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Old 03-11-2014, 07:27 AM
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No Liberal Bias in the Media?

Sharyl Attkisson resigns from CBS saying that she can no longer deal with their liberal bias.

No, there's no liberal bias in the mainstream media.

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Old 03-11-2014, 08:17 AM
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But Attkisson had become a polarizing figure at the network, sources there said. While some championed her relentless dedication to investigations — ranging from defective Firestone tires to the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal — others saw evidence of a political agenda, particularly against President Barack Obama. (The bulk of Attkisson’s work since 2009 has focused on the failures or perceived failures of the Obama administration, including its failed green-energy investments and the attack in Benghazi, though she has reported on several Republican failures as well.)

Others have suggested that CBS News itself was politically biased: “It’s no secret that Sharyl has been unhappy about CBS’s lack of interest in investigative reporting, especially when it comes to stories about the Obama administration,” a source close to Attkisson said.

Attkisson’s frustrations aside, the network maintains a dedicated investigative unit, which produces packages that appear across CBS News programming.

Attkisson joined CBS News from CNN in 1993. She served as an overnight anchor for two years before becoming a Washington-based correspondent, a position she held until this week. She has won five Emmy awards for her reporting on Fast and Furious, the Red Cross, Republican fundraising, TARP and border patrol.

Sharyl Attkisson resigns from CBS News - POLITICO.com
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Old 03-11-2014, 09:21 AM
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Sharyl Attkisson resigns from CBS saying that she can no longer deal with their liberal bias.

No, there's no liberal bias in the mainstream media.
How do you know that Attkisson is not the one with an unhealthy bias?
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Old 03-11-2014, 09:28 AM
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How do you know that Attkisson is not the one with an unhealthy bias?
Care to document her "health" problems? Or any media personalities which appears to be biased (are there any which are truly not biased)?
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Old 03-11-2014, 09:33 AM
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But Attkisson had become a polarizing figure at the network, sources there said. While some championed her relentless dedication to investigations — ranging from defective Firestone tires to the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal — others saw evidence of a political agenda, particularly against President Barack Obama. (The bulk of Attkisson’s work since 2009 has focused on the failures or perceived failures of the Obama administration, including its failed green-energy investments and the attack in Benghazi, though she has reported on several Republican failures as well.)

Others have suggested that CBS News itself was politically biased: “It’s no secret that Sharyl has been unhappy about CBS’s lack of interest in investigative reporting, especially when it comes to stories about the Obama administration,” a source close to Attkisson said.

Attkisson’s frustrations aside, the network maintains a dedicated investigative unit, which produces packages that appear across CBS News programming.

Attkisson joined CBS News from CNN in 1993. She served as an overnight anchor for two years before becoming a Washington-based correspondent, a position she held until this week. She has won five Emmy awards for her reporting on Fast and Furious, the Red Cross, Republican fundraising, TARP and border patrol.

Sharyl Attkisson resigns from CBS News - POLITICO.com
If someone stands far to the left or right of others they inherit the title of "polarizing"... which states as much about the others as the individual. If she wanted more articles about the current administration and others did not- she would be a "polarizing" figure.
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Old 03-11-2014, 09:37 AM
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Care to document her "health" problems? Or any media personalities which appears to be biased (are there any which are truly not biased)?
All reporters are biased. I don't know anything about Attkisson or her biases.
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Old 03-11-2014, 09:43 AM
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Thats a new one, someone doing their job is polarizing. I only hope that is not the feeling where I am employed.
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All people have points of view. I don't see the point of calling it 'bias'. As I see the meaning of the word, it implies it's possible to be 'unbiased', as if there's some politically neutral perspective available to a person. If such a thing exists, I've never seen it.
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How do you know that Attkisson is not the one with an unhealthy bias?

I want NO bias in the news. She claims that CBS has a liberal bias and is giving up her job because of it. She probably does have her own bias, as everyone does. Problem is, it's a journalists job to report facts and not spin.

I want THE FACTS with no editorial spin or withholding of information. I also want everyone else to have ONLY THE FACTS, so that they too can draw their own conclusion rather than being led around by a nose ring.

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All people have points of view. I don't see the point of calling it 'bias'. As I see the meaning of the word, it implies it's possible to be 'unbiased', as if there's some politically neutral perspective available to a person. If such a thing exists, I've never seen it.

Yes, everyone does indeed have their personal POV. Nothing wrong with that. For a journalist, however, they are supposed to present the facts, not their opinions or spin, especially when it is so obviously simply for the purpose of furthering the agenda of a particular party or politician.

That means in EITHER direction. I don't want conservative spin, OR liberal spin. I just want the facts to be reported, so that we all can draw our OWN conclusion from honest and accurate facts. A pipe dream in today's America I know, but that's what we SHOULD be getting from them.
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Old 03-11-2014, 10:18 AM
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I want NO bias in the news. She claims that CBS has a liberal bias and is giving up her job because of it. She probably does have her own bias, as everyone does. Problem is, it's a journalists job to report facts and not spin.

I want THE FACTS with no editorial spin or withholding of information. I also want everyone else to have ONLY THE FACTS, so that they too can draw their own conclusion rather than being led around by a nose ring.

"Just the facts Ma'am."
So what's a network to do if one of its journalists fixates on a story that advances that journalist's personal agenda at the expense of other important news, as was suggested about Attkisson? You have sided with Attkisson on that point. What's your basis for drawing that conclusion?
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Well there you have it. All the proof any right-minded person could ever need of liberal bias in the media.
End of discussion. Case closed. Move along.
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So what's a network to do if one of its journalists fixates on a story that advances that journalist's personal agenda at the expense of other important news, as was suggested about Attkisson? You have sided with Attkisson on that point. What's your basis for drawing that conclusion?

I haven't sided with her. I simply used her statement to make a point and to start a thread.

That said, to answer your question, what's a network to do? An honest network, that truly wanted to report the facts instead of promote an agenda ( not that any such network exists) should fire such a journalists ass. This would NOT happen today, unless the hypothetical journalist were not promoting the networks agenda.
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Well there you have it. All the proof any right-minded person could ever need of liberal bias in the media.
End of discussion. Case closed. Move along.

Who said that it was all the proof you ever need? I missed that. What I DID point out, however, is one more simple indication of the media's obvious (to anyone except the left wing zealots) common left wing bias and dishonest promotion of their own agenda.

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