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  •  Anybody care (0+ / 0-)

    to deconstruct this?

    http://www.cmpa.com/...

    By no means am I an advocate of this, I just want to be able to argue against it. I have to leave right now so I'll check for responses later.

    liberal bias = failure to validate or sufficiently flatter the conservative narrative on any given subject

    by RockyMtnLib on Mon Dec 13, 2010 at 07:10:18 PM PST

    •  Haven't read it, but (0+ / 0-)

      per wikipedia:

      Funding

      The media watchdog group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) has challenged CMPA's non-partisan claim, based on the argument that much of its funding has come from conservative sources, and that its founder, Dr. S. Robert Lichter, once held a chair in mass communications at the American Enterprise Institute and was a Fox News contributor.
      [18][19] After a Washington Post article referred to CMPA as "conservative," the Post published a "Clarification," which concluded, "The Center describes itself as nonpartisan, and its studies have been cited by both conservative and liberal commentators."[20]

      Progressive organization MediaTransparency (now run by Media Matters for America, itself a liberal organization[21]) documented that between 1986 and 2005 CMPA received 55 grants totaling $2,960,916 (unadjusted for inflation). The organization, which collated information from returns filed by numerous conservative foundations, claimed that 86% of CMPA's total funding came from conservative-leaning foundations.[citation needed] In response to Media Transparency's claims, CMPA posted on its website a listing of $1,766,500 in grants received from 19 "non-conservative" and centrist foundations and non-profit organizations. [22]

      "I was a big supporter of waterboarding" - Dick Cheney 2/14/10

      by Bob Love on Mon Dec 13, 2010 at 07:21:02 PM PST

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      •  Nice (4+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        Bob Love, Matt Z, happymisanthropy, jconn

        Just to play devil's advocate: wouldn't some folks on the other side just dismiss Media Matters (as they already do - Bill O'Reilly regularly) as a 'liberal biased' organization, so any of their findings are thus automatically suspect?

        liberal bias = failure to validate or sufficiently flatter the conservative narrative on any given subject

        by RockyMtnLib on Mon Dec 13, 2010 at 08:32:49 PM PST

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