Skip to comments.ABC News Listens to Viewers' Concerns About Iraq Coverage
Posted on 03/23/2006 2:25:12 PM PST by Wasanother
March 23, 2006 Over the last 24 hours, ABC News has been reading hundreds of messages sent in by viewers in response to President Bush's claim that the media are undermining support for war in Iraq.
Viewer opinions ran the gamut, but the vast majority believed the media were biased in their Iraq coverage.
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>>>Viewer opinions ran the gamut, but the vast majority believed the media were biased in their Iraq coverage.<<<
Another one from the Captain Obvious files...
Big Media dumbfounded! ..what does that tell ya?
Mickey Mouse over at Disney is not going to like this.
All they were doing is publishing the Al Jazeera side of things.
Wolf and Kurtz were covering this on CNN, and Howie was saying that the coverage was negative because the POLLS were negative!!! The Media has MADE the public negative...geeesh...what spinning LIARS these creeps are!!
In other news: the Pope is Catholic.
The Stone Age Press has become nothing more than a giant Echo Chamber where all the reporters write for each other. The group think has become so predictable that if you read or hear one reporter youve herd them all. Where has all the original thought or creativity gone in an industry that is based on painting history with words? There are two main forces blowing through PravdABDNC that are stifling all diversity of thought. The first is the absolute bias towards the DNC and the other is the fear of going against their Establishment.
Is there any wonder that the Conservative writers continually have best sellers while liberals only have cellars? America is starved for writers they agree with, yet they are continually insulted by scribes who show nothing but contempt for them and their way of life. This is no way to expand your business or even keep the customers you already have. This Country is divided 52-48% Republican, yet the reporters of history are 90% Democrat. How can they writet about a Conservative Country when they have no desire to understand it?
How has this Industry become so disenfranchised from its customer base? Simple really, the reporters write for each other and know that if they all agree then virtually nobody can be wrong. Take for example the election, even though GW had always polled the lead, the press hoped that Kerry would close at the end and take Florida. To predict otherwise would put you in the minority and if you were wrong you would have to explain why you went against the common group thought. If you were right then the group will just say that it was an upset and cover their error. Since everyone is in agreement there is no threat to lose face and maintain your expert status since you were all fooled. If you are wrong by yourself you have more explaining to do.
This is how the Stoned Agers have maintained such catch phrases as Bush Lied, WMD, pre-emptive 18 month rushed into, go it alone coalition. This allows lies to be maintained with none of the established reporters willing to buck the tide even had they wanted. All of the awards and front page stories are given to the scribes who are the most established and those are the ones who do not take risks. Now all of the front page reporters are complete DNC spokesmen which leaves a vacuum of divergent thought. Everybody wants their little awards and will do what it takes to receive those awards. You sure wont soon see Ann Coulters name on those little dust catchers.
The major drum & bugle we are going hear over the next couple years will be that Harpy clinton is an automatic for President. None of these ancients will go against the group-think since it will put them out on a limb along with the caster nation of their peers. Nobody will give an honest evaluation of her lack of warmth/humility or shrieking skills. Imagine her telling self deprivating humor? So we will hear nothing except what a great candidate/screecher she is. The fact is that she is a lousy candidate, a poor debater and sagging in the polls. She very may well lose her Senate seat in a huge upset. You read it here first and the Old York Times, have they endorsed yet; will make excuses.
The lack of diversity and creativity will be the death of these Dinosnores. With a sophisticated audience and a shortened attention span these old formulas no longer work. When most information was stored and researched in books, attention spans could tolerate boring one sided drivel. With the advent of 24 hour news and the internet we no longer have the time or patience to tolerate their droll.
What was once an industry supposedly filled with truth seekers is now a megaphone of the DNC. That and the lack of an original thought over the past 20 or so years and you have the Stone Age Press up to its nostrils in the tarpits of histoir. The literal bankruptcy of that industry would bring about a truly Free Press that not only has the political freedom but an intellectual freedom that has long been lost. It is heartwarming to see these pretty boy reporters in their death shakes as they invent scandal after scandal in a transparent attempt to return to their glory. This phony arrogance is driving more and more customers away from their crumbling monopoly.
