What’s Wrong With News Reporting

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    WHAT’S WRONG WITH NEWS REPORTING

    What’s wrong with news reporting today on TV and radio news commentators who think they are qualified to comment on news, events of the day and in newspapers and magazines and write books and they are only capable of opening their mouth and making sounds come out and people are controlled by these sounds. People like Fox & Friends three stooges, Scarborough, Dobbs, Geraldo, Grace, Rush, Hannity, O’Reilly, Manders, S. Miller, Coulter, and the list goes on and on. We just do not have commentators like the Golden Age of Cronkite, Huntley and Brinkley.
    Whatever Happened to the News?
    When hard news goes soft, entertainment takes over.

    By Daniel Hallin
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    When you mix fiction and news, you diminish the distinction between truth and fiction, and you wear down the audience's own discriminating power to judge."
    –Bill Moyers​


    Whatever Happened to the News?
     
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    Well ya only Fox has people commenting on the News. Perhaps the author of this drivel should actually watch Fox and then critically compare it to the other News networks. He may actually be shocked to find when he removes his colored glasses they all engage in similar antics and similar manners of "commenting" on the News.

    In fact the ONLY thing wrong with Fox when compared to the other Networks is, rather then a left lean it has a right lean on its NON News shows. And guess what guys? Remind me again? Which Network has the highest ratings of all the news Networks?
     
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    Read the BBC coverage of the US - news with little commentary. US news sources are awful.
     
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    What's wrong with new reporting, you ask?

    The facts are biased, what else?

    Thankfully for all of us, our benovalent masters understand that fact.

    So they have blessed us with the like of: " Scarborough, Dobbs, Geraldo, Grace, Rush, Hannity, O’Reilly, Manders, S. Miller, Coulter, and the list goes on and on." to help us poor, unwashed, out-of-touch-with-power citizens make sense of it all.
     
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    Well Scarborugh is from MSNBC, and Dobbs is from CNN.. But all the names mentioned are right leaning commentators, so the obvious bias is clear.. Olberman is just as bad as O'Reilly and the rest...
     
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    Too bad the author of this had to ruin a good point with liberal bias.

    There isn't much reporting of "the news." They spend 5 minutes on real news and then the next 4 hours parading pundits in and out giving their "opinions." It's a pathetic joke. Yeah Fox News is just as guilty of it as the rest, but don't single them out and try and spin it as though they're the only ones doing it. ABC, NBC, CNBC, MSNBC, CBS, the list goes on, weighted heavily with far more LIBERAL bias than conservative. They're all guilty.
     
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    I do like the BBC - especially what they broadcast to Europe.

    One thing American 'news' casters do that irritates me beyond anything else... asking people to predict the future or comment on how another player 'feels' about a given situation.

    When I hear phrases like "what do you think was going through the Governors mind when he did that?" makes me switch to a sit-com re-run. I've seen a lot of 'Friends' episodes lately...

    -Joe
     
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    I think the primary question for the mainstream news papers in this country is, "Are you intending on doing your job for the next 4 years or should we all just cancel our subscriptions now?"

    So far the Washington Post ombudsman has come out and said that the Post was biased in its reporting of the election towards Obama. The question is will it continue to report in that fashion or will it control itself somehow?

    In the broadcast networks, it seems to me that the success of Fox has had an unintended consequence. It used to be that all the other networks had an undercurrent of left-wing bias. (Except when there was blood in the water. Once blood is in the water, reporters will be all over it bias or no bias). But now, we have MSLSD deciding that they should be "hard left" propaganda machine (one upping Fox to the left). The other networks have appeared to take a more moderate shift to the left, but they are considerably more flagrant about their bias than in the past.

    The question is really the same for them. Does politics mean more than being a journalist to you?

    It will be interesting to watch whether any substantive journalism occurs in the next 6 months in this country.
     
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    Here`s what happened to the news

    JEWISH MEDIA EXECUTIVES:

    MORTIMER ZUCKERMAN, owner of NY Daily News, US News & World Report and chair of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish American Organizations, one of the largest pro-Israel lobbying groups.

    LESLIE MOONVES, president of CBS television, great-nephew of David Ben-Gurion, and co-chair with Norman Ornstein of the Advisory Committee on Public Interest Obligation of Digital TV Producers, appointed by Clinton.

    JONATHAN MILLER, chair and CEO of AOL division of AOL-Time-Warner

    NEIL SHAPIRO, president of NBC News

    JEFF GASPIN, Executive Vice-President, Programming, NBC

    DAVID WESTIN, president of ABC News

    SUMNER REDSTONE, CEO of Viacom, "world's biggest media giant" (Economist, 11/23/2) owns Viacom cable, CBS and MTVs all over the world, Blockbuster video rentals and Black Entertainment TV.

    MICHAEL EISNER, major owner of Walt Disney, CapitolCities, ABC.

    RUPERT MURDOCH, Owner Fox TV, New York Post, London Times, News of the World

    MEL KARMAZIN, president of CBS

    DON HEWITT, Exec. Director, 60 Minutes, CBS

    JEFF FAGER, Exec. Director, 60 Minutes II. CBS

    DAVID POLTRACK, Executive Vice-President, Research and Planning, CBS

    SANDY KRUSHOW, Chair, Fox Entertainment

    LLOYD BRAUN, Chair, ABC Entertainment

    BARRY MEYER, chair, Warner Bros.

    SHERRY LANSING. President of Paramount Communications and Chairman of Paramount Pictures' Motion Picture Group.

    HARVEY WEINSTEIN, CEO. Miramax Films.

    BRAD SIEGEL., President, Turner Entertainment.

