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« Reply #30 on: June 21, 2022, 12:19:48 pm »
He was on the National every week if I remember right as well as being a regular on various panels. He had his own show on CBC Radio one for two decades.

So the % of editorial on CBC per week (for that brief period) would be:

(# of minutes Rex's Editorial was on TV per week / 60 * 24 * 7)

And unless someone volunteers that Global and CTV have editorial we can divide that % by 3.

By my calculation if Rex's editorial was about 3 hours per week then we are at 1% of television is editorial.

Back to the Original Post - the WALDO is correct... media is not dominated by left wing opinions...


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« Reply #31 on: June 21, 2022, 12:25:16 pm »
So the % of editorial on CBC per week (for that brief period) would be:

(# of minutes Rex's Editorial was on TV per week / 60 * 24 * 7)

And unless someone volunteers that Global and CTV have editorial we can divide that % by 3.

By my calculation if Rex's editorial was about 3 hours per week then we are at 1% of television is editorial.

Back to the Original Post - the WALDO is correct... media is not dominated by left wing opinions...

All of it is editorial, really.
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« Reply #32 on: June 21, 2022, 12:29:57 pm »
All of it is editorial, really.

Postmodern analysis says... yes.

I'm kind of a postmodern guy some of the time

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« Reply #33 on: June 21, 2022, 12:43:36 pm »
Postmodern analysis says... yes.

I'm kind of a postmodern guy some of the time

Eh, it's not postmodernism at all, it's just media literacy.
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« Reply #34 on: June 21, 2022, 01:18:33 pm »
Eh, it's not postmodernism at all, it's just media literacy.

I think that there's a classic division between news and editorial - and to say there is no division is a kind of postmodern relativism.

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« Reply #35 on: June 21, 2022, 01:44:16 pm »
I think that there's a classic division between news and editorial - and to say there is no division is a kind of postmodern relativism.

It's a branding exercise, nothing more.

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« Reply #36 on: June 21, 2022, 02:16:06 pm »
So the % of editorial on CBC per week (for that brief period) would be:

(# of minutes Rex's Editorial was on TV per week / 60 * 24 * 7)

And unless someone volunteers that Global and CTV have editorial we can divide that % by 3.

By my calculation if Rex's editorial was about 3 hours per week then we are at 1% of television is editorial.

Back to the Original Post - the WALDO is correct... media is not dominated by left wing opinions...

It depends on the medium.   Radio is mostly rightwing.  Most newspapers in Canada learn right.   Newspapers in the USA seem mixed.  Television leans left.  The film industry leans left.  Music industry leans left, besides maybe country music.
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« Reply #37 on: June 21, 2022, 02:20:02 pm »
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Eh, it's not postmodernism at all, it's just media literacy.

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« Reply #38 on: June 21, 2022, 03:18:12 pm »
All corporate media is right wing. Some are just far right

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« Reply #39 on: August 23, 2022, 01:13:26 pm »
Since the pandemic waned, I've really noticed an uptick in corporate propaganda masquerading as news or maybe they're just getting worse at hiding it. Stories about how WFH is bad, how commuting is good and most recently a spate of articles about so-called "Quiet Quitting" aka just doing what you're paid to do.

Stuff like this really underscores how absurd the complaints about the "liberal MSM" are. The media is a servant of capital as much as our elected officials and most of our institutions.

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« Reply #40 on: August 23, 2022, 07:14:25 pm »
Stuff like this really underscores how absurd the complaints about the "liberal MSM" are. The media is a servant of capital as much as our elected officials and most of our institutions.

Depends the kind of media.  ie: Radio tends to be more conservative, Hollywood tends to be liberal etc

It also depends on what is meant by "liberal".  Media tends to lean more right economically and tends to lean more left socially.
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« Reply #41 on: August 23, 2022, 07:43:36 pm »
Economically... matters more.

Disney might show two girls kissing but they'll never show a collective action like a union.

There's a media worthy kid who formed a union at Amazon.  An amazing David and Goliath story.

Hey wait... Why isn't the leftist media covering this.

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« Reply #42 on: August 23, 2022, 08:02:41 pm »
Economically... matters more.

Disney might show two girls kissing but they'll never show a collective action like a union.

There's a media worthy kid who formed a union at Amazon.  An amazing David and Goliath story.

Hey wait... Why isn't the leftist media covering this.

What matters more is a subjective matter of perspective.  I think economics and culture are both important.  There is no doubt we have been brainwashed by the media economically and socially since birth.
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« Reply #43 on: August 23, 2022, 08:17:35 pm »
Depends the kind of media.  ie: Radio tends to be more conservative, Hollywood tends to be liberal etc

It also depends on what is meant by "liberal".  Media tends to lean more right economically and tends to lean more left socially.

Theres no actual division between social and economic issues. Also, liberal and conservative are the same product in different packaging. Both exist to uphold the status quo and both will lurch into fascism to protect the interests of capital.

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« Reply #44 on: August 23, 2022, 08:32:15 pm »
Economically... matters more.

Disney might show two girls kissing but they'll never show a collective action like a union.
I saw Newsies on Broadway as well as the original Christian Bale film.
I recommend checking out the Broadway video of Seize the Day first. Awesome dancing, catchy song, and it's all about the power of the union.
Disney will put out anything that makes money.