Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Proof of Yahoo! News Readers' Conservative Bias?


I rarely check my Yahoo! homepage because RSS feed readers -- I use Google Reader -- has virtually rendered it useless. But I clicked it anyways because it's been weeks since I've checked my Yahoo! e-mail account (which I don't really use anyways). The cover story read as follows: "McCain: Pundits are being fooled". Beneath this title read "VOTE: Who will win the presidency?". Curiosity's a powerful emotion. I went straight to the results and what did I find? Not only is it a dead-heat amongst Yahoo! readers, but John McCain is up! I've suspected for months -- perhaps over a year -- that Yahoo! has a conservative bias. To me, this discovery pretty much affirms those suspicions. What do you think? Have you had a similar experience with Yahoo! or other news sites? Here's the full screenshot of the site and poll (click it for the "full-screen experience"):



93 comments:

  1. Yahoo answers is completely biased - they simply delete accounts of anyone who displays content they disagree with... which could generally be percieved as "liberal".

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  2. Reading the comments after a yahoo news article is very telling. The comments run 2 to 1 conservative and are often only semiliterate. I became disillusioned about American politics after reading so many comments on Yahoo, until I realized that yahoo comments are not representative of America. They are scraping the bottom of the barrel. Most comments about immigration are egregiously racist, as are some of the comments about our president. Very disheartening, until one realizes that there are other places on the internet that provide a balance.

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  3. I fully agree with the above poster. I even play a little game when I check out the comments, "How many comments until someone bashes Obama?" It's fascinating that even in articles that have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with politics, the conservative bias comes in loud and clear when given enough time. You can even see it when you check out how the comments are rated. Is it mostly voted up? Conservative. Is it mostly voted down? Liberal.

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    1. I play that same game. It's almost always less than 5...sad...

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  4. I was beginning to think I was the only one who noticed this...

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  5. I just noticed this too. The article was about how to reduce the deficit and these folks are talking about cutting the number of senators in half...I was amazed.

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    1. Except you are making things out of nothing.

      That simply means firing half the Senators as a good portion of them have done enough crimes that could land them in jail for at least half their lives if they were held accountable but it appears YOU are the one that's bias spouting off hate speech.

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    2. How the F is that hate speech? What a moron.

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  6. Yahoo! News in general is very biased for sure. I'm glad I'm not the only one who has noticed this. I've noticed their articles are often very conservative and the comments on the "news" articles are often extremely xenophobic, right-wing and downright racist half the time. Any article having to do with Muslims or non-whites in general is usually full of comments claiming that white people oppressed, or that non-whites are savages. I urge anyone to go read the comments on Yahoo! News any day and you'll see what I'm talking about.

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    1. I urge you to move on to MSNBC,libnut.

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    2. Anonymous is clearly one of those uneducated right wing nutjobs commenting on yahoo!

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  7. Here's an interesting statistic. According to Alexa, yahoo is 'over-represented' by the elderly w/ average education (65+). It might explain why it's so slanted to the right; not that there's anything wrong with being old/outdated ideologically.

    http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/yahoo.com#

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  8. I always wondered why there was so much vitriol and hatred of a conservative bent on the Yahoo news comments and then I started noticing the right-leaning sensationalist headlines on their news home page. For example the headline today is "Obama drops in polls, Perry surges!" Then in the news links on the right it's called out again, along with ANOTHER article "Obama rating sinks to new lows." The comments on both articles are nothing short of disgusting, hatred infused, uneducated nonsense.

    I used to like Yahoo news for a quick scan of the headlines nicely laid out--but I'll be removing them from my bookmarks!

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  9. I don't think yahoo news is too biased, I think the comments are atrocious, however.

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  10. A few months ago I started comparing Yahoo comments with comments from other online news sources and realized that average Americans 1.)Are not as illiterate as the typical Yahoo respondant, 2.)Are not as hateful as the typical Yahoo respondant, and 3.)Seem to add to a discussion rather than hurl baseless one line insults.

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  11. I've had Yahoo email for years now and pop in every so often to read comments on political stories. On 11/16/11 Yahoo ran an article about OWS in Seattle where police maced an 84 yr old women and a young pregnant woman was injured.

