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    What is the least biased news outlet?

    We all know FOX News leans to the right and NBC/MSNBC leans to the left. Any argument against this would definitely be a losing one. So my question is, which of the major US TV media outlets do you consider to be the least biased?
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    Re: What is the least biased news outlet?

    Your question refers to "news outlet", not "opinion programming on a cable channel", so the news broadcasts at FNC are certainly the most fair and balanced. Its been their stated goal from the outset, and they've done an admirable job, in accordance with independent studies to become the "most trusted" news source.

    For the sixth time in a year, a national survey has found many more Americans see a media bias to the left than to the right, and the latest poll released earlier this month by the Sacred Heart University Polling Institute, discovered “significantly declining percentages of Americans saying they believe all or most of media news reporting,” with MSNBC (at a piddling four percent) and PBS (three percent) the least trusted for accurate reporting. Fox News, at 27 percent, was the most trusted, way ahead of second-best CNN at 14.6 percent. The Fairfield, Connecticut university's January 8 press release reported: “Just 19.6 percent of those surveyed could say they believe all or most news media reporting. This is down from 27.4 percent in 2003.”
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    Re: What is the least biased news outlet?

    Since I know Fox leans to the right (I prefer Fox), I'll take a blind guess and say CNN, from what I've read it's pretty unbiased.

    But of course, the most unbiased source of information is to go just get it yourself, somewhat hard if you're trying to chase news in Gaza or in Iran.

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    Re: What is the least biased news outlet?

    Quote Originally Posted by George VI View Post
    Since I know Fox leans to the right (I prefer Fox), I'll take a blind guess and say CNN, from what I've read it's pretty unbiased.

    But of course, the most unbiased source of information is to go just get it yourself, somewhat hard if you're trying to chase news in Gaza or in Iran.
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    Re: What is the least biased news outlet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Man View Post
    Your question refers to "news outlet", not "opinion programming on a cable channel", so the news broadcasts at FNC are certainly the most fair and balanced. Its been their stated goal from the outset, and they've done an admirable job, in accordance with independent studies to become the "most trusted" news source.

    Fox News, at 27 percent, was the most trusted, way ahead of second-best CNN at 14.6 percent.
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    Re: What is the least biased news outlet?

    I find most news outlets to be pretty fair in their coverage. Its the op-ed shows they run at night that show their slant.
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    Re: What is the least biased news outlet?

    Just to be clear, most trusted =/= least biased.

    Most trusted is an opinion of the coverage more than anything else. If there is only one right leaning station and twelve left leaning stations, and we figure that the country is split about 50/50 in their leaning, it means that a higher percentage of people will be drawn towards the right leaning station simply due to a lack of competition. This is the brilliance of FoxNews as a business venture. It tapped into a population of people who are the most brand-loyal (Men 25+ years old have been found to be the most brand loyal with regards to almost everything. When they find something they like, they stick with it), and were unrepresented by the market.

    I think FoxNews is perhaps the most brilliantly marketted News outlet, and that is part of the reason they are "most trusted". But I would not call them the "least biased". Quite frankly, I don't think any "news" outlet is least biased. They all have their biases. Some more subtle than others, but the biases exist.
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    Re: What is the least biased news outlet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Man View Post
    Your question refers to "news outlet", not "opinion programming on a cable channel", so the news broadcasts at FNC are certainly the most fair and balanced. Its been their stated goal from the outset, and they've done an admirable job, in accordance with independent studies to become the "most trusted" news source.

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    Re: What is the least biased news outlet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    the Communist News Network?


    Fox was launched in opposition to it.
    They acted like the Clinton News Network until the last Demo primary season. That's when they changed to the Obama News Network (ONN).

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    Re: What is the least biased news outlet?

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    I find most news outlets to be pretty fair in their coverage.
    here are some actual statements made by actual "reporters" made during "news coverage" on Fox "News" Channel.

    "Have we ever seen a President be so public about his spirituality?"
    "And perhaps the most forceful or aggressive response came from the Republican National committee which called Edwards 'a disingenuous, unaccomplished liberal'"
    "Two influential Washington lobbying groups are not waiting for John Roberts's confirmation hearings to announce their positions on the Supreme Court nominee. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is supporting Roberts. The liberal group People for the American Way is opposing him."
    "President Bush says we're at war against an enemy that wants to attack us again, so he says it's his responsibility as Commander in Chief to protect Americans from terrorists. And that includes, Mr. Bush says, allowing the NSA to wiretap phone calls from known Al Qaeda operatives to people here inside the U.S. Speaking in Texas yesterday, Mr. Bush also repeated his criticism of whomever revealed this one secret program to the media last month, suggesting it hurts America's efforts on the war on terror."
    "The chair of the Republican National Committee says this shows Rove was not the leaker, but rather the recipient of information."
    Why, or how, is it news to parrot what people say about the news? I have to wonder why anyone would want news to be "balanced." Can't it just be accurate?

    the least biased news outlets weren't listed as poll choices.

    NPR, PBS, & BBC, et al.

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