Framing the Dialogue

Yahoo Sweet Sixteen

I have no idea how old Yahoo is, nor do I care.  This post started rather innocently as I often peek at the Yahoo headlines sometime during the day.  Sometimes I even get an inspiration from one of the headlines as with Life Unlock on January 24th.  I started paying attention to the headlines and found a trend with their home page…disturbing to me, but not surprising.  I think this is a GREAT illustration of the liberal bias that the mainstream media and even many new media outlets adhere to. 

Before I continue with sixteen “candles” of Yahoo bias here is a basic rundown of their position:

  • Mitt’s got to be the Republican candidate
  • Mitt has to get banged up and cannot be allowed to sail through too strongly
  • Opposition to Mitt can be allowed to damage Mitt, but not let them get too strong
  • Any positive economic news has to be pushed
  • Obama good
  • Obama is just like us
  • Obama cares
  • Conservatives are stupid…really stupid [look at January 26 post – third one]
  • Oh and conservatives are racist!

January 24, 2012 (sorry about the “fuzzy” nature, but this was really before I decided to document Yahoo bias)

January 25, 2012

January 26, 2012

January 27, 2012

January 28, 2012

January 29, 2012

January 30, 2012

January 31, 2012

February 1, 2012

February 2, 2012

February 3, 2012

February 4, 2012

February 5, 2012

February 6, 2012

 

 February 7, 2012

 …and a bonus bias…February 16, 2012 (this one is almost sick…actually IT IS SICK)

I remember a recent conversation with a coworker.  We generally don’t discuss politics at work as I am clearly in the minority as a conservative.  This person said two things that I find disturbing; one was that he didn’t pay attention to politics since there was nothing he could really do about it (sigh); secondly news outlets are some left, but Fox News is conservative.  I started thinking about Fox News and other than Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly (commentators both) they are pretty balanced.  Try to convince me that Brett Baier, Shepard Smith, or Greta Van Susteren are anything but center in their reporting.  I guess when you are so used to media being hard left, Fox News looks conservative. 

From my perspective Fox News could be a little more RIGHT.

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