Published: Tuesday, Jan. 7 2014 4:55 p.m. MST
I see it like this -- Liberals are less likely to fall for being
whipped into an emotional feeding frenzy, More likely to use their minds
over their emotions to form their own opinons, And gather their
information from a wide variety of sources.Conservatives [on the
other hand]: love a good meetin' revival, are more likely to
use emotions RATHER than minds based on facts and logic,and generally have
that SINGLE source of ALL their information along with pre-conceived opionions
that simple agree with.i.e., viewing what they want to see, hear, and
Anyone who watches Fox or MSNBC for the "news" is kidding themselves.
Both are designed to promote ideologies and anyone who isn't interested in
ideologies (most of America) will not watch either of these outlets. Personally I watch both of these stations expressly for their opinions. As a follower of MSNBC I can say that their fall in ratings has nothing
to do with their ideology but everything to do with formatting. The
only way I "an avowed progressive) can watch the channel anymore is to
record it and fast forward through until I see something I'm interested in
(and I still agree with most of their ideologies). The network has
allowed Schultz and Sharpton to just be narcissistic whiners. Chris Matthews
has never met a conversation he didn't want to talk over, Chris Hays is a
true "wonk fest" and Rachel Maddow's half hour lecture every
night with silly hats and lame jokes is just boring. Also what's with the
prison shows? I think Fox does a much better job of creating
hospitable environment for their message. Right wingers are getting what they
come for, comfort and opinion. Progressives not so much.
Maybe becasue it's lame, biased, and agenda driven... I'm just
sayin... that may be part of it.
Good solid journalism struggles to be competitive in what is essentially an
entertainment medium. The pressure on broadcast journalists to be TV
personalities first takes a toll on their journalism.The rules are
simple enough. A good reporter doesn’t speculate. He tells what he knows
and resists the temptation to offer commentary. But what does he do in the
position of trying to do journalism right while knowing that hanging onto his
job hinges on ratings and audience share? If a story he knows is important is
boring to the public, does he yield to the temptation to spice up the details?
Can he do so without compromising the integrity of his reporting?
Cable news?Cable news is a contradiction in terms.Happy
talk mixed with talking points infomercials is opinion...not NEWS.The 24/7 Cable presentation(s) simply enable the suits to verify that
entertainers are following the prescribed talking points.
"Fox News remained at the top of the ratings battle in 2013, but other
networks are in a downward spiral, according to USA Today"this
about says it all. People tune out garbage - they want to hear the truth whether
it agrees with their ideology or not.
I am lucky that my father recorded a lot of videos when I was a kid so I have
some of the old news reels and news updates. what is lacking today in journalism
is objectivity and honesty. the reporters in the old days I noticed tended to
report just the facts of the story and left out the interprative Hyperboly and
agenda or waited to make certain facts were corect before rushing to the
presses. They let the audience form their own opinion instead of presenting
theirs. This is Why MSNBC, CBS,ABC,PBS and CNN look more like pravda at best
every day or Josef Goebels propoganda material from the Third Reich more and
more. Even Fox news is not blameless bias game but the reason they are doing the
best is because at least there is still some semblance of objectivity of balance
that the other networks have abandoned and the rating show it.
I like the political cartoons the best. They capture the truth better than all
of them combined-by along ways.
The only answer is PBS Newshour.
one old manOgden, UTThe only answer is PBS Newshour.11:55 a.m. Jan. 8, 2014=========== Agreed.However, I have also found Al Jazeer America [channel 7.2] to be an EXCELLENT
source of unbiased international reporting.
Keep in mind Fox New has both NEWS and commentary. The news hours are done by
Shepard Smith and others and they report the news I think in a very fair and
balanced manner. I think CNN does ok as well at least with the news. Fox also
has commentary such as Hannity which IS conservative commentary. You know that
when you tune in. There is also more liberal commentary on Fox such as Geraldo
Rivera who is a liberal. Fox has both. Bob Beckel on The Five is a liberal. Try
to find ONE conservative on any of the other news channels....ONE!!! They
don't exist. It is ALL liberal or FAR FAR LEFT LIBERAL. So this is why the
other networks are sinking in the sand...people get it that what they are
watching is completely bogus and slanted and therefore meaningless...even the
NBCNews (MSNBC) is the most scurrilous "news" channel. Their comments
are embarrassing in addition to being incorrect. They bring no new insights to
political discourse and their hatred of opposing views has led to them to
personally attack Sarah Palin and MItt Romney. In both instances there was a
profuse apology and at least one firing that was prompted by public uproar.
Their subjectivity and bigotry overshadows any value that could have resulted.
They are left wing hate mongers and not journalists.
There are undoubtedly good journalists in cable news who feel hamstrung by
producers whose emphasis on creating entertaining TV viewing gets priority over
the public interest. Anchors get chosen for star quality over experience and
it’s no surprise when newscasts seem to be more about the newscaster than
the news itself.Some viewers like an anchor who gives commentary
with a dose of attitude. I think reporting and commentary are a bad mix. The
best cable news feature I regularly watched was CNN’s NewsNight with Aaron
Brown who came over from ABC News. I never saw Brown insult the intelligence of
his viewers. But he got dumped after a year or two and his time slot went to
Anderson Cooper. That’s when the decline of CNN became obvious to me.
LDS LiberalYou must post nonsense like that just to get a response.
Well here is mine. I've rarely heard a liberal argument that changed my
mind. I frequently hear conservative ones that do. And I've never heard a
liberal rationally argue a political point with facts. Only emotion. That is
why I tend to be conservative. I want logic and reason to make public policy
decisions, not emotional ones. Therefore it is the liberals who never hear or
read any opposition. FOX has opposition on all the time. That is why
conservatives can win just about any argument on policy. They know both sides
of an issue, not just the MSNBC or NBC, or CBS, or ABC, or OBAMA view.
To answer the question of the headline.Because cable TV news is a
In regards to local news, even is a bigger joke. For example, one night I turn
on Channel 4. It was after some reality show and they spent the first 20
minutes of the news highlighting the show. I thought that was a new low in
local news. There is no way we can take the media seriously anymore, even
newspapers. The days of Woodward and Bernstein are gone. It's all up to
us to make and report the news via the Internet...
Because they are all puppets who don't report the news like what going on
with the fukishima radiation. They only sing praise to Obama or the Tea party
all day long.
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