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    Liberal Bias in the media- at least the British are honest about it....

    [QUOTE][B]BBC report finds bias within corporation
    By Gary Cleland
    Last Updated: 1:09am BST 18/06/2007[/B]

    [B]The BBC has failed to promote proper debate on major political issues because of the inherent liberal culture of its staff, a report commissioned by the corporation has concluded. [/B]

    The report claims that coverage of single-issue political causes, such as climate change and poverty, can be biased - and is particularly critical of Live 8 coverage, which it says amounted to endorsement.

    [B]It warns that celebrities must not be pandered to and allowed to hijack the BBC schedule. [/B]

    After a year-long investigation the report, published today, maintains that the corporation’s coverage of day-to-day politics is fair and impartial.

    But it says coverage of Live 8, the 2005 anti-poverty concerts organised by rock star campaigners Bob Geldof and Bono and writer Richard Curtis, failed to properly debate the issues raised.

    Instead, at a time when the corporation was renegotiating its charter with the government, it allowed itself to effectively become a promotional tool for Live 8, which was strongly supported by Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.

    Geldof, Bono and Curtis were attempting to pressure world leaders at the G8 Summit in Gleneagles, which was taking place at the same time, to help reduce poverty in developing countries under the banner 'Make Poverty History’.

    Mr Blair said the campaign was a “mighty achievement”. The huge Live 8 concerts across the world were its culmination and the BBC cleared its schedules to show them, with coverage on BBC One, Two and Three and Radio One and Two.

    Around the same time it also screened a specially-written episode of Curtis’s popular sitcom The Vicar of Dibley that featured a minute long Make Poverty History video and saw characters urged to support it. And it aired another Curtis drama, The Girl in the Café, in which Bill Nighy falls in love with an anti-poverty campaigner - even giving Gordon Brown an advance copy.

    The BBC also ran a week long Africa special featuring a series of documentaries by Geldof and a day celebrating the National Health Service, prompting Sky News political editor Adam Boulton to tell a House of Lords select committee it was in danger of peddling government propaganda.

    The report concludes BBC staff must be more willing to challenge their own beliefs.

    It reads: “There is a tendency to 'group think’ with too many staff inhabiting a shared space and comfort zone.”

    A staff impartiality seminar held last year is also documented in the report, at which executives admitted they would broadcast images of the Bible being thrown away but not the Koran, in case Muslims were offended.

    During the seminar a senior BBC reporter criticised the corporation for being anti-American.

    The report was jointly commissioned by BBC managers and the board of governors and will be published by the BBC Trust, which has since replaced the governors.

    It has been approved by a committee headed by BBC trustee and former ITN editor-in-chief Richard Tait. Other members include BBC deputy director-general Mark Byford, head of BBC News Helen Boaden and creative director Alan Yentob.

    Writing in The Observer yesterday, Mr Tait said that “the BBC cannot allow its output to be taken over by campaigning groups” and added: “At the BBC impartiality is and must remain non-negotiable because it is vital to safeguard the BBC’s independence.”

    The report offers 12 new principles for the corporation to adopt to safeguard its impartiality.

    These include: “Impartiality is no excuse for insipid programming. It allows room for fair-minded, evidence-based judgements by senior journalists and documentary-makers, and for controversial, passionate and polemical arguments by contributors and writers.”

    A BBC spokeswoman said: “This report is about looking forward and how we are going to face the challenges of impartiality in the modern world.”

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    [url]http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/06/17/nbbc217.xml[/url]

    think liberal bastard$ such as NY Slimes/WaComPost/ABC/See BS/NBC/CNN/MSNBC would ever be this honest???

    nnnaaaahhhhhh...............

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    [IMG]http://www.wayodd.com/funny-pictures2/funny-pictures-sleeping-puppy-UDG.jpg[/IMG]

    [SIZE=3]WOW ANOTHER LIBERAL BIAS THREAD. [/SIZE]

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    The worlds problems are all due to the Liberal Media Bias. If only we could have a fair and balanced media, the entire world would live in peace, harmony, and prosperity.

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    Sheepublicans, I want to report more on the liberal bias in the media...



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    I was watching "All the Presidents Men" last night. Great movie.

    One of the many interesting things about it is that it delves into the history of people complaining about the "liberal media."

    Basically, this concept was invented by people trying to drive the Washington Post off of Watergate --a scandal involving countless criminal acts-- and comes back whenever reality deals conservatives a blow.

    It is absolute fiction.

    They didn't b!tch about liberal media bias when the NYT's Jeff Gerth was by far the most aggressive in reporting the Whitewater "scandal," and they didn't moan about it when Newsweek's Michael Isikoff led the way on the Lewinsky story. Nor did they b!tch about liberal media bias when the press totally bought GWB's bogus case for war, taking everything he and his cronies said about it as gospel.

