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Media's role

  • Oct. 2nd, 2008 at 11:55 AM
Hey, all, Melissa here.

Something a little self-indulgent today, since as a reporter, I'm obviously concerned with the way audiences view our role.

Have fun watching the debate tonight! Look forward to hearing what you think on that tomorrow....

Do you trust the media and their covering of the election? Do you think there is a liberal bias? Is it a problem for commentators (and bloggers...) to have a bias? What should the media be doing differently?


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millenium_king wrote:
Oct. 3rd, 2008 09:38 pm (UTC)
If you knew anything about political history, you would know that the term "liberal" has been used in many different contexts over the years...

No kidding, really? However, since I assume we are not talking about the definition of "liberal" from 1856 or something, I imagine we can define a "liberal" as a person who is:

Socially Liberal: Pro gay-rights, pro-choice etc. But also pro-politically correct speach, pro-affirmative action etc.

Fiscally Liberal: Pro government aid to the underprivleged, pro progressive tax system, pro interventionist economic policy etc.

In general, the definition of "liberal" in today's world goes hand in hand with "socialist." Do we really have to have a semantics discussion here?
lurkitty wrote:
Oct. 4th, 2008 01:03 pm (UTC)
I have to laugh at the way righties use the term "socialist". Under a Republican regime, at the urging of a Republican President, we just socialized the largest amount of corporate debt ever. We just socialized the banking industry. Oh, and Godwin notwithstanding, Nazi is short for (the German equivalent of National Socialism.
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