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bijou
10-23-2012, 08:49 AM
7:19PM EDT October 22. 2012 - The documentary Hating Breitbart (http://www.hatingbreitbart.com/), about the late blogger and media gadfly Andrew Breitbart, opened this past weekend to packed houses. The theme of the film -- and of Breitbart's life -- is how conventional "mainstream" media deliberately distort the news to benefit the policies and politicians they favor.
That's no secret in the Obama era, of course, as the press's efforts to boost, and then protect, the presidency of Barack Obama have become ever more obvious. (http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2012/aug/3/big-bash-86-percent-romney-coverage-negative/) But it's still worth pointing out. It's a problem for America, and it's a problem for people on the right. But it's probably a bigger problem for people with whom the media agree. That's because they wind up living in a bubble, protected from contrary views, which means that they are perpetually caught by surprise when reality asserts itself.
We may be about to see this happen again. Though we've been told over and over again by the press that President Obama, and his policies, are overwhelmingly popular with the American public, and that challenger Mitt Romney is an unlikable loser, this may turn out not to be the case. ... http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2012/10/22/media-bias-obama-romney-liberal/1647825/

The article unusually for the MSM discusses preference cascades. Hopefully the tipping point has been reached.