Do you think there is a media bias?

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  1. Revmitchell

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  2. John Toppass

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    There is definitely a media bias. What is worse, we have many born-again-believers buying almost everything that is broadcast by the media.

    Instead of going to Gods word to determine how they should vote, the refer to the NY Times, National Inquirer, Us or People magazine, etc..

    I almost think some folks are going to show up with their magazines bundled under their arms instead of the Holy Bible at worship services.

    This is one of the main reasons we have folks who proclaim to be Christian, supporting politicians who think it is perfectly alright to murder 4,000 American babies a day.

    When Christian support abortion, which is murder, through their vote; they damage their witness, stewardship and I do not think God is pleased by this.

    They (Christians who support murder by way of abortion) try to defend these actions to other Christians by quoting the media and not God's Word.

    This scenario happens all to often with different issues as well.

    If this does not please God then it pleases the evil one.

    I am not trying to attack any individual(s) with this statement, I am just grieving out-loud for my Brothers and Sisters.
     
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    "Us" is definitely a mainstream news source which we should all take seriously.
     
  4. LadyEagle

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    Great post, John. Sad but true. :tear:
     
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    There is always a media bias - it depends on your source as to where the bias leans.

    We might ask - 'Is there any unbiased news source?'
     
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    I don't think by supporting a candidate means you support EVERY view that candidate holds. Rather it means that person is the overall preferred choice for the job.

    When you vote, are you in 100% agreement on EVERTHING?
     
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    No, but there are priorities. For me, pro-life is the top issue, as it should be with all professing Christians who are seeking to follow Scripture.

    And I agree there is a definite media bias towards Christians and Christian beliefs and candidates who seek to honor Biblical standards.
     
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    Lets put it this way.

    On one side I disagree with the decisions that have been made of late and how certain things have been handled, but, these are merely opinions of mine and they dont directly violate the teachings of the Bible.

    On the other side they promote abortion and gay marriage, things that are definitely against the teachings if the Bible.

    I say we, as christians, stick with the Bible-based issues and let the opinion-based issues work themselves out.

    The effects of our ecnomy or the war in Iraq will not last nearly as long as the anti-Bible issues like abortion and gay marriage.

    AJ
     
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    There is no doubt that Obama will be our next president. He was hand-picked, groomed and polished for this moment. 99% of the media is in the tank for Obama and the debates will be slanted in his favor. Be on the lookout for moderators of the debates to try to make Palin look stupid by asking her question that Biden wouldnt know the answers to either. Like when Chris Matthews tried to make Giulianni look dumb by asking him what the difference was between Shia and Sunni. (It didnt work. He knew the answer.) John McCain not only has to fight the Obama campaign team but he also has to fight CBS, NBC ,ABC, MSNBC, CNN, BBC, CNBC, New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, the list goes on.
     
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    Although I am hoping for a republican rebound, it does look like at this point that you are right and Obama will be elected. It is a sad day for America.

    The Bible teaches that our leaders are in place by the will of God. I beleive that sometimes God gives us what we deserve instead of what glorifies Him.

    I hope this teaches us a lesson.

    AJ
     
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    I like the KJV.
     
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    I am not giving up hope in spite of media bias. Perhaps God will be gracious and spare our nation a little longer. I got hope back again last Friday. I truly believe most pro-lifers will vote for life and the majority of Evangelical Christians will vote pro-life in spite of the left-wing media bias. At least, that is what I pray for. God does still hear and answer in the affirmative to the prayers of His people when our motives are pure in heart.
     
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    I don't like Palin's stance on the war, and it will be very hard for me to vote for her. But the attacks from the ill informed loudmouths are going to put that woman in the White House.
     
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    Yes, I do agree that the media is biased. I've been watching CNN pretty faithfully and I could give you endless examples, but I'll spare you. However, like Lady Eagle, I do believe there is still hope on the one hand, but on the other, God may decide He's had enough and give us what we deserve.

    Even tho McCain/Palin might not have been my first pick in an ideal world, the fact is, we don't live in an ideal world. We live in a very sinful and fallen world. As a Christian and a conservative, I see that I have no other choice. We have an imperfect 2 party system but I have to work with we have. There are only two viable candidates. If I were to vote Ind, Constitution, Libertarian, Ron Paul, or whoever, because of our system as it stands, that would be at best using my vote merely to make a statement, and realistically, handing a vote to Barak Obama.

    Obama has promised to remove any right to life once and for all. He vows to sign FOCA into law. No matter how I feel on other issues, I can't imagine myself living in Germany in the 1940's instead of today and a McCain supporter coming to my door and showing me evidence that his opponent is planning on stepping up the number iof victims tossed into the gas chambers and my saying, "well, I'm sorry, I'm just not a one issue voter", or, "well, I really don't like his latest stance on the economy"....or, "You know, he's just not my first choice, so I'm voting 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th party."
     
