wich news station do you find the most neutral with all issues.
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6/16/06 at 11:44pm
Originally Posted by Baggi
Whichever station best fits with your worldview will appear the least biased.
Anyone who thinks CNN or the BBC is the least biased is left of center, anyone who thinks Fox News is the least biased is right of center. Fact is, people have a very difficult time keeping their bias out of reporting. Some might try but it still shows. Most people in television news are Democrat and left of center. Most people at newspapers are left of center and Democrat. So you're going to have a left of center bias.
All you need to do is recognize that and adjust for it.
But don't be naive and think that there is no agenda behind the news. What they decide to report and the way they decide to report it is biased either to the left or to the right, to fit the world view of the producers.
Fortunately now we have the internet with all kinds of links, so with all that competition its easy to find out the truth with a little research.
I for one find Fox News to be the least biased. Can you guess my worldview?
Originally Posted by matteagle
I always think its funny when I spot those ads on the news that are designed to look like news.... like some story on how coffee or chocolate has health benefits.
I remember some news reporters ran a negative true story on growth hormone in milk products and they got fired for it (chemical corporation didn’t like it) so the fired news people sued news company ( tv station) and courts said news outlets such as tv and print are legally allowed to lie because they are privately owned companies. Amazing huh? The courts decided news stations are allowed to lie.
You can probably find the links to story and court case searching under Monsanto or growth hormone in milk.
edit found one link:
If I remember right, the court eventually ruled for station saying they had legal right to change and edit story any way they wanted.