Media Coverage of the Primaries Was Awful, Harvard Study Confirms

Reported on USUncut:

The Shorenstein Center concluded that Donald Trump’s rise from a fringe candidate with no fundraising potential and low poll numbers to the front-runner before the Iowa caucus was mostly due to the tremendous volume of media coverage he attracted, dubbing him “the first bona fide media-created presidential nominee.”

FAIR: Media Attacking Single-Payer Are Getting Paid Under Current Health System

Great report from FAIR:



LAS VEGAS (AP) -- When several reporters for the largest newspaper in Las Vegas were taken off their beats and assigned to investigate three judges, the decision seemed strange because it came from the paper's owners, not a newsroom editor.

Bias News Media Coverage Against Blacks vs Whites

Media War Fenzy

Read two great articles,

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"If you're looking for sober-minded analysis of the fallout from the Paris attacks, don't look to your television" by Heather Digby Parton

6 Reasons Sanders Actually Won the Debate Despite What Pundits Claim

Read this full story at U.S. Uncut:
By C. Robert Gibson | October 14, 2015
Bernie Sanders crushed the debates by every measurable indicator except one: pundits’ opinion.


Thom Hartmann: The Media Won’t Tell You the Truth About the Media, So I Will.

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If you want see everything that’s wrong with our media and how it covers elections, just check out this clip from Wednesday’s episode of Morning Joe on MSNBC.

Amazing, right?

From Addicting Info: Here Is The REAL Protest In Baltimore The Mainstream Media Won’t Show You (IMAGES/VIDEO)

By Joe Fletcher
If you do an internet search for the words “Baltimore protest” undoubtedly you will see headlines that recount the minor property destruction caused by a few protesters. The thousands of protesters who demonstrated peacefully are only mentioned as a means of comparison to those who did not.
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Why Don’t Americans Want to ‘Soak the Rich’? It’s a Trick Question

From Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting:

Why Don’t Americans Want to ‘Soak the Rich’? It’s a Trick Question
by Jim Naureckas

Monopoly Man has to pay taxThe New York Times (4/17/15) has a post by Neil Irwin headlined “Why Americans Don’t Want to Soak the Rich.” Irwin suggests a couple of different answers to this question, depending on your ideological point of view:

"Go Kill a Cop" chant a Fake!- Duplicitous Editing Job by Fox Affiliate

Three items reported in DailyKos show well the bias in media reporting that occurs.
This Fox news affiliate edit directly biases viewers against the protesters.
Baltimore’s Fox affiliate desperately wanted to portray an anti-police brutality rally as a pro-police killing one, but they ran into a problem. No one they encountered wanted to see police murdered. Rather than drop the story, Fox went ahead and deceptively edited the footage they got to make it seem as if protesters were chanting “Kill a cop.” That’s what passes for journalism over at Fox.
The rally in question, held in Washington, D.C. and called the “National ‘Justice For All’ March,” was broadcast on C-SPAN. At one point in the video, a rally organizer can be heard chanting “We won’t stop. We can’t stop. Until the killer cops. Are in cell blocks.”
This entry details the media reaction protecting the right wing from connections to cop killers..
I don’t remember the same outrage and blaming of politicians and protesters back in June when two “Patriots” left the Bundy Battlefield and ambushed and killed two Las Vegas police officers.
And here a clip of Bill de Blasio responding to a reporter's attempt to link protesters to cop hatred..
“You know what, I am telling you all over again that’s how you want to portray the world but we know a different reality," said Bill de Blasio. "There are some people who do that. It's wrong it's wrong they shouldn't do that. It's immoral It's wrong it’s nasty. It’s negative. They should not do that. But they my friend are not the majority. Stop portraying them as the majority."


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