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The Corporatist Media Bias in Favor of Corporatist Candidates

There it is in nut shell, for all to see, as plain as day, on their proto-fascist corporatist faces. See: Fox News twists the truth to their own corporatist agenda.

When Bush choose a seasoned political hack with vast experience all of the news media said: "Look how confident he is. He has no experience, yet he has enough confidence in himself to surround himself with gravitas... " Gravitas is corporatist code word for the weight of Cheney's fat behind. Bush is not afraid of Cheney's fat behind. I am not afraid of his fat behind either. I am an old man. I am afraid of his pet bird killing machine. I am afraid of his Darth death stare, but I am not afraid of his fat behind. When Cheney is around and tweety bird is in her cage, you better duck and cover, lest Cheney fly into a drunken rage without warning...

Obama chooses a running mate with experience and international connections... The proto-fascist corporatist media says: "This shows his lack of confidence - that he is really ready to be President - that he is not really committed to change..."

We know that the neocon corporatist proto-fascist who control the Republican party and John McCain are bald faced liars who speak out of both sides of their mouths with forked tongues. It is important to keep track of which side of their mouth and with which tongue they are speaking so as to better divine the truth. See: Divine synonym foresee

Posted by Ray Guest at August 23, 2008 1:30 PM
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To be fair, that was an AP article.

Posted by: googlumpugus at August 23, 2008 2:47 PM
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R.G., you’re wimping out again in your characterizations of Cheney, how about war profiteer, apologist for torture, or horseman of the apocalypse?

I don’t see that the Fux article is that much different from what everyone else is saying. “He picked a 35-year veteran of the Senate _ the ultimate insider _rather than a candidate from outside Washington, such as Govs. Tim Kaine of Virginia or Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas; or from outside his party, such as Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska; or from outside the mostly white male club of vice presidential candidates.”

I knew the family of someone who was previously a mainstream reporter, who went to work for Fux, and I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw him propagandizing the first time. You have to remember, that these guys don’t really believe what they’re saying, it’s just the corporate line, but I don’t know if I could prevent myself from strangling this guy, if I ever saw him again.

Biden looks like Bentsen, and makes BHO look like Dukakis. Maybe he can borrow the helmet for a ride in a tank.

Posted by: ohrealy at August 23, 2008 2:55 PM
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googlumpugus, ohrealy,

An AP articles posted / amplified by Faux and as ohrealy points out: “he Fux article is that much different from what everyone else is saying.” That is the point. It is spin. Obama is not an anti corporatist candidate. If he was a Kucinich, he would have absolutely no chance of being elected or even being nominated. He is a black man but his nose still is not as corporatist brown as McCain’s - so they attack him…

Posted by: Ray Guest at August 23, 2008 3:19 PM
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Fournier, eh? The guy who gave McCain donuts, and then called Obama Osama?

Posted by: Stephen Daugherty at August 23, 2008 3:45 PM
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Deceptive twist and spin is what Fox does. I would think that the only people who might put any stock in such illusory presentations are the type who don’t want to know truth. I don’t frequent Fox other than to keep up with what sort of deceptions they are propagating at the moment. It is obvious that their political leanings are corporate induced. A corporatist is exactly what McCain has become in an effort to appease the GOP. A poster in another thread here even tried to make a Cheney, Biden comparison. What a laugh. I suggested that he not expect Obama, Biden to lower themselves to that level.

I am curious Ray, did you expect any different from Fox? I think most of us were waiting and fully expecting a negative twist. No matter who the choice might have been they would have had their smear machine loaded and waiting to obviate any positives surrounding that choice. This style of negative falsehoods and half truths is their mantra. They have no personal positive truth of their own, so they must rely on breaking down those of their opponent no matter the validity of those truths.

Posted by: RickIL at August 23, 2008 4:49 PM
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Well I guess the bumper stickers will be “Obama Bin Biden”.

Posted by: Duane-o at August 23, 2008 5:47 PM
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Did that come as a “divine” flash D-o ?

Posted by: janedoe at August 23, 2008 6:26 PM
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Duane-O isnt that better than “bomb bomb Iran”

Posted by: j2t2 at August 23, 2008 10:35 PM
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Thanks all for your comments.

Posted by: Ray Guest at August 23, 2008 11:40 PM
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Good article, Ray.
MoveOn has a e-mail campaign going, so all of us can write and tell them what we think.

Posted by: Veritas Vincit at August 24, 2008 10:47 AM
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“Obama is not an anti corporatist candidate.”
R.G., Cynthia McKinney is the best person and best candidate this year. BHO is the fake version sold by his marketers. Perhaps in honor of “clean and bright” Biden, David Axelrod took a shower, put on some makeup, and combed in a little Grecian Formula for Stephanopolous this morning, but he missed out on “articulate”. Jesse Jr even had a clean shave, and was articulate.

