Who do you think reports the most honest news CNN, MSNBC, FOX
TeleSur. Venezuela's network. Is so bad they get the cold treatment from their buddies down in the north.
All of these stations are biased and filled with sensationalism and not real journalism. I watch the BBC when I want to know what's really going on in this country or I read news from any source but mainstream American media. It's the only way to free oneself from propaganda on both "sides"
Given the choices in your question I believe Fox overall is the most honest. This opinion is not shared by media organizations simply because they are in competition. I do believe there are great journalists in any of these organizations who try to report honestly on events.
Each organization in your question must be evaluated on what and how they present the facts overall compared to the others. What needs to happen in media organizations is a presentation of both sides of an issue and let the viewers decide where they stand. In this respect I feel that Fox accomplishes this objective. This does not mean that there are not times where the others do not do the same thing.
Having views that contradict what is being presented or discussed is great but when they are required to defend those views that is the best reporting we can ever hope to have. There needs to be balance in news reporting. Both sides of an issue needs to be broadcast for the listeners to decide how they feel. We do not get this enough today.
I usually tune into CNN,they usually tend to be more accurate.
None of the above. Try BBC news. Dennis AuBuchon is wrong - Faux news is pure Murdoch propaganda akin to TASS of the 'ol USSR.
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I'm with CristinS, I prefer to watch the BBC for more objective news reports. CNN, MSNBC and Fox have interests that they need to cater to so I always take their reporting and analysis with a grain of salt. If you really need to, I think it's best to watch all three and then figure out for yourself (or do additional research using other sources) and come up with your own informed and perhaps more objective opinion or understanding of a report or issue. It would not be good to rely solely on a single source for your news and information. Remember, we can think for ourselves so let's not rely on what one source says, let's listen to several, digest and think for ourselves.
I think the answer depends on how you define "most honest." Old Empresario has a good point, that as long as you openly acknowledge the political POV of Fox News, they could arguably be the winner.
Of course, if "most honest" means the most objective and least biased... well then Fox would have to rank pretty low.
I like BBC - not that it isn't without its own biases, but because it presents a point of view that is often completely lacking from US outlets. Another good outside source is Al Jazeera International.
In general, I would suggest that anyone wanting the whole story should check out news coverage from multiple sources - especially from sources that you don't always agree with.
Throw out MSNBC right off the bat. It's nothing but a political party's propaganda operation.
Between the other two, you can get a reasonably balanced view of news if you take them both together. Either one alone will leave you with a skewed picture of current events.
The answer, then, is that none of the above is "the most honest." Two of them, however, are more "honest" than the third.
to like fox u are racist,just saying them guys are so racist toward blacks it not even funny, they never ever give credit to our black president. and they won't say he's doing a ok job, look what bush left him with. and he has made some falut on his
Fox is horrible, functioning essentially as a propaganda arm. Their coverage of climate change is particularly awful--they are a frequent conduit for stuff that is demonstrably untrue.
I find it telling that CNN doesn't even *have* a science tab on their site! MSNBC seems to me pretty uneven, though I must say I don't go there much, and so have a limited sample to comment upon.
So, none of the above.
I think that PBS/NPR does the best. It's true that there is a "leftish" point of view, which comes out mostly as a general context thing, but conservative voices are often heard, and fact-checking is taken very seriously indeed. Another interesting online alternative is CBC.CA, the Canadian national news service Website.
Its not an option but BBC as well. They have nothing to lose by reporting the truth.
None of them they all play the same tunes - with a slightly different pitch. If you want the nearest to the truth then always watch the news from another country then you will get the true picture of what is going on. I watch RT and PressTV then I can see the bias and spin that BBC and CNN etc that put on the news that they feed us in the west
FOX News and the ratings seem to back up that view.
FOX news' website actually isn't bad. Their broadcast commentators, however, are the worst on TV. I gave up on CNN when they started to seem more concerned with celebrity gossip than news. Don't really have any contact with MSNBC.
On TV, the only thing I would bother with is NPR.
Online, the BBC isn't bad. I prefer Reuters over them. Al Jazeera is producing some very good content.
None of the above. It's all tainted. We have to get our news from a variety of sources to put the pieces of the puzzle together.
I vote for CNN. Fox and MSNBC hold little creditability with me. BBC is good, but it does not offer the domestic perspective that I am looking for on a day-to-day basis.
CNN presents the financial news in an understandable manner. I find most of the financial reporters to be objective enough to be acceptable by my journalistic-trained mind.
They are not perfect. Reporting financial news is hard. As a reporter, I covered governmental bodies, crime news, feature stories, etc. Covering financial news is difficult. It is probably the hardest part of news to find complete objectivity, mainly because there are so many subjective nuances impacting the economic news. Telling me the Dow is up or down is easy, as is telling me the unemployment figures. However, explaining that the Dow is up, but it is up only because a certain company had a successful IPO while some major long-standing companies only had a so-so day, requires a limited amount of subjectivity. In other words, it is hard to stop explaining why you are reporting the story that you are hearing.
They are not bad, but certainly not the best. I use to handle PR for an oil and gas trade group. They wanted to interview my president. I never asked to preview a story. I did insist on know the subjects they wanted to discuss. They would not agree.
Of those three, I would say CNN. However, they are all prone to bias, and the bias shows sometimes however much they may try to conceal it. And I agree with what many others said here about BBC News and NPR. Rather than getting all of your news from one source, or one perspective, I suggest looking at it from every perspective and deciding for yourself what is the "truth."
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