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    I find it amusing how those who call themselves conservatives cry and whine about 'media bias.' If anything the majority of media outlets are conservative.

    Radio talk shows are very biased and almost 100% are conservative, i.e.
    G. Gordon Liddy Home Page
    The Rush Limbaugh Home Page
    Quinn in the Morning - conservative talk show
    Michael Reagan

    Fox News makes no bones about their being biased on the conservative side.

    Television news talk shows are give conservatives more air time than moderates or liberals.

    The Washington Times is anything but liberal.

    Conservative editorial writers with recent titles of their columns:

    Austin Bay : Time to Go Nuclear Kathleen Parker : Palin the Impaled Paul Greenberg : Hillary Clinton's Act of Grace Dick Morris and Eileen McGann : Stick With Sarah Ben Shapiro : The Hypocritical, Woman-Hating Left Targets Palin Thomas Sowell : Foreign Policy "Experience" Maggie Gallagher : Sarah Palin's Pioneering Streak Terence Jeffrey : Married Liberals With Children Jonah Goldberg : The New Life of the Grand Old Party John Stossel : The Drinking Age Myth Walter E. Williams : Academic Mismatch I Bill Murchison : The Moose Is Loose Brent Bozell III : Savaging Sarah Palin Debra J. Saunders : The RNC's Unconvention Mona Charen : Abstinence Education Is Still a Good Idea Paul Greenberg : The Transfiguration of Barack Obama Tony Blankley : It's Still the Economy, Stupid Michael Medved : Message for McCain: The Only Way to Fight Corruption is to Cut Government Jacob Sullum : The Schnorrer State George Will : Experience Proves a Stern Teacher Robert D. Novak : McCain Comes Through Amanda Carpenter : Convention Speakers Rouse Crowd Lawrence Kudlow : Sarah Palin, Our Energy Answer Thomas Sowell : A Knock or a Boost? Cal Thomas : Steel Magnolia Patrick J. Buchanan : Johnny's Got a New Girl Phyllis Schlafly : The Republcans' Call to Arms Rich Lowry : Hating Sarah David Limbaugh : Who's Being Hypocritical? Dick Morris and Eileen McGann : Convention Weathering the Storm Amanda Carpenter : McCain Campaign Calls Obama Attack 'Sexist' Craig Shirley : It Is the Character, Stupid Dr. Paul Kengor : "Governor, Who's the Leader of Angola?" Paul Driessen : The Social Responsibility of Coal Frank J. Gaffney, Jr. : Palin's Experience Rich Galen : Back to School John McCaslin : Hot Half Paul Weyrich : The Real Definition of a Hero Janice Shaw Crouse : Palin Changes the 2008 Election Parameters Phil Harris : I Am Woman, See My Boney Head Chuck Colson : Cruel To
     
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    Rest here:
    http://newsbusters.org/

    Graph on how journalists voted last election 52% Kerry, 19% Bush, 21% refused to answer: http://www.mediaresearch.org/biasbasics/images2005/MBBChar1D.jpg

    Source: http://www.mediaresearch.org/biasbasics/biasbasics3.asp#TV and Newspaper Journalists
     
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    As far as I know, CNN has not come out and said they they are a liberal news source, as, for example, Rush Limbaugh has stated he is a conservative. Watch CNN for a while sometime, and tell me what you think. I mentioned in an earlier post I can cite many examples of liberal bias there.

    Just an hour ago I witnessed Soledad O'Brien during an interview reply to an answer that she obviously didn't like from a Republican, "Well, I'll take that as Republican spin". I'm glad David Gurgen (sp?), a liberal if not I'm not mistaken, had the guts to say when his turn came next, "Well, my answer is liable to be taken as media spin, then, but here's what I think", or something to that effect.
     
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    Not all media is conservative and not all is liberal. But over the broad range of the medai, i.e. radio, tv, newsprint, Internet more is conservative than liberal. But conservatives are continually crying and whining about media bias ... and the majority of the bias is conservative.

    And of course, both sides put their own sprin on a news item. That is to be expected.
     
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    Sprin? :tonofbricks:
     
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    Conservative? Hardly. "Neo" conservative is more accurate imo. The mainstream mass media is controlled by five or six mega corporations who's whole purpose is to sell us their products.

    What are their products? War, immorality, selfishness, materialism, fear, loathing, division, cruelty, greed, hatred and strife did I mention vanity?

    What is their profit from all this? The corporate borg gain power and control over every part of our lives. To loot our pockets and plunder our property. We become sheople.
     
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