Media Bias

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First, ASND wants to make one thing perfecly clear.   The “progressive” media are the   last   people  in the  world  to  hide   behind   their own   hypocrisy .

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The Top 50 Liberal Media Bias Examples

http://www.westernjournalism.com/top-50-examples-liberal-media-bias/

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The Most Underreported Domestic News Stories of 2013

[by the Mainstream Media, that is]

http://pjmedia.com/blog/2013-underreported-news/?print=1

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MSNBC’s Chris Matthews said that former CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite (1916-2009), other journalists such as Edward R. Murrow, and the network news stations themselves were guided by ‘establishment liberalism’ and that ‘everything was liberal basically’ and everyone knew it.

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/chris-matthews-network-news-was-establishment-liberal

[ASND simply asks, “Was?”]

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“… the [mainstream media] are numb to the feelings of shame, guilt, and awkwardness that have accompanied their endless attempts to molest the Palin family…”

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/08/big_medias_big_palin_problem.html

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Media More Likely to Use ‘Conservative’ Over ‘Liberal’ to Label Candidates

http://www.christianpost.com/news/media-more-likely-to-use-conservative-over-liberal-to-label-candidates-54402/print.html

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What should really chill the average American is the knowledge, largely unreported by the mainstream press, that America’s creditors are also bankrupt.”

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/09/the_coming_chaos.html

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FactCheck.org:

… FactCheck.org is operated by Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, where the ratio of professors who vote Democrat to those who vote Republican is a whopping TWELVE to ONE…  Also one of the chief funders is the Flora Family Foundation, which is notorious for funding traditional liberal non-governmental organizations and political action groups such as  Planned Parenthood, The Tides Center, and the American Resources Defense Council.

http://shaynroby.wordpress.com/2012/10/17/liberal-mind-control-factcheck-org-not-non-partisan/

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Dems Didn’t Start Social Security — and Other False Factchecks From Factcheck.org

http://www.fair.org/blog/2012/09/05/dems-didnt-start-social-security-and-other-false-factchecks-from-factcheck-org/

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Fact-Checking FactCheck.Org on Obama and Guns

http://www.nationalreview.com/blogs/print/8734

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Fact Checking Fact Check

http://www.saysuncle.com/2008/09/23/fact-checking-fact-check/

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More on FactCheck.org’s Bad Fact Checking

http://www.pagunblog.com/2008/09/23/more-on-factcheckorgs-bad-fact-checking/

& (Not surprisingly…)

FactCheck and Brady Campaign in Bed with Annenberg Foundation

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/federal-legislation/2008/factcheck-and-brady-campaign-share-same.aspx?st=&ps=

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FACTCHECK.ORG. Chairmans of the Board donates hundreds of thousands of dollars to liberals

http://www.bakersfieldtalks.com/groups/national-news/forum/topic/factcheck-org-chairman-of-the-board-donates-hundreds-of-thousands-of-dollars-to-liberals/

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ASSESSING JOB QUALITY

How Factcheck.org got it wrong

http://www.epi.org/page/-/old/issuebriefs/200/epi_ib200.pdf

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FactCheck.org, meet Politifact. You both go to the dead pile.

http://www.drumsnwhistles.com/2012/07/03/factcheck-org-meet-politifact-you-both-go-to-the-dead-pile/

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PolitiFact:

PolitiFact’s motto appears to be: The bigger the lie the more people will believe it.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/07/11/Virginia-GOP-Hits-Politifact

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VA GOP Pushes Back Against PolitiFact, Shows Other States the Way

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/07/11/Virginia-GOP-Hits-Politifact

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Unfortunately for PolitiFact, their analysis completely misses the boat.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/08/objective_fact-checkers_still_cant_get_the_facts_straight_on_romneys_taxes.html

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PolitiFact Bias

http://politifactbias.blogspot.com/

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PolitiFact Won’t Set Stephanie Cutter’s Pants on Fire Over Ridiculous Obama vs. Reagan Jobs Lie

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2012/08/29/politifact-wont-set-stephanie-cutters-pants-fire-over-ridiculous-obama-v

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PolitiFact’s Faux Fact Checking

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/09/politifacts_faux_fact_checking.html

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Politifact’s Pants on Fire

http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2012/01/20/politifacts-romney-u-s-military/

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PolitiFact Is The Liar Of The Year

http://www.openmarket.org/2012/12/14/politifact-is-the-liar-of-the-year/

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Whoops: PolitiFact’s ‘Lie of the Year’ Turns Out to Be True
http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/whoops-politifacts-lie-year-turns-out-be-true_696223.html

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Politifact’s pants on fire

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/12/politifacts_pants_on_fire.html

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Union violence of little interest to [mainstream] media

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/09/union_violence_of_little_interest_to_media.html

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Tibetan Buddhist Monks Set Themselves on Fire to Protest Chinese Oppression

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/10/31/tibetan-buddhist-monks-set-themselves-on-fire-to-protest-chinese-oppression/print/

[And you saw this story reported where in the mainstream media?]

