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March 14, 2005.
Study Shows U.S. Election Coverage Harder on BushBy Claudia Parsons
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. media coverage of last year's election was three times more likely to be negative toward President Bush than Democratic challenger John Kerry, according to a study released Monday.
H.L.s Take: Really, Wow, what a shocking story, I wonder why that could possibly be.?
The annual report by a press watchdog that is affiliated with Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism said that 36 percent of stories about Bush were negative compared to 12 percent about Kerry, a Massachusetts senator.
36% of stories about Bush were negative???, How could that possibly be. I mean he is the annointed one, the infallible boy king, how is it possible that 36% of the stories were negative. Ok well, there was that whole lying to the nation about going to war with Iraq, you remember the whole weapons of mass destruction thing. So that they could go into Iraq, and grab all that oil, while 1500 soldeirs died, and all those innocent people, ok so there that.
Only 20 percent were positive toward Bush compared to 30 percent of stories about Kerry that were positive, according to the report by the Project for Excellence in Journalism.
Oh yeah theres also that 3 Million lost jobs, during his first term, the first time that has happened in about 80 years. and all the people who no longer have health care, or who's premiums are so high they can't afford them. If those people had a accident that required a hospital stay, or got sick, they would never be able to pay that off, they would have to declare bankruptcy.
The study looked at 16 newspapers of varying size across the country, four nightly newscasts, three network morning news shows, nine cable programs and nine Web sites through the course of 2004.
Of course now they won't be able to claim bankruptcy anymore becuase of Bush's new laws. So they will be forced to pay off the debts, one way or another.
Examining the public perception that coverage of the war in Iraq was decidedly negative, it found evidence did not support that conclusion. The majority of stories had no decided tone, 25 percent were negative and 20 percent were positive, it said.
What news whore wrote this story?, Claudia Parsons, from Reuters. 20% of the stories were postive. What like the Fox news story about the statue of Saddam being pulled down, Ok thats one, oh yeah and the time Bush dressed up like a flyboy, and declared "Mission Accomplished", hey theres another positive story. And when we found Saddam, that was a positive story. Of course those stories were all lies. There are no postitve stories coming out of Iraq, unless you work for Halliburton, then its all positive.
The three network nightly newscasts and public broadcaster PBS tended to be more negative than positive, while Fox News was twice as likely to be positive as negative.
More lies, The network news, and PBS are owned by Big corporations that get back Millions from the tax cuts, there stories tend to be more positive, or neutral, as in being neutral in the face of atrocities. Fox news was not twice as likely to be positive, they were 100 times more likely to be positive.
Looking at public perceptions of the media, the report showed that more people thought the media was unfair to both Kerry and Bush than to the candidates four years earlier, But how come they didn't ask them more unfair to whom? they make it seem like Kerry, and Bush were treated equally unfairly, When in reality the media licked Bushes Ass, like it was a cherry popsicle, while at the same time, making lies about Kerry, and treating the swift boat veterans like they were a legitimate organization. but fewer people thought news organizations had too much influence on the outcome of the election.
Well they were right about that. The News organizations had nothing to do with the outcome of the election, That was decided by Bush, Diebold, and the people in Florida and Ohio, who stole those states for Bush. Because Bush did not win the election, just like he didn't last time. The exit polls prove that beyond a doubt.
"It may be that the expectations of the press have sunk enough that they will not sink much further. People are not dismayed by disappointments in the press. They expect them," the authors of the report said.
At this point everyone knows that the press are a bunch of corporate stenographers who you can depend on to not report anything important, or true. They have hit rock bottom, they know it, and we know it.
The study noted a huge rise in audiences for Internet news, particularly for bloggers whose readers jumped by 58 percent in six months to 32 million people.
Somebody's go to do their jobs for them, now there was a story I read today about Bloggers trying to hook up with mainstream media, to share stories. What are they, crazy? The mainstream media just wants to get the stories first so they can begin to attempt to debunk them before the ever come out. Thats what kind of whores they all are
Heres another funny one from Mark Fiore.com As The Monkey goes on tour to promote his Social security plan, lets see what interesting places he will visit
Heres a look at the War protest movement from a different point of view
Peace Groups Continue To Miss The Real IssueDay Of Demonstrations Guaranteed To Accomplish Absolutely Nothing
By John Kaminski
"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." - Albert Einstein
I received an e-mail notice the other day informing me of a worldwide day of protests March 19 to focus public attention on America's neverending massacre of innocent Iraqi civilians and the continuing lies that attempt to justify this needless and shameful carnage.
The e-mail focused on the agenda of the local social event in Sarasota, Florida, and listed speakers, sponsors, activities, locations, and times. Conspicuously absent from this list were reasons.
Nevertheless, I replied to the notice by inquiring if organizers had been adequately briefed on the latest revelations about 9/11, and if they hadn't, I offered to happily volunteer my services. After all, it doesn't take a genius to realize that if 9/11 hadn't happened, the bogus Iraq invasion wouldn't have happened.
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