Posted by: celticanglican | August 14, 2010

News Networks

Someone I conversed with recently complained about frequent references to Fox News and Glenn Beck on MSNBC commentary shows. Frequent reference on his part was made to the station being “Communist”. I pointed out that, in this day and age, there is no such thing as unbiased media. MSNBC presents one point of view, Fox another. Welcome to America! 🙂

In an ideal world, news channels would stick to the news. Two things to keep in mind: One, talk show hosts on a particular network generally reflect the views of the channel’s viewers. Talk shows aren’t necessarily meant to be neutral.

Two, news channels are owned by private companies and the “powers that be” who determine what to show are just as entitled to freedom of expression as the rest of us. If you don’t like a particular news channel’s or show’s slant, you’re welcome to change the channel or turn the TV off.

Some have argued that all news channels need to present a totally neutral point of view. What do you think?

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Responses

  1. Faith, Hope and Charity belong in nation’s makeup and rightly discussed in our duty as citizens of this great nation.
    Rallys to raise funds for our Fallen Soldiers’ children is a Christian duty.
    To speak in condemation without listening to the content is morally corrupt.

  2. Hi Richard. Thanks for stopping by and sharing.
    Good point re: listening to the content of a show before condemning. I’ve seen so many people bash certain shows on all sides of the spectrum, and frankly I don’t think a lot of them have even watched the shows they’re criticizing.

  3. Unless we have robots deliver the news speaking in monotone and wearing a blank expression, the news will NEVER be neutral. Personally, I like some small personal reaction by anchormen. It makes me stay on alert, and question things…

  4. Good point. I think the individual anchor’s presentation has a lot to do with how well a story is taken, myself.


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