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There is No "Straight News" Anymore

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 8/24/2020 4:06:20 AM

I've been reading the New York Times since fifth grade, and the quirks I've noticed over the years have been interesting. For example, until I saw that someone referred in print to Russell Baker as a "humorist," I had no idea his columns were supposed to be funny, though I had stopped reading them years earlier because they were so dull. Anyway, the Times always had a liberal bias in its news pages, but the bias was almost entirely in what was covered and how it was covered. The stories themselves were written and edited in a careful, nonpartisan way. At some point, the Times starting to run "news analysis,"

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Reply 1 - Posted by: chumley 8/24/2020 5:42:21 AM (No. 519073)
Do I get this one first? No straight news, but plenty of the gay stuff.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: TruthFetish 8/24/2020 5:55:04 AM (No. 519078)
To many pop up ads and distracting videos. I could only see one sentence at a time. "Reason" has the worst reader experience!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bur Oak 8/24/2020 7:29:19 AM (No. 519126)
I don't know why David is still supporting the NYT by reading them.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: columba 8/24/2020 10:42:56 AM (No. 519329)
I entered broadcasting in 1963. The major sources of news for local stations were three: AP, UPI and (I forgot). UPI failed and now we get almost ALL wired news from AP. AP is clearly biased toward baby-killing leftists but continues to tell us that it is giving us facts. It is not.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: JimBob 8/24/2020 1:15:54 PM (No. 519510)
It seems to me that the 'mainstream' news has always had a 'leftward' bias, at least since 1960. One of the media's signature moments was the Kennedy-Nixon presidential debate, where -on the radio- Nixon won the debates on the logical arguments, but the Democrat Kennedy gained an advantage over Republican Nixon because he looked prettier on the TV, at least on that day. The leftist bias became blatant by 1968, when the Media went all-in on the 'anti-war' (actually the Pro-Communist) cause, demonizing and opposing our soldiers in Vietnam and so encouraged North Vietnamese -who were on the point of giving up- to continue fighting. Ever since, the leftward bias has become stronger and stronger. In the 1980's, the Media and the Democrat Speaker of the House, Tip O'Neill, were more an ENEMY to President Reagan -opposing and mocking everything that President Reagan did- than Gorbachov and the Soviets ever were. Today, the media is all-out in supporting those who would tear down America, silence and mock anyone speaking up for traditional American culture. They are too STUPID to realize that once the 'Revolution' that they praise were to ever take place, that THEIR freedom to say what they want will be the FIRST thing abolished. Today we see media talking about 'The Peaceful Protests'..... as buildings are roaring infernos behind the TV reporters. Invariably, the Leftist rioters and Thugs are presented in the best possible light, and the Police are 'The BAD guys'...... UNTIL the Mob comes for the TV personalities, THEN there is a cry for "HELP! POLICE!" When the New York Times admits that 'We built our news operation around the Trump-Russia story'.....that amount of BIAS should hit everyone up alongside the head like a 2 x 4. That the McClatchy chain of newspapers are circling the drain (One of their papers, the Biloxi Sun-Herald, is the 'main' paper where I live) is not just because news is distributed faster and more efficiently by the Internet, but also because people are tired of being fed the 'Liberal Line' of half-truths and outright lies. Rush Limbaugh, the single most popular person in the media, is popular because he tells the OTHER side of the 'News'....and supplies the information that the 'Big Media' refuses to tell.
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