. Everyone knows it.

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J said... / Oct 30, 2009, 12:39:00 AM  

"BTW... none of the private insurance companies in Canada went out of business after govt-run health care was provided."

Source?

I mean we are pretty much now going towards a system that Canada is trying to distance itself from.

LA Times: In Canada, a move toward a private healthcare option

"The heart of the legal case is the 1984 Canada Health Act, which established the framework for the national insurance system known as Medicare. It outlawed most private insurance for essential healthcare and provided the vast majority of Canadians with free medical services."

Codester said... / Oct 30, 2009, 1:19:00 AM  

Private insurance represents 13% of health care spending in Canada—twice the OECD average
http://is.gd/4HNmi

Codester said... / Oct 30, 2009, 1:25:00 AM  

It exists, partner. It's not driven out of business economically. If Canadians want it, they can buy it. You're wrong.

We're the last developed nation to move towards providing health care for it's citizens. None of the others are leaping over themselves to become more like us. lol That's preposterous.

And this is the last post I'm going allow to derail the topic... by you... again.

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http://is.gd/4HNJ9

J said... / Oct 31, 2009, 9:52:00 PM  

free exchange of ideas not your thing, eh? Typical

Codester said... / Oct 31, 2009, 11:14:00 PM  

Did I not post your other on-topic rants?

I told you about this a while back. Stay on topic, post all your want.

If you wanna stray all over the road... might as well go create your own blog.

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