If you want the real unbiased truth, listen to Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck ect. :rolleyes:
Here is what I look for in the news...a real un-biased poll.
Here is a direct quot from the article:
The sample of speech-watchers in this poll was 45 percent Democratic and 18 percent Republican. Our best estimate of the number of Democrats in the voting age population as a whole indicates that the sample is about 8-10 points more Democratic than the population as a whole.
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She likes to do research and to pick apart what people say and why. Also what they hear and how it is interpreted by them from the original (going in the ear) statement.
I told her that I liked to watch FOX so I could have a heads up on the next political attack and to know what not to believe. She said that I should not believe everything I heard on the networks or the INTERNET. I told her again thats why I watch FOX, to make it easy on me. If they said it then I did not Need to check it out, it was either false somewhere from the git-go or they slanted it to bring out some strong emotion like hate or loathing or seething ridicule.
Not believing me and saying that I was speaking with bigotry about FOX, I told her to watch for a week and tell me how accurate and truthful they are. She took notes, researched original sources, many while they where broadcast unedited, then replayed the FOX programs as needed to recheck.
And what was the results of her researching? She told me the I could not watch FOX with her in the house. That even if she heard them from another room, the thought of what they are doing had started to make her sick to the stomach. This I can attest to, I would flip it to FOX and within a minute she would call from the other room for me to either turn it off or tell her to leave the house. I asked her how she new what I was watching and she said it as how the words where put together, the inflections used in dialog, and subliminals... something about below perception feeling or vibrations that she felt whenever FOX was on. One other thing, she did the same when I was watching CNN and HLN a few times but said I could watch them, it was only one tenth as bad. She also said my first impression was correct, If its on FOX, then there is almost certainly something wrong in the message.
I do think that I could have a more peaceful life now if I had not wasted all that money on Her Psychology Degree.
As to the other Network, they tend to be more accurate but still need to be checked out at source. One thing I have seen so far is that if it has been on somewhere else twice, then its apparently OK to rebroadcast. This includes stuff on or from Fox venues.
Another thing I am not to sure of but Fox seems to actually be the source of many questionable items and not just the initial point of reporting.
Am I a FOX hater, I do not think so but they do save me a lot of research time if I am in a hurry.
Actually, the national news media is now taking a page from the sports section.
Sports journalist have long incorporated bias into thier reporting. First, they cater or tell folks in the biggest media markets(cities) what they think will keep them listening longer. Next, they are very biased for thier favorite team(s).
News Reporting is just now catching up.
I get my news watching the ticker. For reasonably factual reporting I read Forbes, American Spectator, National Review & Kiplingers Weekly Business newsletter. For people whom I listen to the list is quite small, Thomas Sowell, Michael Barone & Steve Forbes mostly. I read a lot of different stuff, even the lefties articles occasionly have a tidbit of useful info, it is with their conclusions & solutions that I disagree as they all too often prove to be devoid of thought & consequence.