Posted by: ohrealy at August 24, 2008 4:16 PM
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You are correct. Obama is not anti-corporatist, just less corporatist - much less. Just less sold out - much less. He represents a chance, just a chance. There is no chance otherwise - none, absolutely none. I know nothing about Cynthia McKinney and don’t care to. She has no chance of winning. We cannot afford - our constitution cannot stand, 2 more fascist Supreme Court Justices and John McCain will give us 2 more. He must be defeated. It is the only hope America has - period.

Posted by: Ray Guest at August 24, 2008 4:51 PM
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It is the only hope America has - period.

Ditto. Like you, for me it really is that simple.

Posted by: RickIL at August 24, 2008 4:57 PM
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Some may think McCain is a moderate. Bull Loney. Loney starts with an S. In McCain’s own words he admits that he supports Bush 95% of the time on everything that really matters. McCian has flip flopped and sold himself out to right wing religious extremist in order to get elected. He will owe them extremist Justices and he will deliver unless we stop him.

Posted by: Ray Guest at August 24, 2008 5:01 PM
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R G, the main question this year will be the degree to which the Rplcns want to run away from their own legacy. Richard Viguerie and others talk about punishing the big government Rpblcns, in which they include JMcC, but I can’t help but think that they will eventually make some kind of bargain, cutting the legs out from under Babar.

I like Biden, who is the only person in DC who makes sense on Iraq, but it would make more sense to have him on the top of the ticket. Cynthia McKinney and the Green Party have the actual views that so many people pretend that BHO has, and we need to build serious alternatives to two corporate parties, susceptable to bribery by those who want the government run in their interest instead of ours. BHO is all talk, all theory, all baloney, all the time.

Posted by: ohrealy at August 24, 2008 5:27 PM
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Ohrealy, I agree with you but Ray is right. We can not afford to throw away votes this time around and that is what will happen with each vote that C. Mckinney gets.

I think Barack is alright and a good choice for change.

Posted by: Carolina at August 25, 2008 8:13 AM
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Carolina, a vote is never wasted if you vote for the person you want. I’ve always liked Cynthia McKinney and never completely trusted BHO. The whole history of how he got that Senate seat is just too strange. I wouldn’t buy a used car from David Axelrod. BHO was never subjected to the kind of basic checks that we expect of a candidate for the highest office in the land, so it just means more nonsense later, and I would rather not go through that again.

Posted by: ohrealy at August 25, 2008 8:34 PM
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Ray good article, after watching for several days I have noticed that you analysis was not rebuffed by those that would like to have us believe the media is liberally biased. It gives me hope that progress has been made and those on the right have realized where things stand with the media today not 30 years ago.

Posted by: j2t2 at August 26, 2008 9:18 PM
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No candidate of the two major parties can possibly garner the nomination of his/her party until they have been thoroughly scrutinized by the power structure. The power structure votes first, then the people.

In our election process, we very seldom have a situation in which any candidate is voted into office with more than 30 percent of the citizens of this nation voting for that candidate. This is also true, with few exceptions, of candidates elected by the individual states or Congressional districts. This would suggest to me that those who vote are vested in the American Way of Life that the power structure has bribed us into accepting.

A majority of Americans are so enthralled with the convenience and enjoyment of our way of life that we wouldn’t even consider challenging the power structure. Most of us waste very little time contemplating the negative aspects of our way of live and a few would argue that there are none.

The media is neither liberal nor conservatively biased. It is biased in favor of the power structure and it’s instrument of control, the corporate government. This is why the media is looked upon with as much contempt as the government is by the majority of the people.

Posted by: jlw at August 27, 2008 2:46 PM
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I have had time to participate in this debate but I appreciate you all for having it.


You wrote:

No candidate of the two major parties can possibly garner the nomination of his/her party until they have been thoroughly scrutinized by the power structure.
Well said. I agree completely. The only thing that I would argue with is that the corporatist media is both liberal and conservative biased. They are profit driven enterprises driven by the need to make profit and so they market to liberal or conservative market segments. But even the liberal biased media is still pro-corporatist biased. They will “mouth” all things liberal except for standing up the corporatist proto-fascist agenda. They are a little better. With them you get a pro-women’s rights, pro gay rights, pro civil rights proto-fascist corporatist agenda. You can have your little liberal causes for window dressing. Whatever floats your boat… Just don’t mess with the power structure of the rich and powerful elite… For more information on my views see my article titled: Selection Bias and the Polarization of America The best, least biased, least corrupt American mass media is of course PBS.

Posted by: Ray Guest at August 27, 2008 3:19 PM
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I see that I left out the word “not” in: “I have had time to participate in this debate but I appreciate you all for having it.”

Posted by: Ray Guest at August 27, 2008 5:25 PM
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