Great Britain vs United States and News Reporting
Many years ago I saw that people use to respect the British Broadcasting Corporation because journalists were thought of as people who "really" told the news. Nowadays I see that the BBC is starting to look as bad as CNN. Has anyone noticed the deterioration?
Absolutely mate. Especially when it comes to Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya. It is as close as you can get to a state propaganda machine now. We never hear properly the arguments on both sides. We never hear regular comments from Iran for example. Even if you hate the regime surely the Iranian viewpoint must be heard as it is a significant country in the region. Even just to shoot down their arguments.
Not forgetting the long-running news blackout on the Palestinian cause. I've complained recently to the BBC about their biased coverage of that issue.
I used to watch BBC news to get a different view from the US one, but then I stopped. I'm sorry to hear they are just going downhill. We have the same issue, Fox news is for far right conservatives, and CNN is just blather, no opinions. MSNBC are smart liberals with good ideas, but conservatives paint them as nutjobs, so sad. The country is getting so conservative and they believe outright lies. They don't even check facts, even the news is spreading doubts and lies. Like the whole Obama isn't an American citizen thing. Nobody would ever have let him get in the race in the first place if he wasn't an American citizen. You tell these people the truth, and they still pass on lies.
I totally agree. I never paid much attention to the BBC before 9/11, although they put out some exceptional documentaries. I think that BBC held on to its credibility a lot longer than most American media outlets, but it has deteriorated in recent years. Still, I think that they are a much better source of information than any U.S. news station. In America, most news organizations simply parody what the federal government wants to be heard and does not present critical views. It has damn near gotten to the point of propoganda. The best American "news" today is probably The Daily Show and The Colbert Report on Comedy Central. This is a sad state of affairs.
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