Is there a news provider that isn't biased? 70 replies

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Mitch Connor

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#1 11 years ago

I've noticed that in the last 10 or so years, the news has become increasingly biased. So biased, that it has gone to the point of demonizing other parties for not being a certain party. Is anyone else sick of the bullshit?




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#2 11 years ago

There's no such thing as a human without bias, so you'll never have unbiased news. The best you can hope for is multiple people giving their own point of view, so you can hear it all and figure things out.




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#3 11 years ago

Just think if you had Keith Olbermann and Bill O'Reily in the same room debating, there'd definitely be blood.

But don't you think it's ridiculous when they use articles about people attacking each other when all they are doing is debating? I know things have always been biased but we're on the verge of ludicrous.




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#4 11 years ago

I dunno, Socrates had to drink poison because he disagreed. We seem to have come a long way.




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#5 11 years ago

anyone know of any websites that are dedicated to unbiased news.




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#6 11 years ago

Anything is colored as soon as you write something down (or record it) as that monent you decide what to cover and what not to cover.

But as far as neutral news goes... well truely neutral will be hard to find and even those who genuinly try may find themselves failing now and then.

Given all that, I feel pretty comfortable with my none-profit news (financed by the goverment). Those news outlets (NOS in NL, BBC in UK) seem to be doing pretty reasonably. Even though "the right" somehow seems to accuse them of (willingly) spreading "leftish propaganda" possibly mixed in with a "the goverment and administration are into a left winged conspiracy/opression".

But even then, even if their reporters and other staff are pretty neutral they still have to use alien sources since they could never have a thousand and thousands of reports spread all over the globe. SO they have to use alien sources that they think are reliable or filter them. And there lay the risks...




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#7 11 years ago

Yeah BBC is a great bet, so is the CBC in Canada.




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#8 11 years ago

I agree. If you are really concerned you could (should?) watch such a media outlet (BBC, NOS and/or other equivelant perhaps maybe "all" of them) and then also check those who are known to favour a certain (political) view on "the left" and "the right". So then you have a ton of views from different angles on an item and you can then decide which story sounds the most creditable using your own bias (!). But even then you might be wrong... but hey, whatever reality makes you feel better.




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#9 11 years ago

I don't have satellite or cable, so I can't get the BBC.




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#10 11 years ago

I bet that (part) of their programming can be seen online. They may have block it for none UK-ers though (including me). As a Dutchy I can access the NOS website and their news bullentins (and many other goverment funded items for that matter) online.