The Ramblings of the Millahtime Man

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

The media is saying what!?!?!?!

One of the first things I do in the morning is check all the local and national news websites to see what is going on in the world. I hit like a dozen or so and skim the stories. Many are the same but different sites pick up some of the fringe things going on.

I have noticed lately that a number of stories are targeted at bush and many are discussing the hot topics but not in a very good light. The news media is supposed to report the news but are obviously putting their own personal views into it.

I did a count to the number of Kerry stories vs the number of Bush stories on some of the sites. They were 1/3 Kerry and 2/3 Bush. The stories that dealt with Kerry were talking about what he said about bush and where he was campaigning. The Bush stories talked about these same things but there were many more digging into his record and leading the info down a path so people will draw conclusions.

There is an obvious bias going on. What they have as opinions for the candidates is not up for them to put in their front page stories. Editorials, sure, fine. But, in all of the regular articles there should be fairness and equality despiute their views. And, I'll grant that is not easy to do but at the same time it is so obvious that you can tell they aren't trying.

The media is not reporting the news on this, they are reporting their point of view and their political views. I want to draw my own conclusions from the information. Stop giving me your point of view and give me the facts.

3 Comments:

  • Dude, seriously, look at the maps on CNN.com, almost all urban areas were predominately voting for Kerry. You are reading internet news. Who is internet news tailored for? Farmers and small town folks? No, its focused on people in urban areas and suburbs who have the money and infrastructure for using the internet. think about it

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:51 AM  

  • "One of the first things I do in the morning is check all the local and national news websites to see what is going on in the world."

    Mate, WTF?!?! You check what's going on in the world by... reading US paper's?

    um.... I would of thought that if you want to know what's going on in the world, you should try reading some international news paper's...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:53 PM  

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