In a case of what some are calling liberal bias, major media outlets have given a lot of attention to the gun control march. For instance, CBS have the rally featured on their news homepage, which makes no mention of the pro-life demonstration.
Gun Safety? I practice gun safety all the time. I always keep my muzzle pointed in a safe direction, I keep my finger off the trigger until I'm ready to shoot, I don't aim at anything I'm not prepared to kill, I always treat a gun as if it is loaded, and etc...
but the pro-life rally in DC just the other day also failed to get much attention. And there've been tons of anti-gun rallies in the past (with Rosie O Donnell and pals), so there's nothing extra special about gun control rallies either.
But this probably has tons more to do with the DC action happening right in the journalists front yard. That makes it easier to write about.
Perhaps, but two factors that are being overlooked.First, media covers what sells. Since Sandy hook the more people want to hear about this, it seels ads and newspapers/magazines. Second, it was a lot warmer in San Fransisco then recent weather here on thd East Coast. That has an effect on the number of people who attend a rally. Cold weather always means lower numbers.
The press is overworked, rushed, terribly competitive, and often miss the point of a story. I don't think the media in general is purposefully biased, with the notable exceptions of Fox, MSNBC, RT, and AlJazeera.
Also, there is a sort of hidden bias that derives from people who went to the same schools working together. Sort of like the way big corporations are run by the same sort of people who went to the same schools, belong to the same clubs, and live in the same places.
I think most outlets try to play it pretty much down the middle, but they have a lot more on their minds than producing the best news. The economics of the news business really sucks right now, and it shows in the product.
I think you are mistaken and i believe that political contribution by these organizations tell a telling story to both sides. I wouldn't want to be so frivolous as to accuse one side more than the other, but accuse I do.
I really want to agree with you, but there's lots of shabby journalism in the world. I don't know if bias is the problem so much as professionalism. The news media are undergoing fundamental changes that might produce a better service in the end, but until that's clear I will continue to seek information from numerous sources, none of which get a free pass on credibility.
@marine1 I agree with Marine1. This is a "TMZ instant gratification society: I not only don't think "news media" doesn't care, I think they lie and distort on purpose for ratings. Ratings = advertising = MONEY. Always follow the money.
@jessejaymes They also build in a fair share of subliminal design for their own political agendas. Fox over sells when others under sell and when the rolls are reversed the intent remains the same and we seldom get the whole picture.
@marine1 You know, if someone subscribes to the media to shape your political views regardless of what they are they've just missed a great opportunity to experience what has become a near extinct American trait. Common sense.
Media bias: It has always been thus. For example, when President Obama did so poorly in the first debate, I thought he was going to break down and cry. They really should at LEAST try a little harder to fake impartiality. They also don't want to be confused with facts. US Department of Justice research does not make the case for the gun-grabbers, so their solution to the dilemma has been to keep the BAN on firearms research since they cannot intimidate, cajole, extort, blackmail or otherwise pressure the US Department of Justice to "cook the books". See it with your own eyes assaultweaponsbanof2013 dot blogspot dot com It will make a believer out of you when we tell you The Big Lie has been adopted by fair number of anti-gun zealots.
Every day, the legacy media demonstrate exactly why they are completely irrelevant. Since they stopped reporting news, they've found other employment as political propaganda outlets for the Democrat Party.
The media has to.. the White House is ordered the state media to include a gun control story in every newscast while Obama and Biden spend their time going around the country in talking to children about the evils of Guns instead of doing what they were elected to do as being president and vice idiot. there in perpetual campaign mode and can't be bothered with the hard stuff so they'll ignore it and skate through another 4 years doing nothing about jobs or the economy and focus on destroying the Constitution of the United States.
That's ridiculous; the media has always highlighted topics that sell papers or increase their audience share. The government doesn't determine story content. And YOU don't dictate the president or vp's actions.
@cpeter133 This is absolutely false. CNN for example has had military psychologists on staff. If you can't see a political agenda favoring once side or another you just can't see the writing on the wall. Ever since Rupert Murdoch declared war on real journalism there hasn't been an unbiased mainstream news feed. He wasn't the start though I guess. Does it really matter if it's the state running the media or the corporate owners of the politicians directly owning the media? Either way the same things get pushed. There are a lot of myths that have been propelled by media and at a minimum they act as a distraction machine from articles of real importance. I'm going into journalism myself and I hope to change that.
Look up a guy on youtube named Ben Swann. He's under a Fox banner but it isn't owned by the big corporations controlled by the few. He does fact checks on many issues that are 100% accurate given without imposed opinion.
@cpeter133 really? So you think it's coincidence that we heard all about Obama care for a full year on all the news networkswhile he was preparing to ram it down our throats?
And as recent as this year... every new story on every network and even the idiot 60 Minutes shows exactly mirrored the campaigns talking points. the truth is people like you will never wake up.. you're sheeple.
@bsking I don't know where you live, but I didn't see daily stories on national healthcare, maybe every week or so. And most of those stories were about repubs whining about it. How often did faux news talk about it?
Last I checked, congress "rammed it down our throats", even where there was a GOP majority.
Well of course it's biased, Roe v. Wade is a done deal, has been for years so that even after 40 years of protests, the majority still support it. While people are changing their minds on gun control as the polls skew in a different direction. It's time for gun owners to band together and push for sane guns laws before the next massacre takes it completely out of their hands!
This is beneath you Politix. 6 thousand or 40 thousand either one is pathetic in a nation of 300 million plus when it comes to "heartstrings issues". The better observation concerning both is America flat doesn't give a crap about either one like you extremists on both sides. Occupy Wall street drew bigger crowds than this. Like it or not guns and abortion are splinter issues used by politicians of both sides to try and divert from the real fact that America is sinking into a financial abyss. That the jobs are not coming back. That the quality of life continues to decline. I don't give a damn what 6,000 or 40,000 people in America think about any social issue if you can't draw better than that. Splinter numbers.