View Poll Results: Who is the best newscaster?

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  • Hannity

    3 8.33%
  • Glenn Beck

    12 33.33%
  • Bill O'reilly

    5 13.89%
  • Chris Matthews

    0 0%
  • Larry king

    1 2.78%
  • Aderson Cooper

    15 41.67%
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Thread: Best newscaster is?

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    Unhappy Re: Best newscaster is?

    After hearing another misleading story about the proposed health care plan, I realized the problem I have with the political right is not their policies, some of which, like gun rights, I support very strongly. It is that their strategy for dealing with opposing viewpoints is not open debate (the American way), but instead to try to shut down debate (as we have seen at the protests at town hall meeting about health care) and flood the media with distortions and outright LIES! Here are just three fact checked examples for the last few days:

    False Euthanasia Claims | FactCheck.org

    Cash for Clunkers | FactCheck.org

    CPR Administers Bad Facts, Again | FactCheck.org

    I'm not sure what I think about the following organization because I haven't researched it well yet, but it is nice to see that others who see the problem are trying to do something about it:

    What We Stand For | Save the News

    I do think it is very dangerous to our democracy that blindly partisan ideologues are masquerading as Newsmen! Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh (just to name a few) are propaganda pushers, pretending to be Newscasters with the public's best interest at heart. To be fair, recently some have popped up on the left as well. Keith Olbermann and the rest of the MSNBC crowd are just as crappy "Non-News" as the Fox goons are. Don't get me wrong; I have no problem with these folks sharing their opinions and exercising their free speech. I just have a problem with them doing it while pretending to be newscasters. What scares me is that FOX and MSNBC are the two most popular news sources!

    I really think this is one of the biggest problems facing our country today.

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    Re: Best newscaster is?

    Hannity: Wants to project fairness and objectivity, but really is nothing more then a guy who knows very little but talks with confidence as though he does.

    Glenn Beck: A comedian and entertainer, nows even less then Hannity and is a outright lair.

    Bill O'reilly: Sometimes has some sort of objectivity, but is so impressed with himself that he does himself an immence injustice.

    Chris Matthews: hard hitting In terms of making simple non important questions seem like the work of a genius, but really he is a two bit hack.

    Larry king: Paparazi enthusiast who is senile

    Aderson Cooper: had great potential but soldout during Anna nicholes death

    We have very few real newscasters with any integrity left.


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    Re: Best newscaster is?

    Jim Lehrer would have to be the best Newscaster.

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    Re: Best newscaster is?

    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    Hannity: Wants to project fairness and objectivity, but really is nothing more then a guy who knows very little but talks with confidence as though he does.

    Glenn Beck: A comedian and entertainer, nows even less then Hannity and is a outright lair.

    Bill O'reilly: Sometimes has some sort of objectivity, but is so impressed with himself that he does himself an immence injustice.

    Chris Matthews: hard hitting In terms of making simple non important questions seem like the work of a genius, but really he is a two bit hack.

    Larry king: Paparazi enthusiast who is senile

    Aderson Cooper: had great potential but soldout during Anna nicholes death

    We have very few real newscasters with any integrity left.
    I pretty much agree with your assessment of these people. Biggest problem I have of late with Chris Matthews is that he simply does not let people respond. He does play hardball (pun intended) with everyone to answer the question that was asked, yet more and more I have noticed he just talks over people, as if he has lost interest in actually listening to anyone. I don't remember him ever being this obnoxious.

    And Anderson Cooper did have potential, but went down the drain with CNN in their "Missing white girl of the week" obsessions, and tabloid round the clock coverage of people that warranted no more than a minute (Anna Nicole, Michael Jackson...). They, CNN, cut Aaron Brown for one reason, and that was to have the more telegenic Cooper, which is shameful.

    Commonality between CNN, FOX, and MSNBC (and CNBC) is that they have 24 hours to fill up, with most often only 2 hours of news. CNN use to be good to watch because outside of the 2 hours of news they would actually report on other stories that were not headlines, stories from around the globe. Not any more. Thankfully BBC and NPR have not completely sold out.

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    Re: Best newscaster is?

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottD View Post
    Jim Lehrer would have to be the best Newscaster.
    Jim Lehrer=PBS

    I think by default 90% of Americans do not know he exists. 8% probably think he is some Muppet.

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    Re: Best newscaster is?

    Thankfully BBC and NPR have not completely sold out.
    I agree, especially NPR is a superb news outlet even though it has a liberal slant.


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    Re: Best newscaster is?

    Umm...I think you are confusing newscaster with opinion show host...

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    Re: Best newscaster is?

    Quote Originally Posted by JustinDeeMan View Post
    Yea my mistake, very spiteful remarks in this thread lol
    Glad to see that you can laugh about it. You need to have a thick skin around here.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: Best newscaster is?

    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    I agree, especially NPR is a superb news outlet even though it has a liberal slant.
    It does? Personally I think NPR gives all POVs respect above and beyond the call of duty.

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    Re: Best newscaster is?

    I don't watch any of those on the poll.

    Trevor McDonald and Jon Snow.
    My favourites.


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