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The Oregonian (Portland Paper) Thinks You're an Idiot

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posted on Sep, 27 2020 @ 12:15 PM
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It's not every day that a paper goes on full display regarding their bias and their hatred for a portion of their community.

Here's the example:

Letter from the Editor: News media have work to do building trust
www.oregonlive.com...

The editor uses solely "right-wing" or "non-leftist" reader responses to illustrate how "wrong" some people are. Here's an example tied to COVID reporting:


I heard this from another reader, who pointed out a few errors in our coronavirus reporting.

“Human errors almost always produce random results,” he wrote. “Your errors all seem to be one-sided,” i.e. making the COVID-19 pandemic seem worse than it is.

After a data feed error overstated cases of coronavirus, he wrote again: “It is still interesting that all your glitches seem to favor more bad news. I’ve yet to see one of your glitches that shows things better than they are.”

I know with certainty the errors were not the result in any way of bias, but my correspondent was unswayed. He remained suspicious and that troubled me.

Our credibility is everything to us, and we are committed to getting it right. But levels of distrust in the news media are high.


Not biased? Right... the reader remained "unswayed"... why does someone need to be swayed? Why aren't you just reporting the data and letting the reader decide? Why the hyperbole? Why not actually answer the question?

The person who wrote the editor points out a great observation - The Oregonian never "accidentally" states anything is better than it actually is - it's always worse and more slanted towards the liberal/MSM narrative. Always.

So after the editor goes on about how their credibility matters, they aren't biased, etc.... these two links can be found ON THE SAME HOME PAGE:

Editorial endorsement: Re-elect Sen. Jeff Merkley
www.oregonlive.com...

Editorial endorsement: Vote for Joe Biden for president
www.oregonlive.com...

Yeah, no bias here at all. Clearly.

Now, Portland is a mess and your typical libtard Portlander doesn't really understand anything that isn't fed to them by OregonLive or the MSM. I also get that OregonLive is pandering to their readership. However, what they're doing is wildly misleading people in regards to "facts" or "unbiased" reporting. To the contrary, you will not be able to find one positive article about Trump or any "conservative" on that website - with the exception of one endorsement of a Republican from a "rural district" that leans heavily Republican - e.g. a Demo won't win in that area and they know it.

Your typical OLive reader glosses over all of this. It's important to highlight the blatant hypocrisy here, however, as Portland has been on the national scene as an example of what a dumpster fire progressive cities turn into.

The Oregonian isn't helping matters as they report only what progressive libs want to hear and absolutely slant the facts of any given situation to fit their narrative.

They also must think people are idiots, as it doesn't take a lot of effort to see the bias in their reporting.

Yet, they're so stuck in their own echo chamber they can't figure out why people don't trust the media? For being "super smart", they're pretty stupid.

Here's an idea for a new movement... Defund your local liberal newspaper!

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posted on Sep, 27 2020 @ 12:18 PM
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a reply to: EnigmaChaser

Honey it's 2020, there are zero unbiased anything.


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posted on Sep, 27 2020 @ 12:20 PM
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They don't call it the Oregonian fish wrapper for nothing... The scary part is the people that work there TRUELY believe they are non-bias.



posted on Sep, 27 2020 @ 12:20 PM
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originally posted by: JAGStorm
a reply to: EnigmaChaser

Honey it's 2020, there are zero unbiased anything.


Truth. But if we can all agree on that rationally, it's pretty ridiculous for a paper to act like they're "unbiased".



posted on Sep, 27 2020 @ 12:29 PM
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originally posted by: Xtrozero
They don't call it the Oregonian fish wrapper for nothing... The scary part is the people that work there TRUELY believe they are non-bias.


That is the scary thing.

The world must be a seriously scary place for these folks. What’s good is bad, what’s bad is worse, what makes sense doesn’t, etc.

