There are many people I respect on here, so it seems very odd to me when they go so off base with critiques on their own writings.
Lol...no. Sadly, true jounralism isn't around as much as it used to be. Most major news networks have a entertainment aspect to it.
I'm always wary of justification through numbers. Entertainment (even in the news) will always get higher ratings than by-the-book news coverage. Fox does a good job in adding a bit of panem et circenses to their news.
Fox does have "liberals" on their shows but the quality of liberals I question sometimes. Take The Five cast. Is there any doubt that it is a 4 to 1 ratio on that show with Beckle being the only somewhat liberal perspective? Hannity and O'Reilly might have liberally minded people on those shows but they have a bad habit of yelling them down. That and with Hannity, he doesn't always go one on one with the liberal but also has a fellow conservative on ther to make it 2 against 1.
Brant also rambles on about the Koran and where it says lying is ok to achieve one's goals and finishes it with, "Add up Obama's Muslim training, along with his Marxist and radical educations and it clear why he is the liar-in-chief."
Ignoring the fact that Obama is not a Muslim and there is no evidence that Obama ever fals back on anything from the Koran.
Then Mr. Brant returns with various little bits like, "I do watch some Fox News as they are the only news source to air both sides of every issue."
I watch Fox News as well, but only a person with rose colored glasses would think they are fair and balance. The editorial news they serve leans Right. Nothing wrong with that as long as you do not rely on Fox for all of your news.
Pitrolo stated, "The objective is simple, elect no Democrat - period. It matters not about the Democrat's capabilities or whether he/she is the better competing candidate."
That's a pretty dangerous way of thinking. One should always vote for the best candidate, regardless of politics. If one wants to send a message to the Democratic Party...vote out the bad ones from within the ranks.
Some interesting LTTE this week. Mr. Harton stated, "Circumventing the constitution to achieve his goals on healthcare, coal use, auto bail outs, and recess appointments to name a few."
I don't see how our President circumvented our Constitution in any way that wasn't legal. The recess appointments happen under every modern President. Heck, I don't mind them too much because Congress drags their feet so much and it takes too much time.
The funny thing is they didn't have any viewers to spare. Fox News has three times as many viewers as CNN and MSNBC combined.
Just aso you are way off base about Fox News, myth, your comments about Drudge are more revealing about you than him. Still mad because he exposed the blue dress Clinton dirt?
Just last week the respected Charles Kraulthammer said Drudge is a genius. So I won't worry about your giggles.
Those that are taking part of a sweep being conducted by Nielsen. Those count.
Actually there is a big distinction and it is relevant to what Ithink said.
How I "watch" the news isn't counted like TV is by the Nielsen Ratings.
If you look at Fox's ratings and the age demographic of those watching you will see that in the 35 to 64 years of age group there are a lot of people watching Fox.
And conservatives being traditionalists I don't see them as being as reliant on online based media as liberals are.
Also I will say I do watch TV. But increasingly less and less of it. For one thing I am sick of all the stinking commercials. And the channels/shows I liked of really went downhill in the past couple of years.
Syfy is just plain crap anymore. History Channel is the Picker/Pawn Shop Channel now. The Discovery Channel is weighted down significantly by scripted shows now.
In fact soon I will be cutting off the cable once walking dead is finished.
There are cheaper ways of getting the shows I want. And I am going that route.
Hey Tiredofit. Ummm in case you don't know. A lot of what is televised on tv can be found online.
Also a lot of the really stupid comments that Fox News makes gets in the news. I then go to Fox's site and watch it.
Thats how I know.
The OBAMA site is sooooooo bad!
I get it! I really do. So nice of you to notice!
Surely this ability to discern colossal screwups isn't something new is it?
Because you know I can readily see that you are so much about the fleecing of this great nation and the squandering of its riches.
Its just....Its just a crying shame we didn't have the rights impeccable discernment when Bush's cronie ol Shotgun Cheney decided to give millions of dollars in no bid contracts to his old pals at Halliburton.
Contracts I'll remind you that weren't fulfilled or were finished shoddily. And in some cases made our troops sick in the case of water purification that was done badly.
" This statement demonstrates Myth is a complete moron or he really does not watch TV because when a NEWS MAN gets a thrill up his leg seeing Obama, that's a sign of bias don't ya think??"
Using that logic what about the simple reality that the left and Obama can not do anything right in the eyes of say Fox News?
Thats a sign of bias don't you think?
Funny that you should mention the Obamacare site.
Because low and behold I have for your perusal three more examples of things going wrong with technology. Hardware and software wise.
The new game systems made by Microsoft and Sony are having hardware issues as we speak. And they are brand new systems.
Then on the software front we have Batman Arkham Origins which was released on October 25 and as of today I along with thousands of others am still waiting for them to fix the game so it is playable.
It like the Obamacare site was rushed to market without proper testing.
Oh my gosh, the admirers of the obamacare fisaco web site are praising the liberals' tech smartness. L Liberals, and especially obama, look at proof of something and swear it is the opposite. Obama and his followers would say red is black without batting an eye. Their brazeness is astounding.
Just following the polls,myth, about how the majority of Americans believe. Dream on about Fox News,
Thats why its bull crap to make a statement that says that because Fox News has higher viewership numbers it means there are more out there who support that view point.
Thats what Ithink is trying to imply.
Its just not the truth and it leaves out other forms of media consumption methods.
There are glaring examples of the tech savviness on that topic alone.
One local example is the Parkersburg Tea Party website. Its a freaking wreck of a site.
Compare a for the most part left leaning site such as the Huffington Post to a site such as the Drudge Report.
The Drudge Report is horrible in its presentation.
Presentation of news and the messages they contain is everything in this day and age.
Why is it that left leaning sites are more polished and right ones take a 90's approach to how they code things?
Now granted this isn't an all across the board view on this topic. There are exceptions of course to each side.
The past two presidential election cycles.
The Democrats have had a far higher level of internet presence and connection than their Republican counterparts.
Another thing to consider is the distribution of the demographics that use information technology.
That would by far and large be in the younger age groups. The same groups that are seen to be more of a left leaning variety.
It also bears mentioning that the Tea Party is largely by demographic older people who do not consume their media the same as the those on the left.
Go to a left wing website and you will see a better built website in most cases than you would a right leaning one.
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