Indeed, whole countries' media seem bias. Taking the recent Tibet controversy as an example, you will note the pictures of Nepalese police brutality claimed to be Chinese police, selectively cropped images to distort truth (hands from monks helping monks cropped into how a monk was oppressed and subjugated) as well as misinformation spread by the general western press (Kathmandu in Tibet?). Conversely Chinese media has not been terribly reliable either, entirely state owned and operated, giving discredit to images of riots and Tibetan brutality. It really is difficult to find unbias journalism these days. Perhaps also why blogs have become so popular, individuals tend not to rigorously push political objectives.
Not anymore! I think John Mayer put it best in his song Waiting for the World to Change: "Now if we had the power,
To bring our neighbors home from war,
They would have never missed a Christmas,
No more ribbons on their door,
And when you trust your television,
What you get is what you got,
Cause when they own the information, oh,
They can bend it all they want."
Best Question YET... Anyone who trust the news casts or anchors needs to have a brain scan to remove un-wanted junk and debris.
News on our airwaves, news papers and blogs are terrible opinions from big mouths and no brain who like to hear themselves talk.
I implore everyone to use your own wits and take some time to investigate everything you hear in the news before you judge or believe the words communicated to you
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