    My below comment was repeatedly censored and was never posted to the the forum:


    The words of Jeff Kappel, spokesman for the Seattle PD:

    "Pepper spray was deployed only against subjects who were either refusing a lawful order to disperse or engaging in assultive behavior toward officers,"

    Did you catch the Freudian Slip? SUBJECTS ! ! ! The use of "protester" or "people" did not come out of his mouth - because - per Jeff Kappel US citizens are the subjects of the civilian military aka the police. That unconscious slip explains a lot ! ! !

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  12. I am a 61 year old conservative and tried to put my comments on Yahoo, and now they have blocked the comment fascilty saying they are having trouble with it. We do not live in a world of free speech.

    Cultural Communism which rules the media, straight out of Hollywood makes sure of that.

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    1. That's okay- There's plenty of your clones on there "fighting the good fight" in your stead.

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  13. Yahoo blocks conservatives unless they sounds like idiots.

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  14. They threw me under the bus...

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  15. I read lots and lots of articles on Yahoo but I agree that the comments are among the most uneducated, hateful, and conservative that I've seen. I have come to the conclusion that the commenters are mostly very conservative white males over the age of around 50. These people can read ANY article and turn it into something ugly while blaming Obama for any bad thing that happens to anyone in the world at any time. They are disgusting.

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    1. Full of crap, you are.

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    2. Your description of Republicans today sounds an awful lot like every Dem. I ever met from years 2000-2008.

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    3. ^Your description of yourself sounds an awful lot like a Yahoo! reader.

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    4. I agree with you!

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    5. it sounds to me like he only started reading about polictics from 2000-2008 since he doesnt talk shit about the politics before that. or maybe he thought dems before that were good

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  16. But the fundamental question that never gets answered is how can a reasonably educated thinking person be Republican? The party is a sham encouraging the people who they hurt most, to vote for them. The whole philosophy that the rich deserves an ever bigger slice of the pie is amazing.

    The vast majority in the GOP are undereducated, poor folks who vote against their own best interests, and I understand them as they haven't been exposed to higher education. But how does one explain intelligent members of the GOP? They exist and it makes no sense.

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    1. You said, "The vast majority in the GOP are undereducated, poor folks who vote against their own best interests, and I understand them as they haven't been exposed to higher education."

      This is a perfect description of any Democratic Party machine urban ghetto.

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    2. Blacks don't even equal 15% of the population. However, 30% of the population identifies as "Republican."

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  17. They block respectful,resourceful conservatives. Yahoo is a San Francisco liberal based machine.

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    1. First they have to exist

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    2. I'm here because I too have noticed most of the news feeds promote Republicans and/or Christianity of which I am neither. It is annoying. If the newsfeeds come from Facebook interactions, then surely it should not be as biased as Fox News.

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  18. Yahoo seems to definitely have a bunch of unintelligent commenters. If one wants to have a real discussion on facts, they just lie and twist the facts. I definitely see that there isn't much civility left on the Yahoo comments, just a bunch of Obama hating nuts. If you call them out on their bigoted comments, they'll say there you go again using the bigot word. That's so juvenile.

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  19. It's exactly why I found this string of posts. I am sick and tired of Yahoo News' blinding bias. They actually think teir news reporting is credible too. Ridiculous!!

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  20. The comments on Yahoo articles are by and large represented by consevative nutjobs who team up to insult anybody who doesn't agree that "libtards" are the bane of this country (their term). That statistic about Yahoo's readership demographic is telling, and from my experience uneducated, xenophobic, racist 50+ year-old white males definitely predominate.

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  21. I've noticed a pattern in the conservative comments, almost like they were computer generated. What do you think about the possibility of someone like the koch brothers paying to have comment sections controlled by a conservative view point?

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  22. Well, at least you guys agree with the idea that yahoo commenters are nothing but the scum of the society... conservatives are blinded by hate and bash those who oppose them. They would likely support the Fascist Regime in Europe in the 1930s. They are ignorant fools.

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    1. Sos says the idiot whom we are meant to trust isn't blinded by hate.

