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NBC/MSNBC is the center of left-wing disinformation

NBC/MSNBC is the center of left-wing disinformation

Technically, NBC and MSNBC are two different media networks – as is the “Peacock” streaming service.  Most folks seem to see them that way.  In reality, they are one operation.  Shows like Chuck Todd’s “Meet the Press” and various reports flow between the platforms on a regular basis.

Not only is NBC one massive communications empire, it is also the most biased.

I have never taken up President Trump’s use of the term “fake news,” but do believe that what we see and hear on the NBC conglomerate is NOT news.  It is an opinion with a decided philosophic spin.  Essentially, the NBC empire is the primary provider of political propaganda for the political left – and specifically the Democratic Party.

My contention can easily be proven by objective analysis.  Check out the number of stories that are critical of Trump, Republicans, and conservatives.  And I mean harshly critical.  While other news platforms cover other – and even non-political – stories, NBC & Co. spend most of their airtime in attacking the political right.  They ignore major stories that do not comport with their anti-conservative objectives.  Of course, their coverage of Democrats and the left is universally positive.

Compare the number of times they interview Democrats and left-wing activists instead of Republicans and conservatives.  Count the number of panelists who attack the GOP and the number of who defend it.  How many anchors report favorably on Democrats compared to those saying positive things about Republicans?  The answer in each case is virtually zero for Republicans.

The NBC combine produces a number of so-called documentaries.  How many are critical of Republicans and Republican issues – and how many are favorable?  Again, the latter is zero.

To give an impression of balance, the NBC teams have developed a team of false flag Republicans and conservatives (usually called “Republican strategists”) who parrot the same words and opinions as the hardcore left-wing personalities.  Those false flaggers are a distinction without a difference in terms of content.

Analyze the rhetoric.  Which media personalities use the harshest descriptions and pejoratives against Republicans and conservatives – essentially branding Republicans as “crazies,” “insurrectionists,” “racists,” “stupid” (Biden used that one recently), “political Neanderthals,” “deplorables,” “low information voters” etc., etc., etc.  That barroom language is common fare with the folks at NBC.

As I noted, I am not into the broad-brush “fake news” accusation, but any objective analysis would show that the NBC trio of media platforms is fully engaged in political propaganda … period.

So, there ‘tis.

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Larry Horist

So,there‘tis… The opinions, perspectives and analyses of Larry HoristLarry Horist is a businessman, conservative writer and political strategist with an extensive background in economics and public policy. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman. He has served as a consultant to the Nixon White House and travelled the country as a spokesman for President Reagan’s economic reforms. He has testified as an expert witness before numerous legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress. Horist has lectured and taught courses at numerous colleges and universities, including Harvard, Northwestern, DePaul universities, Hope College and his alma mater, Knox College. He has been a guest on hundreds of public affairs talk shows, and hosted his own program, “Chicago In Sight,” on WIND radio. Horist was a one-time candidate for mayor of Chicago and served as Executive Director of the City Club of Chicago, where he led a successful two-year campaign to save the historic Chicago Theatre from the wrecking ball. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He is praised by readers for his style, substance and sense of humor. According to one reader, Horist is the “new Charles Krauthammer.” He is actively semi-retired in Boca Raton, Florida where he devotes his time to writing. So, there ‘tis is Horist’s signature sign off.

15 Comments

  1. frank stetson

    And the survey says: https://www.businessinsider.com/most-biased-news-outlets-in-america-cnn-fox-nytimes-2018-8#4-huffpost-32-4
    FOX WINS!!!

    And Ad Fontes says: https://bigthink.com/the-present/media-bias-chart/
    FOX and MSNBC about the same, different ends of the bias spectrum.

    https://www.allsides.com/media-bias/media-bias-chart
    ditto for all sides

    https://www.thetoptens.com/internet/biased-news-websites/
    to make Larry feel better, this one has CNN at the top, followed by FOX…..

    At least these folks have surveys or ranking methodologies versus Larry’s folksy rendition. It’s Larry’s opinion, so can’t really say busted, but he does seem to be a bit in the rough on this fairway.