    Now, however, Bush's cronyism bumbles disaster response in New Orleans, and his incompetence loses a war abroad -- and it's all the media's fault.

    As if "honest" reporting would have showed that Pony Boy did a great job in New Orleans, and we're actually winning in Iraq.

    When it comes to the media, the right's conspiracy nuts put Oliver Stone to shame.

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    [QUOTE=nuu faaola]I was watching "All the Presidents Men" last night. Great movie.

    One of the many interesting things about it is that it delves into the history of people complaining about the "liberal media."

    Basically, this concept was invented by people trying to drive the Washington Post off of Watergate --a scandal involving countless criminal acts-- and comes back whenever reality deals conservatives a blow.

    It is absolute fiction.

    They didn't b!tch about liberal media bias when the NYT's Jeff Gerth was by far the most aggressive in reporting the Whitewater "scandal," and they didn't moan about it when Newsweek's Michael Isikoff led the way on the Lewinsky story. Nor did they b!tch about liberal media bias when the press totally bought GWB's bogus case for war, taking everything he and his cronies said about it as gospel.

    Now, however, Bush's cronyism bumbles disaster response in New Orleans, and his incompetence loses a war abroad -- and it's all the media's fault.

    As if "honest" reporting would have showed that Pony Boy did a great job in New Orleans, and we're actually winning in Iraq.

    When it comes to the media, the right's conspiracy nuts put Oliver Stone to shame.[/QUOTE]


    and your opinions are backed by the recent BBC internal investigation... :zzz:

    of course you take the same tact of most lunatic leftists; that somehow people believe liberal bias in the media is to blame for the ills of society...which is just a way to try and deflect from the fact the media is liberally bias...

    classic how your example takes into account a movie based on events some 30 years ago....have you ever listen to Bob Woodward speak in recent days on how he views the media today??? obviously not...

    you do deserve credit though; at least you attempted to put a post together unlike the other rocket scientists who responded before you...

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    I suppose the 'liberal bias" covered up the "Downing Street Memo"?

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    Oh, hold on let me post an article and write a sentence. Your thoughts are outstanding on this topic.



    [QUOTE=Come Back to NY]and your opinions are backed by the recent BBC internal investigation... :zzz:

    of course you take the same tact of most lunatic leftists; that somehow people believe liberal bias in the media is to blame for the ills of society...which is just a way to try and deflect from the fact the media is liberally bias...

    classic how your example takes into account a movie based on events some 30 years ago....have you ever listen to Bob Woodward speak in recent days on how he views the media today??? obviously not...

    you do deserve credit though; at least you attempted to put a post together unlike the other rocket scientists who responded before you...[/QUOTE]

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    [QUOTE=nuu faaola]I was watching "All the Presidents Men" last night. Great movie.

    One of the many interesting things about it is that it delves into the history of people complaining about the "liberal media."

    Basically, this concept was invented by people trying to drive the Washington Post off of Watergate --a scandal involving countless criminal acts-- and comes back whenever reality deals conservatives a blow.

    It is absolute fiction.

    They didn't b!tch about liberal media bias when the NYT's Jeff Gerth was by far the most aggressive in reporting the Whitewater "scandal," and they didn't moan about it when Newsweek's Michael Isikoff led the way on the Lewinsky story. Nor did they b!tch about liberal media bias when the press totally bought GWB's bogus case for war, taking everything he and his cronies said about it as gospel.

    Now, however, Bush's cronyism bumbles disaster response in New Orleans, and his incompetence loses a war abroad -- and it's all the media's fault.

    As if "honest" reporting would have showed that Pony Boy did a great job in New Orleans, and we're actually winning in Iraq.

    When it comes to the media, the right's conspiracy nuts put Oliver Stone to shame.[/QUOTE]

    oold fagola,
    no one is more cerifiably insane than the MSM and their
    minions, which fox news aside, are the collective propaganda
    organ for the small-d democrats

    reuters, ap, abc, nbc, cbs, cnn/time, bbc, cbc, nyt, gannett/usa today, wapo/newsweek-
    all right wing?

    youd fit right in with them-
    of course everything bad is chimpymcbushalliburtonhitlers fault

    chocolate city nagin and gov blankstare had no responsibility
    for their city and state

    and armed 'insurgence' in iraq has no foreign influence


    watergate..wow. what a scandal

    just the commies revenge for trying to conduct a cold war
    vs the soviets

    keep the belly laffs comin!

