View Poll Results: Which News Channel is the least biased?

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  • ABC

    19 5.34%
  • NBC

    12 3.37%
  • FOX

    69 19.38%
  • CNN

    106 29.78%
  • NPR

    71 19.94%
  • other....or none

    79 22.19%
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    Re: What News Channel is the least biased?

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    or maybe it is the reality that those who label themselves as Liberal, Left, Socialist and Progressive have more open minds and are more willing to listen to those opinions which may not be in agreement with their own thoughts in an effort to attain better understanding of serious matters - unlike the True Believers who already 'know' the Truth and reality be damned.
    No, certainly not. Nice try though.

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    Re: What News Channel is the least biased?

    Quote Originally Posted by Meathead View Post
    No, certainly not. Nice try though.

    Speaking of reality is now to be thought of as a "Nice try"? Interesting world you inhabit sir.
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    Re: What News Channel is the least biased?

    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.

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    Re: What News Channel is the least biased?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolv67 View Post
    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.
    I more or less subscribe to the thesis of Herman & Chomsky in Manufacturing Consent. With respect to serious news (not Michael Jackson), examples of the undervalued victims as one part of the case proving a propaganda model are made and it is a pretty compelling argument. That said, I find that the liberal stations and the public broadcasting stations tend to have a broader range of international coverage, certainly far more detail and depth, as well as more and varied experts more closely tailored to the subject matter under discussion. In short, you won't get the bleating pro-status quo coverage and nonsensical fluff you despise if you stick with NPR or KPBS.

    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.
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    Re: What News Channel is the least biased?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kane View Post
    BBC and NPR lie about facts surrounding U.S. wars constantly, and they have been propagandizing for the British and American States for the reason that major oil field contracts were awarded to both countries following Iraq. (We have yet to see who gets what from Libya.) But after being a megaphone for wars for so many years, how can anyone honestly say their reliable?

    BBC, NPR, Al Jazeera are all propaganda organs of the State. The goal is imperialism, loot and pillage. And to these these Big Brother outlets, the Big Lie is the humanitarian cause. The mercenaries of Libya and Syria are funded by the State Dept., and are ruthless killers committing war crimes America is using for its ground wars.

    Just as BBC/NPR relied on NeoCon fabricated WMD lies from Bush/Cheney for Iraq, so too are they have been from the beginning relying on State Dept. funded terror groups like the Free Syrian Army for their information and casualty reports, and using the fake cell-phone videos put on YouTube to bolster imperialist intervention aims, the same way the thoroughly discredited Al-Jazeera english, (now propagandizing Pacifica Radio public stations) does.

    The Facebook Arab Spring and spontaneous demonstrations, my eye. More like push button activism remotely instigated by CentCom in Quatar, home of Al Jazeera english, where the U.S. military base there co-ordinates regime change propaganda broadcasts and using Facebook and Twitter postings to generate the appearance of democratic uprisings on behalf of the American Pentagon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomfoolery View Post
    I more or less subscribe to the thesis of Herman & Chomsky in Manufacturing Consent. With respect to serious news (not Michael Jackson), examples of the undervalued victims as one part of the case proving a propaganda model are made and it is a pretty compelling argument. That said, I find that the liberal stations and the public broadcasting stations tend to have a broader range of international coverage, certainly far more detail and depth, as well as more and varied experts more closely tailored to the subject matter under discussion. In short, you won't get the bleating pro-status quo coverage and nonsensical fluff you despise if you stick with NPR or KPBS.

    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.
    It amazes how deluded people still think there is a free press in this country. Your views on public broadcasting are 20 years old. PBS/NPR are censored propaganda by definition due to being under written by CIA fronts like Annenberg and Ford Foundation, and other corp. entities.

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    Re: What News Channel is the least biased?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kane View Post
    It amazes how deluded people still think there is a free press in this country. Your views on public broadcasting are 20 years old. PBS/NPR are censored propaganda by definition due to being under written by CIA fronts like Annenberg and Ford Foundation, and other corp. entities.
    Again, quit pushing the Q-tip when you feel resistance!

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    Re: What News Channel is the least biased?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kane View Post
    It amazes how deluded people still think there is a free press in this country. Your views on public broadcasting are 20 years old. PBS/NPR are censored propaganda by definition due to being under written by CIA fronts like Annenberg and Ford Foundation, and other corp. entities.
    Provide your proof of CIA front groups control PBS. I'll need to see your Top Secret and NATO top secret clearances too. The MIC already has VOA. Not all dissident media is quality. It is mostly propaganda, because they don't have an extra thin dime to spend.

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    Re: What News Channel is the least biased?

    Quote Originally Posted by Meathead View Post
    Again, quit pushing the Q-tip when you feel resistance!
    Agreed. well said.

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    Re: What News Channel is the least biased?

    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.

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    Re: What News Channel is the least biased?

    Gotta love Fox. They say 1 thing on TV. Go to their internet site & they say opposite on same issue.

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