Discussion in 'Current Events' started by SOS, Sep 24, 2007.
[SIZE=-1]New York Times gave 'price break' on ad berating Petraeus
And? Every media outlet in this country has an agenda. The majority or should I say most well known are all owned by Rupert Murdoch and his conservative nut swinging beliefs.
I fail to see a problem with this "Price break", as a matter of fact the NYT should run this ad everyday for as many days as they please. Its a free country right? Oh wait.. I guess that applies unless it goes against your beliefs..
This is old news. I heard about this a few days after it happened.
Didn't the Democrats push for the campaign finance reform bill which outlawed this? Hypocrisy thine name is Deek.
Again, does it matter if they say that their coverage is "Unbiased"? Is that any different from Bill O'Reilly and his "Fair and Balanced" tag line? He may claim that his program presents both sides of the equation but it hardly does. Usually the conservative guest will be well known or the leader of a well known organization and will present a decent argument and Bill will hardly interrupt. On the flip side, the liberal scum is usually a second rate college student or the leader of some organization that no one knows about. Bill pretends to give equal coverage to both sides of the argument but he interrupts the "scum" and always gives the "last word" to his conservative guest.
Thats pretty much the definition of a "Bias". It happens in any newspaper, TV station or even news affiliated website.
Not so fast, I have no affiliation with either party.
Best part being, Conservatives (Spineless Reps and some Dems) find an ad like this terrible. But when theres an election near anything goes. Republicans are pussies and they can't handle any criticism. On the other hand democrats are even bigger pussies because they can't take advantage of situations like this.
PS: The government blows
I heard that John McCain has a ***** baby from an affair.
I also heard that John Kerry didn't actually do ANYTHING good in vietnam.
Seriously... where does the republican party get off being angry about an add that points out that Patraeus is a phony?
There shouldn't be a price break for any political ads.
To be more accurate, all price breaks for political ads require an equal price break offer to the competitors. It's the law. McCain-Feingold ring a bell?
When McCain-Feingold was being debated, conservatives and constitutionalists complained it violated free speech. Well here are the Democrats at the times who supported McCain-Feingold and dismissed the constitutionalists concerns - in trouble for the exact subject of the concerns they dismissed.