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  • ethang5
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    1% to 50% to 100%
    Less than 50% being partisan leftist,
    nearer 50% being balanced,
    and more than 50% being rightist partisan.

    Tell us how you rate these news organizations. Here are my ratings. Remove my numbers and place your own.

    MSNBC = 0.5%
    CNN     = 20%
    FOX      = 65%
    BBC      = 40%
    Brtbart = 80%

    How right/wrong am I?
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    This/that thinking is going to lead to you IRRATIONALLY being in support of bad news purely because it's centrist politically even if the correct ideology is not centrist or if the biased news source offers truth despite being biased.
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    Fox News is like 88% right wing not 65%
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    Fox News is like 88% right wing not 65%
    Lol. Good thing it lead to you to irrationality.

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    What?
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    Another question.

    If the country is more or less evenly divided between liberals and conservatives, how come Fox news is #1 by such a wide margin?

    Do liberals not watch news?



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    They tend to be higher in IQ and thus have a more spread out taste in what they watch and read.

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    Really? I could have sworn you were a liberal.
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    Who do you think I was saying had the higher IQ?
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    Liberals.
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    Then I don't understand the confusion.
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    I think your right wing news sources lean more right than that. 
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    And the left ones less. There's really no left TV in America.

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    There's really no left TV in America.

    Really?

    A visitor to Earth, from our TV would greatly over-estimate the percentage of homosexuals and transgenders in our societies. They would think everyone is consumed with environmental and racial issues. They would think political correctness was the norm and that Trump was universally unpopular, especially among music and movie stars.

    Other than those things, there really is no left TV in America.



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    That's an oversimplified, skewed political spectrum. Left = left economics. MSNBC and CNN have mostly neoliberal economic views (centre to centre-right). They are still partisan for the party to the left of the GOP,  but that party has not been "left" of centre since the Lyndon Johnson's social democratic Presidency. The past three Democratic Presidents have all vilified Lyndon Johnson, opting to take the economic opinions you might have seen from his GOP opponents at the time. And those centre-right, pro-corporate economics have been entirely supported by MSNBC and CNN.
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    Pure political rationalization.

    There is no political TV in America. TV is social. American popular media takes a left of center position as its default.

    Left and right can be defined relatively, or can be defined absolutely. Defined relatively, abortion on demand could one day be the conservative position.



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    Pure political rationalization.

    There is no political TV in America. TV is social. American popular media takes a left of center position as its default.

    Left and right can be defined relatively, or can be defined absolutely. Defined relatively, abortion on demand could one day be the conservative position.

    You're moving the goal posts. Your OP stated that MSNBC and CNN are far left, Harder is pointing out that they're further right than you suggest. That being said, it's clear you're talking about social left and he's talking economic left so you might want to clarify your position. 
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    Or he might want to clarify his position.

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    Fox 90%
    MSNBC 10% they are equal.
    Vox, slate, etc 0%
    Breitbart, 150%
    CNN 35%. They arent anti Republican, they just insist on giving trump the coverage they would give any president ... because its ratings gold, regardless of how much he overwhelms them. The news is honest, its focus is distracting from more important things.
    NPR 50% but much higher quality
    ABC, CBS, NBC 50%
    Wall street journal, financial times, Forbes 50%

    Many of the ones i listed at 50% do end up giving liberal policies better coverage, but thats because liberal policies are actually better in general.


    Of course im not talking about all and most extreme left ideas, just a general average of policies.