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Is there any mainstream media outlet that is not biased, and is independent journalism a thing of the past?

  • There is in the UK

    The BBC is widely regarded as independent and unbiased because its charter demands that it gives equal air time to politicians from right and left. Furthermore, its presenters are not allowed to voice their own political opinions on air. However, because the rest of the media is privately-owned (much of it by that frothing right-wing nutjob, Rupert Murdoch), the BBC’s political coverage is seen by right-wingers as having “a left-wing bias” because it gives equal wight to the views of left- and right-wing politicians.

  • The only unbiased media outlet remains PBS, and its nationwide network of news providers.

    When considering bias in the media, one must look for the odd media outlet that is decried by both sides for its bias. This regularly occurs in reference to the Public Broadcasting Service, or PBS. PBS' focus has never been on making money, or keeping shareholders happy. Their only goal is to inform the public.

    Posted by: C0n5tGet
  • Sadly, independent journalism is a thing of the past. Too much money in the advertising coffers from special interest groups drives the opinion of network news agencies, while newspapers are slaves to any dollars and avoid controversy to keep the money.

    Sadly, independent journalism is a thing of the past. Too much money in the advertising coffers from special interest groups drives the opinion of network news agencies, while newspapers are slaves to any dollars and avoid controversy to keep the money. As a 20 year veteran of the newspaper industry I see more and more editors and publishers bowing down to advertisers instead of original thought and real journalism. They feel this is the only way to keep the product alive.

    Posted by: PaltryDino53
  • Mainstream media has always held bias.

    It's not a thing of the past. There's lots of independent journalism to be found, it's just harder to find because there's not much money to be made doing it. Who's going to buy advertising in a newspaper or magazine that does corporate exposes on a regular basis, for example? The mainstream media have always been biased and for-profit.

  • It's human nature.

    If you just blabber out facts and statistics at the most basic level, then people usually won't find any enjoyment in the material. The element that makes news today is opinions and headlines that infer reality not stating only the very basics of what happened, and all those opinions will eventually sort themselves out into a single group that focuses on a specific aim because it just is easier for the news outlet and viewer to follow. The only way news can function with people enjoying it and be as unbiased as possible is for there to be different opinions shared on the same news outlet, but those news groups still won't get as much attention because most people want to only receive news that fits their view on economics, politics etc... Therefore, no unbiased news today.

  • It's human nature.

    If you just blabber out facts and statistics at the most basic level, then people usually won't find any enjoyment in the material. The element that makes news today is opinions and headlines that infer reality not stating only the very basics of what happened, and all those opinions will eventually sort themselves out into a single group that focuses on a specific aim because it just is easier for the news outlet and viewer to follow. The only way news can function with people enjoying it and be as unbiased as possible is for there to be different opinions shared on the same news outlet, but those news groups still won't get as much attention because most people want to only receive news that fits their view on economics, politics etc... Therefore, no biased news today.

  • It's Human nature.

    If you just blabber out facts and statistics at the most basic level, then people usually won't find any enjoyment in the material. The element that makes news today is opinions and headlines that infer reality not stating only the very basics of what happened, and all those opinions will eventually sort themselves out into a single group that focuses on a specific aim because it just is easier for the news outlet and viewer to follow. The only way news can function with people enjoying it and be as unbiased as possible is for there to be different opinions shared on the same news outlet, but those news groups still won't get as much attention because most people want to only receive news that fits their view on economics, politics etc... Therefore, no biased news today.

  • It's Human nature.

    If you just blabber out facts and statistics at the most basic level, then people usually won't find any enjoyment in the material. The element that makes news today is opinions and headlines that infer reality not stating only the very basics of what happened, and all those opinions will eventually sort themselves out into a single group that focuses on a specific aim because it just is easier for the news outlet and viewer to follow. The only way news can function with people enjoying it and be as unbiased as possible is for there to be different opinions shared on the same news outlet, but those news groups still won't get as much attention because most people want to only receive news that fits their view on economics, politics etc... Therefore, no biased news today.

  • Hell No The Media is how our government controls us. No Different Than North Korea.

    90% of the media is liberal propaganda and the other 10% is conservative. When New York Times endorses a president it just shows how biased they are. You really think they wont spin everything to help the candidate they endorsed. New York Times already got caught printing lies about Trump mistreating women and those women came out and said the Times lied and twisted words. I'd like to live in a world where the media were non biased and gave all the facts not just the facts that suit their agenda so then we the people can make well informed decisions about who to vote for or any other aspects of our lives. Look at how they treat people who are not even charged with a crime but knows the victim in some way; they crucify people so much nobody can get a fair impartial trial anymore. I don't even know why they keep jurors locked away during a trial by the time get picked to be a juror their opinion has already been corrupted by the media. It's pretty disgusting how pathetic the media has become.

  • No. Modern mainstream media is a tool to control the masses in an age of mass media.

    News in America has always been a tool of the government and the rich to control and misinform the public for the benefit of the rich. The 2016 election and the 2008 financial crisis as well as the 60's during the Vietnam war and civil rights movement and 80's during the Reagan years are prime examples.

  • No. Modern mainstream media is a tool to control the masses in an age of mass media.

    News in America has always been a tool of the government and the rich to control and misinform the public for the benefit of the rich. The 2016 election and the 2008 financial crisis as well as the 60's during the Vietnam war and civil rights movement and 80's during the Reagan years are prime examples.

  • Future of any media is controlled

    By their income. This income can be by government, by selling add space/minutes. Who ever controls the flow of resources controls the user of that resource.
    We would like to be truly, and timely informed on everything. But all information is SERVED not PROVIDED in shape and time that is beneficial to the interests of "controllers" .
    And today, I'm free to say, there is no media or government that is truly free.

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    Nope we are all human, sorry.

    There is no way ever, as long as humans are alive on this world, for media to not be biased. We are HUMANS. We think, we feel, and we act. Nothing we do does not involve our opinion because we have evolved from primates, who as a generalization are self-interested and only act of their benefit. Because of this we have developed in our brain a permanent want center, and that center is always active, making everything based on how we feel because our mind wants it to benefit us and our closest people

  • Nope we are all human, sorry.

    There is no way ever, as long as humans are alive on this world, for media to not be biased. We are HUMANS. We think, we feel, and we act. Nothing we do does not involve our opinion because we have evolved from primates, who as a generalization are self-interested and only act of their benefit. Because of this we have developed in our brain a permanent want center, and that center is always active, making everything based on how we feel because our mind wants it to benefit us and our closest people.


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