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jumjum

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#231 12 years ago

I don't expect reporters to be unbiased. It would be nice if they had the intellectual honesty to keep their own biases out of their work. Failing that, I wish they would just tell me they lean, and quit pretending they don't.

Most of the time It's quite simple to detect and filter the slant. And it results in an equally simple equation: they inject personal biases; I never accept what they say without confirmation. That's what is known as "losing credibility", and it's why reporting with your heart on your sleeve is a bad idea.

With those news agencies who have lost all pretense of nonpartisanship, e.g.Reuters or BBC, even for all their assets and tradition blah blah, I'm slow to accept their reports unless and until they can be confirmed by some outfit or reporter with less obvious bias. I hardly ever accept any assertions made by such outfits in their "analytical" pieces, which their supposedly "straight" news is unfortunately increasingly becoming.




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#232 12 years ago

All reporters should take a lesson from Al Franken and his NBC One-Man Mobile Uplink Unit.




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#233 12 years ago

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