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 mpg View Post
    C-SPAN is the ONLY unbiased network.
    Because they don't say anything, they simply broadcast what the various congresscritters are saying. It may or may not be seen as 'news'
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    Re: What News Channel is the least biased?

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    They freely admit that they're liberal, until Congress starts talking about cutting off their funding.


    Care to provide a citation that supports such a claim?
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    Re: What News Channel is the least biased?

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    Care to provide a citation that supports such a claim?
    I don't have links to the transcripts, but I've listened to them on a daily basis for ~20 years.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: What News Channel is the least biased?

    I don't think NPR caters to the left at all, I just think the US has become so right wing that facts don't matter anymore.

    Chomsky has written a lot of very interesting things about the media in the US. I'd have to say NPR is the most unbiased.

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    Re: What News Channel is the least biased?

    Quote Originally Posted by RGacky3 View Post
    I don't think NPR caters to the left at all, I just think the US has become so right wing that facts don't matter anymore.

    Chomsky has written a lot of very interesting things about the media in the US. I'd have to say NPR is the most unbiased.
    Perception is usually key here.
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    Re: What News Channel is the least biased?

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    Because they don't say anything, they simply broadcast what the various congresscritters are saying. It may or may not be seen as 'news'
    Great place to watch scripted speeches uttered by your Representative, and great place to see policy institutes discuss things. But it's not news with the additional layer of interpretation by paid staff.
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    Re: What News Channel is the least biased?

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    Looking at the poll I have to disagree with the premise. If the Fox in the list is Fox News, fine - but Fox also provides entertainment on its other channels. The only exclusively news oriented broadcaster in this poll is CNN. A better, more accurate poll would have only CNN, MSNBC and FoxNews as they are the news-only channels.
    If you could recall the amusing moment when Fox News representatives were blowing hot air about legal action against 20th Century Fox's Fox TV station for broadcasting an episode of the Simpson's which parodied the Fox News Ticker at the bottom of the screen-this would make sense.

    Edit: For the misinterpretation, removal was necessary, but anecdote still demonstrative.
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    Re: What News Channel is the least biased?

    Curry,
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    Phys251,
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    Somerville,
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    whysoserious,
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    NPR voters. Obviously makes it the among the most bias.

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    Re: What News Channel is the least biased?

    A better test would be someone from outside the US listening to American news, I guarantee you almost NO ONE outside the US would consier Fox to be unbiased, and the majority would probably pick NPR.

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    Re: What News Channel is the least biased?

    Quote Originally Posted by RGacky3 View Post
    A better test would be someone from outside the US listening to American news, I guarantee you almost NO ONE outside the US would consier Fox to be unbiased, and the majority would probably pick NPR.
    Why would it be better? Do you think people outside the US don't have biases? I certainly do and I live outside the US, but I answered the question honestly. Since you're posting at this time it's reasonable to assume that you do to, but voting for NPR leaves your objectivity in question.

    What the hell was that?!

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