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    [QUOTE=Come Back to NY]and your opinions are backed by the recent BBC internal investigation... :zzz:

    of course you take the same tact of most lunatic leftists; that somehow people believe liberal bias in the media is to blame for the ills of society...which is just a way to try and deflect from the fact the media is liberally bias...

    classic how your example takes into account a movie based on events some 30 years ago....have you ever listen to Bob Woodward speak in recent days on how he views the media today??? obviously not...

    you do deserve credit though; at least you attempted to put a post together unlike the other rocket scientists who responded before you...[/QUOTE]

    The BBC investigation you posted criticized its coverage of a rock concert, but said it's day to day political coverage is fine.

    Major U.S. papers --including your favorite, the NYT-- run columns like this all the time. Sometimes they find stories tilted to the left, and sometimes the stories are tilted to the right (Judy Miller's pre-Iraq invasion coverage, for instance, in the NYT). The papers have "public editors" who do independent criticism and publish their results.

    Newspapers --and media outlets in general-- tend to be biased in favor of the juicier story --the angle with conflict and tension-- more than any specific political agenda.

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    [QUOTE=nuu faaola]The BBC investigation you posted criticized its coverage of a rock concert, but said it's day to day political coverage is fine.

    Major U.S. papers --including your favorite, the NYT-- run columns like this all the time. Sometimes they find stories tilted to the left, and sometimes the stories are tilted to the right (Judy Miller's pre-Iraq invasion coverage, for instance, in the NYT). The papers have "public editors" who do independent criticism and publish their results.

    Newspapers --and media outlets in general-- tend to be biased in favor of the juicier story --the angle with conflict and tension-- more than any specific political agenda.[/QUOTE]

    once again we have a reading comprehension problem...

    I recommend you re-read the first paragraph...I know the sentence is a little long but for your convenience I emboldened it...

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    Just like I suppose that the planning of the attack on Iran is just US influenced?

    Inspite of the now removed JCS Gen Pace's disapproval

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    [QUOTE=Come Back to NY]once again we have a reading comprehension problem...

    I recommend you re-read the first paragraph...I know the sentence is a little long but for your convenience I emboldened it...[/QUOTE]


    I read it. You are misrepresenting its thesis, which is limited to coverage of single issues, such as a celebrity rock concert.

    It also says this: [B]"After a year-long investigation the report, published today, maintains that the corporation’s coverage of day-to-day politics is fair and impartial."[/B]

    I "emboldened" for your convenience.

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    [QUOTE=nuu faaola]I read it. You are misrepresenting its thesis, which is limited to coverage of single issues, such as a celebrity rock concert.

    It also says this: [B]"After a year-long investigation the report, published today, maintains that the corporation’s coverage of day-to-day politics is fair and impartial."[/B]

    I "emboldened" for your convenience.[/QUOTE]


    another leftist lunatic who likes to cherry pick sentences from an article to make a futile point.....

    [QUOTE][B]The BBC has failed to promote proper debate[SIZE=3] on major political issues because of the inherent liberal culture of its staff[/SIZE], a report commissioned by the corporation has concluded.[/B] [/QUOTE]

    wow- so they will be fair and impartial about the mayor of West Bromwich...but major issues???

    never mind later in the article it specifically points out....

    [QUOTE][B]During the seminar a senior BBC reporter criticised the corporation for being anti-American. [/B] [/QUOTE]

    yet another quality of the liberal media....

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    [QUOTE=Come Back to NY]another leftist lunatic who likes to cherry pick sentences from an article to make a futile point.....



    wow- so they will be fair and impartial about the mayor of West Bromwich...but major issues???

    never mind later in the article it specifically points out....



    yet another quality of the liberal media....[/QUOTE]


    Well, if one senior BBC reporter thinks the British Broadcasting Corp. is anti-American, your wide-ranging fantasies about a giant conspiracy among U.S. media outlets to screw only Republicans at every opportunity must be validated!

    Congratulations!

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    [QUOTE][B][SIZE=6]It warns that celebrities must not be pandered to and allowed to hijack the BBC schedule.[/SIZE] [/B] [/QUOTE]

    Well...that is quite bad. Horrible indeed.

    It seems that the only course of action the Brits should pursue to maintain the sanctity of a fair and balanced media is to make a new government department that is charge of all the media and controls what is broadcast and printed in order to ensure that right and left get equal time.

    Now the only dilemma is what to call it...Hmmmmmmm....

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    your ability to make sh!t up even with the facts at hand never astonish to boggle the mind-assuming one has a mind...

    [QUOTE=nuu faaola]Well, if one senior BBC reporter thinks the British Broadcasting Corp. is anti-American, your wide-ranging fantasies about a giant conspiracy among U.S. media outlets to screw only Republicans at every opportunity must be validated!

    Congratulations![/QUOTE]

    this is not about any conspiracy- it is about a media outlet facing the truth on how they report major stories....

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    What CBTNY won't get....

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