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Although liberals will howl at conservatives that they are repeating Fox News talking points whenever they take the liberty of exercising their First Amendment rights, generally it is understood among those among the ranks of the right (which is actually a majority of Americans) that it is fruitless to explain to them that Fox is actually the one that is the least biased, but that the other networks lean so far to the left of the political spectrum, that a story that is only slightly to the right of center only appears FAR RIGHT, because their viewpoint on the issue is so FAR LEFT. Although liberals will never admit it, because of a medical condition that requires a special kind of doctor called a proctometrist to remedy their ailment, extreme left-wing bias is the cause of their inability to have a centrist viewpoint. A study conducted by George Mason University, concluded that CBS had the most positive portrayals — 57% positive vs. 43% negative, partly because of its highly favorable (89% positive) evaluations of Ron Paul. FOX had the most balanced overall coverage with 52% positive vs. 48% negative comments. NBC was the most negative overall with 27% positive vs. 73% negative coverage, followed closely by ABC with 32% positive vs. 68% negative coverage. Both NBC and ABC featured 85% negative comments on Romney.Romney fared slightly better on FOX “Special Report”, than on the networks, with 63% negative vs. 37% positive evaluations. By contrast, Ron Paul fared less well than he did on the networks, with evenly balanced coverage — 50% negative and 50% positive comments. Rick Santorum did best on FOX with 63% positive vs. 37% negative judgments. These were the only candidates who received enough evaluations on FOX for meaningful analysis. Liberals usually maintain that Republicans get better treatment on FOX, than on the other networks, which is TRUE, but as the numbers point out, the FOX comments were 52 percent positive vs. 48 percent negative regarding Republican candidates. Those numbers are way closer to a 50/50 positive to negative ratio than any other network. The data bears out that all networks besides FOX tend to be biased in their reporting against conservatives. (Except for Ron Paul, who fits into a category all by himself anyway). Dr. Tim Groseclose of UCLA, helped participate in this study and in a Prager University You tube video sheds more light on mainstream media bias.
Recent examples of left wing mainstream media bias involves the repeated and almost immediate attempts (as in the Aurora, Colorado shooting) after the first reports of an unfolding occurrence of a tragedy at searching for links of the perpetrators of violence to conservative political groups or parties. If they haven't sought to discredit conservatives, they have sought to politicize the incident to shore up gun control arguments. Dana Loesch spoke at Restoring Freedom about mainstream media bias against the Tea Party and other conservative groups. She said, "We don't NEED the mainstream media. I didn't see a network truck outside. Nobody watches them anyway!!!"
Curiously enough, the same media outlets, and the Obama Administration exhibit a lack of reaction that is almost one hundred eighty degrees opposite on the scale of attention and coverage when it comes to an act of violence that is believed to be perpetrated by an Islamic terrorist. The downplay and denial by mainstream media of the fostering of terrorism by these radical Muslim sects is appalling. PeaceandTolerance.org reports that in Nashville, Tennessee Americans for Peace and Tolerance president, Dr. Charles Jacobs, said, "The Tennessean's reporting consistently accepts as valid and true all claims put forward by the extremist Islamic leadership, but always questions, rejects or distorts what its critics say.
In a July 10 article titled "Anti-Islam group finds fertile ground in Nashville" by Bob Smietana, The Tennessean managed to quote Julie Ingersoll, associate professor of religious studies at the University of North Florida, who snidely remarked about anti-Shariah law action group ACT!, " It’s framed as this real fear of outsiders,” she said. “It’s tied to all of the Tea Party rhetoric about the real America.” in typical, every-person-against-a-cause-liberals-believe-in-must-be-some-kind-of-phobe-fashion. (In this case: Xenophobe or Islamaphobe, take your pick).
A very chilling example of the sheer destruction brought about by the radical
indoctrination of converts to Islam played out in Little Rock Arkansas when Carlos Bledsoe (a.k.a Abdul Hakim Mohammed) shot and killed United States Army Private William Long in front of a U.S Army/ Navy recruiting station in June of 2009. According to Peace and Tolerance.org, Carlos began his radical transformation toward becoming a militant and radical jihadist at the Islamic Center of Nashville mosque in Nashville, Tennessee. Unfortunately, when Carlos' father, Melvin Bledsoe testified in front of Congressional hearing on violence and homegrown radicalization of militant Islam, spearheaded by Representative Peter King, House Democrats were dismissive of the hearings. Democratic Representative Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas characterized Mr. King's inquiry as a bigoted "witch hunt" that could incite more hatred and Muslim attacks on America. Two days ago Wade Michael Page killed six people and wounded four victims when he walked into a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin and opened fire. According to the Huffington Post, Page was a former U.S. Army soldier and was a member of a racist skinhead band in recent history. Wizbangblog.com contrasted the characterization of this recent incident with the 2009 Fort Hood shooting in which an Islamic Military doctor was involved. Their headline reads
Sikh Temple Investigated As Domestic Terrorism, Ft. Hood Shooting Is Still Just “Work Place Violence”
Although no one within the Obama Administration has yet to concede this, The chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, Independent Connecticut Senator Joe Liebermann said, "the military has become a 'direct target of violent Islamist extremism' within the United States."
(Hat Tips: John R. Houk and "Steve" at The Conservative Underground, Justin O. Smith, Joel Pollak: Breitbart.com, Tiffany Gabbay: TheBlaze.com, Peaceandtolerance.org, Wizbangblog.com, The Huffington Post, Prager University, Dana Loesch and GBTV )