Are there any important political stories that “mainstream” media outlets fail to report?

Posted on January 27th, 2011 by admin1 in political consulting

Would someone not also consulting the internet, talk radio and other sources miss out on any important political stories?

If so, what? Please give examples if possible. thanks.

Yes, and as a former journalist who worked in the media for 15-years, I can atest that there is certainly a politcal bias in the mainstream media. However, it’s not in the stories they air, but the ones that they don’t air. A couple of examples: most of the outlets minimize the number of times they air stories about crimes committed by illegal immigrants. Also, when a gun-owner successfully defends his/her person or property by having a firearm. Recent research just released a couple of weeks ago shows that the media, (with the exception of Fox News), aired a much higher percentage of negative stories against John McCain than they Did President Elect Obama. Now, here’s something that is driving the mainstream media, even more than liberalism; it’s political correctness. News stories that places minorities, or anyone other than a white male in a bad light receives minimal coverage.

21 Comments on “Are there any important political stories that “mainstream” media outlets fail to report?”

  1. Liberal AssKicker

    Nobody in the "main stream" will ever investigate the new president or the democrat Congress. Our government no longer has it’s traditional watchdog, and if it weren’t for Fox and Conservative talk radio (who also frequently criticize republicans), the government would be able to do whatever it wanted without oversight.

    That alone is reason to get your information from somewhere else.References :

  2. eric g

    Good question, well get used to it, it will only get worse from here on outReferences :

  3. Forget War Buy More

    Yes, of course.

    I always like to refer to the projectcensored.org. Many of these articles come from not-for-profit institutions and peer reviewed journals.References : http://www.projectcensored.org/top-stories/category/y-2008/

  4. Think Before You Type

    I am so glad you asked this question. The mainstream media is NOT reporting the epidemic of American citizens being killed by illegal immigrants, yet they highlight the opposite cases. Here is a link for all of you in denial:

    http://www.thedustininmansociety.org/no_more_deaths/no_more_deaths.htmlReferences :

  5. Palin 2012

    Obama and Resko SHOULD have been the story that brought Obama down. Corruption and payoffs with a capital C and P!

    Obama’s contributions from both Fannie and Freddie after 2 short years in the Congress. That REEKS of payoffs as well.

    Of course, the Democrats role in this financial mess we are in today. There were no "How did the happen" news specials as there is with any other crisis that happens in America. Sad.

    Obama is a DIRTY Chicago politician!References :

  6. Noodle

    US tax $$$ going to Columbia to protect the Oil Pipelines ( protect the properties of Oil Corporations )……. not to fight a drug warReferences :

  7. Morpheus Jenkins

    All the "interesting stories" like Obama’s Birth Certificate, Obama’s grandmother’s funeral, Obama’s Socialist Agenda, Obama’s terrorist friends, Obama’s . . . .

    You get the picture. What is "interesting" to some is not necessarily news-worthy to others. As far as internet sources . . . these days you can find a site that "proves" that the Earth is shaped like a BMW, so go figure . . .References :

  8. MessyJes

    CAIR’s demand for fees from Michael Savage rejected
    Clinton-appointed judge denies motion by controversial Islamic lobby group

    A Clinton-appointed federal judge ruled in favor of Michael Savage today in an attempt by the Council on American-Islamic Relations to extract attorney fees and costs in a case the nationally syndicated talk radio host brought against the Muslim lobby group.

    "This is a huge victory for me, personally, but also for the rest of America who is afraid of this lawsuit-happy group of intimidators," Savage said.

    Judge Susan Illston of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California previously dismissed Savage’s copyright infringement and RICO lawsuit against CAIR. Savage alleged CAIR illegally published singled-out quotes and audio excerpts from his show regarding Islam, misappropriated his words and used the clips for its own fundraising purposes, damaging the value of his copyrighted material.

    Savage noted Illston is a "bona fide liberal, yet she followed the law in the fees motion."

