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Steve Mills

Is there a national news media that reports the news without bias?

Posted Thursday, June 16, 2016, at 3:50 PM
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  • Do you ever travel outside the country and compare international news programs to our domestic ones? Amazing! Almost as if they come from another world!

    In a way, I guess they do. :-0

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jun 16, 2016, at 3:52 PM
  • Much like everything else in the world, all of the different news medias are financially motivated and sell their pages and airtime to the highest bidder and the highest bidder tries to control all aspects of our lives.

    -- Posted by Ghost_Rider on Thu, Jun 16, 2016, at 4:50 PM
  • So your belief is that no news organization is unbiased?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jun 16, 2016, at 6:01 PM
  • Nope.

    They all have a slant.

    Even better is the news that doesn't get reported.

    -- Posted by quietmike on Thu, Jun 16, 2016, at 6:19 PM
  • What does anyone think about the BBC? Not that they report all our news but do you think they are impartial?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jun 16, 2016, at 6:30 PM
  • Did you see the report today of the shooting in Britian? The media made no mention of the fact that guns are prohibited in that country. A killer broke the law and had an illegal gun. Who would have ever thought that could happen?

    I have friends from the UK and they tell me all the time of the levels of gun violence that goes unreported. Some areas are so violent that the police will not even enter. According to them no reporting is done on any of this. They are very adamant about fighting against gun control laws here because they have already seen the effects.

    So, it is much like quietmike says, what doesn't get reported is more of an issue. That is where the bias is.

    I think Ghost_Rider has a valid point also. It is all about the money. 90% of the media is controlled by only 6 corporations in the U.S. It is highly unlikely that these media outlets will report anything in opposition to the views of these corporations or their owners, unless, there is a significant amount of money to be made and even then, it is likely that relevant information will be left out.

    The ability to alter peoples minds and thinking is a very powerful thing. TV and media isn't called programming for nothing.

    -- Posted by Liveforlight on Thu, Jun 16, 2016, at 8:27 PM
  • Interesting comments. Could explain why the tendency is for small, local newspapers to be a bit more straightforward. BUT local news usually does not cover a lot of National news, thank goodness!

    -- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Jun 17, 2016, at 5:18 AM
  • As a follow-up to Liveforlight's comments, remember when the British Constabulary prided itself on its Bobbies not carrying guns? Now, sadly, that is no longer true. I suspect that is mostly in the cities. But most of those for gun control don't seem to know this when they talk about the British police.

    I, also, suspect that people don't read or hear much about the gun violence is that the authorities don't want them to know how much their gun control policies have failed.

    -- Posted by Tyger on Fri, Jun 17, 2016, at 11:33 AM
  • Makes sense about not wanting to publicize gun violence. I wondered how they were able to maintain the policy on police not carrying.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Jun 17, 2016, at 11:42 AM
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    I don't know of any that are totally unbiased in news reporting but one does seem to be more fair and balanced than the others. But when you get to opinion shows they all are very much. (Duh.) But again, one seems more consistently than the others to have the more reasonable opinions.

    Britain not talking about their gun violence problem (violent people with guns, not the guns themselves) is like b o not talking about his homies from Chitown killing themselves ---out of sight, out of mind.

    -- Posted by fair share on Sat, Jun 18, 2016, at 8:22 AM
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    I don't remember all the news, so someone please tell me just how many people in America have killed people with "Weapons of War", and just how many people own "weapons of War"?

    So the government wants to ban "Weapons of War" against our right to bear arms for the sake of maybe a dozen people or less who used their "weapons of War" illegally and murderously out of Millions of gun owners? That's almost as stupid as a handful of people suing Trump because they couldn't learn anything at his U.

    Where are the news media reporting the true facts instead of what the people want to hear.

    Where are the true polls about Trump and Hillary being reported? Trump has and is blowing everyone out of the water and the media says he is losing to Hillary? They say Trump can't beat Hillary, but they have never had a man like Trump doing what he has done to compare with their brain dead activity.

