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Old 19-02-12, 10:01 AM   #1
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Now, it would be ludicrous to assume that any news agency (including newspapers, TV stations, etc.) could be completely unbiased, what about blatantly biased news outlets such as FOX or MSNBC? Do they help or harm the democratic process? Should they be allowed to keep doing what they're doing, even if they harm US stability? Do the do more harm than good? Is any one worse than the other?








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All media has biased. But, that's media. You can never get a straight story without bias.

That's part of the world, unfortunately. I want to know what's going on, not biased thoughts/opinions/facts.
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I don't know about America, but in England the media is usually affiliated with political standings.

Although there is one 'independent' paper.




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Absolutely everything has a bias, because no person or group of people could possibly consider absolutely every viewpoint.

I think that having several insanely large media organizations that control the information we get is extremely dangerous, especially when they are as heavily biased as they are. These organizations control what we know, and how much we know. Am i the only one that sees this as potentially dangerous?


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I mean of course it would be dumb to say that there could be any unbiased source- you bring a bias to everything. But the severity of it is what scares me, especially in a presidential race.








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I mean of course it would be dumb to say that there could be any unbiased source- you bring a bias to everything. But the severity of it is what scares me, especially in a presidential race.
They're all biased to the same severity. It's just different directions in which the bias lays. Pay close attention to CNN, or ABC, and you'll see which direction and audience they peddle to.


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They are all biased ... Fox to the right, all others to the left, MSNBC to the farrrrrrr left, PBS is the best by far, but I watch them all and make up my own mind To be honest
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Media is bias itself. The only way you can get information without bias is to be in the minds of both the victim and the assaulter. Witnessing an event and retelling it to someone is biased because, you have no idea why or what caused the event occur. People are not what they do, but why they do. For example, a teenage girl risks her life trying to save an old man from drowning. She fails in her attempt and the old man dies anyway, take a man who shoots a gun at someone but it doesn't go off. Is the girl not a hero and the man not an assassin, although she didn't save anyone and he didn't kill anyone? Imagine going into a party and seeing a young woman and an old man touching each other romantically. You'd probably think, get hotel room for heavens sake. But what if you knew that the woman was rebounding from the loss of her two sons and the divorce of her husband? What if you found out the man was an undercover cop who was faking it in out of suspicion that she may be involved in a crime? What if someone took pictures of them and told you that they were fondling without any of this information? What we see, hear, think and perceive are unimportant when it comes to the truth. To get the full, unbiased truth you must have the ability to see things from all points of view, I'm not talking about having them tell you, i'm talking about you already knowing everything going on those peoples minds before doing anything about it. Considering the fact that such a feat is impossible to us humans, it's reasonable to suggest that an unbiased point of view is unachievable.
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