News Media Bias

Conservative Talking Points views the main stream media far away from main street America.  The vast majority of newspaper, TV network and numerous cable channels are extremely biased from a far left wing perspective.


Mainstream Media (MSM) Bias Examples:

·        Within hours of the July 2012 shooting at a Batman movie debut in a theater in Aurora Colorado, ABC News Brian Ross says, “There’s a Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado page on the Colorado Tea party site as well, talking about him joining the Tea Party last year.”  Turns out it was another of the 50+ James Holmes in that area that had nothing to do with the shooting.  ABC News apologized an hour later. (Source: ABC News – July 2012)

·        Immediately after Gabrielle Giffords was shot in 2011, the MSM began to blame her attack on the “violent rhetoric” of conservatives in general and the Tea Party movement in particular.  As it turns out her alleged attacker, Jared Lee Loughner was a democrat and some of his favorite books were Mein Kampf and The Communist Manifesto. Sound like a Tea Party person to you? (Source: Washington Post – Jan 2011)

·        Remember when the media jumped all over Sarah Palin that she engaged in “book banning” (false claim) when she was mayor of Wasilla? Why was the MSM so quiet during the Elana Kagan confirmation hearings after she had actually ruled that book banning was OK? (Source: – June 2010)


MSM Professionals Are Liberal Because:

·        90% are pro-abortion and more than half are even for partial-birth abortion. (Source: Lichter & Rothman Surveys - 1981,1985,1986)

·        81% support affirmative action. (Source: LA Times - 1985)

·        67% are opposed to prayer in public schools. (Source: LA Times - 1985)

·        75% say the "government should work to reduce the income gap between rich and poor." (Source: Study of Media Elite, Rothman & Black - 1995)

·        78% feel that torture should rarely or never be used on suspected terrorists. (Source: Pew Research - 2005)

·        They voted for the Democrat Presidential candidate: 1964-Johnson-94%, 1968-Humphrey-86%, 1972-McGovern-81%, 1976-Carter-81% (Source: Lichter & Rothman Surveys - 1981)

·        89% of the Washington DC news people supported Clinton in 1992. (Source: Freedom Forum Survey - 1996)

·        Liberals outnumber Conservatives on a 4-1 basis for journalists and news executives. (Source: Pew Research - 2007)


Quotes From Journalists

·        "Those of us who went into journalism in the '50s or '60s, it was sort of a liberal thing to do. Save the world." Peter Jennings - ABC News (Source: Boston Globe - 2001)

·        "It is not just Congress that is taking a sharp turn to the right. The surge to the right on Capitol Hill is making waves all over the country on openly politically partisan, and sometimes racist, radio." Dan Rather - NBC News. (Source: Media Research Center - Feb 2005)

·        "We love good mayors because we love our cities and Giuliani is a city guy...I'm so sick of Southern guys with ranches running this country." Chris Matthews - MSNBC (Source: Imus in the Morning - Feb 2007)

·        "We better all hope nothing happens to Arlen Specter, the Republican head of the Senate Judiciary Committee, because he might be all that's standing between us and a full-blown dictatorship in this country." Jack Cafferty - CNN (Source: The Situation Room - May 2008)


Love For Obama

·        "I have to tell you, you know, it's part of reporting this case, this election, the feeling most people get when they hear Barack Obama's speech. My, I felt this thrill going up my leg." Chris Matthews - MSNBC (Source: MSNBC - Feb 2008)

·        A study that compared news coverage of Obama and his two immediate predecessors during their first 60 days found that Obama was favorably covered 42% of the time, compared to 22% for Bush and 27% for Clinton. (Source: Pew Research Center - 2009)

·        Another study found that ABC News had aired 55 positive stories on  Obama's health-care policy compared to just 18 negative stories. (Source: Business and Media Institute  - Jun 2009)