posted on Apr, 14 2005 @ 07:17 AM
Originally posted by BillHicksRules
Do you feel that Fox even attempts to be "fair and balanced"?
I would disagree with you the CNN is liberal biased and has an agenda.
I consider myself liberal and on many occasions I find myself disagreeing with the news they broadcast or the tone of an editorial.
Whereas with Fox I feel they go out of their way to push an agenda to the exclusion of the opposing view. One only has to look at the airtime given to
the like of Brit Hume, Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly and Ann Coulter to name a few.
I understand your disagreement. You have taken a side in the political arena and will likely never see any negativity pretaining to the side you have
chosen. The reason you find yourself in dissagreement with some of the news CNN runs is due to the very same thing I eluded to in my post.
While each news agency is able to change or insert a tone about what they are reporting, they must maintain a level of accuracy and accountability
that is enforced by their opposite and counterpart on the flip side of the coin. I never said Fox news was fair and balanced..in fact I think I said
the complete opposite, however because of CNN and the Big 3 networks, if they completely fabricated news, they'd be called on it..as was Dan
Reading between the lines in your post, its easy to see that you would like to have only the liberal viewpoint presented to the American public and
don;t get offended. Conservatives would love to have it all their way too. If we got only one side of the coin, as we did for years before Fox News
came along, many things would be swept under the rug. Who knows how much we have never known about because the media all marched to the same
As I said earlier, if you believe you are correct in your political views, then certainly your position would not mind a little debate and scrutiny
now would it? CNN is a left leaning news agency. That does not mean that everything that happens in the world is going to agree with the liberal
agenda. Lest we forget it is a news agency operating in a representative republic and not a socialist state therefore, many many things are going to
disagree with the liberal philosphy. There in lies there delima. If they do not report the news, people will tune into to someone who will and they
cannot fabricate facts that don't exist or other agencies will call them on it. Its the same for Fox News. As much as they try to push the
conservative agenda, they have to report when things aren't going well in Iraq such as the recent car bombings. You know they hate to do it and
conservatives hate to hear it but if they suppress it, people will tune them out.
Thats the great thing about free press in the US. They are free to report it but they cannot force people to listen. The right to free speech does
not include the right to be heard. There is a difference and I am afraid both sides will have to live with it. It is for this reason that I believe
we get the most accurate picture of any country in the world. Yeah, we may have to consider the spin but at least we are not allowing ourselves to be
spoonfed propaghanda by the likes of AlJazeera whom have little competition enforcing the burden of proof.
So, when CNN reports something you do not agree with you might as well chalk it up to the fact that no one political agenda is without its share of
problems. You liberal views, in my opinion, are as tainted as the conservative views and must relay just as heavy upon its followers ignoring the
contradictions in policy and plain old everyday hypocrisy. Why else would we see people march one day to preserve an animals life and another to
destroy a human's? Why would we see them attack in the name of protecting women's rights and then ignore and condone the appalling treatment of
women in the middle east or even by their own pollitical leaders? I'll tell you why. Its not about what a person does or does not do, its not about
right or wrong or the issue, its about what label you decide to wear..and thats a damn shame.