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Old 08-05-2009, 05:24 PM
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i turn between channels.

cnn is garbage sometimes. msnbc is garbage sometimes. fox is garbage almost all of the time.
i dunno. *shrugs*
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Old 08-05-2009, 05:30 PM
 
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I would venture, judging by the responses in this thread, that the various MSM networks are just preaching to the proverbial choirs.
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Old 08-05-2009, 07:41 PM
 
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Well there's no doubt in my mind which major news media is serving the public interest best. It's by far Fox News. AP, CNN NBC and the rest don't even cover important news that might show ill favor on this present Administration. The "Tea Parties" are a good example. The People know this to be true and it shows in the ratings for shows like O'Reilly.

Take a simple test, watch Fox and pick a topic like the current Town Hall Meetings, then watch CNN and compare their coverage and op-ed. Of course if you're a die hard Liberal, don't bother
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:26 PM
 
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I watch the BBC as well and it seems to just get the story, although they do fawn over Obama at times. Fox is okay, but it can vere way right just as much as MSNBC goes way left. My politics tend to be more conservative, so I stick with Fox most of the time. CNN used to be really good, but started to really swing left and let their reporters pretty much inflict their own personal views into the news. It would be great to have an news outlet that just read the facts as they happen. I am disappointed that the MSM won't give fair coverage to what is going on in the country right now. There is a fair amount of discontentment in the air, and the appropriate thing would be to report it as it happens and let the viewers decide. To write this discontentment off as lunacy is wrong and does a major disservice to those of us that want to make up our own minds based on facts not spin.
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:31 PM
 
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I watch the BBC as well and it seems to just get the story, although they do fawn over Obama at times. Fox is okay, but it can vere way right just as much as MSNBC goes way left. My politics tend to be more conservative, so I stick with Fox most of the time. CNN used to be really good, but started to really swing left and let their reporters pretty much inflict their own personal views into the news. It would be great to have an news outlet that just read the facts as they happen. I am disappointed that the MSM won't give fair coverage to what is going on in the country right now. There is a fair amount of discontentment in the air, and the appropriate thing would be to report it as it happens and let the viewers decide. To write this discontentment off as lunacy is wrong and does a major disservice to those of us that want to make up our own minds based on facts not spin.
Agree - and I like BBC, too. Heck, sometimes Hubby and I watch BBC and hear stories that have not been reported AT ALL by any news station here in the USA. That really blows us away!!!!

I get aggravated at how much non-local stuff all our local Charlotte stations throw into their broadcasts. I can't believe there aren't enuff issues right here in Charlotte to fill up broadcasts, w/o showing all this footage from other markets. If I want national stuff, I can watch CNN.

I would like to see more investigative reporting on all our local news stations. Now, I could get excited about watching that.
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:50 PM
 
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I don't think they're writing the discontent off as lunacy, except maybe the birthers. I mean, they are lunatics. But a lot of this health care discontent is manufactured by lobbyist groups. Acting as if it's grass-roots is too simplistic. There are playbooks going around for people to disrupt town hall meetings. I think media has an obligation to uncover the facts and make connections betwwen them, no matter which political party looks bad in the process. I think CNN comes closest to that, though they do a lot of coverage of crap. Fox News is bought and sold by the right wing and I don't trust a word of it. They didn't cover the "tea parties" they were cheerleaders and organizers of them. And they're pumping up this fake outrage. MSNBC is almost as bad on the left.

I don't think "reading the facts as they happen" is enough for a news organization.

BTW, before you jump down my throat, I am sure there are many people against this health care reform, but there is no "spontaneous" movement against it. Someone is behind the shocktroops at the town halls.

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I watch the BBC as well and it seems to just get the story, although they do fawn over Obama at times. Fox is okay, but it can vere way right just as much as MSNBC goes way left. My politics tend to be more conservative, so I stick with Fox most of the time. CNN used to be really good, but started to really swing left and let their reporters pretty much inflict their own personal views into the news. It would be great to have an news outlet that just read the facts as they happen. I am disappointed that the MSM won't give fair coverage to what is going on in the country right now. There is a fair amount of discontentment in the air, and the appropriate thing would be to report it as it happens and let the viewers decide. To write this discontentment off as lunacy is wrong and does a major disservice to those of us that want to make up our own minds based on facts not spin.
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Old 08-05-2009, 11:03 PM
 
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Just curious. What feeling do you get?

My guess is not the tingle up his leg like Chris Matthews......LOL
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:24 AM
 
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I think it is funny that people call ANY media in the USA "liberal". Americans have no idea what real liberal media is like. That has been eliminated from here for at least a generation. It's all corporate controlled media and just by a few individuals who are not interested in rocking the boat.

In regards to FOX vs MSNBC, read GE's silencing of Olbermann and MSNBC's sleazy use of Richard Wolffe - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com which just came out last week. They both got their chains pulled last week because of the harm they were doing to their corporate non-news masters.
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:43 AM
 
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this is too funny. This has been going on for years and Fox are only reporting everything now because they are against the current administration.
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Old 08-06-2009, 08:37 AM
 
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I watch MSNBC, CNN and BBC America...I also listen to NPR. On Sundays I watch the McLaughlin Group, Chris Matthews and Meet the Press. I don't think the media suppresses news...I think that most citizens close themselves off from stuff they don't want to hear and pick and choose their news a la carte style.

But why is any of this Charlotte specific...shouldn't this thread have been moved 2 pages ago?
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