Credible News Sources

Recently, Keith Olbermann, on his MSNBC news clearly show, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, cited Fox News as the “worst persons in the world.” He claimed that the Fox News Channel is blatant proper-wing propaganda. He also pointed out that President Obama, in a the latest TV job interview (the identical job interview, incidentally, as the now-notorious fly-swatting incident, in which, in accordance to news reports on MSNBC, NBC, CBS, CNN and elsewhere, the President demonstrates his “impressive fly-swatting techniques”) claimed that there was at the very least 1 news channel dedicated to undermining his administration at all charges. Olbermann suggests that the President was referring to Fox News.

Back again in the day when the Republicans controlled equally residences as properly as the Presidency, a period of time that might properly go down in background as a present day-day Darkish Ages or Reign of Terror, the Fox News channel was thought of to be the bastion of credible news. So a great deal so that all other news companies have been too fearful even to dilemma their authority.

Fox News, owned by Australian media magnate Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., experienced commenced on the premise that traditional news sources like CNN and community news operated on a basic principle of a subtle remaining-wing cultural bias ensuing from the instructional and social milieu of their journalists. The solution that Fox News apparently proposed was to dedicate a news channel to supposedly “truthful and well balanced” news coverage. “Reasonable and well balanced” turned their watchword, but it soon proved to be ironic. Above time, their supposedly objective news coverage has been uncovered as proper-wing propaganda that was rather blatantly pandering to the Bush administration even though they have been in electricity.

This brings us to MSNBC’s news lineup. MSNBC is a news channel that is created as a joint enterprise, as the name suggests, concerning Microsoft (the monolithic software package giant founded by Invoice Gates) and NBC. Their lineup of news displays supposedly provides us the substitute to Fox News, but, as implied by Keith Olbermann, what they are genuinely providing us is remaining-wing propaganda that panders to the Obama administration.

The tragic consequence of all this federal government pandering and institutional propaganda is that the quantity-1 casualty in mainstream news coverage is credibility. The place are the Woodwards and Bernsteins of currently, with their beautiful exposés of corruption in superior sites? Unquestionably not at possibly Fox News or MSNBC.

Potentially the response to exactly where we can obtain credible news sources lies with CNN—still bland and presenting the façade of objectivity even though concealing a subtle remaining-wing bias—who now, apparently, resorts to blogs, Twitter feeds and Fb posts to complement their on-web page correspondent reports. CNN even encourages you to submit beginner videos via the “iReport” section on their web page, which makes it possible for them to element the videos on their news displays right after a procedure of vetting and verification. In point, in the ongoing Iranian uprisings, exactly where mainstream journalists are currently being banned and extradited by the authoritarian Iranian routine, western news sources are acquiring to depend on Twitter feeds, blogs and beginner video from Iranian citizens as their news sources.

This brings us to the argument that mainstream news companies have not long ago been generating from the Blogsphere, primarily in the wake of such the latest films as Point out of Participate in, directed by Kevin Macdonald, specifically that the Blogsphere is composed generally of amateurs who are out of their depth, whereas if you are hunting for cutting-edge Woodward-and-Bernstein design and style in-depth reporting, you will obtain it only at the big news companies who have the techniques and assets at their disposal to assistance that kind of news coverage.

The reality—at the very least two of the so-identified as big news companies are dedicated to manufacturing partisan propaganda that rather shamelessly panders to politicians even though the third is more and more resorting to the Blogsphere to give its news sources. As for Woodward and Bernstein, they are equally retired and crafting textbooks for a living.

The moral of the tale appears to be, as a result, that if you are hunting for cutting-edge journalism, skip the news networks and, in its place, verify out the Blogsphere!

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Uday Gunjikar,
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Horizon Cybermedia, Inc.
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