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Jennings: Criticism 'goes with the territory - (CBS more pro-war than FOX!)
USA Today ^ | September 8, 2003 | Peter Johnson

Posted on 09/09/2003 7:13:15 AM PDT by Damocles

Edited on 04/13/2004 1:41:08 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

NEW YORK A study of television news coverage of the war in Iraq says ABC's World News Tonight was the most anti-war — far more than CBS, NBC or Fox.

"I don't think anybody who looks carefully at us thinks that we are a left-wing or a right-wing organization," says the Canadian-born Jennings, who became a U.S. citizen this summer.


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...60% on Fox News Channel's Special Report and 74% positive on The CBS Evening News...

I find this hard to believe...

1 posted on 09/09/2003 7:13:15 AM PDT by Damocles
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To: Damocles
I watched CBS this morning and they were leading Ted Kennedy with their anti-American comments...It was sicking.

Also:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,96716,00.html

Rumsfeld: Criticism Harms War on Terror



2 posted on 09/09/2003 7:16:06 AM PDT by jonalvy44
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To: Damocles
Right down the middle of the communist party.
3 posted on 09/09/2003 7:16:15 AM PDT by OldFriend ((Dems inhabit a parallel universe))
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To: Damocles
the would not have so much soul searching to do if they jusr REPORTED THE NEWS instead of trying to decide what spin to give it...
4 posted on 09/09/2003 7:31:40 AM PDT by Mr. K
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To: OldFriend
Peter Jennings spends most of his time bashing the "Bush Administration", never a kind word. This will continue for the full year up until Bush's re-election. Not a spare moment is lost trying to drive down Bush's approval ratings. Jennings is technically a NY Jew. There's not much thanks from the NY Jews for Bush's War on Terror. And of all Americans the Arab terrorists seem to hate the NY Jewish community the most.
5 posted on 09/09/2003 7:31:56 AM PDT by Reeses
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To: Damocles
"I don't think anybody who looks carefully at us thinks that we are a left-wing....... organization"

As long as "anybody" is Hillary, Mao, Karl Marx, etc....

6 posted on 09/09/2003 7:39:27 AM PDT by Feckless
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To: Damocles
"I don't think anybody who looks carefully at us thinks that we are a left-wing or a right-wing organization,"

The Big Lie techniques lives!

Sorry, Peter, we all know how left-wing you are.
7 posted on 09/09/2003 7:43:28 AM PDT by Steely Glint ("Political language...is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable..." - G. Orwell)
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FoxFan ping!

Please FReepmail me if you want on or off my FoxFan list. *Warning: This can be a high-volume ping list at times.

8 posted on 09/09/2003 7:44:32 AM PDT by nutmeg
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To: Damocles
The worst parts is that Al Fraken will HAVE TO write another book (with 72 Harvard Interns) about CBS news.
9 posted on 09/09/2003 7:48:09 AM PDT by pikachu (The REAL script)
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To: Damocles
This role is designed to question the behavior of government officials on behalf of the public. I think people who have done this and all jobs in journalism have believed that.

No, it is journalists' role to report the facts accurately and dispassionately. Then and only then can the public question the behavior of government officials, when necessary, on their own. We do not want or need the Peter Jennings of the world to do our thinking for us.

10 posted on 09/09/2003 8:23:57 AM PDT by alnick
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This is the nascent Mainstream Media Shenanigans ping list. Please freepmail me to be added or dropped.
Please note this will likely become a high-volume list.
Also feel free to ping me if you come across a thread you would think worthy of the ping list. I can't catch them all!


11 posted on 09/09/2003 8:44:58 AM PDT by Timesink
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To: nutmeg
Of Course CBS was more pro-War, on the side of the enemy. Dan Blather interviewed Saddam before Peter Arnett did and lost his National Geo job for it.

I don't even know anybody who watches CBS.

If it was a ZOGBY or Field poll, never mind.

12 posted on 09/09/2003 9:50:13 AM PDT by floriduh voter (http://www.conservative-spirit.org/)
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To: nutmeg
Tonight will be the first night I don't watch Fox. It will be a Bush-Bashing Festival of startling proportions.

God save us all if one of them becomes President.

Bush-Cheney in 2004. Donate. Volunteer. Get your talking points ready for the grocery store, for your friends, for your churches.

13 posted on 09/09/2003 10:24:41 AM PDT by floriduh voter (http://www.conservative-spirit.org/)
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To: nutmeg
Thanks for the heads up!
14 posted on 09/09/2003 8:49:34 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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