What do you think of the media in your country?

@blondbat (504)
United States
June 26, 2007 5:38pm CST
Do you believe that you are getting only what is fit to print? Or do you believe you are getting biased reporting of only a few, if any, of the facts. Although the US has a reasonable reputation for fairly good media coverage of the news and events, I do still believe that it is often given a spin or an angle to play up an opinion or viewpoint or to pull the average citizen in a certain direction. What about your country? Do you think your media reports everything as it happens - events, politics and what not? Or in the US, do you think the average American really gets all the truth...
9 responses
@raj0019 (2626)
• Argentina
27 Jun 07
Indian media is just like a tumble, can't predict what opinion it will make about a person each day. Just can't trust enough
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@xParanoiax (6997)
• United States
26 Jun 07
I think alot of our american media's biased. As a former professional liar I know that sometimes the smallest changes in the truth are often the most profound. 'Spins' on the story..is flat out wrong, because facts are changed and bias is introduced into the story. The news is allowed to have the perspective of those reporting it, jokes are allowed to be told about it..so long as the facts are delivered whole, and complete. The average person in America does not get the truth..most large countries don't, it seems like..but whatever I guess..it just means if you want the facts you have to search for them yourself.
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• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
26 Jun 07
I live in Spain, and Spanish media have a great level, as most western countries. But unfortunately, this country, as many others, is suffering a sort of bipolar disorder. Politicians place themselves in one side or the other, and if you're not with me, you're against me. It's happening the same with the media. Some of them are lined up with one position, and the others support their rivals. So the best thing one can do is read a bit of both, so that you don't get too manipulated by any of them. That's what i do, i check several papers and listen mainly to two different radio stations, one leftist and the other really right wing.
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@men82in (1270)
• India
23 Jul 07
Always politics is the first preferences herein India, normal life and dayto day hardships of poor were neglected by our media by cen percent.
@Netsbridge (3242)
• United States
3 Jul 07
Most news medias have always been sensored mediums. I think it is foolish and a shame to prevent people from knowing facts and truth about world events. Such attempts only subject societies to repeated and unpleasant histories!
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
28 Jun 07
I am from the US and I beleive the Media is very biased. Reporters report only those stories given to them that support their political ideas. President Bush is not media friendly and they print everything negitive about him that they can. One point, The No Child Left Behind Law. When President Bush was elected the first time Senator Kennedy and several others were working on an education bill. President Bush said he would sign it if it had some accountablity measure. The press pointed out how the Democratics were working with the president. Now that everyone knows that the law is not working it is Presidents Bush's law. The New York Times praised President Bush for with holding funds for the levies in New Oreleans and called it a pork bill and a waste of good money. Less than 6 months later the NYT is critizing the President for not spending more money on the levies. Reporters do no invesgate a story any more they just rewrite sound bites given them by politicans and special interest groups. News Mediaand reporters should declaire their party affilations and what their beleifs are so that we know where they are comming from.
@jzerbini (97)
• United States
27 Jun 07
I'm in the U.S. and I agree for the most part the news is good. When it comes to politics I do believe all news agencies are biased. Certain channels show certain stories or other channels won't show certain stories. Its a shame you have to worry about it but like others said thats what freedom of the press is and I wouldn't trade it.
• United States
27 Jun 07
Well, thanks in large part to the First Amendment of the Constitution, we have the ability to right about what we want and how we want to do it. For many years, I have sent editorials into The Atlanta Journal Constitution and because of its mainly Liberal views, I gave up, because I knew that they would not print my stuff. I do believe that we have a fair and balanced news media as with FOX 37, CNN and others, we have the ability to see both sides of all the stories. What is nice though is that the Conservative Talk Show hosts keep working through the summer as the Liberals are out trying to get into a big mess. Have a great day!
• Philippines
27 Jun 07
i live in the philippines..well,it depends on the network....there were 2 leading media network in our country..and i could just say..one is the best..who can give you news that is none bias,they uncover the truth,reveal everything to the mass,everything...!!