Big media's spin deceptive

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The Obama media sure know how to distort a print headline or broadcast lead-in to a news story. They will state something in a way that is not untruthful, but, at the same time gives you the opposite impression of what really happened. Here are are a couple of examples.

A recent Associated Press headline read, “Jobless claims drop.” A person just perusing the headlines would think, “Finally, some good news on the jobs front!” When you actually read the article, you find out that jobless claims fell from 367,000 to 366,000. The headline is truthful (jobless claims did drop), but come on!

A network news broadcast leads with the Republican-controlled House of Representatives overwhelmingly rejecting the budget submitted by President Obama. The casual listener might get the impression that President Obama cannot get anything done because of the House Republicans. Again, the lead-in was truthful (the Republicans do control the House). But nowhere in the story is it mentioned that Obama’s budget was rejected by every Republican, Democrat and independent. The vote was 419-0.

It is a shame that the entity that used to be considered the watchdog for the people, has been reduced to just running cover for those who wish to deceive us.

Bob Waters

Augusta

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omnomnom
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omnomnom 05/27/12 - 05:37 am
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just check into how the

just check into how the unemployment numbers are fiddled around with Mr. Waters. its a pretty bleak situation out there.

Insider Information
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Insider Information 05/27/12 - 09:21 am
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Convert

Until recently, I laughed off the idea of widespread media bias. I attributed many of the problems to just bad reporting or plain ignorance of the journalists involved.

Over the past few months, I have become a convert.

Look at George Zimmerman or Occupy Wall Street - two big stories, both heavily covered and both showing extreme media bias despite the overwhelming facts.

JohnBrownAug
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JohnBrownAug 05/27/12 - 10:47 am
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The Zimmerman Incident Was Revealing

I usually watch ABC news in the evening and it has been like pulling teeth for them to present the truthful facts in that case.

Shea_Addams
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Shea_Addams 05/27/12 - 12:27 pm
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I saw MANY pics of Zimmerman
Unpublished

I saw MANY pics of Zimmerman when he was arrested, posted next ot a picture of Martin when he was 12 years old....but the media is all but refusing to show the pictures of Zimmerman with a bloody head from having it beaten into the ground.....just as he said it was.

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specsta 05/27/12 - 03:41 pm
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It's always a good idea to

It's always a good idea to get your news from several sources, including international news. You might be surprised at the amount of information that is suppressed in the American version.

Gary Ross
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Gary Ross 05/27/12 - 06:29 pm
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November can't get here soon

November can't get here soon enough, and then the tide will turn. Be patient. In the mean time my friends, be wary and use common sense. As specsta said, get your news from several sources including international. Many of these spins are meant to draw our attention away from more serious matters at hand. Smoke and mirrors.

Bruno
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Bruno 05/27/12 - 10:13 pm
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If you get your news from

If you get your news from only one or two sources you are uninformed.
As to the Zimmerman case, I hope that Martin got in a few good licks before Zimmerman killed him. If Zimmerman had left the, at the time, law abiding citizen alone he wouldn't have a few scuffs and an innocent man wouldn't be dead.

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allhans 05/27/12 - 10:49 pm
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He did, Bruno. Haven't you

He did, Bruno. Haven't you seen the photos?

KSL
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KSL 05/28/12 - 12:14 pm
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I don't think bruno is up to

I don't think bruno is up to date.

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