posted on Nov, 15 2009 @ 09:29 AM
This is something I've really felt strong about for a number of years
and it certainly doesn't seem to be getting any better.
For many in the UK, the TV news channels are or fall into these categories,
BBC News, Sky News, CNN and possibly ITN News... I may have missed
someone out, but I feel that these are the vanguard of our television
These days the BBC News tend to mainly report about what the British
Government are up to, the 'Westminster Village' seems to be the most
important area to locate news that they deem the public would like to
Other news items are shorter and usually come down to the presenter
asking a fellow journalist for their point of view.
Sky News is a little more 'gung-ho' they lead with a more 'get in there
and get 'em' attitude. They're quick and flippant to show where the blame
lies and make no effort to hide their disdain for the any failings in the
ITN News just sensationalises news, they imply more than inform and
make their news slot, certainly the early evening slot, a place where it
seems they've got their finger on the pulse of British and world-wide
journalism. I personally believe they don't.
CNN however seem different, they cast their net wide and tend not to
focus on just the West. I agree, with all the troubles being in the East
that CNN would find plenty of news items there, in fact they do but they
also report many other places too.
I just find that the main 'standard' TV news outlets to be lazy, they imply
to me, certainly has a UK subject, that all news happens only in London
or where there's deserts!
The rest of the UK and other areas of the world are forgotten about....
and certainly at the weekend, possibly because most Journalists don't
Unless I'm incorrect and most big stories occur at the weekends.
What do you think