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  23. The beat goes on. It's funny. I found this page because I was looking up "why does yahoo news have a conservative bias?" The number one result is a closed yahoo question and answer page where the number one answer is:

    Yahoo does not have a conservative bias.
    Yahoo is known for its liberal bias..
    Mainstream media is greatly liberally biased
    and played a major part in the election of Obama.

    Now the funny thing about this answer is it was supposedly the number one answer "Best Answer - Chosen by Voters" but if you then look at its thumbs up, thumbs down responses it has two thumbs up and six thumbs down. That does not seem consistent with it being the "Best Answer."

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  24. I just added my "why does yahoo news have a conservative bias?" question. Follow this link and answer so we can have some real fairness and balance out there:

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120817224257AART0ka&r=w

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  25. So I'm not alone after all. Yahoo refused several attempts on my part to thumbs-up a classy comment that argued against a typical republican hate rant posted under a yahoo news articles today. And I was saddened, frankly, by the overwhelming number of thumbs-up votes received by downright disrespectful anti-Obama comments.

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  26. I am so glad I found your comments. I always used Yahoo as my home page, and hate their right-leaning headlines, and crazy comments. I just stayed out of habit, and because they have a pleasing layout, but I'm switching over to a more sane home page.

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  27. I, too, am glad to find this thread. I have been dismayed by the hateful rants and lack of intelligence displayed in comments, and I was searching to learn the political background of Yahoo management. Also, as one person pointed out above, I believe their opinion graphs are whacko. The news seemed ok until I saw even slightly negative articles about Romney disappearing almost as soon as they were posted. I certainly can't understand why anyone would think Yahoo has a liberal bias - although it took me awhile, I see now the bias is quite the opposite, just not quite as obvious as Fox News. I will rely on news from other sources.

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  28. Does anyone know the political affiliations of Yahoo management?

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  29. I never found Yahoo!'s articles to have any particular conservative bias, or liberal bias for that matter. They seem to be mostly neutral with their headlines having biases simply to attract readers.

    However, the comment section is entirely a different story. The comments are filled with conservative, xenophobic, racist banter that often has far more thumbs up than thumbs down. I won't say that all the comments seem to be trolls, these seem to be real people. It's amazing how just about every article is guaranteed to have some liberal, or as they say libtard, bashing. Anything political you can expect that the most liked comments will have a firm conservative position. I don't have a problem with conservatives, but it's disheartening to see so many narrow minded hateful comments.

    Just a quick glance of the comments on any article concerning race or culture and prepare to shake your head in disgust. This wouldn't be nearly as annoying if it wasn't for the large number of thumbs up these awful comments get.

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    1. I agree completely- If you want thumbs up, go with racist, Obama hate, or whacko gun nut. You'll be the hit of the party in Yahoo Comments.

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  30. Yahoo leans republican , try to open articles that might question their true meaning. You will find they have been closed or moved , who do they think their kidding !

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  31. Yahoo commenters are a disgrace to humanity.

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  32. Now that Obama has won the re-election, Yahoo commenters are now crying, bitter, and enraged for a few days... then back to bashing Obama. Idiots they are.

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  33. the comments are definitely more conservative, but the conservatives also often bash yahoo news stories as liberal-biased. so i am not sure which way yahoo actually leans...
    once in a while though, you will see intelligent discussion in science articles, but then that quickly degenerate to flame war involving religion vs science or some crap like that.

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  34. To the person above me, of course they bash it as liberal-biased, they see anything that's not them as from the "evul libruls". Everyday they spew hatred and stupidity.

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  35. I happened to stumble across this little piece of gem

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080902095846AA9ohNN

    Any credit this had completely disappeared when they said that FOX news is unbiased.

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  36. Yahoo commenters are ignorant, idiotic, shameful losers (and a disgrace) who should lose their computer privileges

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  37. OMG I'm not alone!

    Yahoo posters are the scum of the Earth. Every article I click has extremely conservative comments filled with hate and often bash Obama for everything. If a tree fell on top of a house its Obama's fault. I know that just because they have more thumbs up than down doesn't necessarily mean thats how America thinks.

