China and Russia are pouring billions into slick, English-language channels to spread their official views. It may look ominous but it could also provide a healthy balance to Western bias. Big Brother 2.0? - The Globe and Mail Beijing, Tehran and Moscow share a deeply held belief that the dominant international media outlets are chronically biased, unwilling or unable to see the world from anything but a Western perspective. The run-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq was a turning point, as CNN, Fox News and other outlets swallowed wholesale George W. Bush and Tony Blairs argument for ousting Saddam Hussein and cast aspersions on those governments notably Russia, France and China that argued against the war.