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I'm posting a lot tonight. Can you tell I'm home alone? [Dec. 12th, 2008|08:54 pm]
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Also, is anyone else having trouble connecting to Google's servers? I know, it's a fucking bizarre question, but I can't seem to get there.

I hope they're not completely down. I'm pretty sure a Google outage is one of the Seven Seals (along with the Cubs winning another World Series, and Fox News reporting positively on a Democrat).

[User Picture]From: kazriko
2008-12-13 07:56 am (UTC)
Yeah, I was having trouble with Youtube videos on Thursday night, and they're a google owned thingie...

Also, MSNBC reporting positively on a Republican, and anybody in the mainstream media referring to Libertarians as anything but kooks. ;)

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[User Picture]From: partiallyclips
2008-12-13 11:39 am (UTC)
They do report positively on some Democrats. That's what they base their pretense of fairness on. What they never do is spin positively for a Dem. If bad shit comes out about a Repuglican, they'll tell you it's no big deal. That, they NEVER do for a Dem. And they never spin negatively against the right. It's a depressingly effective method of opinion-shaping propaganda. Too many Americans believe that what's in the pretty lie-box has some bearing on reality. Too many of us like to get told how to think.
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[User Picture]From: kazriko
2008-12-13 03:36 pm (UTC)
Heh, exactly.

Of course, there's hundreds of news papers, 3 major cable news organizations, 3 big network news shows, and untold other sources that do the exact same thing in reverse for the Democrats. The simple fact is that in nearly all media organizations, 90% of the employees identify themselves as democrats and donate to their organizations.

In Fox News, it's different. There are more republicans... but still about 50% of the staff identify themselves as Democrats.

The republicans at CNN or MSNBC are terrified and hide their views from their colleagues because they fear for their job. The democrats at Fox are pretty open about their views though...

There is essentially no objective reporting on TV though. You pretty much have to take everything with a grain of salt, and understand where the biases of the news show are so that you can see where they're coming from. This becomes even harder though when they claim to be objective.

The most astounding thing to me is how Keith Olbermann continues to claim objectivity, and to claim that "he doesn't have a horse in the race" when every last thing he says or does on the air says otherwise. Just freaking tell me what your biases are up front so we can evaluate your arguments from the proper perspective!

Also, none of the media sources ever spin positively for libertarians. I wonder why that is? I suppose there will be at least one person once Glenn Beck gets on Fox. He's one of the few people on TV that lays his point of view out in the open, doesn't try to cloak it, and sometimes reports positively about libertarian candidates.
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[User Picture]From: kazriko
2008-12-13 04:08 pm (UTC)
BTW, what's your definition of "too many"?


If you look at the Partisanship and Credibility chart ( http://people-press.org/reports/images/444-82.gif ) they have, in no case was there more than 37% of people who believed most of what any given media source said.
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