    They also tend to bash homosexuality, non-white people, celebs, the government, popular music, basically every article has negative comments. Its really sad to see. If this was the 1960s the Yahoo posters would be against equal rights, I'm sure of it.

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  38. I was wondering if some rich Republican benefactor was actually paying these people for their comments. Considering that these people are such a small percentage of the population, they must be shills or each one has 10-20 accounts. I actually caught one person posting under different pseudonyms once when they forgot which one they used to post. Too funny. The person actually was having a dialog with itself.

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  39. Thank God I'm not alone on this! I feel so much better after reading some of your comments.

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  40. Thank goodness other folks are noticing this idiotic right wing, hate-filled bantering in yahoo comments. How could such a small minority of racist, backwards, morons be represented in such large numbers? Easy, they’re paid by the Koch brother’s John Birch Society to try and sway public opinion. It’s the only logical explanation.

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  41. Here you go: http://www.monbiot.com/2011/02/23/robot-wars/

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  42. Thank you! I thought I was going crazy - I'm going to not read Yahoo News anymore. It makes me upset and it is obviously very biased.

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    1. For what it's worth, Yahoo is an aggregate site. Unless you see the source of an article is from some conservative source (like The Blaze), if it's from AP or Reuters or your local source, read it. Just skip the comments. Don't let the minority run you out.

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  43. Yahoo News comments and Yahoo Answers are primarily populated by racists, illiterates, spambots and conservative trolls - AKA typical Fox News demographics, the modern Republican party's bread and butter. Bunch of morons. Anyone who takes their websites and/or ratings systems seriously, as an accurate representation of the average American's viewpoints, need only look at actual scientifically calculated opinion polls to know that Yahoo is populated by a VERY VOCAL, VERY IGNORANT MINORITY. Yahoo users were even convinced that Romney was going to win the last election in a landslide. They are a dying breed of irrelevancy, and all Yahoo websites & their affiliates should be BLOCKED AND IGNORED until they address this organized political hijacking. It is far too easy for a troll and/or "grassroots" organization to create a thousand Yahoo accounts and spam the boards with their message of hate, giving themselves "thumbs up" and their opponents "thumbs down" in order to suppress alternative viewpoints. And this is exactly what is happening. The bulk of these "users" come from other biased websites, and are exploiting the anonymity of the internet to create a FALSE REALITY, attempting to manipulate public opinion by posting ignorant biased drivel and passing it off as fact ("verified" by the number of "thumbs up").

    For the record: no, I am not a liberal. Simply someone who is sick and tired of the HATE, IGNORANCE AND OUTRIGHT LIES being perpetuated (and apparently encouraged) by Yahoo websites and their so-called "users" (read as: trolls and bots).

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  44. The articles seem neutral to me, but the comments have always deeply bothered me. I have found myself wondering if those commenters can really represent the county because they are so filled with hate, racism, and anger. The president could say, "The sky is blue," and there would be a stream of them calling for his head. Perhaps since they can't comment on the Fox News website anymore, they have to do it on Yahoo? Fills a void in their lives.

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  45. http://news.yahoo.com/transgender-man-plans-keep-seeking-divorce-214411779.html?.nx=count%3D5%26sortBy%3DhighestRated%26isNext%3Dtrue%26offset%3D60%26pageNumber%3D12

    Just have been reading this article and the responses from people and it made me wonder if yahoo caters to conservatives since there was only one liberal response out of at least 30 that I read!

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  46. http://uk.news.yahoo.com/margaret-thatcher-dies-the-iron-lady-who-transformed-the-nation-121227777.html#cWEaNc5

    I'm not incredibly experienced, but this struck me as horrendously biased. A poor argument with the writer's opinions stated as fact without any consideration of the other side of the coin?
    ...Wasn't she the cause of the strikes? And there's no reference to the reason for the sinking of the Belgrano? Now I know there's such a thing as respect for the dead but come on, seriously? Is it just me?

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  47. I recently noticed that Yahoo! articles have a very strong conservative tone, which has been irritating me. Moreover, Yahoo! commenters are the most rude, uneducated, and offensive bunch in the world...