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    • Jimmy F

      Anybody who says FOX is a far right organization is probably jealous of its success and therefore are in need of attack by the lunatic far left. The left has FOREVER been the side that ignores truth, facts, science and reality. They only exist because life would be boring if everyone were a successful, happy and well-adjusted citizen. They are the best tool of Satan against people who work hard, have strong family values, love children and are God-fearing. In the final analysis the REAL war is between believers and non-believers. Always has been and always will be until God says it’s time to wrap up human history by destroying everything that is evil and follows Satan. A Christian leftist is an oxymoron, because the left hates God and Christ so much that they can’t accept truth no matter how REAL it is. It means nothing to the left if it doesn’t give them control. Nobody on the left cares to debate this TRUTH. See how that works. They can never find peace because they would have to face the truth that they need to be able to hate and control their rivals to find relevance. I am baffled as to why the Mainstream Media continues to help the left. If they opposed leftist haters, America could truly be the “democracy” that the left claims they want to save. How terribly ironic that they are doing their best to destroy the democracy\republic they wish to save. Supreme hypocrites of the worst kind!

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  2. Howard

    Our people
    Are buying and selling our country and constitution right down the drain!
    For what Godly reason would you put brain inhibited people into ket
    Offices in our Goverment?

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    • Rand

      Why? You ask? Money and Power come to mind. Delusional misthoughts [Paradoxical, i.e. two wrongs make a right?] The left or shall we say , Marxists/Communists have a real problem with “FACTS”, and what is verifiable verses what is opinion. “Global Warming” was recently called , by Greta no less, communism . You see , “Global Warming ” or “Big Carbon Footprints ” , are “labels” to demonize the side which they oppose. This ploy is OLD, OLD as Nancy Pelosi. Marx , Stalin , Mao , Hugo , “blm/antif” , and others use LABELS to demonize , marginalize, and reasons for eliminating an opponent and not get the blame. Joe Stalin had “LISTS” of enemies which were to be sent to gulags, prison camps , or executions. He used others to kill up to 700 to 900 thousand of his “friends , relatives , undesirables , and enemies of the “STATE”. Hitler labeled Jews , homosexuals , Gypsies , and other groups [NON-Aryan} for extinction in the death camps. Listen to Hilary Clinton , Nancy Pelosi , Maxine Waters , Whoopie Goldberg , Joy Behar , Beto , AOC , Tlab , Ilhan Omar , Stacy Abrams et.al. Labels can do harm . Propaganda in the hands of narcissistic left wingers try everything to demonize and marginalize their enemies. Try talking to these people and present fact after fact and they will ATTACK! ATTACK! ATTACK so more. Does Biden care for “Rule of Law”? NO! Believe Science cries the “left”, yet when “SCIENCE” PROVES them wrong ,you are a bigot and racist. GET RID of CO2 , because of GLOBAL WARMING! Well , I breath O2 and exhale CO2 , am I an ENEMY??? So , you get ride of CO2 , what happens next? TREES die , shrubs and grasses die. CO2 is used by plants for food and the byproduct is O2 . SO, we will ALL DIE , just to appease a segment of society which neither thinks , or reasons .

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  3. c.elkins

    Apparently you’ve never watched FOX I’m assuming since their entire “news” program is based on lies and innuendo

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    • larry Horist

      c.elkins … I can say with confidence that you have never analyzed the various news services. I suspect you may have dropped in on Hannity or Carlson and made your judgment. As I have often noted, FOX primetime is taken up with right-wing commentators — but most of the days more balanced news coverage … with more stories and more interviews on both sides of issues. On the other extreme, you have MSNBC, that is totally 24/7 consumed with left-wing talking points and panelists. Of course, FOX leans right … but MSNBC has no balance. It does not lean … it is 100 percent in the left-wing Democrat camp.

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      • Frank stetson

        I actually agree and find myself viewing the unbiased stuff. And msnbc has one hour of biased content they loop with different talking heads.

        But buyer beware, some of those fox slots go biased. Ez to tell, and switch the channel.

        Rachel gone mostly, Lawrence old and recounting his early days (sound familiar), ari legal is ok but he keeps telling terrible jokes, ali and the rest/—boring. I mean velshi in ukraine was boring, how do u do that?

