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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
  • Credible journalists report on what they see in front of their own eyes, and seek the truth. That hasn't changed.

    This has always been the case. What has changed is the arrival of a right wing US administration with very questionable people and policies who do not like to be challenged and criticized. They have started to put pretty much all media in a 'fake news' bucket, at their convenience, to try to discredit those who report on what they see.
    I have followed the BBC for 40 years mainly because of their standards and objective reporting. Most rationale, decent and moderate humans would be concerned about what is happening in the US, and would expect a credible news organization to report what they see, and compare it to the norm. Once this Trump experiment is over, things will settle down.

  • The left lies

    It's obvious, just look at the major Democratic networks like cnn, msnbc, and other news networks. They lie to Make us believe. I have been attacked by the left for calling them out. They are not very smart about it either. Every day there are more and more lies thrown out by the Dems

  • PBS is very biased.

    Listen to Judy Woodruff on the PBS News Hour. She, Mark Sheilds& David Brooks are totally biased against this
    administration to the point that they cannot analyze & derive any good decisions that have been made by this president, regardless of the fact that the nomination process has deprived him of his cabinet. David Brooks is not a Republican. Mark Sheilds is so far left that he sees nothing extreme liberal views. They are similar to "Bobsey Twins". They finish each others sentences without any debate or unbiased analysis. Let's have more DIVERSE thinking since this is always the emphasis of this PBS.

  • 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.

  • Bias is always there, Editorial process should seek to be objective and mitigate bias as much as possible

    The idea should not be zero sum but rather it should be to objectively mitigate bias as much as possible. Sadly, That is the real issue, Many have abandoned objectivity for a subjective idea of "truth" and thus they willingly publish openly biased "news" in the idea that their bias is appropriate

  • The Media are Predominantly PC Driven Left Wing

    The BBC, Channel 4, ITV and Sky reporting on world events is appallingly biased and does not prioritise what is really going on in the world. The whole Islamic terrorism problem is very much being swept under eh carpet. Almost everything is about Anti Trump, Anti Brexit and Anti anyone who suggests there is a global problem with the whole teaching basis of the Islamist Ideology.

    In October alone there were 231 terrorist incidents (98% islamic) resulting in 1042 deaths globally. Every month is as bad. Check out Wiki list of terrorism incidents 2018. As a population we are being led away from the real problems that are only going to get worse as western society is steadily eroded.

  • Almost all media is far left wing liberal crap.

    Try typing in words supporting Republicans or right leaning individuals. 99% of the time you get either a liberal response or opinion about how bad Republicans and Conservatives are. They never show any of the liars and half truths that Liberals and their ilk spread about those who want the truth, Not a bunch of lies and hate speech from those on the left/far left.

  • 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.


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