    I therefore have started looking elsewhere for my news...

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  48. I am a conservative and I can tell you that Yahoo comments section definitely skews to the right. Unfortunately it is not only to the right but to the ignorant right. Look, be fair, libs have their ignoramuses as well.

    Anyway, I really like Yahoo (layout, content, etc.). So I just do my best to give thumbs down on the haters (which very often get many thumbs down).

    What I am most curious about is how this all came about. Did Yahoo deliberately steer conservative? I do sense headlines that are made to attract cons. The articles content is pretty even handed though IMHO. I actually started going to Yahoo because I like their finance page.

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    1. You are the only voice of reason on this entire board. Congratulations.

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  49. I didn't read all the comments here so if I'm repeating something already said, my apologies. Let's face it, whether it's a TV station, an internet site, a magazine or a newspaper, each one attracts and encourages a political point of view. I tend to be conservative and I'll admit I get irritated when most of the comments are liberal. But, what I find really irritating is the name calling and general put downs from both sides. It's difficult to "hear" what the other person is saying or defend your own point of view within these online "discussions." People I love and respect in every other way have disappointed me politically so sometimes it's best to agree to disagree.

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  50. I was so disturbed that a lot of hateful
    comments following yahoo articles that I had to try to investigate and I was brought here. I am even more disturbed that those comments hateful comments get a ton of thumb-ups while reasonable ones get thumb downs.I think Yahoo should try using only facebook links for comments

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  51. I honestly thought I was the only one who noticed this! For a while, I was concerned that the entire internet is like this, but according to this page, the internet might not be full of "that" many loonies.

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  52. Yahoo recently tried to delete my email account I had with them for over 20 years because the right wing loons on their comment boards all flagged my posts as abuse. Now nothing I posted violated yahoo's comment rules, it just refuted the pathetic right wing drivel that was being posted. I had to fight with yahoo for weeks to restore my email account, and finally had to threaten them with legal action before they would relent. I no longer use yahoo as my home page, and have changed my email to a new account. When you allow right wing loons to take over, you will pay a heavy price when those people pass away in the next ten years, and all of a sudden you have vastly reduced site activity. I won't be back yahoo, you blew it!

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  53. Something that is contributing to all this on yahoo is the fact that there are right wing political action groups who pay people to post on message boards online. Last I heard Carl Rove set up a media company to do exactly that, and was paying right wing retirees to post at 10 cents a pop! That helps explain why we tend to see so very many right wing loons posting on yahoo, they are trying to get paid! They set up as many accounts as they need to, and flood yahoo with their inane BS. And I would be willing to wager yahoo is cashing in on that, since they get constant complaints about what is going on in their comments, but never do anything to address it. They are making money off of it too!

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  54. Full blown propaganda machine doing a terrible disservice to the unity of this country. Divide and conquer all the way. Maybe even worse than fox news. Psychological undermining of America and progress. I agree with above post but yahoo seems to play an in the moment active role deleting, censoring as well as shuffling, to the back posts that might give people conscious thought/reason opposing their headline garbage - independent of party they are not. Did I mention garbage?

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  55. Of course the left would say it's not representative of Americans in general, but if the leanings were toward the left, it would be. Just the way it works.

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    1. Maybe I just have a higher opinion of the general public than you do. Forget Republican/conservative views- That's not what people are talking about here. If the racist, ignorant, and hatre filled comments are representative of this nation, I'm very wrong about my opinion. I choose not to believe that because I'm optimistic.

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  56. I choose to boycott Yahoo & ignore the so-far-right-they're-wrong RoveTrolls

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  57. The comments section is just frightening. I think we should just post messages stating that the comments are plants, fakes, etc. just so that it doesn't work so strongly to dishearten the rest of us.

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  58. Take a look at MSN news and stuff there as well. It is just as bad as yahoo news. It seems to be quite similar to yahoo. Crazy though, some years ago I honestly thought this was a representation of the average american. Looks like I am wrong! That's good.

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  59. Sad thing is right wing no longer means *right wing* and means *Big Corporation Wing* since the early 80s and anytime I post that I seem to get strange internet errors. If I ever look up HARRP stuff my computer always acts funny while other sites do not cause issues.

