I am amazed how the network media can influence the opinion of the American populous so much in favor for or against one candidate or the other regardless of that particular candidates record over the course their political term/s in office. In essence they are creating the way it is rather than simply reporting the way it is. It is unfathomable to me how so many are unable to think for themselves but rather need their thoughts, feelings and opinions outlined for them by the network media.
Mainstream media is threatening our country's future
I think we’re at the most dangerous time in our political history in terms of the balance of power in the role that the media plays in whether or not we maintain a free democracy or not. You know, when I first started in politics – and for a long time before that – everyone on both sides, Democrats and Republicans, despised the press commonly, because they were SOBs to everybody. Which is exactly what they should be. They were unrelenting. Whatever the biases were, they were essentially equal-opportunity people.
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Freedom of the press is heavily under attack.... By those who claim.to be so ravenous over our rights.
If you see a bias in the media then it is one of two things....
1. Your idea of unbiased is biased.
2. The media says the way the audience dictates, so the media does not dictate any "lean", but has it dictated to them by the populous.
If a slant garner a bigger audience, then the slant will be replicated.
I find it amusing, during all this politicizing, how one candidate with the aid of the national media networks can demonize their opponent with video snippets featuring comments which are then taken out of context, but when comments are aired about recent failed domestic or foreign policy that cast themselves in an unfavorable light they have audacity to cry "foul".
Insulting half the nation and then doubling-down is REALLY really bad for a campaign.
Meanwhile, the economic trend has been upward for about three years now. And there is no logic in using the initial crash numbers against President Obama. He didn't cause it, he stopped it.
Not to mention that the economy is mentioned in about every national news report. Forming a biased opinion that The President is not doing well enough would be just that, a biased report.
I still think that if you are seeing bias in the mainstream media, (all except for the known right-wing Fox) then I have to believe that it is because your impression of the middle is more to the right than the entire free press is to the left.