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Curious-Question for Conservatives About the News

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So, many of you make it clear that you consider most news sources unfairly biased.  I'm curious--which news sources do you consider fair and unbiased (or least biased)?

 

by on Oct. 6, 2012 at 1:21 PM
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Fields456
by Bronze Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 8:38 PM
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Exactly


Quoting SallyMJ:

ALL news sources are biased -- Most lean left, a few lean right. 


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Lacey14
by Bronze Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 8:44 PM
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Quoting GirlsofSummer:

 I am not a conservative, but as long as news is for profit, it can not possibly be unbiased. The only honest, unbiased news media in this country is on PBS.

PBS leans toward the left.  I love the programs as much as anyone, but they mostly favor liberals views.  Sesame Street, as awesome as it is, is very liberal in its teachings.

Citygirlk
by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 8:49 PM
Are you saying that the facts from facts check are.biased, as in untrue.

Quoting SallyMJ:

FYI - FactCheck.org and Politifact are both left-leaning. 

The Annenberg Public Policy Center of U of Pennsylvania, which owns FactCheck.org, used to be a conservative organization that turned liberal when the couple died and their estate passed on to the new owners.

We conservatives have to do our own fact checking.


Quoting LIMom1105:

Thanks for the replies!  I'm curious, especially since so many thought the RNC was fair and unbiased. Of course not, neither is the DNC.


Myself, of all the big news sources on TV, I do think CNN is probably the best. Certainly not unbiased, but probably least so (of the biggies again).  BBC I like since they do cover stories about international affairs that get little airtime here. 


I do like factcheck.org to check candidate claims.


Fox and MSNBC are entertainment for me, both are extreme in their views.  Morning Joe is more balanced, but it's all opinion, and I don't like the way Mika gets shouted down again and again.


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Lacey14
by Bronze Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 8:49 PM
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Quoting jadedcynic:

You obviously aren't old enough to remember how Reagan was treated like a living God on Earth.

Quoting LoveMyTrio:

I don't think there is any "balanced" reporting that I've seen from any one station.  Even PBS seems biased.  I will say that I've never seen so many media outlets pine over a President like they do over Obama in my life.  You would think he cured cancer or was Elvis reincarnated.  They portray him in imagery as a savior or a King with a white or golden glow, and praise his pandering to the Hollywood soapbox egos.  No one seems to care that he shut out C-Span from the health care debate after promising to be the most tranparent administration in history.  No one seems to care that he's circumvented congress with executive fiat against the will of the people, or that he's fired CEO's of Companies he didn't own, and took over two of the largest private industries (auto and healthcare) to increase the government footprint of control.  No one cares about the increased domestic spying under Obama when it was such a huge deal under Bush, and the impending takeover of the internet and digital communications which he is aggressively pushing for through the FCC.  He bows to leaders that wish to wipe us off the map, and a good portion of the public adores him.  I just don't get it.  I think he and his entire socialism loving administration is dangerous.


Is this first hand knowledge?  Because, I would have thought by your avatar, you wouldn't have any idea how the public reacted back when he was president.

Citygirlk
by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 8:54 PM
So why is it banned in canada?

Quoting Lacey14:

Fox news is not news in your opinion, because they don't say what you want to hear.  To say they are not news, is just wishful thinking on your part.

Even the original source can be biased.  That's why it is good to have a variety of reporters and eye witnesses telling the same story.

Quoting jaxTheMomm:

I don't think you can ever consider just one news source.

Quite often they will all pick up one thing from a wire and run with it, and you have to find the original source to determine what's actually going on and that can take some time!

Fox news is not news. 


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Lacey14
by Bronze Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Since I'm not Canadian, nor do I live in Canada, I don't know, or really care.  From just the little that I've heard of Canadians, they are a pretty liberal bunch in general aren't they?  Good question for research.  Please tell me why you believe they are banned there.  Or what do your sources tell you?  Maybe they don't like all the patriotic talking points and want to distance themselves from us that way.

Quoting Citygirlk:

So why is it banned in canada?

Quoting Lacey14:

Fox news is not news in your opinion, because they don't say what you want to hear.  To say they are not news, is just wishful thinking on your part.

Even the original source can be biased.  That's why it is good to have a variety of reporters and eye witnesses telling the same story.

Quoting jaxTheMomm:

I don't think you can ever consider just one news source.

Quite often they will all pick up one thing from a wire and run with it, and you have to find the original source to determine what's actually going on and that can take some time!

Fox news is not news. 



Carpy
by Platinum Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 9:04 PM
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It isn't.


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Quoting Citygirlk:

So why is it banned in canada?

Quoting Lacey14:

Fox news is not news in your opinion, because they don't say what you want to hear.  To say they are not news, is just wishful thinking on your part.

Even the original source can be biased.  That's why it is good to have a variety of reporters and eye witnesses telling the same story.

Quoting jaxTheMomm:

I don't think you can ever consider just one news source.

Quite often they will all pick up one thing from a wire and run with it, and you have to find the original source to determine what's actually going on and that can take some time!

Fox news is not news. 



Xlandria
by Bronze Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Excellent question. I don't watch the news but I do read all the different things said and then research it and go from there. I will pull it all together and give my 2 cents worth shortly. 

Lacey14
by Bronze Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 9:23 PM

It isn't banned in Canada.  Here is a list as of Oct. 2012 of authorized, non-canadian programs.  Fox news and Fox Business are on the list.

Quoting Citygirlk:

So why is it banned in canada?

Quoting Lacey14:

Fox news is not news in your opinion, because they don't say what you want to hear.  To say they are not news, is just wishful thinking on your part.

Even the original source can be biased.  That's why it is good to have a variety of reporters and eye witnesses telling the same story.

Quoting jaxTheMomm:

I don't think you can ever consider just one news source.

Quite often they will all pick up one thing from a wire and run with it, and you have to find the original source to determine what's actually going on and that can take some time!

Fox news is not news. 



Xlandria
by Bronze Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 9:24 PM
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Quoting LoveMyTrio:

I don't think there is any "balanced" reporting that I've seen from any one station.  Even PBS seems biased.  I will say that I've never seen so many media outlets pine over a President like they do over Obama in my life.  You would think he cured cancer or was Elvis reincarnated.  They portray him in imagery as a savior or a King with a white or golden glow, and praise his pandering to the Hollywood soapbox egos.  No one seems to care that he shut out C-Span from the health care debate after promising to be the most tranparent administration in history.  No one seems to care that he's circumvented congress with executive fiat against the will of the people, or that he's fired CEO's of Companies he didn't own, and took over two of the largest private industries (auto and healthcare) to increase the government footprint of control.  No one cares about the increased domestic spying under Obama when it was such a huge deal under Bush, and the impending takeover of the internet and digital communications which he is aggressively pushing for through the FCC.  He bows to leaders that wish to wipe us off the map, and a good portion of the public adores him.  I just don't get it.  I think he and his entire socialism loving administration is dangerous.

Another person who doesn't suffer from willful blindness. I find all of these passes and making excuses that people do for Obama very dangerous indeed. In fact I sometimes wonder what kind of spell or whatever that causes people to say it's all OK. I've said it before & I'll say it again, I seriously believe that Obama could shoot someone dead on the street, for no reason, and people will jump to his defense and before you know it, it's the dead innocent person who gets the blame. I can't even count the number of times I also asked someone, anyone to tell me exactly what it is that Obama has done to even try to improve the economy. I never get one single answer. After four years he & his followers are still spouting what he says he wants to do. This is the same crap he said 4 years ago. I don't think he plans to do one single thing. Sorry, I know this was OT, I just get so angry at how they don't get it.

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