We had a server outage, and we're rebuilding the site. Most of the site features won't work. Thank you for your patience.
imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
latest news
best of news




A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List


IMC Network:

Original Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles

Ex-Conservative Insider starts anti-Conservative Media group

by Sally Aman Tuesday, May. 04, 2004 at 10:35 AM

A new poll Indicates concern about the power of Conservative Media; "By 46 percent to 31 percent, respondents said that conservatives have more power and influence in the media today than do liberals. Moderate and Independent voters also reach the same conclusion."

Media Matters for America
May 3, 2004

WASHINGTON, /U.S. Newswire/ --David Brock, an ex-conservative media insider, today announced the launch of Media Matters for America, a new Web-based, not-for-profit progressive research and information center dedicated to monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media. Media Matters for America puts in place, for the first time, the means to systematically monitor the media for conservative misinformation -- every day, in real time -- in 2004 and beyond.

"Conservative misinformation is any news or commentary presented in the media that is not accurate, reliable, or credible and that forwards the conservative agenda. In the 1990s, as a conservative media insider, I saw firsthand the damage done to our democracy when conservative misinformation masquerades as journalism," said Brock, Media Matters for America's president and CEO. "In my book Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative (Crown 2002), I revealed how this misinformation -- deliberately bought and paid for by covert political forces -- enveloped the media, poisoned public discourse, and nearly toppled a president. Now, I'm creating an organization to stop this flow of misinformation."

Media Matters for America's principal vehicle for correcting misinformation will be its website -- http://www.mediamatters.org - -- featuring research and information from a range of initiatives:

Media Monitoring:
-- Monitor a cross section of print, broadcast, cable, radio, and Internet media to identify conservative misinformation.

Media Analysis:
-- Rapid-response items analyzing and correcting conservative misinformation -- every day, in real time.
-- Longer research and analytic reports, appearing several times per week.
-- Occasional reports of a broader scope, delving deeper than daily and weekly material.

Inaugural Projects:
-- Democracy Project. Track and swiftly correct conservative media misinformation on major current political issues, with the goal of discouraging responsible news outlets from giving it credence.
-- Radio Project. Comprehensively monitor, analyze, and correct targeted political talk radio shows.
-- Columnist Project. Monitor to ensure syndicated columnists -- and the newspapers that publish them -- adhere to fact in their opinion columns.
-- Activism Project. In the planning stages, the Activism Project will spur progressive activism based on standards and accountability in media.

Through these initiatives and advanced technology, Media Matters for America is prepared to go toe-to-toe with right-wing media monitoring groups that have been working for decades as part of a conservative strategy to amass undue media power and influence.

"The nation is awash in conservative misinformation. Every day -- from Limbaugh to Drudge to FOX News -- viewers and listeners are bombarded by conservative misinformation presented as fact," said Brock. "Until now, there wasn't an organization set up to monitor, analyze, and correct these news outlets. Media Matters for America will be joining a broader progressive effort to respond to the conservative movement's $1 billion-plus media machine, which has skewed the media and public debate to the right."

Results from a new poll conducted by the Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group and commissioned by Media Matters for America confirm -- that, despite long-standing conservative complaints of liberal media bias, a plurality of the American electorate -- today believe that conservatives have more power and influence in the media today than do liberals.

"Americans who spend the most time, more than 20 hours a week, using the media to get news and information about government and politics at the national level are particularly likely to point to conservative media dominance," says Geoffrey Garin, president of Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group. "By 46 percent to 31 percent, respondents said that conservatives have more power and influence in the media today than do liberals. Moderate and Independent voters also reach the same conclusion."

The poll also documents the impact of two key media sources -- FOX News Channel and talk radio -- whose audience and market appeal are highly influenced by ideology. "FOX News Channel and talk radio are different from virtually all other news sources in the extraordinary degree to which their audience appeal is based on ideology rather than traditional news values," says Garin.

