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Complaints of Media Bias
« on: September 30, 2022, 05:47:41 AM »
Hey all, just some food for thought regarding the insistent claims of media bias many complain about.

Over a decade ago, SCOTUS ruled on campaign contributions.

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What was Citizens United about?
A 5–4 majority of the Supreme Court sided with Citizens United, ruling that corporations and other outside groups can spend unlimited money on elections.

Of course, money is power and has a big influence in elections, mainly with campaign efforts and advertising, but in the end, anyone that is qualified, individuals, corporations, can make unlimited donations to certain political organizations of their choice.

Much to the chagrin of democrats who favored prior FEC rules limiting campaign contributions had to suck up and join the game.

IMO this whole media bias thing isn't any different.  The media is unleashed.  Anyone can donate, lend, invest unlimited funds in any media outlet they choose. In addition anyone, nywhere, can easily set up a "news" website and publish whatever they want with few restrictions.  Some wealthy media moguls, corporations and other businessmen and women invest heavily in all types of media.

Anyone, anywhere, can also easily set up a social media site, solicit unlimited donations, funding, and investment and apply whatever rules or impose "community" standards they wish.  They can even determine who is allowed to join or post, and they can ban them at will.  IIRC This practice has also been tested in the courts, deeming social media sites are not public places where freedom of speech is guaranteed.

I don't understand those who constantly complain about news and social media bias. It seems more like wanting the cake and eating it too.  Whether politics or news or social media it is all about building a credible audience. It is an equal playing field, so play all you want. Invest all you want. Influence anyone you want to join up. So suck up and get on with it.  Anything else is useless whining.

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Re: Complaints of Media Bias
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2022, 10:13:17 AM »
The exception to that might be the BBC. They are funded by an obligatory tax backed up by debt collectors and threats of prison (unless you know how to not pay it).

They are, according to their charter, supposed to be unbiased and a public service broadcaster. In reality, they are an extremely left-wing organisation pumping out continual propaganda that one might expect: pro-gay and made-up gender nonsense, woke, identity politics, pro-Muslim, pro-black, pro-EU, pro-Ukraine, pro-immigration, pro-net zero, pro-vaccination, pro-lockdowns, etc.

The output is sometimes absurd. Go to iplayer and you have to scroll past all the nonsense that is the main shows fronted by crossdressers, and even with regular programming, the brainwashing is always there. Most families are depicted to be mixed race, every soap opera has gays in, they squeeze man-made global warming into everything, all the news bulletins depict what a land of milk and honey the EU is, how dreadful the Conservatives are and how Zelensky is a hero that doesn't snort coke and heads a democratic country with no corruption or Nazis at all.

Anything inconvenient to their worldview the news simply ignores and doesn't cover. So almost nothing on grooming gangs, Dutch farmer protests or adverse vaccine reactions for example.

And for this, the public is forced to fund it under the threat of prison.
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Look what the American media makes some people believe:
Putin often threatens to strike US with nuclear weapons.

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Re: Complaints of Media Bias
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2022, 05:00:22 AM »
Manny,

Anyone that pays the TV tax can lodge a complaint with communication authorities.  Have you done so?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/contact/complaints/make-a-complaint/#/Complaint

I doubt it.

Alternatively, you can contact your representative in the legislature to change the law.  If you can get enough people to do the same, you may even have some success.  Until then, you'll just have to accept that you are in the minority.  That is how democracy works.

What is your true beef Manny, the content BBC decides is worthy and credible to report, or not being to have more of your conspiracy theories and dubious claims like those you express here aired on BBC?


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Re: Complaints of Media Bias
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2022, 05:56:55 AM »
Great idea, complain to the BBC about the BBC and let the BBC investigate themselves and the whole culture will change.  :ROFL:

You'd do well at the BBC, they think stuff like Muslim grooming gangs to be akin to a conspiracy theory too. Why if they do report it, they say something like "A man from London", when they actually mean "a Muslim who has been off the boat five minutes housed in London at public expense". Lying by omission is still lying.
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Re: Complaints of Media Bias
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2022, 07:14:11 AM »
The exception to that might be the BBC. They are funded by an obligatory tax backed up by debt collectors and threats of prison (unless you know how to not pay it).

They are, according to their charter, supposed to be unbiased and a public service broadcaster. In reality, they are an extremely left-wing organisation pumping out continual propaganda that one might expect: pro-gay and made-up gender nonsense, woke, identity politics, pro-Muslim, pro-black, pro-EU, pro-Ukraine, pro-immigration, pro-net zero, pro-vaccination, pro-lockdowns, etc.

The output is sometimes absurd. Go to iplayer and you have to scroll past all the nonsense that is the main shows fronted by crossdressers, and even with regular programming, the brainwashing is always there. Most families are depicted to be mixed race, every soap opera has gays in, they squeeze man-made global warming into everything, all the news bulletins depict what a land of milk and honey the EU is, how dreadful the Conservatives are and how Zelensky is a hero that doesn't snort coke and heads a democratic country with no corruption or Nazis at all.

Anything inconvenient to their worldview the news simply ignores and doesn't cover. So almost nothing on grooming gangs, Dutch farmer protests or adverse vaccine reactions for example.

And for this, the public is forced to fund it under the threat of prison.

Yea look at RT news who has you convinced that it is worth having WW3 in order to get rid of NAZIs in Ukraine. Yea and there is no corruption in Russia where even the bottom-line solders were selling diesel for vodka during the attempted invasion of Kiev. Then they ran out of Fuel and could not make it the few miles to get to the city.  There are several reasons for the failure of the Russian army and one of the biggest is corruption on a huge scale. I doubt you read much about Russian soldiers stealing from Ukrainians citizens on wholesale bases and Russian government helping to send whatever they take back to Russia. Corruption and stealing are a major part of Russian government cultural. Notice what happens when you try to do Business with Russian companies. You are simple in denial to Why Russia has such large amount of resources and so much of the country is so undeveloped. This war was mainly about stealing as much as they could from Ukraine but is not working out well. Now they cannot stop as this war is ruining the whole country.

In Russia you cannot even call the war in Ukraine a war without threat of prison.
3) There has been no "threat" to invade Ukraine. The US invented that and fed it to a complicit media.

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Re: Complaints of Media Bias
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2022, 01:50:29 AM »