    "CAIR tried to tell her in their claim that she ‘should get’ me, because they were all liberals," he said. "You have to read their sloppy claim to believe it. Now, people will not be afraid to file suits if they have a legitimate claim against CAIR or any other Soros-funded group."References : http://wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=80929
    http://michaelsavage.wnd.com/

  9. Bryan

    I don’t know that there are any stories which seriously go unreported. What I believe is that some stories are under reported while others are over reported. I believe all media outlets are guilty of this type of behavior and the causes of course are numerous and debatable. It is this over/under reporting which leads to most of the bias claims in relation to the media. The answer is that no single source can be considered reliable. There must be evidence to substantiate any claim and this is why people should use a variety of sources if they wish to gain a clear unbiased position.References :

  10. Drew Bloodsd

    You’ve got to be kidding. You HONESTLY think that mainstream media is giving you the whole story? The whole truth? We hear what they want us to hear in an effort to boost their own ratings. And then when there’s nothing to report on, they CREATE new and call it "investigative reporting". Only reliable source of raw information i have seen is on the Drudge Report. But you’ll be called a crack pot for believing any of it (even though it’s all pretty accurate) References :

  11. Don't Blame Me, I Voted McCa

    The "mainstream" media (or rather..4/5s of it) will never report any story that is negative against the Democrats, unless it’s so blatantly obvious that they have no choice but to report on it (like the Lewinsky affair of the Clinton regime).

    Pro-Left/Liberal/Democrat:
    ABC, CBS, MSNBC, CNN

    Moderate:
    None

    Pro-Right/Conservative/Republican:
    Fox

    No wonder Fox News seems so biased…when 4/5ths of the mainstream media is on the Democrats’ side and only one is on the Republicans’ side…it’s easy to assume the Republican supporting one is biased without realize the other 4 are just as biased in the opposite direction.References :

  12. Sean B

    Yes, and as a former journalist who worked in the media for 15-years, I can atest that there is certainly a politcal bias in the mainstream media. However, it’s not in the stories they air, but the ones that they don’t air. A couple of examples: most of the outlets minimize the number of times they air stories about crimes committed by illegal immigrants. Also, when a gun-owner successfully defends his/her person or property by having a firearm. Recent research just released a couple of weeks ago shows that the media, (with the exception of Fox News), aired a much higher percentage of negative stories against John McCain than they Did President Elect Obama. Now, here’s something that is driving the mainstream media, even more than liberalism; it’s political correctness. News stories that places minorities, or anyone other than a white male in a bad light receives minimal coverage.References :

  13. paulie2shoes

    I have no respect for the "liberal" MSM. They let Bush lie us into war and went along with everything he did for yearsReferences :

  14. Chavo

    noReferences :

  15. che_obama

    Steroid use in baseball….References :

  16. lise t

    what you denigrate as "mainstream media" is any medium that does not say what YOU want to read, or chose not to propagate right wing lies about people you do not like.
    if you prefer to despise career journalists and believe anonymous loonies, go ahead, it’s your right.
    but PLEASE DO NOT call it journalism.References :

  17. jim.miller11

    how about all the hundreds of positive stories happening in Iraq and Afghanistan about what our soldiers are doing there? The media should be ashamed of their coverage of the war…. practically aiding and abetting…
    References :

  18. otto2294

    none of this so called liberal media will tell you about the attrocities isreal commits on a daily basis or if they do they spin it to make it look entirely like self defence which is often not the case.

    liberal media doesnt exist except for msnbc.

    i asked a question a while ago asking for proof of cnn being biased no one could provide examples. cnns probably your best hope for fair news. no mainstream media will ever give you whole truth thoughReferences :

  19. Shane

    The problems caused by massive immigration into the USA and world overpopulation are not talked about enough. Lou Dobbs is one of the few news people who reports on those issues, plus the North American Union, One World Government, Mexican troops entering US territory, the Mexican drug war, the NAFTA Superhighway and the screwing of border patrol agents Ramos and Compean.
    http://www.loudobbs.com

    References :

  20. mrs hichefheidi

    It always cracks me up that you get more news from the ticker at the bottom of the 24 hour news channels than you get form the ‘reporters’. The lesson here is if you can read, you will be better informed than just listening to what someone tells you. 24 hour ‘news’ channels should be destroyed.References : Two stories that come to my mind were the rape camps in Bosnia and the dowry deaths in India. (10 million women missing from the face of the earth. When it was 6 million people we called it the holocaust)

  21. Mr. Smartypants™

    The Israeli Jewish Zionists have Gaza on lockdown again as medicine, fuel and journalists are not allowed.

    Paulson threatened Congress with martial law if the bailout scam wasn’t passed.References :

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