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July 14, 2006
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Trivia Tidbit Of The Day: Part 245 -- Media Defeatism On Iraq.
Bad News Bears MAKING The News-
We all know the media are extraordinarily biased. Sometimes I wonder if the emergence of blogs and talk radio and other alternative forms of media have actually made the bias worse in some ways. The establishment types feel they are just balancing the "right wing propaganda" out there with increasingly ridiculous news coverage. Meanwhile, the big, lefty, establishment guys continue to lose market share.
Could it be that people are sick of the gloom and doom defeatism, the hand-wringing, and the second-guessing?
As we found earlier this year, few stories (just five in two months) featured stories of American soldiers’ heroism, while nearly four times as many (19) focused on allegations of U.S. wrongdoing, including the accidental killing of civilians and claims of prisoner mistreatment.
Interestingly, when the President's polls took a tumble, the media began covering the polls quite a bit more than before:
The networks devoted relatively heavy coverage (64 stories, or 20% of the total) to the debate over the war. That is a significant change in focus from the first nine months of 2005, when such stories only accounted for just seven percent of Iraq news.
And don't forget about the disconnect betweeen journalists and the American people:
Get with it, media. There is plenty of good news out there.
There is too much at stake for the media to consistently ignore any and all good news.
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Posted by Will Franklin · 14 December 2005 09:33 AM
Amen! I was just thinking the other day that the news should set aside a certain number of stories in the evening news each night that have to be positive. Then maybe they would try a little harder and look around for uplifting stories! I know they are there...and I want to hear about them!
Posted by: Emily at December 14, 2005 02:00 PM