Are you a CNN person or a FoxNews person? Either way, you’re not really getting real unbiased news. Instead of experienced journalists giving us news, we get biased “infotainment” these days. Different networks target different audiences and bring the biased news they feel their audience wants to hear. In the old days real reporters went out and investigated stories, then came back and told us what they found. These days, a pretty face reads stories they think we want to hear off a teleprompter, and the broadcast includes lots of music, flashy graphics, and so-called news alerts. CNN and MSNBC are definitely left of center, while FoxNews is definitely right of center.
It used to be that conservatives felt that mainstream media was biased to the left. They were probably right as most journalists are left of center, but they were just slightly left of center. Since the arrival of FoxNews, other networks have drifted further left to distinguish themselves from Fox, and Fox has drifted to the right. Now, nobody is in the middle.
I find that FoxNews is less biased than other networks for the simple fact that they present both sides even though most of the hosts are right of center. On other networks, the hosts are left of center and they don’t provide any opposing view.
What I find troubling about Fox is the way they package the news with music. Since when do we need music for news? I’m so sick of FoxNews Alerts too because they keep running them over and over as if some major piece of news is breaking. Instead it’s usually something silly like a car chase, or the arrest of a murder suspect, or something else supposedly tantalizing.
So where do we turn? How can we get nothing but the facts? The simple truth is we can’t. Until things change dramatically we’ll have to take everything we see on Television with a grain of salt. Someone needs to give us the straight up news and stop giving us what they think we want to hear. That cannot happen because the sad truth is the job of media is not to give us news. Their job is to sell advertising and in order to do that they need to be as popular as they can be.