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  • I like to say I would watch it, but I know I probably wouldn't.

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  • Maybe, sometimes.

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    Re: Would you watch "positive" news programs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    I'd watch an honest news program
    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Personally, I wouldn't mind if the news simply got back to actually reporting
    I'd pay some attention to a news venue that wasn't straight up in your face propaganda, As for 'watching' I haven't had
    one of those things called TV for over a decade now so it would have to be delivered via the web. I'm fully converted to the
    millennial generation short attention theatre ADD/ADHD vidiot mode of information interface. I'm sure you old folks recall back
    in the 20th century watching the national news and then your local news. That is all over now.

    Looking back when I was a child at the kitchen table eating dinner watching Walter Cronkite tell us during the Tet Offensive
    "this war is lost" was all just total liberal media bias
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    Re: Would you watch "positive" news programs?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Personally, I wouldn't mind if the news simply got back to actually reporting and leave the commentary and opinion pieces to the talking heads. Too often, in my view, you have a news anchor interacting with a "reporter" and asking him/her their opinion on something or their take on the situation or what they think will happen next. The lines between true reporting and promoting a position have been so blurred that it makes much of news programming a joke.
    I expect true and objective news reporting or the reporting agency should not label itself as a News Organization. Most in our time are abject failures. We are subject to bought and paid for news by innumerable vested interests that distort, twist, adjust, massage news to fit the scenarios or agendas of the sponsors. News organizations have also suffered serious infiltration and subversion by Intelligence Agencies adjusting realities. Screw 'em all. Schools should teach a mandatory course teaching "how to determine unbiased news sources."

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    Re: Would you watch "positive" news programs?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    Schools should teach a mandatory course teaching "how to determine unbiased news sources."
    The prerequisite for that course would be Logical Thinking 101

    So much of what they spew out, if yer brain is even halfway engaged, leaves you saying to yourself: What a Crock!
    News Programs are downright insulting !

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    Re: Would you watch "positive" news programs?

    Nope, I wouldn't watch it, but then again, I never watch network news programs anyhow because they're not really news, they're ratings and commercial machines. I don't think that the news ought to be commercialized. I think it ought to be completely commercial free and bias free, it ought to just tell you what's going on and be done with it. However, pretty much every news show promotes sensationalistic reporting. If it bleeds, it leads. That's not how it used to be, that's not how it ought to be now.
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    Re: Would you watch "positive" news programs?

    hah cephus! the CIA should be made to broadcast an unfiltered weekly news hour about the goings on in the world to the public.
    After all we are paying their paychecks?

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    Re: Would you watch "positive" news programs?

    i'd watch it sometimes. i enjoy the feature kind of stuff if it's interesting. NBC Nightly usually devotes the last couple segments to stories like that.

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    Re: Would you watch "positive" news programs?

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    I'd pay some attention to a news venue that wasn't straight up in your face propaganda, As for 'watching' I haven't had
    one of those things called TV for over a decade now so it would have to be delivered via the web. I'm fully converted to the
    millennial generation short attention theatre ADD/ADHD vidiot mode of information interface. I'm sure you old folks recall back
    in the 20th century watching the national news and then your local news. That is all over now.

    Looking back when I was a child at the kitchen table eating dinner watching Walter Cronkite tell us during the Tet Offensive
    "this war is lost" was all just total liberal media bias
    The war was eventually lost though, although not specifically for the strictly military results of the Tet Offensive.

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    Re: Would you watch "positive" news programs?

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    hah cephus! the CIA should be made to broadcast an unfiltered weekly news hour about the goings on in the world to the public.
    After all we are paying their paychecks?
    Nope, the rest of the network programming is. That's how it used to be, TV networks had to show certain types of programming at certain times as a consequence of their FCC license. It was a public service.
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    Re: Would you watch "positive" news programs?

    My intent was to show an example of clear media bias (by the 'most trusted man in America')
    back in the day news commentators would have to preface their 'editorials' with some kinda
    excuse as: 'in the opinion of this journalist' crap

    hah a news broadcast devoted solely to good news?
    How about one that is just something vaguely resembling the truth?
    I'd settle for that.
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    Re: Would you watch "positive" news programs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    consequence of their FCC license. It was a public service.
    how'd that sayin' go?
    a free press is vital to democracy

    or some such balderdash
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