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%
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    Re: What News Channel is the least biased?

    Why does voting for NPR leave my objectivity in question?

    Hell based on that logic voting for ANYTHING leaves objectivity in question.

    I think people outside teh US are less interested in party politics within the US than Americans are and are elss attacehd to american political parties, i.e. more disinterested.

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    Re: What News Channel is the least biased?

    Quote Originally Posted by RGacky3 View Post
    Why does voting for NPR leave my objectivity in question?

    Hell based on that logic voting for ANYTHING leaves objectivity in question.

    I think people outside teh US are less interested in party politics within the US than Americans are and are elss attacehd to american political parties, i.e. more disinterested.
    The question was least biased, not which do you agree with most. NPR and its political culture are a matter of public record. The use of taxpayers money to established a decidedly liberal media source is perverse. Claiming such a media source as unbiased is even more perverse. It is very similar to someone voting for FOX. An iota of objectivity is in order but, apparently not forthcoming. Your line of reasoning on objectivity is might be valid only since some of us apparently cannot be. Still, I refuse to accept that those not living in the States are more objective

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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.
    I don't know. All I ever see on there are partisan hacks.


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    Re: What News Channel is the least biased?

    The question was least biased, not which do you agree with most. NPR and its political culture are a matter of public record. The use of taxpayers money to established a decidedly liberal media source is perverse. Claiming such a media source as unbiased is even more perverse. It is very similar to someone voting for FOX. An iota of objectivity is in order but, apparently not forthcoming. Your line of reasoning on objectivity is might be valid only since some of us apparently cannot be. Still, I refuse to accept that those not living in the States are more objective
    The fact that its publically funed imo makes it more unbiased since its not dependant on corporate money.

    Explain to my why its establisehd as a liberal media source? I don't think it is at all, if you want to know the facts of an issue and in debth analysis on the facts you turn to NPR.

    You refuse to accept that but I just gave an argument for it.

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    Re: What News Channel is the least biased?

    Quote Originally Posted by tecoyah View Post
    I try to get news from multiple sources, usually using one to play off the other as they all seem to lean to some extent. I have however, found one in particular to play pretty fair while actually providing the information I seek.
    Which do you find tends to cover the news without heavy bias....if any?
    CNBC and Bloomberg. And C-Span.
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    Re: What News Channel is the least biased?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    CNBC and Bloomberg. And C-Span.
    CNBC America is biased as hell. Their "reporters" constantly push conservative dogma and CNBC American version is also highly anti-European. The only one who is not biased is their British anchor. Even their hot Australian anchor has some times eaten too many Twinkies and pumps out bias. What really pisses me off is when their anchors do not correct their guests for falsehoods or lack of knowledge. Just yesterday one of their blowheart regular guests started to spread panic about the Greek finance minister resigning. Err... it was know he was sick, so how can it come as a shock that he is resigning?

    Bloomberg is a bit better, but bias does seep in at times.. and they have tendency to mix up EU and Euro some times.
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    Re: What News Channel is the least biased?

    Least biased.. depends on the subject often.

    Over all news coverage.. BBC. Still the biggest news gathering organisation out there. They can be biased (all news organisations can be) but the checks and balances in place often prevent bias on the news reporting. Their interviewers are also second to none.. they actually ask uncomfortable questions to their guests. Especially on the middle east they are often the most unbiased out there.. going after both sides for their wrong doing... of course both sides in the Palestinian conflict call the BBC biased against their side.. so they must be doing something right.

    Al Jazeera. However Al Jazeera has a tendency to get a bit biased when it comes to middle east coverage.. although often ironically it is pro-Israeli bias... go figure. I see more Isreali commentators and government spokesmen on Al Jazzera than anywhere else and I love watching the journalists giving hell to Hamas spokesmen. But on their non-middle east coverage, they are almost second to none. They cover a lot of stuff that the other main-stream channels never cover... and they cover it in-depth often and especially they cover news where average people and/or minorities are being bullied or worse by government or big business.

