posted on Sep, 5 2008 @ 01:13 PM
There is no question that the MSM is biased in it's coverage of the candidates and their parties in this election cycle. The 3 networks, NBC, CBS,
and ABC are biased in favor of Barack Obama, as well as MSNBC and to a lesser extent CNN.
FOX News is know for their conservative bent, but they tend to be more fair and balanced than any other video media.
The bias is evident in the unfair attacks on Palin's family, as well as the refusal to cover the controversial aspects of Obama/Biden.
The bias is evident in the print media also. Magazines and newspapers lean to the left and support Obama.
We can argue whether they have a responsibility to balance their coverage, or whether it is their right to determine who they will support and how
they will cover them. But that is pointless.
What we can do is to take action to let them know we are aware of their games, and to make our displeasure known.
Calling or writing the stations is basically ineffective. They will ignore you, or at best respond with a canned letter or email.
What does works, and has shown to be very effective, is to hit them in the wallet. And we can do this by contacting their advertisers and threatening
to boycott their products. Advertisers are very sensitive to public opinion, and have been know to pull their ads from media that act in a
A letter or email to a major advertiser, along with a single reference of media bias, from a thousand people can be enormously effective.
I'm all for this approach. Anybody else?