Wow, a different site. Fair.org. Cool, a “completely unbiased source.” Exactly what this has to do with anything I don’t know. Your absolutely biased website won’t be mentioned by Fair because it is not big enough. I am in no way saying that the American media is fair or perfect. I find much of it sucks, and for the most part is biased to the left. (Which I will explain in a few lines.) I will respond regardless of the fact it seems to be posted for no reason.
Lets see what the Fair website has to say:
“Jeff Cohen founded FAIR in 1986.” - “FAIR was launched in mid-1986 at a time when the major media were bending distinctly rightward.”
There might be a few large media giants, but they do not control the media as much as you might think. I have even watched news reports complaining about their own organizations. These giants do not care what they broadcast, as long as they make money. This media bias does exist not because of any intent, but because of the subconscious mind. People’s beliefs act as filters for reality. A conservative will always see an event through conservative eyes, and a liberal will always see events through liberal eyes. Being aware of this is the only way to help get rid of ones own bias. And knowing that this bias exists helps to better understand the news.
With around 90% of reporters voting liberally the news media is 90% liberally biased. These people do not realize this in themselves. Reporting tends to draw more liberal reporters then conservative reporters. Other jobs will tend to draw more conservatives. It is just a fact of life. This means that 90% of all news is pushed a little left. Cohen by seeing the media as conservative actually shows his liberal bias. If you stand to the left of a road it will look like it is on the right to you. The farther left you move, the farther right the road looks. This is exactly the same if a person is standing to the right of the road. (This is a parable, and a very accurate one.)
“At MSNBC, Cohen was a senior producer on ‘Donahue’?” A very liberally biased talk show host.
“Formerly, he was a regular panelist on Fox News Channel’s News Watch.” Uh, I though we couldn’t trust Fox News. Can we trust a site created by a Fox News “lackey”? Maybe this explains why they have a radio program called “Counter Spin” and O’Reily has the “No Spin Zone”?
“Prior to launching FAIR in 1986, Cohen worked in Los Angeles as a journalist, and as a lawyer for the ACLU. His investigative articles ran in Rolling Stone, New Times, Mother Jones and other publications. He was a boardmember of several public interest groups, including the ACLU of Southern California and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference/L.A.” The ACLU is a very liberal organization, and I am pretty sure the three magazines listed lean left of center. I found the website for the SCLC/L.A. And they seem to be a social organization that might be doing great things for their community, but their mission statement is obviously liberally biased.
I don’t know what you think Fair is, but it is a political organization attempting to influence the news media. Oh and you should not use the blanket statement that “big corporations are not ‘liberal’.” The two richest men in the world are Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. Warren Buffett is a Democrat, and I believe that Bill Gates at least was a Democrat. Many big corporations push liberal agendas, and politics. The oil industry keeps supporting liberal legislation on the oil industry, (secretly) because it gives them an excuse to slow and reduce the supply of refined oil available.