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Hypocrisy in Media’s Penn State Storyline

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/11/hypocrisy_in_medias_penn_state_storyline.html

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If any one lesson was learned these past weeks from the Penn State scandal, it is that our progressive friends have not quite figured out what is right and what is wrong.”

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/11/polanski_paterno_and_the_press.html

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Cable News Snake Oil: How Media ‘Experts’ Mislead the Public

http://pjmedia.com/blog/cable-news-snake-oil-how-media-experts-mislead-the-public/?print=1

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To Catch a Journalist, Part I – Sam Stein, Huffington Post

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJDCWHxe4-M&feature=relmfu

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To Catch a Journalist: New York Times, Jay Rosen, Clay Shirky

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBFOmUXR080&feature=relmfu

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To Catch a Journalist: Jay Rosen says Clay Shirky has had “Consulting Gigs” for the New York Times.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=my4J8KPaIiY

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To Catch a Journalist: New Jersey Star-Ledger

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pkp32YMoHbQ

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Headline of the day you won’t see anywhere [in the mainstream media]:

GM bailout costs skyrocket

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/11/headline_of_the_day_you_wont_see_anywhere_gm_bailout_costs_skyrocket.html

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In Texas, a Tragic Miscarriage of Justice Fails to Excite the Liberal Media

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/11/in_texas_a_tragic_miscarriage_of_justice_fails_to_excite_the_liberal_media.html

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More than 80 non-governmental organizations and experts [from around the world] have endorsed a statement that describes alternatives to a husband-and-wife family, ‘particularly … same-sex unions’ as ‘socially destructive.’

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=371681

[And that was reported where, again, in the mainstream media?]

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More mush

Judging the worst journalism of 2011

http://www.worldmag.com/printer.cfm?id=18950

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Ten 2011 Examples of Major Media Malfeasance

http://pjmedia.com/blog/ten-2011-examples-of-major-media-malfeasance/?print=1

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America the Generous?  Not According to the Media

http://www.mrc.org/cmi/articles/2011/America_the_Generous_Not_According_to_the_Media.html

[Apparently the mainstream media missed  this report .   No doubt, just an oversight.]

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Occupy Pravda: MSM Pretends Putin Faces Revolution

http://pjmedia.com/blog/occupy-pravda-msm-pretends-putin-faces-revolution/?print=1

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The mainstream media has [sic] perpetuated a sacred narrative that we are expected to buy into unconditionally and without exception…

http://pjmedia.com/blog/the-sacred-narrative-behold-the-sanity-of-the-center-left/?print=1

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Jon Stewart Calls Out Hypocritical Lefty Journalists

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/01/jon_stewart_calls_out_hypocritical_lefty_journalists.html

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Somehow the MSM overlooked this story; it must have been a busy news day.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/01/americas_worst_regulatory_agency_outdoes_itself.html

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Reporters Without Credibility

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/01/30/reporters-without-credibility/print/

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Illegal Immigration:

Society of Professional Journalists Wants Members to Avoid Term “Illegal Immigrants”

http://www.mrc.org/cmi/articles/2012/Society_of_Professional_Journalists_Wants_Members_to_Avoid_Term_Illegal_Immigrants_.html

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Univision… gave [Obama] one ‘free pass’ after another.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/04/time_for_univision_and_telemundo_to_man_up.html

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Facebook shuts down pro-life message

After allowing do-it-yourself abortion instructions to be posted

http://www.wnd.com/2012/02/facebook-shuts-down-pro-life-message/print/

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The MRC’s Culture and Media Institute looked back at what the liberal media had to say about conservative women in 2009 and it wasn’t pretty.”

http://www.mrctv.org/videos/five-offensive-attacks-conservative-women

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Funny how we hear all about it when the Navy rescues Iranian hostages from the Gulf pirates, but when an Iranian boat enters a ‘forbidden zone’ close to an American military base, and we blast it, it doesn’t seem to make the evening news.

http://pjmedia.com/michaelledeen/2012/03/18/iran-and-syria-getting-blown-up/?print=1

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 Headlines Control the Narrative.  Guess Who Controls the Headlines?

http://pjmedia.com/blog/headlines-control-the-narrative-guess-who-controls-the-headlines/?print=1

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Can Left-Wing Journalists Really Be Fair?

