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I personally dont' know how much I belive in that, as I can't think of hardly one liberal news station we have in the US, or any liberal news radio stations that would have as many affiliates as conservative stations. Look at how many affiliates someone like Rush Limbaugh has compared to al iberal opponent.
Originally posted by billybob
you need both a left string and a right string to make the puppet dance.
there is no liberal or conservative. there is only the rulers and their plan. the face of the media can be used as a more subtle way to make the feet look like they are really bustin' a move.
dance, puppet, dance.
Originally posted by Seapeople
I take it you have never watched the news. Possibly an indication of your intelligence. You call me a fool, yet you are totaly void of obvious errors in what you are saying. The media is liberally biased this, The media is liberally biased that. End of story. You may be able to get away with saying that Fox is a conservatively based news station, but as for the rest..........I think you need to pay a little more attention for yourself. Instead, what you do is find someone else to say it in a documentary (its nice to let people pay attention for you so they can put their own idea of reality in your head....and then admit to doing it....nice). Then you agree with them, learning nothing other than EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE TOLD. See the problem with liberal people, is they can only seem to listen and repeat. Regurgitating ideas and nonsense that other people spewed out in the first place is a sign of liberalism. Im seeing it bright as day in this post.
Originally posted by AlnilamOmega
HOWEVER, I do not appreciate being called stupid. I am well aware that I have much to learn, but am definitely not devoid of intelligence. I do NOT watch mainstream news because of how hideously apparent they are in guiding the public away from the bigger picture with their celebrity stories and sports coverages, in addition to their inconsistent, sensationalist reports. Sure, they'll tell you about the torturing going on Camp Guantanamo, but they won't all tell you how it started to happen or why. They expect you to pick up a piece of the puzzle they offer and put it together with the other pieces offered by other news outlets.
I do like keeping up with current events, international and domestic, and do read news reports. Not as often as before, admittedly, but the point is that I do have an interest in educating myself with the ongoings of the world (and by world, I mean all of its countries, not just North American ones).
Aside from all this, if you had taken the time to read my response to similar critics such as yourself, you would know that I am not your 'average everyday liberal', primarily because I am not liberal at all. Nor am I conservative. I am simply neutral. I am interested in learning from different perspectives, and am not interested debating "which side is right" because it is defeatist. Just like billybob said, we would be like two puppets dancing to our puppeteer's song if we were to fight amongst each other on such an insignificant idea.
[Edited on 5/11/2004 by AlnilamOmega]
Originally posted by Seapeople
Originally posted by American Mad Man
sorry, but ABC, and NBC are liberal media outlets. Fox is a conservative outlet. The reason the media is termed as liberal is that as a whole they are very partisan towards the Dems. It's just the way things are. Anyone who can't see this needs to take a closer look.
please tell me this is a joke....The only reason Rush gets the ratings he gets is because THERE ARE NO OTHER MAJOR CONSERVATIVE RADIO TALKSHOWS! As a republican, I would be happy to say that there was a diverse choice of outlets that respected - if not pushed - conservative ideals.
How about O'Reilly, Hannity, Coulter? And if you're ever in the Boston area, listen to Jay Severin on 96.9 from 3 - 7PM (not a major outlet, but he is the number one in the region). Or Howie Carr, same time slot, 680AM.
Or, out there on the fringe, Michael Savage.
I enjoy listening to all of the above, BTW.