What do you think is the best news channle
So you like the Dan Rather news types that lie, cheat and steal to get a story...a false one at that?
Dan Rather got caught...he was not so lucky. The rating show where people think the fair and balanced news comes from....and its not the sources you are saying.
They could not report the stories that they do if they were outright lies and still stay on the air.
Beck irrates me...his style...but what he says, he does his homework and is right on. He also blames where they blame should go....he was not a Bush lover...I do not think he is biased.....he tells it like it is. And the truth hurts.....
Side: Anything but Fox
"The rating show where people think the fair and balanced news comes from....and its not the sources you are saying."
Fox news is widely acknowledged by serious people as being the most corrupt news station in the western world, they are the greatest liars and inciters of hatred allowed on air in the west, their unique brand of extreme right wing propaganda is more akin to what the good people of North Korea see on their tv screens, they have high ratings for a number of reason, of which the most prominent are:
1.America is a very insular society and its corrupt media and rabid nationalist element (particularly post 9/11) has ensured that many americans have fallen prey to the indoctrination of their media, Fox is worst offender of this.
2.Fox appeals to the lowest common denominator in its proogramming, its humour is both cheap and ignorant, americans culture has steadily degraded and is all about instant gratification, thus Fox serves this innate cultural desire with its loud ignrant personalities (O Reilly, Hannaity, Becketc. etc.), the programming on Fox could never qualify as Journalism, it is pure propaganda.
3.They tell americans exactly what all americans would love to beleive, they elave out the hard realities that americans would rzather not deal with i.e. they are largely responsible for much death and destruction across the world in following they're own self interested agenda, the muslim world doesnt hate them because they are free or christian ior whatever other bullshit they shove down the american public throat, the muslim population hates them, because they kill them, occupy and destroy their countries, prop up brutal dictators in order to steal the countries oil while the majority suffer, and support for the aparthied regime in Isreal that has turned Gaza into a prison where access to clean running water, food and health care are becoming impossible and mean women and children are starving.
Fox News is not Journalism, but please don't take my word for it, i mean your just going to dismiss me as some anti-american leftist or whatever other label will satisfactorily allow you to dismiss my opinion, i challenge you to do your own investigating, Fox is taken seriously by no one that isn't heavily indocrinated, simple as.
Side: Anything but Fox
When I watch Fox, I see Hannity's Great American Panel that while it has both conservatives and liberals, the conservatives outshout the liberal (notice the plural and singular) so hardly a word is put in edgewise against Hannity's or his puppet's points. Same went for Beck and goes for O'Reilly.
Depends on ones vision of best. If your into one sided debates where the anchors cut off the other side and refuse to allow equal amounts of time in order to remove viable opposition to themselves, then fox is your choice. Other then that, I guess CNN Situation Room but only because I always either get sidetracked or bored when channel shifting.
" Of the major American channels I have the usual choices like CNN... which leans very left, MSNBC which is a joke! The networks... also pretty leftist! Or FOX which leans right"
You're suffering from a delusion that your mainstream news media covers the full spectrum of views because some are left leaning and some are right leaning, the reality is you are being deprived of the truth, the news media is set up to give the public the impression that the full range of views are covered the reality is only a narrow slice of the information you should receive is disseminated on your mainstream media. If you want a reliable american news station i strongly urge you to at least give this one a try, what have you got to lose: