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I have a question for anyone who takes a few minutes to read this particular post….what is the difference between the following TV “journalists” (I use that term very, very loosely) and lobbyists in Washington? Keith Olberman, Rachael Maddow, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck….I’ll just start with these four but there are countless more out there. A lobbyist is defined as “noun- a person who tries to influence legislation on behalf of a special interest; a member of a lobby.” When I’ve taken the time to tune into any of these people’s shows(which is rare) I have a hard time understanding how they aren’t just constant lobbyists for the two major political parties. I’m not saying they dont have the right to their beliefs and opinions but anyone who says they do not attempt to paint themselves as “journalists” as they report the news to you is just refusing to be honest about what they are watching. Bringing you current events laced with their opinions nightly, their behavior is clearly meant to sway their viewers opinions to meet their own  as the loudest voices on the NEWS networks they represent. Again, they have the right as you and I do to voice their views but their characterazation of the facts and their opponents views are constantly taken out of context and are unarguably misleading to their viewers. I wonder what hope we have as a general populous to get any accurate information when this type of behavior has become the norm. Now notice I didn’t mention Rush Limbaugh or Bill O’Reillyin this statement. Limbaugh is clearly a talk show host as is O’Reilly and that forum is designed to be a specific view. Glenn Beck sort of falls into that categry as well but the others definetly drag the news into a grey area somewhere between providing you with accurate news and telling you what to think.

It’s plainly obvious that Fox News and MSNBC are mouthpieces for the Republican and Democratic parties and when media sources become aligned politically with the left or the right, you have to wonder what has happened to good old fashion reporting.


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