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MSM > Right Wing Media

Posted: 11/7/2012 12:01 PM

MSM > Right Wing Media 


http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/1 1/how-conservative-media-lost-to-the-msm-and-faile d-the-rank-and-file/264855/

http://www.washingtonmonthly.c...22.php#comments



Surprised Republicans?  Blame the Right Wing echo chamber.

It may surprise the Republicans on this board that I check Drudge every single day (and National Review pretty regularly).  Dude drags up some interesting stuff, and frankly, most of it is from legit news sources.  It's worthwhile for that purpose - I don't personally view NPR or the NYT as a Left Wing echo chamber (far from it), but I'm hedging against that possibility. 

But while Drudge posts some legit stuff, the way he writes his headlines and what he chooses to post offers an incomplete view of reality.  If you added the number of polls he posted showing a tie or a Romney lead, they would swamp the very few polls he posted showing a Obama lead, and I'll bet you couldn't find one poll he posted that showed anything more than a 1 pt Obama lead. 

The polls he posted are legit, but he never posted the other hundreds of polls showing Romney behind - it's a totally selective view of reality.  Nate Silver, Sam Wang, Simon Jackman are not wizards - they just look at every poll.  And guess what - it works.  If you choose to only listen to what confirms your own worldview, you will lose any sense of perspective on reality.
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Posted: 11/7/2012 12:53 PM

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Gracchus wrote:   If you choose to only listen to what confirms your own worldview, you will lose any sense of perspective on reality.
Good advice for right AND left.
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Posted: 11/7/2012 1:20 PM

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I suppose in this day and age when anyone can start a blog or podcast, it's no surprise that we've got so many niche corners out there.

But it's one thing when we're talking about someone's blog.  

But when large scale news organizations spend so much time demonizing other entities that disagree with them, well, I think that's wrong. 

For all the talk about the MSM, it is Fox News that works hardest to attack their media contemporaries.  That leaves us with people like (unnamed troll) who believe that all our problems can be blamed on the media and it's automatons, when it's Fox who is most blatant in handing out marching orders and talking points.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion...in-favor-obama/

Last edited 11/7/2012 1:22 PM by rEvUrB

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Posted: 11/7/2012 2:59 PM

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geeznotagain wrote:
Gracchus wrote:   If you choose to only listen to what confirms your own worldview, you will lose any sense of perspective on reality.
Good advice for right AND left.

+1
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Posted: 11/8/2012 10:18 AM

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This is a fun game all sides could play, but shilling has its consequences:

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2012/11/07/wapos-jenn ifer-rubin-admits-she-misled-her-read/191214
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