Oct 18, 2016

Illustrated: The Conservative Media's "Echo Chamber" Designed To Increase Partisanship At The Cost Of Truth (For Profit?... Yes!)


The Ultimate Collection Of 50 Fox News Lies Exposed By The Daily Show & Backed By Politifact

Rachel Maddow Demonstrates To Us What's Wrong With The "Liberal Lamestream Media" When Dealing With Fox News Lies  (i.e.liberal media gives up and lets this echo chamber function in the dark thus increasing it's effectiveness)

Media Matters; New Study: Conservative Media Is An Echo Chamber That Increases PartisanshipVox Highlights Study: "Republicans Rely On A Media That Is More Likely To Echo Their Partisan Biases, And Democrats Rely On Media That Does Not Pick A Side"
Right-wing media has a noted effect on shaping its viewers perceptions.The conservative media echo chamber has been partly responsible for the rise of Donald Trump, by consistently providing a platform for his ideas and defending him when attacked. In addition, conservative media has created the environment where presidential candidates feel comfortable enough to claim that the media has a liberal bias and therefore shouldn't be trusted. This leads candidates to mold their candidacies towards what those who listen to conservative media want to hear and parrot popular conservative media hosts ideas and rhetoric.
In the April 1 article, the study highlighted by Matthews found these media echo chambers created by conservatives are having an impact. The study, conducted by two political science professors, argued that conservatives' "distrust of the mainstream media" caused them to "set up a parallel ecosystem to get their message out." Therefore, "Republicans rely on a media that is more likely to echo their partisan biases, and Democrats rely on media that does not pick a side and at least claims to be objective and empirical (whether or not it lives up to that promise)." The study also found that this echo chamber effect "has huge implications for how Democrats and Republicans view politics", "increas[ing] partisanship and ideological commitment":

The rest of this post is a collection of videos that still exist illustrating the conservative echo chamber from my past posts on the subject.

GOP - SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT JULY 27, 2011 - Conservative pundits hate it when liberals play the victim card because it distracts from the real victims: conservatives. (6:24)

Above: 'Conservative' Echo Chamber through Murdoch's Network (using multiple books on one view, talking about one perspective ONLY on a network owned by one man, i.e. the new republican party is an invention using multiple media channels all owned by the same group. Ironically, or perhaps, intelligently, the 'left' (i.e. the networks NOT owned by Murdoch) are grouped together as having a separate agenda thereby creating the 'Us vs. them' dynamic.

CONFIRMING ELENA MAY 13, 2010 - The New York Post isn't saying Elena Kagan is a lesbian, it's just asking the question next to a photo of her playing softball. (4:23)

Above: The train of planting News in the above echo chamber goes as follows - First story in the Wall Street Journal, Second Story in ...the NY Post and finally, news story on Fox News - Seems like different news sources commenting on a story but in reality it's ONE news story, created and promoted by the SAME news source.

MURDOCH HE WROTE FEBRUARY 16, 2011 - The Daily offers the convenience of using an iPad to read the news online without the Internet's annoying habit of being completely free. (4:46)
Above: Here is an example of using an echo chamber for JUST business reasons (i.e. Rupert Murdoch comes up with device and tries to sell it through his news channels)

JOBS BILL CLIPGATE SEPTEMBER 14, 2011 - If Barack Obama really believed in his jobs bill, he should have presented it in a leather-bound volume with gold filigree and illuminated initials. (3:03)
Above story only carried on Fox News/NY Post (Rupert Murdoch owned media)

INDECISION 2012 - CORN POLLED EDITION - RON PAUL & THE TOP TIERAUGUST 15, 2011 - Even when the media does remember Ron Paul, it's only to reassure themselves that there's no need to remember Ron Paul. (4:20)

Colbert Report: Tip/Wag - Breitbart
Breitbart News publishes an article that could have completely destroyed the credibility of Obama's pick for attorney general, Loretta Lynch -- if it wasn't completely untrue. (3:31)

Here is an echo chamber using a different method (i.e. controlling sources of 'expert opinion' as opposed to the actual companies presenting the news). This is presented by Senator Bernie Sanders.

All of the above are examples of "echo chambers" - i.e. sources of information controlled by a few who use these sources to promote thier ideas over and over again while making them seem to be from independant (and therefore reliable) sources. 

Breakthrough Maddow videos (before she turned secret agent on us)...

Fox News ducks falsehoods problem with ratings boast - Rachel Maddow points out that Bill O'Reilly and his network, Fox News, have not substantively addressed a series of falsehoods by Mr. O'Reilly and instead appear to be trying to distract from their credibility problem with ratings non sequiturs. Duration: 8:11

Fox News's Basic Strategy: To Lie For Ratings:

Bogus story exposes risks of conservative ‘invented news’ - Rachel Maddow shows the right-wing hypocrisy on prostitution scandals when the political advantage is in their favor, and points out the danger of the conservative movement’s preference of their own version of news instead of real news.

Conservative media creates parallel universe
Rachel Maddow discusses how the conservative media has built a narrative based on what people want to hear, not on the facts, about President Obama’s nominee for Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

The Daily Show Does NBC/MSNBC

I SMASH Corporate Media!!!

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