By Dr. Eowyn
Today is the day.
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Today, spearheaded by the Boston Globe, more than 200 newspapers across the country will launch a coordinated attack on a duly-elected sitting President of the United States simply because they don’t like him.
If that isn’t a conspiracy, I don’t know what is.
CNN reported on Aug. 11 that a few days ago, the Boston Globe began contacting newspaper editorial boards and proposing a “coordinated response” to “President Trump’s escalating ‘enemy of the people’ rhetoric”.
This is what the Globe said to fellow papers:
“We propose to publish an editorial on August 16 on the dangers of the administration’s assault on the press and ask others to commit to publishing their own editorials on the same date.”
Marjorie Pritchard, the Globe‘s deputy editorial page editor, told CNN that as of last Saturday, “we have more than 100 publications signed up, and I expect that number to grow in the coming days.”
The American Society of News Editors, the New England Newspaper and Press Association and other groups have helped Boston Globe spread the word.
Using objective, social-scientific methods, the filtering prevents us from seeing the world as it actually is. Instead, we see only a distorted version of it. It is as if we see the world through a glass—a glass that magnifies the facts that liberals want us to see and shrinks the facts that conservatives want us to see. That bias makes us more liberal, which makes us less able to detect the bias, which allows the media to get away with more bias, which makes us even more liberal.
“Fox News is clearly more conservative than ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC and National Public Radio. Some will conclude that ‘therefore, this means that Fox News has a conservative bias’. Instead, maybe it is centrist, and possibly even left-leaning, while all the others are far left. It’s like concluding that six-three is short just because it is short compared to professional basketball players.”
- “Every mainstream national news outlet in the United States has a liberal bias.”
- “Supposedly conservative news outlets are not far right. For instance, the conservative bias of [Fox’s] Special Report is significantly less than the liberal bias of CBS Evening News.”
- “Media bias aids Democratic candidates by about 8 to 10 percentage points in a typical election. I find, for instance, that if media bias didn’t exist, John McCain would have defeated Barack Obama 56 percent to 42 percent, instead of losing 53-46.” [See editorial cartoons about Barack Obama.]
Groseclose rated the media on a conservative-to-liberal 0-100 rating, with 50 being centrist:
- New York Times-73.7
- CBS Evening News-73.7
- NPR Morning Edition-66.3
- U.S. News & World Report-65.8
- Drudge Report-60.4
- ABC Good Morning America-56.1
- Washington Times-35.4
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