Which Agency Is An Un-Biased Media Source?

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  1. Coloradomtnman
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    Obviously Fox, and MSNBC are out. And Democracy Now! And Rush, Hannity, Rightbias.com, conservativetruth.org (that one kills me), Newsmax, Daily KOS, Media Matters, and The Nation.

    I would've thought that publicly funded news agencies like NPR, the BBC, and news that comes on public television would be unbiased, but is that truly the case?

    Obviously, depending on the slant of the individual reporters, the editors, the executives, there is no such thing as totally objective reporting.

    Who do you think is the MOST objective news source?

    I can't think of one.
     
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    cnn ?
     
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    None ... sorry but it's just not possible now. The ratings wars just ruined integrity in news altogether.
     
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    The conservatives think its a liberal media agency. Of course, if it isn't a conservative news agency, then, to conservatives, it is liberal.
     
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    all news sources are biased......people simply can not be objective...
     
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    Right, but which do you think is MOST objective?
     
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    There wouldn't be one... it's on YOU to read a variety of sources, think about who owns/controls those sources and how that relates to the articles... and make up your mind using logic and critical thinking.

    Check out thepaperboy.com for a list of world news papers... helpful!

    I like reading the same story in Al jazeera, CNN, NY Times, Toronto Star, National Post, G&M etc. to see the subtle (or not so subtle) differences, weighting, framing, language use, etc.


    But it does take up a chunk of time alas...
     
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    Most objective? In my exp. I would say the Toronto Star because it has equally non-objective parts (articles PRO-war, pro-Iraq invasion, anti-protestor, pro-Bush - right alongside articles that are anti-war, pro-labour, anti-Bush etc. ...last few years for example) basically a diverse range of opinion, perhaps equally biased.

    Then again, some articles rely on far more rhetoric than others, so they would of course be more biased and less fact based IMO.
     
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    Find a major news source owned by poor people, labour activists or the left... and let me know if one exists. Most are owned by those of a certain segment of society... a small, wealthy segment (the kind that can own media) who have more in common with other owners (of industry, for example) and that often skews perspective.
     
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    there isn't one....the viewer brings their own bias to what they read or watch.....

    i watch all three cable news shows each night and read three or for websites daily....

    i blend those together to help shape my opinion .....

    the most objective person i have ever seen talk about public issues is britt hume....
     

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