Consumers of conservative media are far more likely than other voters to believe that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction when the U.S. went to war. Despite the lack of evidence, 71 percent of those who watch FOX News Channel and 74 percent of talk radio listeners believe there are WMDs in Iraq, according to the survey findings.

A summary of the poll, as well as real-time analyses of conservative misinformation, can be found on Media Matters for America's website: http://www.mediamatters.org.

Media Matters for America is a Web-based, not-for-profit, progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media. Media Matters for America is the first organization to systematically monitor the media for conservative misinformation -- every day, in real time -- in 2004 and beyond. For more information, log on to http://www.mediamatters.org.
Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments

Local News

Change Links September 2018 posted S02 10:22PM

More Scandals Rock Southern California Nuke Plant San Onofre A30 11:09PM

Site Outage Friday A30 3:49PM

Change Links August 2018 A14 1:56AM

Setback for Developer of SC Farm Land A12 11:09PM

More problems at Shutdown San Onofre Nuke J29 10:40PM

Change Links 2018 July posted J09 8:27PM

More Pix: "Families Belong Together," Pasadena J02 7:16PM

"Families Belong Together" March, Pasadena J02 7:08PM

Short Report on the Families Belong Together Protest in Los Angeles J30 11:26PM

Summer 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! J11 6:58AM

Watch the Debate: Excluded Candidates for Governor of California M31 5:20AM

Change Links June 2018 posted M28 7:41AM

The Montrose Peace Vigil at 12 Years M22 8:01PM

Unity Archive Project M21 9:42AM

Dianne Feinstein's Promotion of War, Secret Animal Abuse, Military Profiteering, Censorshi M17 10:22PM

CA Senate Bill 1303 would require an independent coroner rather than being part of police M10 9:08PM

Three years after OC snitch scandal, no charges filed against sheriffs deputies M10 8:57PM

California police agencies violate Brown Act (open meetings) M02 8:31PM

Insane Company Wants To Send Nuke Plant Waste To New Mexico A29 11:47PM

Change Links May 2018 A27 8:40AM

Worker-Owned Car Wash on Vermont Closed A27 5:37AM


lausd whistle blower A11 6:58AM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

test O06 10:01AM

test O06 9:59AM

test O06 9:59AM

100 Ways GOP Have Stolen Elections Since 1876 O06 12:03AM

Proximospective de l'univocité réifiée O05 6:27AM

“Kava-no!!!” O04 6:42PM

Trump & Palestine vs. Genesis, Rashi & The Land of Israel O03 6:29PM

The Criminality of the Elites O03 11:35AM

Business de l'inhumanitaire O03 7:51AM

Marriage Rape/Date Rape Highest Rapes O02 2:59PM

Women I Know Get Raped - Too Many Times To Count! O02 2:55PM

Women In USA Have Stockholm Syndrom O02 2:50PM

Shooting Drill's Are Political Actual Shootings O02 2:47PM

Dr. Ford's Father Works With CIA O02 2:44PM

Weaponizing Frequencies O02 2:41PM

Google Abuses: Worldwide Spying, Censorship, War Promotion, Spying On Children, Etc O02 11:08AM

Paraphysique de l'administration O02 8:34AM

Paraphysique O02 8:31AM

Affordable Rents? A State of Emergency Intensifies O01 11:36AM

A Few Of Many Impeachable Acts by Trump Sessions And Others O01 4:41AM

Désengrammation, l'éloge de la suite S30 7:01AM

someone Should Work In Hollywood - Good Acting! S28 2:55PM

Ford Gives Psych Drugs To Lower Class To Shut Them Up? S28 2:51PM

Hilllary Calls Ford Trailer Trash? S28 2:47PM

Most Rapes Are In Marriages S28 2:43PM

Nice Boys Dirty Deeds S28 2:41PM

Minnesota 2nd Largest Rape State S28 2:39PM

Paraphysique de la plus-value S28 7:18AM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy