posted on Nov, 24 2018 @ 11:33 PM
When I was younger I grew up watching the 3 network news stations along with PBS (for news) and I remember being so confused as to what was really
going on in the world because at that time some of the networks were not as biased as they are now. IDK if PBS was more unbiased or if it was the
network stations, but I remembered flipping through the channels, hearing the same topic discussed and noticing that there was a totally different
"tone" about the topic. One network might cover something more as fact while another might mention that it was an opinion, and rarely (before FOX)
there would be an opposing side to the "facts" with someone giving their opinion. I was taught that the news was "unbiased" by parents and teachers,
so I was totally confused by the conflicting perspectives put forth by the different networks.
I didn't realize just how biased the different networks were/are until about 2004 as I didn't follow politics much until then. I was completely blown
away that when I talked to the people I grew up with (adults when I was a child) they ALL denied bias in the media for at least 10 years after that
point, possibly up until 2016 when it just couldn't be hidden anymore. I always brought up the fact that PBS/NPR was HIGHLY left leaning and they
stacked their programs against any opposing viewpoint to the extent of completely removing it from the discussion and pretending it didn't exist in
this reality - at least the other networks usually mention opposition to their viewpoints so people at least know there are oppising views, NPR/PBS
tries to avoid this as much as possible and just gives the progressive viewpoint.
Listening to the Friday newscast of PBS they had some "INDISPUTABLE ground breaking" global warming/climate change piece on where they discussed a new
report "signed off on by 13 gov agencies" (as if that makes it accurate and factual...) that basically said climate change is the cause of the major
storms/weather/fire/etc that we have seen this last year. Again and again they try to brow beat anyone with a different viewpoint on climate change
and they never discuss any of the opposing views or reasons why people might not think MAN is not the cause of climate change. They never talk about
external factors (proven to have larger influence than CO2/greenhouse gases) which effect the climate/globe. They never discuss the mistakes found in
the "INDISPUTABLE ground breaking" reports upon which they heap praise as if it was handed down on stone tablets form an omniscient and omnipotent
I think they need to completely stop funding to this organization and if they are unwilling to do this then they need to impose some kind of
standards, but that is so difficult to enforce. If you want different viewpoints to be discussed, there may be 2 main viewpoints and 400 extremely
small "groups" (group of 1 even...), and do they all get equal coverage? If there were 2 main presidential candidates and 400 "others" do they split
their 1 hour program into 402 equal length sections for all candidates or do they cover the 2 main candidates (and possible other more popular or
interesting ones - to a lesser extent).
The only thing that PBS/NPR does is reinforce the political left's ideology by giving the "leftists" the ability to claim that even "NPR/PBS" has the
same opinions and viewpoints - as if that means anything.
If they don't decide to pull funding then I demand they rename NPR to LCD/NPC News - LCD for lowest common denominator and NPC for, well you
edit on 11 24 2018 by DigginFoTroof because: (no reason given)