- Aug 5, 2011
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That's a remarkable comment, you aren't confident in your national news agencies?
I grew up with names like NBC and CBS as news companies, admittedly as names on microphones!
Always thought of them as reliable sources.
The BBC has always had good reporting from North America, again it has accusations of bias against European reporting. With the now redundant Brexit topic, not a problem.
We are all global now, wonder how long it will last?
Not remarkable in the least. It's the reality of hyper-polarization of politics and media. One feeds on the other in an endless cycle, all chasing the click-baits. The media wants you terrified and addicted to the next 30 mins of adverts and eye-balls, regardless if the story is true, false, or simply made up. If orange man bad and 'Trump Lied, People Died' keeps 100k people on a channel, then they will pond it for all its worth, 24x7. If 'the media is all fake news but not us' excites you, then that exists 24x7 too. If you get excited by news leading with a fire in the 'hood or a cat stuck up a tree, well surprisingly large local affiliates of the big news channels will happy run the first 10 mins of the news on those things.
As a person born, raised, and lived to my early 40's in the UK, then for the past 13 years in the US, I have a world-view on political bias, the death of journalism, and on the quality of news casts. I miss the UK newspapers and news casts. Especially the Independent, the Times, News Night, Channel 4 news and the Beeb 9pm news. Here - take your pick of Fox News, CNN, NBC, ABC - it's all reasonably crappy, polarized, hyper-partisan, opinion/bias vs news, and hyper-localized too. In a 50 min Channel 4 news at 7pm (as I remember it), you would learn about things in at least 20 countries, with a bit of depth in the back-story. Cat up a tree, house burnt down? That's for 10 mins of local news after all the serious stuff. I kid you not - NBC News in New York will happily launch their flagship 11pm news with local stories like that. Rest of world? Um ... nope.