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Default Re: Youtube is liberal?

Originally Posted by Max0596 View Post
Well, I'm up here in the land of sunshine and rainbows known as the stable Saskatchewan economy, or in a large, Canada.

What I can say, is it could be one thing, the Liberals are a lot more internet savvy, I guess. What people don't understand, is that "top" channels are there because of a few things: Views, Subscribers, and Likes. I'm sure you know what these are. Views are a-no, the biggest part of this, and people don't realize that. So really, it could be a bunch of Conservatives watching it.

DERP. I'm now just reading the actual article, and I have to say this: Yeah, kinda. Well, it seems that there was obviously money changing hands here, liberals giving Google money to be on this list.

Although it could be either way. Heck, Machinima, Smosh, and BlackBoxTV are on that list XD
Well there were a number of polls that state that progressive is the most common affiliation in the US today, though self-identification is still conservative. Not many people openly proclaim they are liberals either.

I agree that it's probably because conservatives are not as internet savvy.

Originally Posted by Miasma View Post
It's actually kind of coincidental that I stumbled onto this topic, because just the other day I saw a video on Youtube about Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney where the comments made me raise an eyebrow. Not a single comment that I saw gave any praise for Romney, instead every one of them seemed to be in support of Obama, which I found odd considering most everyone in my personal life dislikes the latter.
The issue, of course, is that there are biases on both ends of the spectrum. Liberals and conservatives often do either. If you watch Fox News, if Obama is mentioned in any sentence, it will be negative. If Romney is mentioned, it will be positive. It's a very basic "us vs them" propaganda tactic. More importantly, the use of cherry picking facts and/or outright lying help propel this forward, though I must admit that Fox is much more commonplace in this area of propaganda than the "liberal media" (by liberal media, I mean central-right media. The real liberal media are on youtube, along with everything else.).

Heck, I haven no idea why it took Obama 4 years to figure out that he can actually use the word "Obamacare" to his advantage. Fox always said it was bad, but only recently has Obama actually spawned a campaign to which they interviewed ordinary citizens and how Obamacare helped them, for example. I don't think it's a place here in this part of the thread to talk about health care, but I wanted you to just see how propaganda and counter-propaganda is often the predominant force.

It's impossible to find "fair and balanced" because there will always be a bias. I'm, for example, always going to be biased toward helping others. And that's fine to have a bias. What isn't fine is twisting facts and lying to "prove" your viewpoint is accurate.

Originally Posted by Miasma View Post
I'm not well informed enough to state a real opinion on this, but it would appear to me that a lot of Youtube's users are more liberal at least in their party affiliation, although I can't speak for what they are aside from that. Being liberal or conservative in terms of party affiliation has always seemed a lot different than the actual meanings of those two words, and so I'm not sure it's appropriate to judge someone by what party they support.
I actually think that it's not so much a party issue but rather an issue of what people want to hear from their media. I don't want anybody to have a take home message of "judging" someone by their affiliations. That's not the point. The point is, however, to understand and debate on points and issues and not the people surrounding it.

Originally Posted by Miasma View Post
I think its similar to how communism gets bashed by people as if it's some evil thing, even though I don't believe we've ever seen a country that used actual communistic methods of managing society. Instead we've seen a bunch of dictators slap the word communism onto their regimes for one reason or another, giving it a bad name. But now I'm off topic. <_<;

I certainly don't think that there is no conservative voice on Youtube, there probably just aren't as many conservative users.
Agreed on first paragraph. Second paragraph: I actually do see a lot of self-proclaimed conservatives (those that give conservatives a bad name). I've seen intelligent conservatives before, and I've seen politically conservative flaming liberals before as well. Well...doesn't help that being a doctor means to be a liberal because we're bound by the [dictionary definition of] liberal oath called "hippocratic oath". lol
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