You can bet that the Buggy manufacturers had the same condescending smirks on their faces as the Model T splashed mud on their freshly polished shoes.
Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters
It looks like at least one MSM source is ready to think about changing their ways?
I can honestly say I have not watched a "Big Three" evening news in more than 10 years, except for one: When Rather "apologized."
Seems strange, since I am a news junky.
Media Schadenfreude and Media Shenanigans PING
I wouldn't hold your breath
"the vast majority believed the media were biased in their Iraq coverage"
Surprised ABC reported that.
Another loaded result from our friends in the MSM.
Zogbyism works. Just another day of making it up.
Same with me and when I watched Rather's last show it took about one minute to remind me why I stopped watching.
It hasnt shown up yet on TV , but ask the Washington post and the New York Times what people think, They are both laying off people because the public is sick of their biased coverage.
You know, not a single person who was quoted asked that ONLY good news be reported. Every single on said that was an important function, but needed to be appropriately balanced with the good news as well.
Yet the person who was quoted at the end apparently only wanted the bad news to be reported.
This article in and of itself shows bias. Striking really.
Polls have been skewed for over 2 years now so I'm just stunned at all these scared "Republicans".
Yesterday's press conference resembled Planet of Japes.
Our self-important press corps seems to believe that as celebrities they make the news just by being there and asking questions suitable to MTV.
Don't care for President Bush myself but next time they try to mock him, I'll bring popcorn. He was in great form.
Don't you just love our celebrity culture. Wharhol was wrong. These nimrods just won't go away.
I knew that woman's remarks were going to sting. LOL Perfect timing given the President's press conference the day before, a blessing from God.
To hell with the polls as well. I flat out don't believe them.
And then there is this from ABC.
I heard ABC admit that on their morning show today. They still had to end the segmet with death and destruction, tho.
Uh, ya think? Not that this poll will change anything, as a leopard cant change its spots..
Paging Mr. Green... Mr Green, please pick up the green phone... or your blackberry! ;-)
I don't recall him saying this specifically. I do think other's have posed that question to him, but I don't think he ever answered it this way.
That explains NYTimes/WAPO reports of the 'horrible Bush economy' - they're looking at the empty desks in their offices. They can't blame their biased content can they?
I'm just curious if someone in the MSM is starting to get it? All this is coming from ABC including this
Seems to me, that A(nti-American)B(roadcast)C(ompany) isn't, or won't, put the percentages of negative emails toward their coverage. Hmmm!
Where's the "Editor's note?"
To counter ABC will:
do a piece on the positives with a BUT at the end and claim THAT as balancing all the other coverage.
let everyone know that after taking a hard look at Iraq, the situation is worse than what they were reporting.
Even so, in that little story they quote three people and coincidentally mention that two of them are affiliated with the Armed Forces.
Maybe my paranoia is a little worse today than usual, but that could be just a nudge and a wink to the rest of the industry: "yeah we're getting a lot of people who say we're biased, but it's all coming from the military, not from our target audience."
They have viewers?
The editor's notes will be displayed at the front gates of Disney Land on Gay Day.
Who's the guy in the sherlock hat? ;)
It's the old what comes first... the sh_t... or the stink?
The bumper sticker on my car reads:
"Democrats and al Jazeera?
What's the difference?"
I saw the same report on Today. What a joke? ABC's excuse for not reporting about anything positive was that their Reporters, who are embedded with the military, are unable to stop and speak to the Iraqi populace, their lives being in constant jeopardy.
Just plain nonsense.
I never thought I'd read this from the MSM. Admitting you have a problem is the first step to a correction -- maybe ABC will improve their coverage.
Funny, Laura Ingraham had no problem speaking to the Iraqi populace. Not only is their reporting lame, so are their excuses.
Wow..really..is it contagious?
I'm wondering if there's a 12 step program for the Liberal MSM? First acknowledging the problem.
From the 45 Current Goals Of Communism circa 1963:
20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.
21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures
Bears repeating. Remember when the cliche about reporters was the wise-cracking guy with the fedora, a persona that Drudge borrowed? Now it's more like the hyper-earnest Journalism senior who is scared to death of the dissertation committee. BTT.
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