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| p.5 #6 · An American Soldier in Canada |
MSNBC "leans" left? Yeah, they've pretty much fallen all the way over left! No one know what Chris Matthews is? Hmmm...former speech writer for Dukakis (Dem nominee for Pres in '88). FoxNews had Alan Colmes on for years...not exactly a conservative. At least Hannity and O'Reilly will have liberals on as guests and engage them in debate. Schulz, Olbermann, and Maddow only have guests that simply reinforce their own left opinions...there's no debate...there's no diversity of opinion on those shows.
You feel that FoxNews cheerleads for the Repub party, okay, that's a fair debate; however, again, as much as you claim FoxNews cheers for conservatism, MSNBC cheers for liberalism! It's hypocritical not to admit that...what's the difference between FoxNews cheerleading for conservatism and EVERYBODY ELSE cheerleading for liberalism?
As a conservative, yes, I prefer FoxNews to MSNBC because MSNBC (and I watch it at least 3 days per week just to hear the opposing opinions) constantly tells me how evil conservatives are, how bad the US is, how this war (that I'm currently involved in right now as I'm writing from Iraq) is ill-advised, illegal, blah, blah, blah!!! So, I prefer to get my news from an outlet that I know supports me, doesn't denegrate me, is proud of me and my service, is proud of America.
Yes, MSNBC is a typical mainstream media outlet - typical in that it is left-leaning. And, uh, Media-Matters? Really...from their website, their mission is to discredit conservative voices and advance liberalism...hardly an objective source!
Anyways...I know I'm not going to change your mind and you sure as hell aren't going to change mine...so, we'll just have to agree to disagree...I'm done.
Your entire argument is a strawman, since it doesn't address what happens on the news sides of Fox and MSNBC. Media Matters presents transcripts and audio and video clips of things conservatives actually said and did. I guess you are arguing that the facts have a liberal bias. Also, your assertion that the major media outlets - all owned by huge corporations - are left-leaning is both laughable and naive.
I appreciate your service, but your third paragraph is a bunch of offensive, red-baiting BS. I notice that you did not provide a single example of MSNBC indicating that it does not support the troops or is not proud of the people of this country or its Constitution. They have asserted that the war was both ill-advised and illegal because it was ill-advised and illegal. The rule of law should never be trumped by politics.
I wish nothing but the best for you and your family and look forward to the day when we are not in a constant state of war, placing our finest young men and women in harm's way.