It’s a wonderful microcosm of liberalism, really.



posted on Sep, 27 2020 @ 12:31 PM
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a reply to: EnigmaChaser

All of media has been doing this for at least ten years now. And, people ARE idiots. They DO believe the media are unbiased and reporting facts. It’s terrifying, and look what it has done to our country. People have given up their ability to think critically and well; instead they let the liars and manipulators in the media and government tell them exactly what to think and believe. They’ve allowed themselves to be manipulated to the point of not being able to have their own real thoughts.



posted on Sep, 27 2020 @ 12:34 PM
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originally posted by: KansasGirl
a reply to: EnigmaChaser

All of media has been doing this for at least ten years now. And, people ARE idiots. They DO believe the media are unbiased and reporting facts. It’s terrifying, and look what it has done to our country. People have given up their ability to think critically and well; instead they let the liars and manipulators in the media and government tell them exactly what to think and believe. They’ve allowed themselves to be manipulated to the point of not being able to have their own real thoughts.



I agree this is not a new phenomenon.

This instance really struck me, however, as the bias is rarely put on full display this clearly.



posted on Sep, 27 2020 @ 12:39 PM
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Social media has herded peeps into two camps fo the most part.

Those are the vocal ones though. We will see what the silent majority thinks come november.

I am hoping that as the citiots leave their enclaves, that country folk will show them the error of their ways...



posted on Sep, 27 2020 @ 12:40 PM
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Thats cool, however the State of Oregon has been on full retard for well over 100+ days so...

coolest of tales hipster-san.



posted on Sep, 27 2020 @ 12:45 PM
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originally posted by: Lysergic
Thats cool, however the State of Oregon has been on full retard for well over 100+ days so...

coolest of tales hipster-san.


One could argue Oregon has gone full retard for the last 25+ years.



posted on Sep, 27 2020 @ 12:46 PM
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a reply to: EnigmaChaser

heh, I was trying to be nice.



posted on Sep, 27 2020 @ 12:48 PM
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a reply to: EnigmaChaser

Well, let's start climbing the chain shall we?

en.m.wikipedia.org...


The Oregonian is a daily newspaper based in Portland, Oregon, United States, owned by Advance Publications. 


en.m.wikipedia.org...


In addition to holding publishing and communication assets, Advance serves as the holding company for the family's 31% stake in cable entertainment company Discovery, Inc.[4] Advance also owns a 13% stake in Charter Communications

Directly and through various subsidiaries, the group owns Discovery Channel, Condé Nast, the popular digital news website Wired, Lycos, Angelfire, Tripod, and is the majority shareholder in Reddit.[9]




Well now would ya look at that. Turns out that 'local' newspaper(along with a huge amount of local papers around the world) is owned by Advance Publications and wouldn't you know it, Advance Publications owns Condè Nast, Reddit etc.

Once you start digging through the various properties held by Advance and it's held companies, you'll notice every one they own has a huge left leaning slant.



posted on Sep, 27 2020 @ 12:50 PM
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The new theory is that these people have forms of schizophrenia-mass delusions of grandeur/paranoia, etc. they are gang stalkers. And they gravitate towards the left. And because they are undiagnosed....their voice has weight.



posted on Sep, 27 2020 @ 12:55 PM
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originally posted by: EnigmaChaser

originally posted by: KansasGirl
a reply to: EnigmaChaser

All of media has been doing this for at least ten years now. And, people ARE idiots. They DO believe the media are unbiased and reporting facts. It’s terrifying, and look what it has done to our country. People have given up their ability to think critically and well; instead they let the liars and manipulators in the media and government tell them exactly what to think and believe. They’ve allowed themselves to be manipulated to the point of not being able to have their own real thoughts.



I agree this is not a new phenomenon.

This instance really struck me, however, as the bias is rarely put on full display this clearly.


The bias is always 100% clearly displayed, most people are just too stupid to recognize it.



posted on Sep, 27 2020 @ 12:58 PM
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a reply to: dug88

I think you have added a good amount of insight to the thread about that paper. Digging deeper it appears that most if not all ''local'' media is owned by some giant corporation. One might easily look at Newscorp or Sinclair.