    The news media reports that Trump is the reason for all the riots at his rallies. That is the biggest lies ever told. Those are Hillary and Bernie's people mixed in with the GOP's top dogs like Paul Ryan and his followers. I understand they are still thinking about railroading Trump and placing someone else in.

    That will be the death of their careers.

    -- Posted by sui on Sat, Jun 18, 2016, at 12:16 PM
  • The riots are only at Trumps rally because he is the only candidate that shouts hatred.Since he hates the media I say to the media stop covering him he does not deserve free time.Lets see how his campaign goes with no coverage.He is losing the white males who were his only supporters.The polls are going to get worse for him.

    -- Posted by lets be real on Sat, Jun 18, 2016, at 12:39 PM
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    Tell me something he has said that was or is Hateful! You hate the white man more than Trump hates the News Media.

    Even I hate the News Media most of the time.

    They blurt out the first thing they can thing of to make a story out of everything, just to find out it was all made up by some commentator.

    They have to keep running their mouth to prevent silence on the air, so they just blab anything.

    Take Fox for example, It is just a repeat of the first morning show that is run all day long. The same of story. They only change the commentators. Then you have half the commentators who are lawyers, prosecutors, judges who only seem to know "the color of law". That is the law they are taught in law school, with is International law and only applies to Government agencies, their employees, federal citizens and any white man who doesn't know his rights.

    Then you have the MSNBC who takes "Fox's" News and rewrites it to say what they want it to say by twisting the words around to change the meaning.

    Then we have lbr's news that nobody seems to believe!

    -- Posted by sui on Sat, Jun 18, 2016, at 1:56 PM
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    There I go again, talking about a news media "MSNBC" that isn't even listed in the news medias above. They didn't even rate being a news media for sure. I think that is only for democrats anyway, not important at all.

    -- Posted by sui on Sat, Jun 18, 2016, at 2:03 PM
  • I would tend to agree that "polls" "studies" etc are always suspect. I learned many years ago in college how the questions and "researcher's" bias almost always taints the results.

    It makes sense that the "violence" surrounding Trump rallies is not perpetuated by Trump followers.

    One of my brothers has had some health issues that kept him home for a week. He was amazed how much "recycled" news is out there.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Jun 18, 2016, at 4:36 PM
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    Sui, did you try looking for it under BSNBC? And at least give the protestors a little credit. For a lot of them, that will be the only paying job they ever have. One last thought. Don't forget lbr? also hates Christians.

    Lest i be real, as I was saying, don't let anyone tell you that you are not a Christian. In this brave new make believe world we live in, you can be anything you want. Heck, you could even be a guy named Bob. But if you want me to play along with your fantasy then the polite thing to do would be play along with mine and call me "Your Majesty".

    -- Posted by fair share on Sat, Jun 18, 2016, at 4:41 PM
  • The riots are only at Trumps rally because he is the only candidate that shouts hatred.

    Posted by lets be real


    Then how do you explain the riots at the University of Missouri, Baltimore, and other places that have nothing to do with Trump?

    There is a common denominator.

    Whiny liberals who get violent when someone tries to inject reality into their sheltered little lives.

    That's why they want "safe spaces", to continue to live in their fantasy world.

    -- Posted by quietmike on Sat, Jun 18, 2016, at 4:50 PM
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    Speaking of the news and the UK, Bravo for the UK. Taking back their country. Bravo. Hopefully the UK=SOB. Sons of Britain. Remember a long time ago when we (US citizens) referred to them as Mother England? I would bet all that I have that this made b o and slick hilly vomit til they could not vomit any more. And I have no doubt the drop in the market will be blamed on Trump and/or the republicans. This is a preview of what is waiting for us. An opportunity for us to take back the country and make it America again. Gotta go and get a check in the mail to my retirement plan.

    -- Posted by fair share on Fri, Jun 24, 2016, at 1:54 PM
  • My retirement plan is aka funeral arrangements.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Jun 24, 2016, at 2:30 PM
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    Yeah. Some people, like you and me, will just keep going til we drop. And the others think they have the good life. HA!

    -- Posted by fair share on Fri, Jun 24, 2016, at 4:53 PM
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