Do you believe the news media is biased?

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  1. wacknuts profile image55
    wacknutsposted 8 years ago

    Do you believe the news media is biased?

    The news media includes print, radio, television etc...
    Please disregard opinion talk shows on radio and tv.

  2. davidwpa profile image61
    davidwpaposted 8 years ago

    I believe all media has a bias.  It has to as no one is ever completely objective especially where there is something at stake in which they care.

    While news media should stick to the facts, it is practically impossible for someone not to insert commentary even if its nonverbal in their expressions, actions and posture in the case of television.

    If there is a truly non-biased news media outlet I have yet to see one, and by the way, most people feel the media is slanted toward the left, however I freelance for a newspaper that is run by more conservative folks and they are STILL accused of slanting to the left.

    I hope this answers your question in an objective manner

  3. Kiwi spelling profile image49
    Kiwi spellingposted 8 years ago

    I agree with Davidwpa in his opinion that all expression reflects the bias of the originator; regardless of the training we got as journalists (or clergy, or whatever!) our perceptions are always the starting point.  I am a Scottish nationalist, and I know that there will always be "establishment" bias in the media - they will always treat my opinions on the basis of their knowledge of my "drift." Once we honestly acknowledge that there is bias in everything we cannot be active censors, since suppression would give other views an unfair advantage.  I'm the author of RUNNING A MESSAGE PARLOR, a memoir written way back in 1976, which reported on ideological and theological persecution that I suffered in America after giving readings of Burns' poetry (figure that out - I got run out of town in Roswell, New Mexico!); you can pick up an o.p. copy for less than $5 on Amazon.  I've just published RETIRED TERRORIST (at which reports on some of my Scottish  misadventures and then asks about the validity of considering protesters to be terrorists.  Bias makes the world go round!

  4. drbillfannin profile image58
    drbillfanninposted 8 years ago

    Any couch potato can see that. Just cruse stations and see how they report events and which ones they choose to report. Stations choose to report on events that further their agendas and then spin it to fit their ideals. You want to know why Fox is so popular? It is the only right-leaning news organization, and most of America is right of center. The rest have gone far left, so their viewers left, except for the ones who don't have a clue.


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