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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Conservatives Are Awful Liberal With Their Bias

(Johnson, 2012)
The most patriotic day in an American year is soon upon us. July 4th, with all its picnics and BBQs and water fun and fireworks, is just around the corner. It's that time of year where small and big neighborhoods nationwide are festooned with waving flags, and red, white, and blue everything is everywhere. 

Alexandria's especially fond of berry pies, contests and all.  Grills are fired up, and most everyone manages to stuff themselves before nightfall. At the appointed time of night we sing The Star Spangled Banner at the top of our lungs while facing skyward, and then later you can hear the cannons showing off during the 1812 overture. There is something so very special about the oooohs and aaaaaahs coming from a huge crowd watching the oh so colorful shows in the skies. 

So how's your summer going? If you have been listening to the news cycle, you would think it was alot closer to Halloween, perhaps hoping against hope for April Fool's or War of The Worlds. But no. The scary talk just keeps coming. Benghazi, drones, the IRS, Snowden, and NSA, are being name dropped more often then Kanye mentions Kim. 

The creepiest part is the glee with which Fox and Friends spews their balanced fair. Be afraid. Be very afraid. Each Rovian sculpted phrase is ripped off the word-of-the-day faked white papers popping out of Crossroads and broadcast with extra drooly zeal. While there are liberal talk shows and blogs aplenty, the conservative claim that the entire media has a bias favoring liberals is just another piece of misinformation from their exclusive line of facts.

50 of the worst places you could go 
to get your news & information.

(Tea Time, 2009)
1. Fox News

2. The Rush Limbaugh Show

(Brews, 2010)
6. The Heritage Foundation
(Home Brand, 2013)
13. The Mark Levin Show
(Then & There, 1979)
19. Media Research Center
21. Red State
It's Not A Tea Party Without White Tea
(Johnson, 2013)
25. The John Birch Society
(ipolitico.com, 2010)
32. News Max
(Facebook, 2013)
36. Conservative American News
43. Freedom Rings Radio hosted by Kenneth John
Tempest In A Teapot
(Developer, 2013)
44. Conservapedia
46. CNS News

So if you didn't know, now you know. You can't tell the players without a program, and you can't fight misinformation, if you can't track down its source. What are your favorite, or least favorite, news sources?

Lisa Lindo
The Policy Geek
Twitter @ThePolicyGeek

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