Difference between revisions of "Media bullying"

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* ridiculing Vice President [[Dan Quayle]] for his supposed gaffes, in contrast with downplaying gaffes by [[liberals]]
 
* ridiculing Vice President [[Dan Quayle]] for his supposed gaffes, in contrast with downplaying gaffes by [[liberals]]
 
* forcing President [[Richard Nixon]] to resign for covering up a scandal, in contrast with defending President [[Bill Clinton]]'s covering up a scandal
 
* forcing President [[Richard Nixon]] to resign for covering up a scandal, in contrast with defending President [[Bill Clinton]]'s covering up a scandal
* sex abuse in [[public schools]] is worse than in religious institutions, yet the media constantly bullies religious (especially [[Catholic]]) officials about it
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* sex abuse in [[public schools]] is worse than in religious institutions{{fact}}, yet the media constantly bullies religious (especially [[Catholic]]) officials about it
 
* the media bullies the competitors of [[Tiger Woods]] in every major golf contest
 
* the media bullies the competitors of [[Tiger Woods]] in every major golf contest
 
* the media portrays [[Paris Hilton]] as dumb, but she's no dumber than other [[Hollywood]] figures
 
* the media portrays [[Paris Hilton]] as dumb, but she's no dumber than other [[Hollywood]] figures
 
* the media bullied airships into terminating service by creating an unjustified hysteria based on the [[Hindenburg]] accident
 
* the media bullied airships into terminating service by creating an unjustified hysteria based on the [[Hindenburg]] accident
 
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Revision as of 00:07, 2 September 2012

Media bullying is aggressive bias by the media in the attempt to influence a candidate, a politician, an institution, or even sports contestants. In some cases, the victim's opponents use the media in a calculated fashion to frame an issue in a light unfavorable to the victim.

Examples of media bullying include:

  • caused RINOs to cancel the first 36 hours of the Republican National Convention in August 2012, an unprecedented capitulation, lest the media blame Republicans for supposedly being indifferent to a hurricane's (relatively modest) forecasted effects
  • trying to force conservative Todd Akin to pull out of the key U.S. Senate race in Missouri in August 2012
  • trying to force Hillary Clinton to pull out of the Democratic primary in 2008
  • consistently holding Sarah Palin to an unfairly high standard while giving a pass to liberal candidates
  • forcing Queen Elizabeth to give a special public eulogy for the media favorite Princess Diana, who had been estranged from the royal family
  • imposing strict gun control in Britain and Australia by creating an hysteria from over-publicized and isolated incidents in the 1990s
  • ridiculing Vice President Dan Quayle for his supposed gaffes, in contrast with downplaying gaffes by liberals
  • forcing President Richard Nixon to resign for covering up a scandal, in contrast with defending President Bill Clinton's covering up a scandal
  • sex abuse in public schools is worse than in religious institutions[Citation Needed], yet the media constantly bullies religious (especially Catholic) officials about it
  • the media bullies the competitors of Tiger Woods in every major golf contest
  • the media portrays Paris Hilton as dumb, but she's no dumber than other Hollywood figures
  • the media bullied airships into terminating service by creating an unjustified hysteria based on the Hindenburg accident