When people suggest that CNN is biased in favor of Hillary Clinton because Time Warner contributed to her campaign, how do they imagine that works?
It's no more complicated than like-minded individuals in news organizations working together and sharing comments regarding national and local politics confirming bias. Does that cover reporting? How would it not?It's no secret in a news room about whether the editor or a journalist's immediate superior is a liberal or conservative. If CNN is like most major news media, excepting Fox News, chances are that the people with editorial power are liberal. This has been studied by direct polling and it's no secret.It doesn't mean that the editor will say openly, "Don't cover this story this way because it makes Hilary Clinton look bad. But there are subtle ways to write an article or report a story that favor a liberal or conservative slant.What journalist doesn't want to please their boss?While the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal is conservative, the newspaper's news pages are liberal, even more liberal than the New York Times. The Drudge Report may have a right-wing reputation, but it leans left. Coverage by public television and radio is conservative compared to the rest of the mainstream media. Meanwhile, almost all major media outlets tilt to the left.These are just a few of the surprising findings from a UCLA-led study, which is believed to be the first successful attempt at objectively quantifying bias in a range of media outlets and ranking them accordingly."I suspected that many media outlets would tilt to the left because surveys have shown that reporters tend to vote more Democrat than Republican," said Tim Groseclose, a UCLA political scientist and the study's lead author. "But I was surprised at just how pronounced the distinctions are."Page on ucla.eduHere's How Liberal Or Conservative Major News Sources Really AreDonations by Media Companies Tilt Heavily to Obama
How liberal or conservative is each major news source considered?
All of this is subjective, but if you want to start with a reasonably objective list, you can’t go wrong with Media Bias/Fact Check which does a decent job of organizing media sources in the spectrum of extreme left to extreme right, plus listing those that are for nutjobs and for people who cannot tell fake news from real satire.However, it is important to not simply look at their positioning of a news source, but also their less prominent “Factual reporting” rating and their description of specific attributes on their page for each source. For instance, both The Blaze and The National Review are in the “right bias” list, but the former’s factual reporting is “mixed” (meaning they post BS a little too often) and the latter is “high.” The same difference can be found between DailyKos and Talking Points Memo — the difference between a site run by multiple authors with little editorial control vs. a professional news organization.
Does the New York Times have a liberal or conservative bias?
I largely agree with most of the answers, but in this world of questioned news, I wouldn’t argue bias as much as news that is properly vetted and confirmed. There are so many news outlets now who base their reporting on conjecture and opinion without a fair vetting as to whether they are reporting news that is accurate. The New York Times does do an excellent job at that.All media outlets have some sort of possible slant - it is human. But what is most dangerous to Americans is media that simply supplies information that has no real basis in fact.
What are traits in introverts that are negatively understood?
1. They will never open up about their feelings unless they're very close to you.2. They're silent sufferers. They don't trust easily and as a result, won't share their problems.3. People start assuming that introverts are very kind people and are godlike just because they're quiet. (Well, they've actually murdered you in their heads a number of times for asking them why they're so quiet!)4. They get ignored in a group of people as the talkative ones often outshine them. This is pretty depressing at times if you ask an introvert.5. They're too shy to publish their artwork or writings or stuff like that on social media because they don't want attention. But actually, they so badly want to know what people think about it.6. They are too observant. They'll immediately notice when you've stopped giving them the attention you used to and even though they wont mention it to you, deep down it does hurt them.7. They over think a lot. They'll sit hours trying to figure out why you avoided them last week or what you meant by a particular comment.8. They'd rather go days without talking to anyone than have small talk.9. People tend to fall in love with them easily but they take alot of time accepting a relationship.10. They're bad at voicing their thoughts because most conversations they've had are in their heads.11. After spending time at social gatherings, you need to recharge yourself with a good book or social networks like Quora.12. It's pathetic when they need to talk to someone but they also don't want to bother the other person or don't trust any other human. So they lock themselves in their bedrooms and talk to their pets or vent out all their problems in a diary.But if you had to compare extroverts and introverts, if extroverts sparkly, introverts glow!Writing from personal experience. Not necessary that these things have to be true for all introverts :)
Why do Trump supporters keep giving him chances? How was he able to get away with doing and saying so many controversial things and not lose support?
