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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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SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Oct. 8, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Uh - I don't think so. That's a pretty biased thing to say.

Quoting jacquih1126:

Actually, Factcheck.org and Politifact don't "lean" ~ they are simply facts and will fact check dems as well as repubs. If you feel they lean left, perhaps its b/c the "right" does most of the lying. Hmmm.........

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.




Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Oct. 8, 2012 at 6:39 PM
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I am a little confused by the RNC and DNC comment.  They are not news, I would expect the Democratic National Commitee to be proDemocrat and the Republican National Commitee to be pro-Republican.

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.


Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Oct. 8, 2012 at 6:43 PM

You can search as long as you like, there is no reason other than that he is the first half black President.

Biden made that very clear during the 2008 primaries.

Quoting Lacey14:

Right from the beginning of his first campaign, people have been weirdly ga-ga over this man.  I don't get it either.  He is not great at anything.  Not even adequate most of the time.  And many times, he has even been harmful.  There is nothing special about him, and yet the masses will follow him right over the cliff.  I was shocked at the number of people that showed up at his inauguration.  WHY?  It can't be because he is the first black president.  Sure that is great and all, but not to this level of idolatry.  The only answer I can think of, is because women find him romantic on some level, because he panders to them.   Others are just being true to their democratic ties.  I just don't get it, and I don't remember ever seeing anything like this before in America.

Quoting Xlandria:

 

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.



Redwall
by Bronze Member on Oct. 8, 2012 at 7:15 PM

I think they're all biased...

MsDenuninani
by Bronze Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 12:21 PM


Quoting Lacey14:

Well of course Fox News is news.  Exactly the same as MSNBC, and all the other news networks.  They ALL sell their product.  One is no different from the other.  You only have to switch channels to hear how each one reports the same thing, but with their own views.  The only way you can know something for certain, is to hear it or see it happen first hand.  Even one person reporting the event can change up the dynamics.  You surly aren't so biased to believe your view, is the only correct view.  

slapping forehead

Quoting MsDenuninani:

 

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. 


No, Fox News isn't news because they are selling a product.  The product they are selling is "worldview that you like."   And many, many Americans buy it.

An original source isn't biased.  It's the source.  Only the reporting of it can be biased.  (And it always is -- towards selling you.)


[Deleted and Re-posted because I forgot to quote you the first time.]

There is a difference when the express purpose of a news network is to promote an agenda or worldview. Neither fox nor msnbc is in my view a real news organization because that's what they do.

It is impossible to be unbiased (everyone probably votes) but a good reporter brings skepticism to the authority figure they are reporting about, and challenges the story on behalf of the viewer, for the simple fact that they have the time, and energy to do so. And, hopefully, the training and skill as well.

To often, the news accepts the orthodoxy as given to them- remember weapons of mass destruction? - and don't do the hard work that was once expected of them. Others very purpose is to satisfy their viewers' point of view. One is bad; the other is far worse.

PamR
by Platinum Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 1:43 PM

News is becoming increasingly biased, on both sides, although if you include radio, I would say that it is more conservative right now.  It's hard to find an unbiased source that just gives the news without opinion.

rachelrothchild
by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 3:25 PM

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