Richard S. wrote:I think there is two reason why, firstly death and destruction sells. Secondly the media has a bias towards Republicans,
I agree with your first statement but disagree with the 2nd one.
Death & destruction sell because it keeps people tuned in for the next commercial. (When was the last time you saw a news helicopter hovering over a truck, pointing out that the truck WASN'T on fire?
As far as a media bias is concerned, I think the only bias the media of today (2008) has it towards money! As I said above, they will go with any story that will keep you watching their commercials.....period!
Maybe in the 1950's-1960's you could make a good argument for a liberal media bias, but now the accountants have taken over everything, including the media. There is no political bias any more........Only an economic one.......
Example: In the 1950's -1970's CBS News was a separate division & not required to show a profit. Sometime in the 1970's, CBS placed CBS News under its "Entertainment" division & began insisting that it turn a profit like any other sitcom or soap opera.