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Originally Posted by 2000cs View Post
It is a real phenomenon made worse by the lack of original sourcing and objective analysis on most if not all “news” tv. It starts with talking points issued by the parties (companies write their own news stories, too, in the form of press releases which are almost always reported verbatim or slightly edited for length only). Fox News doesn’t fit the TV model because they really have no other station to echo their points or to pick up from, but they do it across programs and of course radio (Rush nationally, others locally) often run the same points.

It is a real problem for recipients of this because the echo, as the OP points out, legitimizes the reporting and it isn’t challenged unless someone does their own sourcing and deeper thinking. I think this is why so many are willing to accept and advocate for the “good” of socialism without any consideration of the considerable “evil” it has wrought/enabled around the globe. And that’s just one example.

In my view it is neither a R or D thing; rather it is a tactic both sides in all debates use to further their agenda.
I agree with everything you've written here but for one fact: As over 90% of media workers identify as progressive or liberal and most of what is know as the mainstream media is identified as liberal the technique is more often used by weight of media volume.

Great post.
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