I'll post a few quotes from the above article in a few moments; however, I wanted to clearly state my main purpose in authoring this thread.
Many times I have asked members of this forum to share their news and information aggregate sources. Ones specifically that source and backup their
facts and statistics.
I like to read and understand (to the best of my ability) other points of view and as part of that process I like to be able to follow the reasoning
and infomation that has informed that point of view.
I loved William Buckley's work, his logic was excellent, easy to follow and well presented. Most of what I can find (hence the request for help) is
mostly mimiced talking points without any backup in fact or science whatsoever.
So again, I ask the question - where can I find news and commentary with a right or libertarian spin that backs up it's assertions with source
documentation and references that I can actually follow - up on.
I have a few liberalish sites that do a good job and I find upon reading the source material, sometimes I agree with their interpretation and
sometimes I don't. But, I'm more likely to respect and pay attention to an author and/or site that makes the effort to back up their work.
On to the actual article:
I've always been confused by this assertion that the Main Streem Meda had a 'liberal' spin. I find most - commercial or profit based media to be
anything but conservative and hidebound.
I do believe this is a campaign (deliberate or driven by 'deference to the boss' is immaterial) to create mistrust ofany journalism whatsoever. There
are many things just not covered in the media (I speak primarily of the USA media though my understanding is that media in other countries have
Hence the 15 points.
Of which are
1, Where the Jobs are Going
2. Upward wealth redistribution and/or inequality.
4. The number of people in prison.
5. The number of black people in prison.
6. U.S. health care costs are the highest in the world.
9. The numer of bills blocked by Republicans in Congress
10. The Citizens' United Supreme Court Decision
11. Nixon's Southern Strategy.
12. Tax cuts primarily benefit the wealthy.
13. What's happening to the bees?
14. The impact of temporary workers on our economy
15 Media consolidation.
And I would many more add: Nuclear holocaust; Endless War, GMOs, etc..... please add your own (liberal or conservative)
Let's see if I can imbed (implant, whatever) a couple of the infographics:
It appears that I cannot, can anyone tell me how????? But here are links:
A liberal tilt - yes. But backed up by sources and links to factual material.
So pleae tell me:
1) How is Coroporate owned, Main Stream Media, liberal?
2) Good Right/libertarian leaning Sources?
My conclusion, from years of reading, is that liberal/left media encourages it's readers/listeners to check out the facts for themselves and make up
their own minds (trusting in logic, reason and a good heart); whereas, conservative (this days any way - in the past the same logic, reason and good
heart was assumed as well)/right sources only ask that their readers/listener believe/trust what is told to them on faith alone.
Am I wrong?
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