posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 09:21 AM
Originally posted by jjf3rd77
reply to post by detachedindividual
You do know that after 7PM all the "news" on Fox is opinions? It's the same on the other networks too. How do you defend them?
5-7-2012 by jjf3rd77 because: (no reason given)
The BBC, for example, never has "opinion" pieces at any time of the night or day. They don't have the fast-paced, in your face, ranting and raving
political cheer leading the American broadcasters have.
There are a lot of things I do criticize the BBC for, and I certainly don't trust them. But there is a chasm of difference between the BBC and all US
This is a cultural issue in my opinion. Sky tried to do that over here, emulating the bias of American media, and it just doesn't work very well. I
think Americans have become used to propaganda being called news. They're used to seeing political rants being represented as valid news rather than
There are guidelines in the UK on news being presented as opinion, and you can bet your butt that if the BBC tried to do that there would be a tsunami
of complaint from across the country. Maybe it's because the BBC is publicly funded?
Again, I don't trust the BBC either, they always seem to play down stories that might harm the government, and play up stories that might be useful
for whoever is in power. Note that I said whoever is in power and not one party. That is the problem with the BBC, they are almost obliged to "not be
too hard" on the current government - whether it's left or right. And as a result, we end up with a slightly warped version of the truth that never
actually has any teeth.