    Sky News is also unbiased, but that has more due to UK regulation than anything else. They try to every so often, to spread the "word" of their founder.. and god I am tired of every god damn live coverage of some American plane with one landing gear or similar totally irrelevant bull****. Some of the Sky News reporters are very good and knowledgeable... and I hope to god that Murdoch never gets his wish and gets rid of the regulation on fairness and bias in British TV-News.

    CNN International is okay too.. not nearly as biased as when they show CNN America. But too much "Next on CNN" .. I seriously rarely see any news on that channel as each time I switch over too it, there is some sort of commercial.. gezz.

    CNBC = baised as hell with their American service. The European service is much better and balanced as is their Asian service.

    Bloomberg = okay, but limited real news coverage.

    Most biased over here... Fox News and Russia Today. Fox News is so biased that it can only be shown on pay tv.. since it then does not have to meet certain regulations in the UK.
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    Re: What News Channel is the least biased?

    Quote Originally Posted by RGacky3 View Post
    The fact that its publically funed imo makes it more unbiased since its not dependant on corporate money.

    Explain to my why its establisehd as a liberal media source? I don't think it is at all, if you want to know the facts of an issue and in debth analysis on the facts you turn to NPR.

    You refuse to accept that but I just gave an argument for it.


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    Re: What News Channel is the least biased?


    I agree that remaining 100% unbiased is extremely hard, even for the most dedicated reporter, although that should be the goal. Bias though, could be in what you (editorial you) leave out , as what you put in.
    I enjoy the editorials on MSNBC, I watch Fox to confirm my impression, while getting my news from NPR, & the big three + CNN.
    But I'm not glued to any. The TV is in same room as the computer, so what ever the wife puts on, I hear.


    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkie View Post
    I like the PBS and BBC news for balanced coverage, but that could be because they sensationalize less. (You can achieve a biased news show by omitting coverage just you can by any other means.)

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    Re: What News Channel is the least biased?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Least biased.. depends on the subject often.

    Over all news coverage.. BBC. Still the biggest news gathering organisation out there. They can be biased (all news organisations can be) but the checks and balances in place often prevent bias on the news reporting. Their interviewers are also second to none.. they actually ask uncomfortable questions to their guests. Especially on the middle east they are often the most unbiased out there.. going after both sides for their wrong doing... of course both sides in the Palestinian conflict call the BBC biased against their side.. so they must be doing something right.

    Al Jazeera. However Al Jazeera has a tendency to get a bit biased when it comes to middle east coverage.. although often ironically it is pro-Israeli bias... go figure. I see more Isreali commentators and government spokesmen on Al Jazzera than anywhere else and I love watching the journalists giving hell to Hamas spokesmen. But on their non-middle east coverage, they are almost second to none. They cover a lot of stuff that the other main-stream channels never cover... and they cover it in-depth often and especially they cover news where average people and/or minorities are being bullied or worse by government or big business.

    Sky News is also unbiased, but that has more due to UK regulation than anything else. They try to every so often, to spread the "word" of their founder.. and god I am tired of every god damn live coverage of some American plane with one landing gear or similar totally irrelevant bull****. Some of the Sky News reporters are very good and knowledgeable... and I hope to god that Murdoch never gets his wish and gets rid of the regulation on fairness and bias in British TV-News.

    CNN International is okay too.. not nearly as biased as when they show CNN America. But too much "Next on CNN" .. I seriously rarely see any news on that channel as each time I switch over too it, there is some sort of commercial.. gezz.

    CNBC = baised as hell with their American service. The European service is much better and balanced as is their Asian service.

    Bloomberg = okay, but limited real news coverage.

    Most biased over here... Fox News and Russia Today. Fox News is so biased that it can only be shown on pay tv.. since it then does not have to meet certain regulations in the UK.
    Chances are, you are going to see the least bias from an organization that has the least stake in what happens in american political life, so it will likely be a foreign news agency. Things like FOX and MSNBC are specifically built with certain audiences in mind and play to those audience's fears, whereas something like NPR also has a certain audience in mind (affluent moderate liberals to centrists), and you can also see that in its reporting, but of the choices its the least bias due to its target audience.

    A foreign agency has no such target US audience.
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