posted on Sep, 26 2009 @ 01:46 PM
One thing that's helped open my eyes to just how bias corporately controlled media outlets are, is to watch live unedited satellite feeds, and free
news in English from all over the world.
Usually these mainstream groups will take snippets of an entire speech, or town hall meeting, or press conference, and only show the parts pertinent
to pushing their agenda.
While the reporters are often reading scripted drivel, sometimes you can catch more of the whole story than just the 30 second clip they want to show
you at the top of their news hour.
The biggest benefit, for me, has been the ability to watch news from all over the world...for free.
With no more than the proper equipment, and no monthly fees, you can watch Aljazeera, PressTV (Iran), Russia today and thousands of other sources that
most cable and satellite subscription companies wont even offer you.
Even though each of them has their own totally bias spin on things, you can sometimes pick up things that the others wouldn't dare mention. Having
more than one perspective to consider certainly gives you a better sense of whole whole picture, and more to work with when forming your own
Along with news from all over the world, the live feeds can be really entertaining. I sometimes describe it as getting to watch the whole car chase,
and not just the crash at the end.
Here's a thread I made on the subject.
Free to Air Satellite