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Now that O'Donnell of MSNBC Last Word admits he is a socialist, wouldn't it be helpful if the other MSM types did the same?

Wouldn't it be helpful to listeners to know the bias of the newscaster so they can apply the appropriate filter?


Asked by annabarred at 10:35 PM on Nov. 5, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Doesn't surprise me at all, I figured out he was a socialist a long time ago. All you have to do is listen and you can tell. That is why I get news from several sources, including Fox, BBC, and newspapers and magazines from all over.

    Answer by SophiaofLight at 2:58 AM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • agreed...but my husband answered.."why so the only 8 people that watch MSNBC will stop" Gotta love hubbies.


    Answer by tntmom1027 at 10:44 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • Sure ... but that will never happen

    Answer by Gal51 at 10:38 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • The dem party has been taken over by socialists so im not surprised..

    Answer by tnmomofive at 8:25 AM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • Sure. They should all explain their biases and prejudices, and political philosophies right off the bat--like a disclosure statement before each broadcast. That goes for Fox "News", too, of course. Of course, no one should be admitting to being something if that's not what they are. Because one commentator on MSM has supposedly mad that claim does not prove that all reporters and commentators are as well. O'Reilly hasn't yet admitted that he's a complete asshole, but when he does, should all of the commentators and reporters on Fox admit the same?


    Answer by jsbenkert at 10:59 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • a liberal hiding behind the word “progressive.”


    you guys really need to get your ducks in a row, according to many who post here "progressive" is more extreme than liberal. I don't have an issue with being referred to by either.


    Answer by autodidact at 12:22 AM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • I don't find it surprising. It wasn't hard to figure out if you've ever listened to him. Newscasters are not supposed to be biased, and years ago there were strict guidelines to make sure they reported the news in a balanced manner. That has all changed. There's a blur between news and commentating now, so the individual need to do their own research.

    Answer by SweetLuci at 8:41 AM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • But see, if he does his job right, reads news stories and analyses them, his personal politics shouldn't matter. I don't care what he believes, just don't use a national forum where you get paid to inform us of events to expand you personal politics. You can be a member of the "Rents to damn high" party..............who cares. Just be neutral on air and don't censure if the story isn't glowing for "your" side.

    Answer by jesse123456 at 8:59 PM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • I bet you there are more socialist countries in existence right now than capitalist ones. And they are fine, they are not failing and you have not talked to ppl who live there that love the way the system works.

    And while someone mentioned redistribution of wealth........ that happens ALOT here in America, but not the way you think. The poor give every last cent they have to the wealthy just to survive and thats why the income disparity here has grown bigger than we have ever seen it before. Everyone in america is PRO Redistribution of wealth, your just either on the side that wants to see it flow from top to bottom or see it flow from bottom to the top.

    Answer by ladysylpher at 6:36 PM on Nov. 7, 2010


    We are not a happy country, we didn't even make the list. And wealth alone does not make ppl happy.

    Answer by ladysylpher at 6:55 PM on Nov. 7, 2010