The people who gave you the Imus story

About: media matters

Did you wonder why the Imus story achieved critical mass so rapidly ? Reportedly, they sent out thousands of emails to major news articles within minutes of Imus' fateful bad joke about nappy headed hos.  Look on their website for the conservative talk radio & TV hosts they have in their hit list.  Notice that the left doesn't want free speech except for themselves!
Who Media Matters is associated with can be seen on this thinkmap -  people like Hillary, MoveOn etc.
 Why can't the liberal left-wing be successful at a talk-radio/TV show?

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  1. liberal bashing
  2. media matters
  3. discover the networks

Comments


Mark de LA says
So you don't believe that media matters had anything to do with Imus' demise & that Hillary & company, including moveon.ogr are associated with media matters ?
I have watched Oberman once or twice & found him on a par (flippant) with the Daily Show, but Stewart is actually funny a good part of the time.  The demise of Air America is proof of the pudding on talk-radio shows!


P. Off says
Given that the M$M including CNN is liberal most of the time makes this point mostly moot.

Seth says
Why can't the liberal left-wing be successful at a talk-radio/TV show?
They can ... try Countdown with Keith Obermann ... my favorite . Btw, Imus went both ways ... liberal/conservitive ... he was against the war from the start etc ... and several pundits have bemoned the loss of his program as a liberal forum.  There is nothing in this item that would support an opinion that his demise was orchestrated by a liberal adgenda.   Strange how that old see-what-you-want-to-see-thingy kicks in so very often.  

Seth says
P. Off 2007-04-16 10:52:45 6849
Given that the M$M including CNN is liberal most of the time makes this point mostly moot.
... or more likely you are so far right that main stream thinking looks liberal to you.

Seth says
M 2007-04-16 10:51:16 6849
So you don't believe that media matters had anything to do with Imus' demise & that Hillary & company, including moveon.ogr are associated with media matters ?
I know nothing about how media matters affected the Imus demise nor have i been able to assertain any evidance in that regard from this item.  Nor do i have any evidance that there is any association between Hillary, moveon.org, or media matters.  They probably do come down more often than not on the same side of an issue ... so what?  Asking a yes or no question with several parts anded together does not seem to me to be a practical way to get to the bottom of an issue.

Mark de LA says
seth 2007-04-16 11:21:24 6849
P. Off 2007-04-16 10:52:45 6849
Given that the M$M including CNN is liberal most of the time makes this point mostly moot.
... or more likely you are so far right that main stream thinking looks liberal to you.
...or, of course you could be so far to the left that everything in the M$M is normal to you.

Mark de LA says
Here is a story with some Media Matters linkages information.  I think I will investigate more & perhaps sire a different item to contain it all.  Part of unhacking the brain is knowing your sources of information.  If there is an internet machine producing a particular point of view such as the Imus tornado, that gets sucked up by the media, you should be aware of it. What such a machine does is distort. What such a machine does is gives everyone the wrong impression with a get on the bandwagon style of journalism. Lazy journalists pick stuff off the wire services & without further investigation run with it like robots.  This is a first warning, unhack your brains, watch out!


Mark de LA says
George Soros' biography on DiscoverTheNetworks.org is here.
source: ... Asserting that America needed "a regime change" to oust President Bush, Soros maintained that he would gladly have traded his entire fortune in exchange for a Bush defeat in the 2004 election.
maybe 70$M wasn't enough!


Mark de LA says
Well this graph shows the Imus story as first.  Only 2/5 of the graphs in the link show Iraq first; their gobbledegook not worth untangling.  My question still is how did it get that way? Slow news in Iraq? Too much good news in Iraq? Some outside influence feeding shit to the newshole ? 

Mark de LA says
M 2007-04-24 15:07:59 6849
I like that technical term "Newshole".

Newshole. A newshole is the amount of print-space or air-time available to report the news. The size of the newshole is affected by the amount of advertising, which not only takes up print-space, but also determines the number of pages in the paper (how much the news organization can afford). At a daily newspaper, the newshole changes each day, and editors and their reporters are given a certain number of column inches to fill. The articles that are printed are prioritized according to newsworthiness. Thus, reporters not only attempt to complete a story by the press deadline, but they also compete with other reporters to have their stories printed. 

from this website. (via google newshole )

Mark de LA says
M 2007-05-03 21:45:03 6849
GDAEman 2007-05-03 16:03:56 6849
M: The PEJ News coverage index is interesting. You might find this comparison between the blog buzz on Imus vs Katie Couric of interest too.
Well the actual link to the GDAEman blog is here without the html. We use the icon in the RTE to create links here otherwise mischief creeps in.

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