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Thu May 11, 2017, 11:19 PM

At what point will the "present both sides" format used by CNN, MSNBC

be retired with respect to this so called president? Will they still invite Jeffrey Lord on to explain Trump's side when minority groups are being rounded up or prevented from voting, etc? At what point will the truth be presented ALONE, without the injection of dangerous spin that creates an atmosphere of confusion or complacency?

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Reply At what point will the "present both sides" format used by CNN, MSNBC (Original post)
ecstatic May 2017 OP
sharedvalues May 2017 #1
elleng May 2017 #2
ecstatic May 2017 #6
elleng May 2017 #9
KPN May 2017 #10
Proud liberal 80 May 2017 #7
elleng May 2017 #8
Dem2 May 2017 #3
forgotmylogin May 2017 #4
Post removed May 2017 #5

Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Thu May 11, 2017, 11:20 PM

1. CNN treats politics like sports (they're seeking ratings)

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Thu May 11, 2017, 11:27 PM

2. Never should be retired.

Used to be REQUIRED, in news shows anyway.

The Fairness Doctrine was a policy of the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC), introduced in 1949, that required the holders of broadcast licenses both to present controversial issues of public importance and to do so in a manner that was in the Commission's view honest, equitable, and balanced.
Fairness Doctrine - Wikipedia

We NEED such.

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Thu May 11, 2017, 11:33 PM

6. So even if trump suspends elections, etc., they should continue to present both sides?

When one side lies continuously, is that fair?

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #6)

Thu May 11, 2017, 11:39 PM

9. No, lies must be called out,

but both sides necessary, ESPECIALLY if elections suspended.

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Response to elleng (Reply #9)

Thu May 11, 2017, 11:53 PM

10. That's a tough one. But I agree.

Trust will never be rebuilt without it. As long as the nice-folks (Democrat) trapdoor doesn't open wide in the process -- which it usually does. Is there reason to believe it won't this time? May be. Sure hope so.

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Thu May 11, 2017, 11:35 PM

7. It's one thing to fairly present both sides

But to present outright lies and bullshit is something else. Who would have thought that I would long for the days of conservatives like Robert Novak and William Buckley.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Reply #7)

Thu May 11, 2017, 11:38 PM

8. Right, lies ARE something else.

And SO with you, re: at least Buckley. Novak, not so sure.

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Thu May 11, 2017, 11:28 PM

3. Haven't seen a defender of Rump all night

but I don't watch CNN

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Thu May 11, 2017, 11:31 PM

4. MSNBC has been thumping 45 soundly.

At least on the late programming.

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