“And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
~ James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, July 10, 1822
All networks are biased towards ratings, so if they have to revive yellow journalism to capture a niche of hyper-partisan, under-educated viewers, they've proven willing to do so. The joke is on the viewer for not realizing this. I don't really watch news anymore because it tends to be as depressing and simplistic as possible. The Michael Jackson **** went on how many years?
They just go from tragedy to celebrity death to political talking point. They have a knack for spending endless hours letting "experts" back and forth on "controversies" like Obama wishing school kids a good year. In the rare event they report on some new research, they draw causal claims out of thin air (for example Mozart effect). What I'm saying is they all suck equally.
And before you write me off as a liberal, VOA is a decent outlet for news. They have some solid fact based reporting. My beef is largely like yours, I like serious news, not piffle and trifling garbage. (MSNBC and Fix news)
Another quality tip is to read print media. It tends to be better. Not internet, actual print media.
Last edited by Tomfoolery; 07-07-12 at 12:47 PM.
"It simply amazes me how you are so deluded. Your news is a Martian front organization." See how easy it is to say nothing?
Talk is cheap.
My favorite presidential candidate is Gary Johnson. If I relied on MSM only, I still might not have heard of him. I get most of my news from the internet.
Gotta love Fox. They say 1 thing on TV. Go to their internet site & they say opposite on same issue.