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October 10, 2013

According to most definitions “Media bias is the bias or perceived bias of journalists and news producers within the mass media in the selection of events and stories that are reported and how they......

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Capricorn1

Oct-10-13 1:49 AM

Yet another liberal complaining about the editorial page of the SG. I'm sure they are all sitting at the table reading the editorial page with disgust as they have MSNBC bashing conservatives playing in the background. Ron, here's an idea, just don't read the editorial page. That's one of the beauties of the freedoms we have in this country. The freedom of the press, and the freedom of it's citizens to choose which news media they decide to consume.

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CaymanJim

Oct-10-13 2:53 AM

Yellow journalism...for years it's been a big part of the printed, and since the 20th century, the electronic media.

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Tgrammiex4

Oct-10-13 4:05 AM

As adults we have the freedom to think what we want.We can read anything and form our own opinions on what we've read.We can choose not to read what we don't agree with.What is the problem?

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Tgrammiex4

Oct-10-13 4:20 AM

I'm actually more concerned by what is being fed to my teenage grandkids in school. The Liberal agenda is being spoon fed to them and they don't have the experience or knowledge to question it.My 15 yr. old G-daughter has civics this year.Last week they were given a questionaire meant to determine what party they aligned with.My G-daughter ,along with 3 or 4 others, leaned to the right (*****I'm PROUD of her)They were made to feel "stupid" by the other kids without the teacher intervening or enforcing thier "right" to have thier own views.

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gavinf56

Oct-10-13 4:39 AM

What is so hard to understand that an editorial is an opinion, nothing more?

If you don't like the editorial of the SG, then read the editorial of the NYT's, the majority of those lean to the left. In fact, I would recommend reading a number of editorials, from numerous sources, with varied political leanings.

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gavinf56

Oct-10-13 4:59 AM

...and why should an individual who lives in Wellsboro have a say what is in a local Williamsport paper? Shouldn't his letter be addressed to the Wellsboro Gazette?

Does anyone know if the Wellsboro Gazette and the Sun Gazette have the same parent company, with different editorial staffs?

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sideliner

Oct-10-13 5:19 AM

I almost always, as a matter of routine, read the SG editorials, then the LTE's. I think you all know I lean in the opposite direction of the opinions printed by the SG, but that doesn't keep me from reading them. I also watch Fox News on occasion. It's important to get information from a wide variety of sources.

With that being said, I also have to agree with the letter writer. It is a bit tiresome and so predictable what the opinion page is going to expound upon on any given day based on the previous day's news events, both on the national and local level. As an earlier LTE pointed out, the local editorials are thoughtful and broad based where the national are typically conservative and often times mean spirited. Many days that page is worthy of no more than a yawn, IMHO.

I get that the SG is far right leaning and I don't complain about it. I simply acknowledge that and weigh the opinions printed there accordingly.

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gavinf56

Oct-10-13 5:25 AM

If you want a quick source for varied editorials/opinion pieces across the country, I recommend starting at Real Clear Politics.

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MrShaman

Oct-10-13 5:45 AM

"They were made to feel "stupid" by the other kids without the teacher intervening or enforcing thier "right" to have thier own views." - Tgrammiex4

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There's a very good chance it was (actually) their own views that made them feel "stupid". It's (also) quite possible their home's environment is MORE to blame. There's a very-good reason, for that.

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"As people do better, they start voting like Republicans - unless they have too much education and vote Democratic, which proves there can be too much of a good thing." - Karl Rove

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Tgrammiex4

Oct-10-13 6:03 AM

Well Mr. Shaman, I would expect nothing less from you.If you think raising kids to have a strong work ethic, believing it's not the Gov'ts job to carry you thru life,personal responsibility and accountability, respectable behavior and a value for life from conception is stupid, then so be it. I wouldn't want them raised any other way.

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Tgrammiex4

Oct-10-13 6:08 AM

radioactive- I only know what my granddaughter expressed to me.I don't know what purpose it would serve for her to lie about this. You by no means have to believe her as you don't even know her.

