Well, the point is that objective journalism is an ideal that news organizations try to approximate. No one is perfect. Either way, I have heard all sorts of crap about the public broadcasters, but it's all just that, crap. I have never been presented with any kind of reasonable argument for the supposed liberal tendencies of NPR or PBS's news reporting.<br><br>It's kind of telling though that the people who hate the public broadcasters also subscribe to the most misleading news sources in the country. That Pew poll that revealed NPR/PBS listeners had more accurate impressions of the circumstances surrounding the Iraq War may be a bit played out, but it makes sense. Good journalism doesn't get you ratings, but in PBS and NPR's case, it should get respect.<br><br>-- Charlie Alpha Roger Yankee Whiskey<br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>little stories like this can sway voters and often mean more than *real* issues.<p><hr></blockquote><p>You mean like the CBS-George Bush-Air National Guard story, based on fraudulent documents, right after the Republican National Convention and timed *perfectly* to coincide with the Kerry Campaign "Fortunate Son" Air National Guard campaign ad? <br><br>****************<br><br>[color:blue]VOTE</font color=blue>[color:red] for President George W. Bush on November 2, 2004</font color=red>
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Like I said, I can't listen to NPR because it drives me nuts when I hear them leave out or ignore obvious holes in their stories. I want to like them because I prefer the dry presentation they offer, but the obvious holes are just too glaring to me. I'm not saying broadcast news doesn't do that too, but then I don't listen to broadcast news either. <br><br>I'd take BBC news over NPR any day. PBS news seems closer to that ideal objectivism during presentation than most other American sources though. <br><br>
that's exactly what i mean matt. CBS was irresponsible for believing they had the scoop on a story without double-checking it. they should pay for this. however, they didn't make up a story on their own. fox news just outright lied. i know you want to turn this to CBS, but we've had those discussions at length. why not address what fox news has done and show just as much contempt? <br><br><br>--<br>one of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. -Plato
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