The evil media
Hi there forum reading humanoids. I was perusing another forum and following an argument regarding the integrity of one Bill O’Reilly and noticed the disparity in opinion regarding the base motivation of mass media.
The leftists in the forum tended to believe that most mass media was driven by greed and/or government control with the latter idea being proposed mainly buy the far left (Chomsky dick-suckers). They also seemed to feel that mass media has a conservative taint citing the popularity of Fox News and the positive coverage of the war/Bush/etc.
The rightists on the forum tended to feel that the media was driven by greed also and vehemently denied any government influence. Contrary to the opinion of the leftists, they felt media was obviously slanted far to the left with the sole exception of fox news.
Now, what I want to know is how you feel about it. Do you feel that the media is government controlled or market controlled? Or do you think that journalistic integrity and the pursuit of truth is the driving force?
I hate people who ask for our opinions and fail to give there own so I'll chime in with mine:
The media has an obvious liberal bias with the exception of Fox News. It is clearly driven by the almighty dollar and will cover with tenacity any stories that will increase ratings share. I have serious doubts as to the veracity of any claims of government control; however I will agree that the media has to be cognizant of the importance of government sources for news.