posted on Jun, 3 2006 @ 10:00 PM
The media has always been guilty of deliberately biasing their material, nothing is produced without some editorially-driven political leaning
(although obviously less so in certain cases it is still there). I guess the question is why, or to be accuratem who is responsible for this.
Certainly in the case of the US I think the government has a lot of indirect power over what can be shown (going by anecdotes here from my American
relations who noticed the differences in the way Iraq was reported here).
Ideally news would be reported completely objectively, but realistically that won't happen because
1)it is designed to get ratings (profit takes precedence) and pure facts are boring
2)it is frankly impossible for someone to be completely objective about something.
It is good that you bring this up though, I wonder how many people realise the motivations behind everything, and bias is not always immediately
obvious. It's important that we form our own opinions from an assessment of as many sources as possible.
[edit on 3/6/2006 by Zoid]