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    106 9.61%
  • CBS

    104 9.43%
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    482 43.70%
  • FOX News

    340 30.83%
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    Re: What is the least biased news outlet?

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    Re: What is the least biased news outlet?

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    Re: What is the least biased news outlet?

    Hard to say. They all have their general corporate liberal bias even FOX. Fox then also seems to have a bias to a particular kind of rightwing thought whereas the others lean to various kinds of PC liberalism. I'd probably say CNN, like the BBC it is biased but it still does an alright job in my book as long as your remember the bias.
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    Re: What is the least biased news outlet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post


    Its not overwhelming evidence. Its a search on google? And results showing other newspaper/media in the UK saying the BBC is left biased.

    On a global scale all US media is right leaning, even CNN. Which makes BBC right of center on a global scale, but still in the center on a western society based scale.

    Compared with US news media, yes, BBC is left leaning, but compared with European media in general for example its right leaning. If the western scale is made up by general European media on the left side, and general US media on the right side of the line, then BBC is pretty much in the middle of all that.. If European media were US media, they would all be considered left leaning, except far right channels in Italy for example, while if US channels were European they would all be considered far right of center.
    As someone who is British I can tell you the BBC is certainly leftwing and Europhile and well known for it although it is still a quality outlet if you take that on board. You will find little Conservatism or traditionalism being espoused by the BBC, it is a shame it isn't more balanced because it is one of the world's best channels in my opinion.

    Peter Hitchens has an interesting blog post on absurd bias in one of the BBC's drama programs on the abortion debate recently.

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    This isn’t the truth, it’s lying BBC slurry

    The BBC’s bias in favour of wild radical causes is not just to be found in its news and current affairs output.

    A number of people rang me to urge me to watch an astonishing programme on BBC1 last Monday.

    This was a police thriller called Hunter, staring Hugh Bonneville and Janet McTeer. A lot of money had clearly been spent on sets, costumes, cars and actors. Almost everyone in it was young and attractive. It tore along at a compelling pace and was on at prime time.

    And what was the plot? A group of abortion opponents had kidnapped two young boys, and were threatening to murder them unless BBC news showed a film of an abortion. The kidnappers were outwardly respectable people – a doctor, a nurse and a charity worker with an MBE. During the police hunt for the culprits, a righteous (and alluring) young woman detective aggressively interrogated an (entirely innocent) medic.

    ‘So,’ she hissed, ‘you’re an anti-abortionist?,’ using the words much as she might have said: ‘So, you’re a Nazi war criminal.’

    Since the anti-abortion movement in this country is composed of kindly, non-violent people who seek to stop the slaughter of unborn babies, it is hard to see how they could resort to the murder of young children in pursuit of their cause.

    Why is this lying slurry chosen for screening on our main channel? Well, perhaps it’s summed up in the line given to Janet McTeer at the end of the programme.

    ‘Thank God for abortion,’ she says.

    Which I reckon is the BBC’s official view.
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    Re: What is the least biased news outlet?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    A '"host" of them' means more than one, btw.



    We are biased, admit the stars of BBC News | Mail Online
    The mail online is not the BBC, and I asked for a BBC source since they themselves have admitted being biased. And one article showing more than one single person saying this...
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    Re: What is the least biased news outlet?

    Does BBC have a bias?

    Yes. The question is what is that bias?

    Fox, CNN and the rest bias towards what sells. When was the last time BBC devoted a whole week to a missing white girl in Aruba?

    Being publicly funded has some benefits. You don't have to pander to the morons.

    Fox devoted virtually a month. CNN too.

    Does NPR have a bias?

    Yes. The question is what is that bias?

    I can't remember the last time Fox or CNN have a real report regarding the long term financial difficulties and fallout from the massive debt we've accrued over the past 8 years. NPR and PBS have these on a somewhat regular basis.

    Less bias or more bias doesn't equate to better news. Fox and CNN (except for CNN world, but that's another animal) aren't news. They are entertainment. Don't expect to find relevant, complex issues on those stations.
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    Re: What is the least biased news outlet?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Does BBC have a bias?

    Yes. The question is what is that bias?

    Fox, CNN and the rest bias towards what sells. When was the last time BBC devoted a whole week to a missing white girl in Aruba?

    Being publicly funded has some benefits. You don't have to pander to the morons.

    Fox devoted virtually a month. CNN too.

    Does NPR have a bias?

    Yes. The question is what is that bias?

    I can't remember the last time Fox or CNN have a real report regarding the long term financial difficulties and fallout from the massive debt we've accrued over the past 8 years. NPR and PBS have these on a somewhat regular basis.

    Less bias or more bias doesn't equate to better news. Fox and CNN (except for CNN world, but that's another animal) aren't news. They are entertainment. Don't expect to find relevant, complex issues on those stations.
    You have a good point. It doesn't change the fact that the BBC is using my money to put out a pro-EU, liberal agenda though. At least CNN doesn't charge me for a bloody TV license.
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    Re: What is the least biased news outlet?

    I've been watching Fox News since it's the only network allowed on the tv in the cardio room at my gym, and after a month of daily exposure I now know, without understanding precisely why, that Democrats are the greatest evil this planet has ever seen. My favorite bit was one of the talking points that our presence in Afghanistan represented arrogance and a bloodthirst for war.

    Oh, I also learned from Fox News that little blond girls are the only human beings who ever go missing.

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    Re: What is the least biased news outlet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    I've been watching Fox News since it's the only network allowed on the tv in the cardio room at my gym, and after a month of daily exposure I now know, without understanding precisely why, that Democrats are the greatest evil this planet has ever seen. My favorite bit was one of the talking points that our presence in Afghanistan represented arrogance and a bloodthirst for war.

    Oh, I also learned from Fox News that little blond girls are the only human beings who ever go missing.
    Do they still report daily on the Scott Peterson case?
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    Re: What is the least biased news outlet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    Do they still report daily on the Scott Peterson case?
    I'm not sure since the exercise machines, especially near the end of the day when everybody is using them, are pretty loud. However, I can definitely say that the words "Democrats" and "communism" are used frequently and in tight proximity.

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