    PETER CHERNIN, second in-command at Rupert Murdoch's News. Corp., owner of Fox TV

    MARTY PERETZ, owner and publisher of the NewRepublic, which openly identifies itself as pro-Israel. Al Gore credits Marty with being his "mentor."

    ARTHUR O. SULZBERGER, JR., publisher of the NY Times, the Boston Globe and other publications.

    WILLIAM SAFIRE, syndicated columnist for the NYT.

    TOM FRIEDMAN, syndicated columnist for the NYT.

    CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER, syndicated columnist for the Washington Post. Honored by Honest Reporting.com, website monitoring "anti-Israel media."

    RICHARD COHEN, syndicated columnist for the Washington Post

    JEFF JACOBY, syndicated columnist for the Boston Globe

    NORMAN ORNSTEIN, American Enterprise Inst., regular columnist for USA Today, news analyst for CBS, and co-chair with Leslie Moonves of the Advisory Committee on Public Interest Obligation of Digital TV Producers, appointed by Clinton.

    ARIE FLEISCHER, Dubya's press secretary.

    STEPHEN EMERSON, every media outlet's first choice as an expert on domestic terrorism.

    DAVID SCHNEIDERMAN, owner of the Village Voice and the New Times network of "alternative weeklies."

    DENNIS LEIBOWITZ, head of Act II Partners, a media hedge fund

    KENNETH POLLACK, for CIA analysts, director of Saban Center for Middle East Policy, writes op-eds in NY Times, New Yorker

    BARRY DILLER, chair of USA Interactive, former owner of Universal Entertainment

    KENNETH ROTH, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch

    RICHARD LEIBNER, runs the N.S. Bienstock talent agency, which represents 600 news personalities such as Dan Rather, Dianne Sawyer and Bill O'Reilly.

    TERRY SEMEL, CEO, Yahoo, former chair, Warner Bros.

    MARK GOLIN, VP and Creative Director, AOL

    WARREN LIEBERFORD, Pres., Warner Bros. Home Video Div. of AOL- TimeWarner

    JEFFREY ZUCKER, President of NBC Entertainment

    JACK MYERS, NBC, chief.NYT 5.14.2

    SANDY GRUSHOW, chair of Fox Entertainment

    GAIL BERMAN, president of Fox Entertainment

    STEPHEN SPIELBERG, co-owner of Dreamworks

    JEFFREY KATZENBERG, co-owner of Dreamworks

    DAVID GEFFEN, co-owner of Dreamworks

    LLYOD BRAUN, chair of ABC Entertainment

    JORDAN LEVIN, president of Warner Bros. Entertainment

    MAX MUTCHNICK, co-executive producer of NBC's "Good Morning Miami"

    DAVID KOHAN, co-executive producer of NBC's "Good Morning Miami"

    HOWARD STRINGER, chief of Sony Corp. of America

    AMY PASCAL, chair of Columbia Pictures

    JOEL KLEIN, chair and CEO of Bertelsmann's American operations

    ROBERT SILLERMAN, founder of Clear Channel Communications

    BRIAN GRADEN, president of MTV entertainment

    IVAN SEIDENBERG, CEO of Verizon Communications

    WOLF BLITZER, host of CNN's Late Edition

    LARRY KING, host of Larry King Live

    TED KOPPEL, host of ABC's Nightline

    ANDREA KOPPEL, CNN Reporter

    PAULA ZAHN, CNN Host

    MIKE WALLACE, Host of CBS, 60 Minutes

    BARBARA WALTERS, Host, ABC's 20-20

    MICHAEL LEDEEN, editor of National Review

    BRUCE NUSSBAUM, editorial page editor, Business Week

    DONALD GRAHAM, Chair and CEO of Newsweek and Washington Post, son of

    CATHERINE GRAHAM MEYER, former owner of the Washington Post

    HOWARD FINEMAN, Chief Political Columnist, Newsweek

    WILLIAM KRISTOL, Editor, Weekly Standard, Exec. Director
    Project for a New American Century (PNAC)

    RON ROSENTHAL, Managing Editor, San Francisco Chronicle

    PHIL BRONSTEIN, Executive Editor, San Francisco Chronicle,

    RON OWENS, Talk Show Host, KGO (ABC-Capitol Cities, San Francisco)

    JOHN ROTHMAN, Talk Show Host, KGO (ABC-Capitol Cities, San Francisco)

    MICHAEL SAVAGE, Talk Show Host, KFSO (ABC-Capitol Cities, San Francisco) Syndicated in 100 markets

    MICHAEL MEDVED, Talk Show Host, on 124 AM stations

    DENNIS PRAGER, Talk Show Host, nationally syndicated from LA. Has Israeli flag on his home page.

    BEN WATTENBERG, Moderator, PBS Think Tank.

    ANDREW LACK, president of NBC

    DANIEL MENAKER, Executive Director, Harper Collins

    DAVID REMNICK, Editor, The New Yorker

    NICHOLAS LEHMANN, writer, the New York

    HENRICK HERTZBERG, Talk of the Town editor, The New Yorker

    SAMUEL NEWHOUSE JR, and DONALD NEWHOUSE own Newhouse Publications, includes 26 newspapers in 22 cities; the Conde Nast magazine group, includes The New Yorker; Parade, the Sunday newspaper supplement; American City Business Journals, business newspapers published in more than 30 major cities in America; and interests in cable television programming and cable systems serving 1 million homes.

    DONALD NEWHOUSE, chairman of the board of directors, Associated Press.

    PETER R KANN, CEO, Wall Street Journal, Barron's

    RALPH J. & BRIAN ROBERTS, Owners, Comcast-ATT Cable TV.

    LAWRENCE KIRSHBAUM, CEO, AOL-Time Warner Book Group
     
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    Ahh, there we go , it is all a Grand evil stinky Jews fault. Got it.
     

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