There are several reasons why Trump supporters keep giving him chances.They think he is an honest and forthright man. He is blunt, yes, but they keep giving him a pass about his honesty because they feel that the only press outlets calling his statements into question are MSM/liberal and thus automatically suspect.They really, really hated his general election competition. Some of his followers think that Hillary Clinton is the Devil. A lesser evil is acceptable in the face of a greater evil. To be fair, I agree with this logic. I just feel it was misapplied.Many of them somewhat or fully agree with his more controversial statements. It’s too heartbreaking to go into the list; I am sure you’ve seen it by now.They think his powerful business acumen will translate into even more powerful government acumen. Look, some skills can be transferred from one environment to another. Social and leadership skills can be on that list. However, running a for-profit business with tens of thousands of employees to line your own pockets is very different from running a not-for-profit entity with millions of employees to serve hundreds of millions of people. And that’s before me saying I think very little of his business skills—but his supporters do not agree with my assessment.They will keep giving him chances as long as he can blame every failure on other parties, or at least the other party. Even then they will be emotionally invested in him enough to ignore or forgive several more flip-flops and blown chances.It will take a very public pattern of poor management and outright malfeasance that simply cannot be ignored for them to truly turn on him, and even then it will depend heavily on just how much the alt-right lies to defend him.
Is Obama emasculating the US Marine Corps?
Aside from the fact it's not true, this is problematically sexist. I'm going to illustrate how absurd this sounds by turning it round. It's harder to do because linguistic sexism is so entrenched that there no "boy-y" with the same patronising and negative connotation as 'girly', but I think you can still grasp the absurdity."Obama wants female marines to wear little boy hats. A change to the Marine Corps' uniform hats could leave competent, strong women marines looking weaker by wearing hats designed for male marines. According to the New York Post, President Obama's plan to create a "unisex" look for the Corps has officials on the verge of swapping out the Marines' iconic caps with a new hat that some have derided as so "masculine" that they would make the Aussies blush. "We don't even have enough funding to buy bullets, and the DoD is pushing to spend $8 million on covers that look like men's hats!" one senior Marine source fumed to The Post. "The Marines deserve better. It makes them look ridiculous." The thin new hats have a masculine line that some officials think would make them look just as good on male marines as on females - in keeping with the Obama directive. "Now, imagining the thing were true to begin with, if you/ the news were to say they are expensive and the money could be spent elsewhere? Ok. To say they look unprofessional, and un-army like? Absolutely fine. To deride women and especially female marines by banging on about stereotypes about the courageous "macho" male and the girly "weak" female is pathetic, childish and beneath us all. And I'm assuming the casual snark at France is just banter rather than genuine snobbery. But that's really Britain's job ;)
Which media outlets in the USA are right-wing and which are left-wing?
It’s subjective. People will argue endlessly about this very topic. Some are convinced that everything they disagree with is fake, extreme (opposing side), and manipulative. I blame the 24 hour news cycle, but that’s a long rant not related to this conversation.This infographic isn’t perfect, and a lot of people will argue for or against specific placements, but I think it generally provides good advice.All Generalizations are False - Home of the Media Bias Chart (click link for current version and explanations of the reasoning behind updates and rankings)If you lean one way or another, you’ll probably consider your favorite source “real” and everything to the other side as leaning that way. Most will agree with the scale in those directions.For example, if you normally get your news from Fox, then you probably think CNN is left leaning and not centrist at all. But you wouldn’t argue that MSNBC and Slate are more left leaning, and that Occupy is just nuts.Likewise, if you listen to NPR, you’ll believe they’re centrist, and you’ll see both Fox and MSNBC as obviously biased, while Occupy and Breitbart will seem like conspiracy nuts.So, relatively speaking, it’s a good graph. You might disagree with placements based on your own perspective, but probably won’t disagree with placements relative to other placements.That’s about as good as you’re going to get.Edit: updated link to source, but left original image. Click the link to see the current chart, as it has been updated a few times since this post.
Why is the media so liberal?
Even if you're a liberal, you have to admit the media is slanted heavily in your favor. Also, why is Fox News always so quickly discredited for being conservative? Why isn't MSNBC discredited? It is just as ridiculous (if not way m."e) than Fox is. Lastly, why isn't the liberal media can get away with interviews in which they try to get Republican candidates to fail? The other day, Ryan was interviewed and they began to start putting words in his mouth. He answered the questions and then ended the interview because it was getting ridiculous. Then, the liberal media began to report that Ryan was "disrespectful" and "showing his true colors".