But I still wonder at how a huge corporation like this that has developed itself through manipulation within a capitalist economic system can really be ''left leaning''. The farther left one leans the closer one leans to socialism and communism and I just cannot understand how any capitalist organization can be considered ''leftist'' in those regards.

??



posted on Sep, 27 2020 @ 12:59 PM
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a reply to: EnigmaChaser

I say you did exactly what we need to see more of in this type of venue.
ATS is one of the few places where readers voices can be heard. And
people might begin to catch on and wake TF up! Good on you for taking
the time to put real information out there.


I 100% approve of OPs message.



posted on Sep, 27 2020 @ 01:07 PM
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a reply to: TerryMcGuire

The company itself is not, the media it produces is. People have some strange misconception that companies need to share 'the values' of the products they sell, hence get surprised when companies that sell 'green', 'environmentally friendly' products for example get caught polluting. Or when a news company built on capitalism is spreading information with a socialist agenda.

Companies exist to make money, they don't have values. Liberalism sells to the kinds of spoiled young rich folks that read their publications.

Then there's this other aspect, especially when companies get as big as a lot of the media holding companies are, where money becomes less important and power and influence becomes more important. When they've got the power to incite violence or influence the behaviour of a large amount of the public, it becomes about control.

When your company's so big it's not locked to any one specific country, then it holds allegiances to nothing but itself. If the company figures it can make more money and more control by inciting people to burn and raze a country, well why not?
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posted on Sep, 27 2020 @ 01:42 PM
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originally posted by: dug88
a reply to: TerryMcGuire

The company itself is not, the media it produces is. People have some strange misconception that companies need to share 'the values' of the products they sell, hence get surprised when companies that sell 'green', 'environmentally friendly' products for example get caught polluting. Or when a news company built on capitalism is spreading information with a socialist agenda.

Companies exist to make money, they don't have values. Liberalism sells to the kinds of spoiled young rich folks that read their publications.

Then there's this other aspect, especially when companies get as big as a lot of the media holding companies are, where money becomes less important and power and influence becomes more important. When they've got the power to incite violence or influence the behaviour of a large amount of the public, it becomes about control.

When your company's so big it's not locked to any one specific country, then it holds allegiances to nothing but itself. If the company figures it can make more money and more control by inciting people to burn and raze a country, well why not?


You’re right. It is about power and influence - however, many local papers around the country - particularly in smaller/midsized cities have had a hard time keeping readership. Many papers are online only or only do a print on the weekends. Ad revenue is down. Overall readership falls due to all of the other options folks have to get their news - even some local news.

For the major publications or outlets, however, money isn’t a problem - it’s entirely about power and influence (e.g. Bezos buying WaPo).

Unfortunately, voices who speak against those outlets are met with a significant amounts of blowback and retribution. The power they wield to try and shape public opinion will he protected at all costs.

Reminds me of Clinton Inc., really.



posted on Sep, 27 2020 @ 01:53 PM
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a reply to: EnigmaChaser

I read the Oregonian for many years...

It's always been editorially slanted. Their news reporting, up until a few years ago, was fairly good though.

But, as with all things media it seems, it's gone downhill.

Editorially slanted in all things now.



posted on Sep, 27 2020 @ 02:33 PM
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a reply to: EnigmaChaser

There was that great infographic that used to get tossed around pretty regularly a few years back that summed up just how completely controlled the majority of the world's news actually is by a few companies.

This isn't the one I remember, but it does a pretty good job. It doesn't really show the holding companies that own those 24 bigger ones or get into the details about how many of them share chairholders on their boards but it gives a quick look . The article does go into a bit more detail.


vizworld.com...


It's pretty insidious. A handful of people pretty much control 90% of what the majority of the people in the world read, see and hear.

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