WHOA!!! Are You Sitting Down? -- Media Change

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Wow. I just briefly looked at the latest Newsweek (they keep it in the ahem - facilities, else I'd never see it, mind you). And in this magazine that has been no great friend (to put it mildly) of the Republicans, there is an absolutely glowing piece on GW. It's entitled "A President Finds His True Voice" and positively gushes about how well he's been handling himself. How he's been strong, determined, measured, both externally and behind the scenes. Comparisons to Churchill. Man. I can't get over it.

A cynical person might say yes, but that's because they've got so much egg on their face after the timing of their last issue (they had a really petty sounding article about the election hit the stands right after the bombing, when Americans obviously were not in the mood). But a glass-half-full person would rather believe that GW has been performing so well in this time of tragedy that even his detractors are recognizing that they've underestimated the man.

Whichever, I'll take it. You've got to see the article. Awesome.

:) :) :) :) :)
 
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Way cool. :cool:
 
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Not trying to incite, so everyone PLEASE BACK AWAY FROM YOUR KEYBOARD FOR A MOMENT. Just an honest question. :)

But. . .is it not within the realm of possibility that they've been fair and balanced all along? And that it's only due to one's personal positions that they do not appear to be so?

Once again, :)
 

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Originally posted by Pat Burroughs
. . . is it not within the realm of possibility that they've been fair and balanced all along?
Nah.;)
 

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Originally posted by Pat Burroughs
Not trying to incite, so everyone PLEASE BACK AWAY FROM YOUR KEYBOARD FOR A MOMENT.
is it not within the realm of possibility that they've been fair and balanced all along
Once again, :)
Nope. :)
 

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. . . is it not within the realm of possibility that they've been fair and balanced all along?
Absolutely, positively, not.
There is nothing more apparent than the blatent, liberal biased reporting from that rag. It, along with many,many other forms of media actually mock the right, which is a far cry from balanced.

The actions of Newsweek, of late, are similar to the actions taken by the Pakistan gov. Dog and pony show.
 
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As I don't read this magazine, which one can be considered "fair"? Or, more broadly, what media sources on the whole can be considered "fair"?
 
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One. FoxNews. That's why their ratings are through the roof -- in no time flat.

There's another way to get a balanced approach, though. Regrettably, it's available in very few cities. That is, read two dailies that are clearly on opposite sides of the fence. You realize then, that one paper's spinning one way, and the other the other way, and you can decide yourself where lies the truth on any particular issue. NYC is the only place I know of that still has that luxury, with the Post and the Daily News, though.

But -- back to the original topic -- read that piece on Bush. Fineman really does paint a very favorable picture of our President. Warranted, too, IMO. :)
 

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How 'bout Ping's column two months ago- didn't you just giggle hearing him bash on Jody? And then didn't you try to imagine what it was like in their office the morning when someone brought that article in? Sure, he may not give a rip about what David Pingree thinks, but still, I'd love to have been a fly on the wall (with a raincoat on for when the you-know-what started flying).

Otherwise, none of the mainstream media is "fair & balanced". They're all ultra-large corporations with agendas. Even, though I'm sad to admit, Fox News. Bill O'Reilly is my favorite guy on TV, though. I'd say he comes the closest. And can you imagine Brit Hume telling anything but the truth? So maybe I do think Fox news is "it". Who knows nowadays.
 
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Originally posted by XRpredator

RacerX :p
Now that's good!

Actually you bring up a good point that I was about to post any-who. Issues like these are why I keep my nose out of politics and pay attention to sports. Sports are measurable, they're clean. It's clear who's good and who's not-so-good.

Politics are murky. What one side (or person) believes to be right may seem quite wrong to another. Since it's all what one believes and what one's goals are, there's no way to measure. What I do know is that this is what I think makes this country great, everyone is entitled to hold an opinion and act on that opinion, whatever that opinion or belief may be.

Man that Pakistani president has a bad rug...
 
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Originally posted by Pat Burroughs
Politics are murky
The only thing murkier than politics is a 20 year old septic tank.:eek: I really don't see how sports is much better though, you may be able to quantify the results in sports but some athletes are much worse than the politicians (except maybe Gary Condit) remember Ray Carruth from the Panthers? He had his pregnant girlfriend gunned down. Who knows what really happed with Ray Lewis in Buckhead GA. And who can forget OJ? Here is a great quote regarding politics, "Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely"
 

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The same people that give him 'Rave reviews' now, outta the blue, will be the first to criticise him later.