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The Media Bubble Is Worse Than You Think

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posted on Apr, 25 2017 @ 09:07 AM
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So all the poling data and analysis on the last pres election was wrong. The assumption was Hillary the faint was going to beat the pants off Trump the orange. How could the media have it so wrong?


News organizations old and new, large and small, print and online, broadcast and cable assigned phalanxes of reporters armed with the most sophisticated polling data and analysis to cover the presidential campaign. The overwhelming assumption was that the race was Hillary Clinton’s for the taking, and the real question wasn’t how sweeping her November victory would be, but how far out to sea her wave would send political parvenu Trump. Today, it’s Trump who occupies the White House.


The Democrat infested press is what conservatives think is the problem, and it maybe some of the problem. But the media is guilty of believing it's own biases stories.


What went so wrong? What’s still wrong? To some conservatives, Trump’s surprise win on November 8 simply bore out what they had suspected, that the Democrat-infested press was knowingly in the tank for Clinton all along. The media, in this view, was guilty not just of confirmation bias but of complicity.


With only 7% repub journalists out there, it is of little surprise that the media was so wrong last election cycle. Having such an out numbered the dem vs repub journalist bench is going to lead group think and back slapping.

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The answer to the press’ myopia lies elsewhere, and nobody has produced a better argument for how the national media missed the Trump story than FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver, who pointed out that the ideological clustering in top newsrooms led to groupthink. “As of 2013, only 7 percent of [journalists] identified as Republicans,


So this leads us to the real problem, the national media is clustered on the coasts and that is Hillary the faint country. So if you are a journalist you are more than likely living on the coast and are a dem and love all the dem stuff. The idiots believed their own stories. Imagine writing a story, and reading it, and then saying it is so. Nice "free" press.

www.politico.com...
The national media really does work in a bubble, something that wasn’t true as recently as 2008. And the bubble is growing more extreme. Concentrated heavily along the coasts, the bubble is both geographic and political. If you’re a working journalist, odds aren’t just that you work in a pro-Clinton county




posted on Apr, 25 2017 @ 09:18 AM
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a reply to: seasonal

With the assault on Fox News and the soon to be seen end of I heart radio, get used to even more left slanted media.



posted on Apr, 25 2017 @ 09:25 AM
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a reply to: seasonal


it is of little surprise that the media was so wrong last election cycle. Having such an out numbered the dem vs repub journalist bench is going to lead group think and back slapping.


I profoundly disagree. The media knew Hillary was losing. They weren't wrong; they were lying. Knowingly and deliberately in order to color public perception to influence the people and their votes.

And that goes for Fox as well as the other media critters.



posted on Apr, 25 2017 @ 09:26 AM
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That graphic comparing 2008 to 2016 says it all.

The news is completely biased for the left.

7% identified as 'conservative'.



posted on Apr, 25 2017 @ 09:31 AM
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a reply to: seasonal



Good article. S&F



posted on Apr, 25 2017 @ 09:34 AM
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a reply to: butcherguy

I think this very forum we are using is going to put most if not all the talking heads out of business.



posted on Apr, 25 2017 @ 09:43 AM
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originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: seasonal

With the assault on Fox News and the soon to be seen end of I heart radio, get used to even more left slanted media.

Are they getting rid of iHeart Radio?



posted on Apr, 25 2017 @ 09:44 AM
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originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: butcherguy

I think this very forum we are using is going to put most if not all the talking heads out of business.


Really?

You're not serious?! ...Maybe the old ATSNN might have, without its hardline 'control the narrative' moderators. Many of whom still try to control the narrative. Does not make for a healthy or balanced alternative.



posted on Apr, 25 2017 @ 09:50 AM
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a reply to: Boadicea

There used to be a time not that long ago when pre-election polls matched election results.



posted on Apr, 25 2017 @ 09:56 AM
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originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: seasonal

With the assault on Fox News and the soon to be seen end of I heart radio, get used to even more left slanted media.


What's going on with I HEART Radio?



posted on Apr, 25 2017 @ 09:58 AM
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originally posted by: neo96
That graphic comparing 2008 to 2016 says it all.

The news is completely biased for the left.

7% identified as 'conservative'.



Fits with the stats that 93% of the news reporting is negative regarding Trump.



posted on Apr, 25 2017 @ 10:05 AM
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a reply to: soficrow

You can recognize we are on the internet. Not watching TV.

I was talking about the internet, sorry about the confusion.



posted on Apr, 25 2017 @ 10:13 AM
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You are correct. All pre-election polls are designed to influence the vote. No-one can ever predict the outcome of a secret ballot. Yes, they can try and guess by asking people how they will vote.
But that in itself depends on where the questioner ask the question. If it in a secure Democratic heartland the answer is always going with the Democrats. This is how polls and surveys get skewed answers. Choose the demographic place to suit what answers you want.
By the nature of the answerers, the are answering correctly, but without a nationwide poll or survey the answers will always be skewed.



posted on Apr, 25 2017 @ 10:26 AM
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a reply to: crayzeed

This last election was a terribly terrific example of the news media all believing each other and ignoring the real news.
It is interesting that the Hillary supporters are still calling for the electoral college going bye bye, and the reinforcing of the repubs vs dems is in full effect ( as planned).



posted on Apr, 25 2017 @ 10:41 AM
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originally posted by: XxitsTtimexX

originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: seasonal

With the assault on Fox News and the soon to be seen end of I heart radio, get used to even more left slanted media.

Are they getting rid of iHeart Radio?

Dire financial trouble... like 6 Billiin dollars worth of debt coming due and no way to pay it....
oh noeeees!

Edit to add:
350 Billion in debt.
6 billion due very soon.
edit on b000000302017-04-25T11:57:52-05:0011America/ChicagoTue, 25 Apr 2017 11:57:52 -05001100000017 by butcherguy because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 25 2017 @ 10:52 AM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT

originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: seasonal

With the assault on Fox News and the soon to be seen end of I heart radio, get used to even more left slanted media.


What's going on with I HEART Radio?

They took on too much debt. It doesn't look good for them.

I expect there will be an offer to buy coming from some well meaning outfit like google or MS.



posted on Apr, 25 2017 @ 10:57 AM
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How about cutting political bias out of JOURNALISM.

Imagine if SCIENCE was infested with political biases. Oh, wait....



posted on Apr, 25 2017 @ 11:19 AM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT

originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: seasonal

With the assault on Fox News and the soon to be seen end of I heart radio, get used to even more left slanted media.


What's going on with I HEART Radio?


www.marketwatch.com...



posted on Apr, 25 2017 @ 11:31 AM
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originally posted by: dfnj2015
a reply to: Boadicea

There used to be a time not that long ago when pre-election polls matched election results.


Yes, they sure did! We know it can be done, because it has been done... so we also know there's a reason it's not happening now, and it's deliberate.



posted on Apr, 25 2017 @ 11:31 AM
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originally posted by: Boadicea
a reply to: seasonal


it is of little surprise that the media was so wrong last election cycle. Having such an out numbered the dem vs repub journalist bench is going to lead group think and back slapping.


I profoundly disagree. The media knew Hillary was losing. They weren't wrong; they were lying. Knowingly and deliberately in order to color public perception to influence the people and their votes.

And that goes for Fox as well as the other media critters.



that`s exactly what happened, the MSM tried to influence the election by publishing fake polls.



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