    There is only one political party now and it's the Government Party.


    The reason Ronald Reagan failed because his policies were blocked. He wanted to do 3 things. Tax breaks for everyone. Limit Government spending from over bloated programs and increase border security so people who want to immigrate have to go thru the legal channels to get screened mainly for health reasons.

    He was only allowed to lower taxes on the rich because Congress blocked everything else but for some strange reason people always like to pick on whatever President is in charge as if he can wave his magic wand to make suddenly better when it's Congress and Wall Street that needs to be blamed.

    Occupy Wall Street came real close to spilling the truth but they allowed themselves to get too big so other groups merged with their own political problems to the point the original message was lost among the masses. During the early days of Occupy Wall Street people were waking up to the rich greedy bankers and government working together. There were quite a bit of comments waking people up to the scandals going on in Wall Street between bankers and Congress.

    Did you ever hear about the Great Depression of 1920? Probably not because it was very short lived due to government reducing Federal spending which later led to the Roaring 20s as they would have more money then they know what to do leading to foolish investments that brought upon the Great Depression of the 30s.

    The Surplus the US Government had in the 30s Depression was a result of the 1920s being so good due to a lot of businesses pouring money into the coffers instead of getting money thru illegal means they are doing now.

    The Federal Reserve wasn't in full swing yet in it's creation of endless paper money and the fiat system wasn't at it's breaking point yet.

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  60. Why is it that every time I expose big corporations my internet suddenly gets messed up?

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  61. I beg to differ. I am conservative, or as one of the other commenters here said, "ideologically outdated" - which in and of itself is interesting as it correlates with what conservatives call the "liberal superiority complex", but I digress....

    My point is that my experience posting on yahoo news articles goes as follows: 1) I make a factually accurate statement and provide sources and data to back it up. 2) a liberal comments on my post, calls me a name (racist is a favorite of theirs), says my data is a lie, and tells me that I am stupid.

    Take the Fast & Furious scandal - when I posted information about it, every liberal commenter said that it started under the Bush administration...NOT TRUE! So, I post links to articles proving the point. Well, that's when the name calling starts. Oh well, I guess the truth hurts and no one likes to be wrong.

    By the way, here are the links:

    http://www.politifact.com/florida/statements/2012/sep/24/barack-obama/barack-obama-said-fast-and-furious-began-under-bus/

    http://blogs.rgj.com/factchecker/2012/09/26/is-obama-right-that-fast-and-furious-started-under-bush/

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/post/obamas-univision-denial-that-fast-and-furious-started-on-his-watch/2012/09/21/7726b4ba-041f-11e2-8102-ebee9c66e190_blog.html

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  62. Amazed at the people here who say the comments on Yahoo's home pages are biased to a conservative viewpoint.

    I have had a free email account with Yahoo for years. It used to be that Yahoo members were free to comment on all the articles posted on their home page. And most of those articles were published by Yahoo, and objective and factual in their reporting.

    Not any more! Over the last six months, Yahoo has acted to block the opinions of conservative members from appearing on it's pages. For one, very few of the articles on the Yahoo home page are authored by Yahoo staff. Now they invite guest writers to post editorials. And those articles do not allow commenting, or require different logins. Furthermore, Yahoo is now posting liberal rants by the Huffington Post, Daily Caller, etc. These articles are not factual reporting. They start by stating an opinion as an established fact, when in fact, it is NOT an established fact, or even slightly truthful.

    I find that many people have no idea what constitutes "News' and what is "opinion".

    NEWS: "There was a hurricane today in Florida, and 3 people are dead."

    BIASED OPINION: "Six people died in the hurricane because Republicans did not authorize funding.."

    Do you see the difference?

    Just to give you a sample of the titles that are being posted these days on Yahoo's home page, and which don't allow any comment...

    "US public unwilling to continue accepting beliefs of climate deniers"

    "Six women on their terrifying encounters with abortion clinic protesters"

    "Sarah Palin is confused about where the White House is"

    "If Jesus never existed, religion may be fiction"

    "New Front In Global Warming Debate" (With polls showing the American public unpersuaded by arguments (against) climate change,..)

