But here's one of several fascinating smaller findings of the study that are kind of stunning -- even if they seem obvious and ho-hum to some of my more jaded, postmodern, aren't-we-cleverly-ironic colleagues:
ON MSNBC, the ratio of negative to positive stories on GOP candidate Mitt Romney was 71 to 3.
I think this is big trouble for democracy, especially the hostile level of discourse in social media. And that it's something the media need to address collectively after the election.
Originally posted by BeavX
reply to post by mahatche
none of us will ever know what networks are biased because we can't over come our own biases.....
Fifth dimension reality sort of thing, everyone can't be right if everyone is wrong.
Originally posted by VeniVidi
I watch FOX NEWS, because their women have the shortest dresses and best legs on MSM. You just never know when they are going to switch positions in their seats.
This is the part that jumped out at me.
From these outlets, PEJ researchers watched, listened or read every story in the sample and counted each assertion for whether it was positive in nature about a candidate, negative in nature or neutral. For a story to be deemed to have a distinct tone, positive or negative assertions had to outnumber the other by a factor of three to two. Any story in which that was not case was coded as mixed.
Researchers watched, listened or read every story
This is From 11 Years Ago Pally , Didn't You Get the MEMO , or were you Even BORN Yet >............
Originally posted by Grimpachi
Can we now put this Myth to rest? Fox is far from balanced or fair in fact it is the worst offender of these practices. It has been pointed out many times but for some they need a graph which is provided here.
Some of us already know FOX may as well be called Republican Campaign Headquarters but some people are still fooled because Fox says otherwise.
For the second day in a row, Fox News devoted extensive coverage to a campaign speech by Mitt Romney, far overshadowing the coverage the network gave President Obama's campaign speech. In fact, Fox News carried Romney's entire 26-minute speech live, while it cut Obama's remarks off after just three minutes.
For me I do not really care that they endorse one candidate over another but them perpetrating the lie that they are unbiased in this is what ticks me off at least the other stations are not trying to claim moral high ground. What is worse is that people believe the Fox lie.
Originally posted by TDawgRex
reply to post by Grimpachi
It's no news that Fox is a Republican outlet.
But it is also no surprise that the rest are Pro-Democrat outfits as well.
They do this intentionally as it drives ratings, which equals profits. And truth be told FOXNews is beating the rest hands down.
And the saying, "We report, you decide." is actually a fair statement.
It's always up to us as to what we believe.edit on 2-11-2012 by TDawgRex because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by f4rwest
reply to post by Grimpachi
where's your rant about msnbc? according to this study they're more biased than fox?
could this be your bias shining through????
I have never claimed other stations are not biased if that is what you took away from the OP you are way off.
For me I do not really care that they endorse one candidate over another but them perpetrating the lie that they are unbiased in this is what ticks me off at least the other stations are not trying to claim moral high ground.