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bd2999

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Upper_Krust

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Subj: Re: Agreed... (edited)
Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 at 01:16:51 pm EDT (Viewed 136 times)
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Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 at 12:54:48 pm EDT (Viewed 182 times)

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    Do you think it's possible that accurately reporting on Trump just appears like they are attacking him?


No...and there is a simple litmus test for this.

Trump won the election with around half* the voters BUT the media to this day are 90+% Negative towards him.

*or whatever percentage it was.

The truth is that there is no impartiality in the media today. Every major US outlet (bar Fox News) has a HEAVY left wing bias.

The mainstream media in the UK is arguably more biased since there are ZERO right-sympathizing news outlets here, although they seem a bit less partisan than in the US.



Not sure that is a good litmus test for the statement though.

I understand what you are getting at but this would assume that if the election was won say 51-49 that the news should be 51% positive and 49% negative. It would fluctuate based on the actions taken and the perceptions of the person hearing it.

If somebody is a big supporter of any given president than they are likely to view any reporting critical of an action as negative outright, as opposed to a potentially valid concern or weakness and vice versa.

It would really be too complicated, at least to me thinking about it at the moment, to think what would be "fair". As even if something was totally fair and unbiased, it is too easy for a biased end user to add bias and put that on the source in the first place.

I am putting this out as sort of a philosophical critic of the laid out method as opposed to one about the specific discussion of Trump. Although I probably went too far into it.




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