Just lately, Keith Olbermann, on his MSNBC news show, Count-down with Keith Olbermann, offered Fox News as the “worst individuals in the world. ” He believed that the Fox Reports Channel is blatant right-wing propaganda. He also observed that President Obama, in a recent TV interview (the same interview, in addition, as the now-notorious fly-swatting incident, in which, matching to news reports on MSNBC, NBC, CBS, CNN and elsewhere, the Director demonstrates his “remarkable fly-swatting skills”) claimed that there was at least one news channel dedicated to undermining his administration at all costs. Olbermann implies that the President was referring to Fox Information. Daily Scanner
Back in the day when the Republicans managed both houses as well as the Presidency, a period that might well go down in background as a modern-day Deep Ages or Reign of Terror, the Fox Reports channel used to be the bastion of credible news. So much so that most other news firms were too afraid even to question their specialist.
Fox News, owned by Australian media magnate Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., acquired started on the idea that conventional news options like CNN and network news operated on a principle of a simple left-wing cultural bias caused by the educational and cultural milieu of their press. The solution that Monk News apparently proposed was to dedicate a media channel to supposedly “fair and balanced” news coverage. “Fair and balanced” became their watchword, but it soon proved to be ironic. After some time, their apparently objective news coverage has been exposed as right-wing propaganda that was fairly blatantly pandering to the Bush administration while they were in power.
This kind of brings us to MSNBC’s news lineup. MSNBC is a news channel that is produced as a joint venture, as the name suggests, between Ms (the monolithic software monster founded by Bill Gates) and NBC. Their collection of stories shows theoretically offers us the option to Fox News, but, as implied by Keith Olbermann, what they are really offering us is left-wing propaganda that panders to the Obama supervision.
The tragic consequence of all this government pandering and institutional propaganda is that the number-one injury in mainstream news coverage is credibility. Where are the Woodwards and Bernsteins of today, using their stunning expos? s of data corruption in high places? Not at all at either Fox Media or MSNBC.
Perhaps the solution to where we can find credible news resources lies with CNN–still dull and presenting the fa? ade of objectivity while concealing a subtle left-wing bias–who now, apparently, areas to blogs, Twitter bottles and Facebook posts to supplement their on-site reporter reports. CNN even promotes you to submit recreational videos via the “iReport” section on their website, which allows them to feature the videos on their news shows after a process of vetting and verification. In truth, in the ongoing Iranian uprisings, where mainstream correspondents are being banned and extradited by the severe Iranian regime, western media sources are experiencing to rely on Twitter bottles, weblogs and amateur online video from Iranian citizens as their news sources.
This kind of brings us to the argument that mainstream reports organizations have recently been making resistant to the Blogsphere, especially in the wake of such recent films as State of Play, described by Kevin Macdonald, such as that the Blogsphere is made up mostly of amateurs who are out of their depth, whereas if you are looking for cutting edge Woodward-and-Bernstein style in-depth coverage, you will find it only at the major news organizations that have the skills and resources available to support that kind of stories coverage.
The reality–at least two of the so-called major media organizations are dedicated to producing partisan propaganda that pretty shamelessly panders to politicians while the third is increasingly resorting to the Blogsphere to provide its news sources. Because for Woodward and Fossiles harz, they are both listing is of course and writing books for a living.