    "Texas OB/GYN details HORRIFIC consequences of abortion restrictions"

    "Steven Hawking says there is no God"

    All these articles are BIASED OPINION pieces.

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    1. There is a term for that. It's called *yellow journalism* dated back to the Turn of the Century.

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    2. "Bill Clinton's libido threatens to derail Hillary -- again"
      'Sniper' and 'NCIS' success shows how out of touch media is"
      "Marco Rubio: Democrats skipping Netanyahu’s speech are hurting Israel"
      "GOP: "The president just drags his feet" on Keystone"
      "Obama Betrayal: Effort to Snatch $10 Billion From Veterans"
      "Obama adviser John Podesta's biggest regret: Keeping America in dark about UFOs"

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  63. I finally got so creeped out and puzzled by the vitriolic, illiterate, hateful comments on Yahoo that I Googled the topic--and found this. Yahoo comments are like a mud wallow for conservative fools. It's like overhearing conversations of a bunch of obese, middle-aged high school dropouts--who blame the world for their lack of advancement or success.

    You even get to the point with Yahoo comments that you can predict the supposed "snappy comebacks" and expect the name-calling. It's like reading the thoughts of a bunch of ten-year-olds who can't spell. I don't think those people even realize how awful they are. What kind of moron would write the word "libtard" and think they were being somehow clever?

    Yahoo comments are horrible.

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  64. Actually a lot of what Conservatives do say have some merit but the racial slurring needs to stop. Having illegals at either end is a bad scenario all around but the reason why that is happening is the real Americans are too damn lazy to do those jobs.

    So big corporate leaders decide to go the cheap route where they don't have to pay as much *in their minds* so they will hire just about anybody as long as they at least look like they can work while Americans feel self entitled.

    A lot of the work fields *illegals* do today young Americans used to do for generations to earn extra pocket change and have a reference in order to move on to a better job. You can't seriously expect to work at service jobs you're whole life and expect to pay all you're bills,rent.etc and still have fun.

    Responsibilities first fun later! Sadly this generation thinks *fun first* and responsibilities later but as we get to the point when nobody has a job in America*NOT EVEN THE ILLEGALS* it's going to be very very scary.

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  65. I've had a yahoo email acct, and therefor used Yahoo as a convenient homepage (still do) since about 2001. In that time yes, comments have skewed wildly conservative (and as someone said earlier, semi-literate). I still post there from time to time because I refuse to have such yokels have free reign and drum me out, but in the last couple years it feels more organized. In the last few months, in fact, I have acquired a couple stalkers that downvote every single comment I make. I am guaranteed 2-3 downvotes on EVERYTHING I post, even when it is something like "I always enjoyed Nimoy's work. He was a great actor and will be missed." Or condolences on articles about people that lost livelihood or loved ones to some disaster or crime or attack. They are rabid and like I said, organized. I've had friends read over my shoulder from time to time and say they were shocked how conservative and hateful Americans are and I try to point out that I refuse to believe Yahoo comments represent a majority view. I'm not sure where the progressive news aggregate sites are, but I know most Americans are sensible and fair-minded. I don't know if the negative conservatives on Yahoo are paid or do it for fun, but they are dogged. ~Do Not Give Up

    PS - and yes, it got worse after Obama was elected. Especially after his second term. As others have said, articles about something like summer berry recipes will only take a few comments to have someone ranting about Obama the traitor or the liar, etc. It's very consistent.

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  66. Heh, try commenting about abortion on Yahoo. You will be attacked by hordes of rabid baby killers.

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  69. yahoo has gotten worse over the years. Definitely political groups post there constantly. I have seen the same posters time and time again print the same exact spam message again and again....for years. Thumbs up or down can happen by the hundreds in a split second. Articles that have just come out that morning can instantly have 1,000 plus comments. Are they computer scripts or real people working for a political group? They desperately need some moderators. I thought things would improve with the new CEO, but now they are getting worse. The stories are mostly click bait; not much substance at all and many with a right wing slant. I'd say they are selling the news to the highest bidder?

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