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Troller_Diesel

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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 10:08:08 AM

It’s the media’s unwritten rule for covering political scandals.

It is such common sense as to be undeniable that basic journalism requires a party label to be affixed to a story about an elected public official, the president excepted. It is the DNA of the “who” in a news report. “Senator Robert Byrd, the Democratic senator from West Virginia, died today.” Take out “Democratic” and try that sentence. It doesn’t work. “Mike Lee, GOP senator from Utah and God’s gift to mankind, coasted to reelection last night.” Ditto.

It follows that the rule applies to stories about political scandal, precisely because it’s just that — politics. But what happens when that cardinal rule is applied to one party but ignored for the other? Favoritism? Bias? No, it’s far worse than just that. It is a commitment to abide by the rules of journalism with one party and then a deliberate attempt to protect the other, even if it means violating the most basic rules of news reporting.
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Cliffisher
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 9:12:35 AM

Worry, The Pilgrim knew that from his past two lives on here.
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Troller_Diesel
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 9:26:11 AM

No one. When I passed 10,000 points, the "Insert Link" link appeared, and I was able to post links.

Perhaps you were unaware of that requirement, although several people have mentioned it recently...
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worryfree
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2014 8:05:33 PM

So who taught you to do links "Troller Diesel"? nudge nudge wink wink
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2014 9:50:39 AM

It needs to stop all around.
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Troller_Diesel
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2014 9:02:14 AM

FoxNews apologized for their error, as posted below. Which has nothing to do with the intentional effort by most of the liberal media to cover up for Democrats while showcasing any Republican malfeasance.

Note to jayrad1957: Do you plan on chastising worryfree for his namecalling? Since, apparently, he didn't read your post?

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worryfree
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2014 12:30:51 AM

The National Review regurgitates conservative pablum. Often incorrectly.
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 9:55:58 PM

TD, I am keeping up. This is not the first time these things have happened. I was trying to remind you and others that your side of the media divide played these games as well. No liberal fallacy there. Just facts.

As I posted in another topic, the name calling gets us no where. If you notice I didn't call the conservative magazine any kind of derogatory name. Try that yourself sometime.
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Troller_Diesel
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 9:30:48 PM

Funny thing is, the original topic had nothing to do with Fox News.

So, the two of you are engaging in the typical "BUT< BUT< BUT! THE OTHER SIDE DOES IT, TOO" liberal fallacy...

How about discussing the actual article?

The point was that when a 'D' is involved, the lamestream media NEVER identifies the party, but when an 'R' is involved, the lamestreame media ALWAYS identifies the party.

Please, try to keep up.


[Edited by: Troller_Diesel at 8/13/2014 9:31:56 PM EST]
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 12:13:58 PM

Thanks for the correction and links sgm.
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 10:44:53 AM

And the Foley thing--it was Mark Foley, Republican from Florida, who was misidentified by Fox when his indiscretions with congressional pages came out.

Jayrad just had the wrong Foley

[Edited by: sgm4law at 8/13/2014 10:45:46 AM EST]
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 10:42:05 AM

It happens.
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Troller_Diesel
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 10:36:12 AM

Tom Foley was a Democrat.
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 10:19:31 AM

It was very common for Fox News to pull the same stunt during the Bush years. I can remember vividly Tom Foley with a "D" next to his name during the House page scandal of about 8 years back.

[Edited by: jayrad1957 at 8/13/2014 10:20:06 AM EST]
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