Sunday, October 18, 2015

CNN Pro- Hillary?

The Daily Sheeple suggests CNN has been skewing their reporting in declaring Hillary Clinton winner of the recent debates. Not having watched those debates, I won't weigh in on that aside from it coming as no surprise.

Then, just minutes after reading that, I got a post from the National Libertarian Party Facebook page saying the same thing. One girl pointed to this page which claims CNN was removing Pro- Bernie Sanders comments and polls showing him winning the debate. 

About the only surprise there is I thought CNN had stopped allowing comments to their stories. I haven't seen any space for comments in some time. I just looked again and still don't see any. I suspect CNN really wants to control their news.

I can't imagine how we got by with only news from the mainstream media decades ago.


At 10:49 AM, Blogger Julie Timmons said...

I thought CNN WAS the mainstream media!

At 10:51 AM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

They are, along with CBS, NBC, ABC and the rest.

At 11:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In reality, ALL are merely subsidiaries of much larger corporate interests.

One link:

News broadcast stations used to fall under the Fairness Doctrine. See what happened to that:

Notice the date of it's demise 1987.

One particular item - try Googling it and you get very little info, odd. - was the revelation from Paul O'Neill, GWB's former Treasury Sect, that at the 1st Cabinet meeting held 10 days after Bush took office, Bush told his assembled staff; "find me a way to get into Iraq."

O'Neill was not making an unsubstantiated claim,he had the transcript of that meeting in his possession. The Bush Admin tried to imply that he had stolen classified info. He did not. That transcript was vetted by the Bush Admen when O'Neill left office and he was allowed to leave with it.
What did the media do about that revelation? Did any of the WH press or media stations ask GWB about it? It would seem to be a relevant question to ask, would it not?
Bottom line: Nobody asked anything. No record of any news outlet even posing the question to their viewers.
At the time I only could get NBC news on my TV and the only thing that that "liberal" news outlet did was have Lisa Myers do a hit job on O'Neill with talking points provided by Rove.

Btw, turns out that the House Special Committee on Benghazi has produced an incriminating e-mail in HRC's private account. It is about Tony Blair though, regarding the Iraq invasion a year before the it happened. See if any of that ever makes the media circus.

And that's the way it is.
(Sorry Walter)

At 12:42 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

"ALL are merely subsidiaries of much larger corporate interests."

I suppose so, but I've never really seen a that "corporate" message. For instance, most mainstream media pretty much push the story of man made global warming. Hardly a corporate point of view, at least according to Believers. They think denying it is a corporate conspiracy.

Seems to me, the media pretty much just echoes the government line on most things. I'm not sure that it has so much to do with subservience to government, although most journalists tend to be very supportive of government.

One thing seems pretty clear: investigative journalism has gone by the wayside. I suspect that's just too much work for most anymore.A couple examples being accusations of chemical use by Syria's Assad. It made no sense, yet media just echoed government claims that it happened and they had proof.

Another one being that guy that was supposedly adrift at sea for over a year and landed on the Marshall Islands. All kinds of holes in that story but CNN, which I followed the story with, never looked into any of them. They just expected everyone to accept their version of events.

"And that's the way it is."

Nice touch!

At 1:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's the link to the story on the Tony Blair sitting in HRC's e-mail files,
It's really from Colin Powell to GWB about Blair. Powell also used a private e'mail account while he was Sect of State, but who cares.

I guess you have to go elsewhere to get news reporting, not here in America.

At 2:31 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

I've been impressed with the British media, and they have their government hassling them more than ours.I have noticed The Telegraph has recently seemed to take an anti- Russian bent to their headlines.

At 6:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, you only had to consume more than one news source to realize CNN was blanketly pro-Hillary.

At 12:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

UK news media have a fairness in reporting law. It's the reason Sky News (good ol' Rupert) is nothing like Fox News.

The US had an equal time law that required media to give equal time to both sides of an issue. It was far from an effective law, but it was something. Even the radio station that birthed Limbaugh had progressive shows. The Reagan administration killed that law.

(The context was that, at least for over-the-air TV and radio broadcasters, the government can require equal time because these companies are using our public airwaves.)

At 12:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I should add, the UK regulates accuracy in reporting, which is why Sky News is nothing like Fox News.


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