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ArtFold

Oct-10-13 6:10 AM

radioactive; Maybe Tgrammiex4's granddaughter told her that was what happened and maybe Tgrammiex4 trusts and believes her granddaughter. Is that somehow hard to believe?

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Tgrammiex4

Oct-10-13 7:01 AM

Bobbie-Because you are now trying to deny it.

Who is trying to deny what?

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spike2

Oct-10-13 7:35 AM

At least major newspapers have op-eds from all sides. If you read a small town paper with a conservative base you get conservative news. Newspapers are a business. The object is profit. The same is true of 24 hour media . You will get some truth but the object is profit first and informing the minions is secondary .

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eriklatranyi

Oct-10-13 7:41 AM

The ugly face of liberalism is on display.

Just like our vindictive President, who is trying to inflict pain on those who do not support him with the power of the federal gov't, Mr. Kamzelski would love to silence anyone who does not agree with his position.

Once liberals have absolute control, they use violence to silence their critics, as has been played out throughout history.

But not one liberal can show me where a small government group ever tried to extinguish free speech.

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MrShaman

Oct-10-13 8:24 AM

"Well Mr. Shaman, I would expect nothing less from you." - Tgrammiex4

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You're quite-welcome!

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CMReeder

Oct-10-13 8:24 AM

It is an opinion page. Why is it no one understands that? It is not just the liberals because when Bush was President the right wrote often complaining about the liberal bias of the paper in the editorial page.

It is an opinion and everyone has one including the Editor. Get over it!

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MrShaman

Oct-10-13 8:28 AM

radioactive- I only know what my granddaughter expressed to me.I don't know what purpose it would serve for her to lie about this." - Tgrammiex4

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Hmmmmmmm...a 15-year-old young-woman, who DOESN'T see Life as some kind o' soap-opera????

That WOULD be an oddity!!

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leaningright

Oct-10-13 8:29 AM

My conservative heart bleeds for you liberals, snif , sniff, cry, cry.

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MrShaman

Oct-10-13 8:33 AM

radioactive; Maybe Tgrammiex4's granddaughter told her that was what happened and maybe Tgrammiex4 trusts and believes her granddaughter. Is that somehow hard to believe?" - ArtFold

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That's not hard, to believe, at all!

Believing that a 15-year-old young-woman DIDN'T overly-dramatize her (PERCEIVED) sense of being criticized...not so much.

Anyone, who's raised a daughter, knows EXACTLY what I'm talking-about.

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MrShaman

Oct-10-13 8:37 AM

"The object is profit. The same is true of 24 hour media . You will get some truth but the object is profit first and informing the minions is secondary." - spike2

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'Tis true...MUCH like all those companies who insist "Quality is #1!", when...anyone who's been involved with manufacturing knows SCHEDULE has always been Priority 1.

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Tgrammiex4

Oct-10-13 8:38 AM

Hmmmmmmm...a 15-year-old young-woman, who DOESN'T see Life as some kind o' soap-opera????

That WOULD be an oddity!! Mr. Shamman

What 15 yr. old girls have you been hanging around? Glee & Modern Family aren't factual documentaries Mr. Shamman.All teens aren't like that...

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CMReeder

Oct-10-13 8:40 AM

"My conservative heart bleeds for you liberals, snif , sniff, cry, cry."

Judging by what conservatives posts here they don't have a heart especailly for liberals.

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MrShaman

Oct-10-13 8:43 AM

"The ugly face of liberalism is on display.

Just like our vindictive President, who is trying to inflict pain on those who do not support him with the power of the federal gov't, Mr. Kamzelski would love to silence anyone who does not agree with his position.

Once liberals have absolute control, they use violence to silence their critics, as has been played out throughout history.

But not one liberal can show me where a small government group ever tried to extinguish free speech." - eriklatranyi

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You, first, Skippy.

TRY showing everyone alllllllllll o' those examples "throughout history", where liberals used "violence" to "silence their critics".

Are you SURE you're not some 15-year-old young-woman????????? (Gender-confusion also counts.)

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Tgrammiex4

Oct-10-13 8:50 AM

Wow Mr. Shaman, there's no limit to how low you will go, is there? You should be ashamed of yourself.

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