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  •  If the media did bust Romney... (1+ / 0-)
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    PorridgeGun

    If the news media pointed out Romney's lies, three things would happen:

    - There would be an instant outcry from all the patently right-wing outlets - the blogs, the radio shows, Fox News - that this PROVES what they've been saying all along - the media has a left-wing bias. That's right - if the media doesn't balance every Mitt-lie with an Obama-lie, that proves bias.

    - Their advertisers would freak out and threaten to take their business elsewhere. Have you noticed how many news advertisers, both in print and broadcast, are financial institutions, drug companies, insurance companies, and other CofC stalwarts? Media companies always swear there's a "firewall" between their ad sellers and their news operations. They are, of course, lying.

    - They would lose viewers. This has been pointed out repeatedly in the comments. A close race is more interesting than a runaway winner.

    So don't hold your breath waiting for corporate media to tell the truth about Mitt's lies.

    Democracy - Not Plutocracy!

    by vulcangrrl on Sat Jun 23, 2012 at 01:03:44 PM PDT

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