The GOP knows it has the media by the balls because they can cry liberal bias when they’re called on their BS and point to the dems not getting picked on because by and large, the dems don’t lie outright like they do.
I say it a lot, but they don’t get to levy inaccurate claims that they’ve themselves invented as if they’re accurate - and no one should care if they do. The “media” isn’t “liberal” - that’s an invention used to justify personal and financial bias. No one should care any more than if the GOP decided to levy a decades-long attack on me for being an automobile. It doesn’t matter how often it’s repeated, it’s an invented accusation and should by-all-rights be laughed off at each and every turn.
But it’s not - because the media isn’t liberal.
At some point in the past few decades “the news” became less about accurately informing and more about turning a profit (preferring money to any greater good sounds like liberal ideals, doesn’t it?) News became part of larger corporations - and corporations are generally devoted to the singular missions of making money and increasing shareholder value at close to whatever cost. By way of example, MSNBC - the “most liberal” news organization by accusation - is owned by G.E. - one of the largest weapons manufacturers in the world. If I know anything about parent companies it’s that they never have any say over the operations of the businesses they own, and that of all the multinational corporate conglomerates, the nuclear and traditional weapons manufacturing corporations are the really ultra-liberal ones.
So while I agree that the GOP has “the media” by the balls, it’s certainly not because (IMHO anyway) they’re worried about being called out on a perception of “liberal bias.” The GOP has “the media” by the balls because “the media” is an industry tuned to make profit - news now included - and multinational corporate conglomerates tend not to come in “liberal.”
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- kl7 said: As a member of the media, I know there’s no real bias, just fact. I just meant it was a go to line for many members of the GOP and its followers. However, your point about it being owned by corporate conglomerates is absolutely accurate.
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