        Pbs.

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  4. Tom

    Based on Larry’s “folksy rendition” analysis, and Frank’s “reference packed” analysis, the Independent/Unaffiliated truth is that all seem to be guilty and none is without the sin of bias. So I have scored this one Larry 5, Frank 5. But the real issue that neither ever gets to is where can a person searching for the truth go to get the most unbiased truth of the news? I hope both will answer this question.

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    • larry Horist

      Tom … the problem with Frank’s “evidence” is that it is all based on public opinion polling. None of it is an objective in-depth analysis of content. Public opinion is the worst way to get a factual picture of bias since respondents are influenced by the biases. Of the three major cable networks, public opinion picks FOX as biased — but that is greatly influenced by the attacks. It is that old court-of-public-opinion problem again. In previous commentaries, I have said that to determine bias, you need to set of an analytical model — and go through content with a stopwatch and a pad of paper. I have done that — and hour for hour …. story for story …. FOX presents a broader range of view points than does CNN or MSNBC. You see the problem when you see how CNN is labeled as the worst … when in fact, they are closer to FOX on the bias scale.. MSNBC is far and away the most biased in content. Mush worse than either CNN or FOX. Public opinion cannot be used to judge a bias when the public is the victim of the bias. Only a forensic analysis can determine bias. That is why I have consistently challenged people to get out the stopwatch and paper.

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      • frank stetson

        Actually, Larry, one is based on Gallup polling, indeed that is public opinion from a fairly reputable survey organization that rates highly, by both sides…..

        Another is a blend of opinions, survey and expert, and a methodology for objective, unbiased, in-depth content analysis.

        Another skips the polling and just used objective, unbiased, in-depth content analysis.

        The last, I honestly don’t know, so you can toss it…….

        All methodologies are listed, so Larry did not need to get it totally wrong, and he can review to see if it is to his liking, which, since he apparently didn’t even read them, is probably not happening.

        So we have Larry’s view he pulled out of his ass with his grand view of the world, and his unbiased, nonpartisan outlook (sarcasm alert) and you have these guys with polling by Gallup, and analytical views plus or minus polling by three others.

        Good try Larry, as I keep telling you, you may want to look before you put thy foot into thy mouth. I always feel that you will look, so I do, and I would anyways. It’s just good research.

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        • larry Horist

          Frank Stetson … spin as you may you do not prove you point. Mostly public opinion or dubious professional opinions. We will disagree on reliable OBJECTIVE methodology. At the bottom line, we — and the repots — all place MSNBC in the top rank of biased media. I just think a more objective analysis would not put FOX in the same box. All the cable networks use political commentary in prime time, You have to see how the news is covered. You are so obsessed with besting tha Larry Horist in your mind — and judging your own spin with waves of self-congratulation and insults based on a bogus sense of superiority that lose credibility. Maybe a little objectivity and you would not continue to make such a fool of yourself.

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          • frank stetson

            Spin? It is what it is, not spin.

            They put FOX and MSNBC where they put them, both about equal at being polar opposites or FOX as being farther out there. You call them dubious. They might call you a partisan hack with absolutely no polling and no methodology except spew. Maybe, I don’t know. Only because they certainly indicate they think you are wrong. And getting all defensive about it does not make you right.

            I did not best Larry Horist, any version, nor did I want to, I just posted what experts are saying which seems to be different to what Larry, an expert in his own mind, says.

            I am not a fool, but thanks once again for the ad hominem. Perhaps rather than fighting, calling names, making up your own reality of what you think I think and why, you might stay on point and stick to the issues.

            PERHAPS you might have said: well, it’s dated and the NEW FOX seems a bit different. At least that’s what my commentary above seems to resonate with as to why I watch them….again….after not for quite some while.

  5. Frank stetson

    Use the force Tom.

    There’s the ones in the middle……

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    • Paul

      Senators and Congress members should only be paid $70,000.00 per year and pay for their own travel. Then only people who love our country and supporters of law and the constitution would run for office. And limited to one term only.

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  6. George

    Who’s really behind the [email protected] CNBC & NBC? Follow the money trail & I just bet that it goes back to the billionaire globalists and Davos, Switzerland……..

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