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Bias in Media and Fake News

Is the media biased?


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Hurl Bruce

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So what is the LEAST biased news outlet out there?
 

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So what is the LEAST biased news outlet out there?
Vox. :p

Seriously though, that's a pretty subjective question. Though, I believe someone did a study once and you'll be provided w/ a graph stating CNN is the most central news source! Not my experience, however.

Personally, I like aggregated news sources like Google News. It gathers from enough different sites that I can get several viewpoints on the matter in one place.
 

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Vox. :p

Seriously though, that's a pretty subjective question. Though, I believe someone did a study once and you'll be provided w/ a graph stating CNN is the most central news source! Not my experience, however.

Personally, I like aggregated news sources like Google News. It gathers from enough different sites that I can get several viewpoints on the matter in one place.
Yeah, but sometimes I want to just watch something and not have to read. BBC News?
 

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So what is the LEAST biased news outlet out there?
This is a tough question. There are a few contenders, but if we're looking for high quality content with little bias I have to go with breitbart.
 

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I am to the point that I also get my news from feeds online as opposed to network tv...I used to listen to fox, but can't handle them anymore for the most part. Although I still like Brit Hume on Fox Business. As I have drifted further and further to the center since Trump took over, I can't help but see the same shit spit from the far sides on each cable network, something I was blinded too previously with Fox...aside from Hannity, he has always came off as a far right douche.
Jesus I miss GWB and Obama...
 

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This clip of Jon Stewart on Crossfire was prophetic of the state of cable news. It only got worse.

 
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Cable news is fucking atrocious.

Fox has been a propaganda wing for the GOP for decades at this point. CNN has always been sensationalist garbage and pushed more for lively "debate" than disseminating facts. MSNBC spends way too much time reaffirming the values of its liberal viewers.

I regularly listen to multiple NPR podcasts and will get news through them, but I'm disappointed at how often they, as well as AP (most news in general, let's face it) will shift for clickbait headlines. It's really sad that we have a system of journalism that essentially relies on tricking people into consuming a headline and MAYBE reading some of an article just to keep ad revenue high enough to stay afloat.

If we really want to change our press to be more focused on hard news with less catering to political interests, we need to reform the way news is funded. Our for-profit system has failed us miserably and we seem unwilling to even maintain federal funding for PBS/NPR, let alone expand funding to give us a BBC level news org.
 
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BBC is good. Financial Times, the Economist too.
I used to get the Economist. But I became too annoyed by them not identifying the author of their articles, particularly those focusing on the U.S. Impossible to be on the alert for biases if you don't know who wrote the damn thing. The attitude seemed to be "we're the Economist, so trust us.". When I could no longer figure out why I should trust it, I bailed.
 

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I used to get the Economist. But I became too annoyed by them not identifying the author of their articles, particularly those focusing on the U.S. Impossible to be on the alert for biases if you don't know who wrote the damn thing. The attitude seemed to be "we're the Economist, so trust us.". When I could no longer figure out why I should trust it, I bailed.
It's also a big disincentive for people like me, or actual experts, to publish with them. When a career is advanced by publishing, and you cannot prove you published something somewhere, that location is usually blacklisted.
 

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