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Beat The Press February 5, 2009

Posted by Dwight Furrow in Current Events, Dwight Furrow's Posts.

There has been a good deal of talk the last few days about Obama losing control of the debate over a economic stimulus plan. Part of the problem is Obama’s desire for bipartisan support. He has to “play nice” thus giving credance to ideas he ought to simply dismiss. But part of the problem is the news media in this country that aims to promote conflict rather than inform the public.

 ThinkProgress found that “the five cable news networks — CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, Fox Business and CNBC — have hosted more Republican lawmakers to discuss the plan than Democrats by a 2 to 1 ratio this week.” From 6 AM on Monday to 4 PM on Wednesday, the “networks have hosted Republican lawmakers 51 times and Democratic lawmakers only 24 times.

Conservatives lost the election and their policies have been thoroughly discredited, but the media thinks we still need a steady diet of bunk.



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