The News....

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  1. rysk

    rysk Part-time waster

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    ....is really starting top piss me off, I switch on BBC news, to check out wagwarn. Only to find, that a church in wales is being closed down and that there's a UFO Convention in leeds later...that's about it, why?
     
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    miszt BASSFACE Royale

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    all i've seen on bbc today is Tottenham burning
     
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    Moskit :rodigan: Staff Member

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    Only News i'll watch is Al Jazeera, closest to the "real news" you'll actually get...

    News in general is the worlds largest brain-washing experiment imo.

    So much Cancer.
     
  4. rysk

    rysk Part-time waster

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    as far as 24 hour televised news goes, i have a choice of BBC or SKY and i know which one i'd rather watch.
     
  5. Kenneth4Eva

    Kenneth4Eva Let's Breed

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    i only watch the news for the fit birds
     
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    Moskit :rodigan: Staff Member

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    Olllie Bom Bom Cloud

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    Anyone remember this day?
     
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    herojuana hairy kuala

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    I only watch the news if Chris Morris is involved in some capacity
     
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    rysk Part-time waster

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    pretty sure that's fake, the news presenters wouldn't just sit there and do nothing, they'd at least report that there is nothing to report...still funny though

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    pretty sure that's fake, the news presenters wouldn't just sit there and do nothing, they'd at least report that there is nothing to report...still funny though
     
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  10. miszt

    miszt BASSFACE Royale

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    watch as many news channels as you can, none of them are unbiased, none of them are uncontrolled by the agenda of businesses and politicians, but at least with a wide range of sources you can find a middle ground

    sum ideas for watching (my opinion on their political slant)

    RT (far-Left)
    Channel4 (Left)
    CNN (Centre-left)
    BBC (centre-right)
    Aljazerra (Centre-right)
    Sky (right)
    Fox (far-right)



    if you want checkout the Extreme end of the spectrum, for ultimate nuttyness, cant go wrong with the David Icke channel on YouTube, makes Fox news seems rational and sensible
     
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    rysk Part-time waster

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    hmmm, wouldn't have expected the BBC to be center right, perhaps slanting that way slightly
     
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    miszt BASSFACE Royale

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    it was more centre-centre up until the Tory win, but since that point James Murdoch has had a fair amount of influence over news output, all sorts of things having been missing, for eg the trouble in Greece, news was restricted to the debt crisis, no reports on the hundreds of thousands of people protesting for months on end, until the riots broke out, and then it was pushed as a minority protest by anarchists...many more examples, and the reason we have to check as many sources as possible, essentially the BBC reports whatever is considered to be important for UK interests, although its not supposed to
     
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    spiderfran286 "Yes, squid pro roe..."

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    I watch Russia Today....Adam vs the man is such a good show...and if i have to watch other news, its a coin flip between BBC news & Al Jazeera

    newspaper wise, its the Guardian all the way....
     
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    rysk Part-time waster

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    sure is liberal fags in here...including myself
     
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    spiderfran286 "Yes, squid pro roe..."

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    lol i even fell out with the guardian the other week tho...there coverage of anonymous/lulzsec was terrible....
     
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    ThePapa Suffragette City..

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    To be fair we're in what's called the silly season so most people (journalists included) are on holiday. They usually struggle for stories so if you pretend your hamster survived the spin cycle in your washing machine you could make page 7 of the Sun. Gwarn armed...




    Ps Miszt the bbc's too right on to be considered right of centre and they always get such kicking from the right wing press it's difficult to see them as anything other than well centred.
     
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    miszt BASSFACE Royale

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    centre-right frequently comes into conflict with right/far-right, and even far-right is too liberal for extreme-right nazi's etc, its all subjective. as for bbc being 'too right on'...lol...nah, they report what they are told too, and James Murdoch has been wondering the halls of the BBC for quite some time now pushing the right-wing agenda of his and his fathers empire
     
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    ThePapa Suffragette City..

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    miszt BASSFACE Royale

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    2 years ago, i would have agreed with you, but perhaps i've shifted further left in the last few years, as i said, its subjective, right and wrong dont come into it, i dont consider them to be right-wing, but they are definitly slanted towards Conservative policy, hence centre-right

    I would fully expect a right-wing nationalist newspaper like the Daily Mail to consider the BBC to be left-wing, you have take these things relative to the stance of the journalist, not as an absolute fact on its own
     
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    ThePapa Suffragette City..

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    Michael Burke's worked there a lot longer than you so maybe you should try reading the substance of the article before you start chatting about relitivism or assumed stances. Comes across as breeze mate.
     
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