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Published on May 27, 2009 By Draginol In Politics

A very interesting video on media bias.

http://www.pjtv.com/video/Afterburner_/The_Cost_of_Media_Bias/1736/6337/


Comments (Page 5)
on Jun 02, 2009

You're implying they don't have fact checkers, come on now. These shows are all alike, they take a current topic, have a few guests and give a little insight. It's really up to the viewer to come to their own conclusion. Maybe the part I like most about O'Reily's show are the e-mails at the end. He shows a mix of viewer reactions to the stories and how they were handled.

 

I'm implying based off the times they (Fox, CNN, NBC, etc.) apparently had bad fact checkers. Dude, you really think people are going to investigate on their own and not just be sheeple? Maybe I'm way to cynical, but I still feel that people will likely become sheeple - just look at what happened this last election with Obama.

 

You don't have to be an expert to have an opinion. Example, I've seen a lot of people comment on the economy here on JU, yet I don't think everyone is an economist. Sometimes plain common sense is enough. I'll listen to anyones opinion, that doesn't mean I'll agree. The folks complaining about these shows, are taking them way to seriously

True, but you should still know something about what you're talking about. Again, maybe that's just how I was brought up, but I've always felt that if I'm going to talk about, say, plumbing, i should know a thing or two before I speak. Eh, common sense is good, but not much beats critical thought.

Agreed, like a comment that is frequently attributed to Voltaire goes, "I disagree with what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it."

Yeah, you're probably right. I'm taking these shows too seriously, but in the end I've always had a pet peeve about stuff like that. I guess it plays into my desire to be a journalist.

 

~Alderic

 

on Jun 02, 2009

Yeah, you're probably right. I'm taking these shows too seriously,

I wasn't singling you out, in fact, you didn't single out any show specifically. I was thinking more of the folks that responded that think there is some sort of right-wing opinion piece that trumps the news, and can't see them for what they are. On top of that their own bias is skewing the commentary that is presented on these shows. Of course if you feel that way of your own accord, take a fresh look for yourself.