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/06/06/is-it-nonsense-to-talk-about-a-leftist-media-bias/print/

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Firearms & Self Defense:

Media Silence Is Deafening About Important Gun News

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/09/30/media-silence-is-deafening-about-important-gun-news/

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Shooting from the Hip: The Media’s Inaccurate Gun Reporting

http://pjmedia.com/blog/shooting-from-the-hip-the-medias-inaccurate-gun-reporting/?print=1

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The giant, gaping hole in Sandy Hook reporting

“… where… is the reporting about the psychiatric medications the perpetrator…?”

http://www.wnd.com/2013/01/the-giant-gaping-hole-in-sandy-hook-reporting/print/

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Media Underplays [sic] Successful Defensive Gun Use

http://pjmedia.com/blog/media-underplays-successful-defensive-gun-use/?print=1

[Once again, ASND reminds PJMedia that “media” is a plural noun.]

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Intimidation: NY Newspaper Publishes Names, Addresses of Gun Permit Holders

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/12/24/Lohud-New-York-gun-permits

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Our Advocacy-Obsessed Apparatchik MSM

http://pjmedia.com/eddriscoll/2012/12/27/our-apparatchik-msm/?print=1

[For those who don’t read (much), that headline was conservaspeak for                                  “Our Biased Mainstream Liberal Media“.]

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“The paper put gun owners in at least as much danger as they exposed themselves to. Why do they [deserving] armed protection and everyone else doesn’t?

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/01/newspaper_that_outed_gun_owners_hires_armed_guards.html

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Bob Schieffer Likens Obama ‘Taking on the Gun Lobby’ to Hunt for Bin Laden, ‘Defeating the Nazis’

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-balan/2013/01/16/bob-schieffer-likens-obama-taking-gun-lobby-hunt-bin-laden-defeating-

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CBS Evening News Ignores Own Poll Showing 74 Percent Support Armed Guards in School

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jeffrey-meyer/2013/01/18/cbs-evening-news-ignores-own-poll-showing-74-percent-support-armed-gu

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Although largely underreported, Satanic subculture and so-called devil worship has been a factor in numerous other mass killings, including the recent Batman shooting massacre.

http://www.wnd.com/2012/12/satan-worship-motivated-sandy-hook-killer/print/

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… that [the mainstream media] shares [sic] the hard Left’s taste for authoritarian controls on the freedom of speech has not been so widely noted, but is becoming increasingly clear.

http://pjmedia.com/blog/suicide-of-the-western-media/?print=1

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The housing bubble should have been the warning needed to correct American thinking on debt, but the media’s positive spin on reports that borrowing is ‘coming back’ suggest the lessons have not been learned.

http://reason.com/archives/2012/08/09/private-debt-is-crippling-the-economy/print

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A number of ‘fact’ checkers jumped all over Ryan’s anecdote to claim that he lied about the circumstances of the plant’s closure.  We’ll just take one example, from the AP’s ‘fact’ check.

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/08/30/fact-checking-the-factcheckers-on-ryans-speech/

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[FOIA-Released] E-Mails Show Journalists ‘Cover Energy And Environment Subjects As Liberal Activists’

http://cnsnews.com/blog/julia-seymour/author-journalists-cover-energy-and-environment-subjects-liberal-activists-e

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Would this remain a local DC story if the accused had been staff director of an important committee in a Republican controlled Senate?

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/09/if_this_had_been_a_republican.html

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The Pinocchio Press

The bizarre rise of “fact checking” propagandists.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444301704577631470493495792.html#printMode

[For those who won’t bother to read the article (which includes the requisite references), the exposed Press Pinocchios include CNN, Politifact, FactCheck, ABC News, Associated Press and San Francisco Chronicle.]

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Members of the media have apparently been using “fake” names to buy official Obama gear and contribute to the Obama campaign inside the Time Warner Cable Arena…

http://politicker.com/2012/09/reporters-using-fake-names-to-buy-obama-swag-at-the-dnc/

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‘Spin’ in Media Reports of Scientific Articles

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120911172302.htm

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Science mag: One editorial critical of Clinton, then 40 editorials critical of Bush, then zero editorials critical of Obama

http://rogerpielkejr.blogspot.com/2013/01/a-new-years-resolution-for-scientists.html?spref=tw

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[Mainstream] Media Companies Raise Money for Leftist ‘Human Rights Campaign’

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2012/10/08/media-companies-raise-money-leftist-human-rights-campaign

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[Liberal Democrat Bob] Beckel: Network Anchors Overwhelmingly Democrat, But ‘Doesn’t Make Difference At All’

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/mark-finkelstein/2012/10/24/beckel-network-anchors-overwhelmingly-democrat-doesnt-make-differe

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When The Legend Becomes Fact, Print The Legend

http://pjmedia.com/eddriscoll/2013/09/24/print-the-legend/?print=1

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