Skew... view?

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    Newsreporting is troubling me. I also have access to European news reporting everyday. One thing that I have noticed is that the type of content is very different regarding who is involved.

    If a US solider has comitted a crime his picture and name is shown. His actions sort of unjustifies (is THAT a word?) the war, the foreign policy and the nation in general. (Now, I am against war, but I do believe that one should always follow through.) How come the reporting of individual events like that overwhelms everyting? Why was the capturing of a 19 year old female soldier suddenly more important than the rest of the war? How come the beating of Iraq prisoners was more in focus than car bombs on civilians? It would have been much more intresing to find out what drives people to suicide bomb their fellow countrymen.

    Sureley this is a smart trick if you want to form an opinion, but what is the point? What reason is there for TV or newspapers to have opinions like that? Aren't news reporters always bragging of their objectiveness? I have a hard time trusting any kind of information that emerges right now.

    If I want to find truely neutral reporting, where do I look?

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