how news really works. . NEWS , lla, Y WORKS CNN: Obama appeals to Pepsi fans. Fax: Obama declares war on Coke. MSNBC: In about an hour, we will have live Cover how news really works NEWS lla Y WORKS CNN: Obama appeals to Pepsi fans Fax: declares war on Coke MSNBC: In about an hour we will have live Cover
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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#22 - Rellikthebrit
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User avatar #32 to #22 - mrmcsnodgrass
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Why would the BBC care about American politicians? Nobody in the U.S. cares about British politicians.
User avatar #45 to #32 - chituat
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Because the world isn't filled with people who focus on localism.

I remember one day in history class when i was told the only way to gain world peace is to understand the culture of others.

If you decide to ignore a section of a culture, however small, you might as well ignore their entire culture.
User avatar #38 to #22 - professortoast
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Boris ******* Johnson! Nice avatar fellow Brit!
User avatar #29 to #22 - Rellikthebrit
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lol it was stupid comment
User avatar #26 to #22 - lostinthemusic
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That's the joke
#33 to #26 - anon id: a98a88bf
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No, the US media is the joke.
User avatar #36 to #33 - lostinthemusic
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Exactly. The joke is how american news isn't news. It's just random ******** to distract people. Whereas BBC is actual news.
User avatar #5 - keiishiyama
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I assume the point of this is that news channels are run by stupid *****? All I see is Obama drinking Pepsi. He hasn't said anything about Coke, nor has he STATED he likes Pepsi. All he's doing is drinking a goddamn Pepsi.
User avatar #18 to #5 - iRetaliate
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No. The point is that:

CNN has no bias, but is also generally unconcerned with affairs that make our country look bad.
Fox is heavily biased against democrats (and Obama) and also oriented towards war.
MSNBC is heavily biased towards democrats (and constantly bring up race as if racism was actually still prevalent in America)
BBC is almost entirely unconcerned with America's domestic affairs.
User avatar #47 to #18 - aceofshadows
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CNN has no bias? HA! You got MSNBC correct though.
#21 to #18 - anon id: 296dc542
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CNN is kinda biased.
User avatar #27 to #18 - zzforrest
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Not all of Fox is bad
They have a pretty good morning show.
User avatar #30 to #18 - mrgoodbunny
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"as if racism still prevailed in america"
Have you been outside? Ever?
#35 to #30 - anon id: 1f847e57
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How old are you?
If you lived in the sixties, you'd know that racism is not prevalent (at least, nowhere near as bad as it was).
User avatar #6 to #5 - salari
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No, the point it how US news networks distort what we see in order to further their own political agenda, and the BBC has been put there as the last example because they focus on actual news and have no basis in US politics.
User avatar #7 to #6 - keiishiyama
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That's the unbiased version of what I just said :P
User avatar #8 to #7 - salari
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Well, I am British...
User avatar #9 to #8 - keiishiyama
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And I am American (hehe).

It's our news stations that dissuade me from participating in politics, and most unfortunately, I haven't come across any other news channel that I could take seriously.
User avatar #10 to #9 - salari
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All American news networks need to be taken with a pinch of salt; the fact that the news has commercial breaks between it should lead people to question the source anyway, because any institution that's funded by private industries by default has some bias. Then again, if the news was funded by the government, then it would most definitely have bias. The reason why the BBC is impartial and remains that way, is because it's beholden to the British public. Legally, if you own a working television in the UK, you have to pay for a TV license, and that yearly fee goes towards the BBC. They may not have the best programming output, but it does ensure that the news remains free of agenda, other than to inform.
User avatar #11 to #10 - keiishiyama
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Because I've grown up in the American lifestyle, I'm sure you can understand why I find it weird that citizens have to have a TV license (assuming I'm correctly understanding you). However, it's great that the news remains, as a result, unbiased, and it's certainly a good idea.
User avatar #12 to #11 - salari
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It's an odd concept, but it works well most of the time. The BBC has a interesting history behind it, and to be quite honest, I find it quite surprising that it hasn't switched to a commercial channel after all these years.
User avatar #13 to #12 - keiishiyama
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If it's not broken, don't fix it, right?
User avatar #15 to #13 - salari
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Absolutely. However, if they tried to introduce the same system in this day and age - either in the US or UK - where paying the license is legally required, I have no doubt there would be outrage from the public. Then again, the general public doesn't necessarily recognise how important it is for news reporting to remain unbiased.
User avatar #16 to #15 - keiishiyama
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It seems that the only thing the American audience recognizes from news reports is what they want to hear, which is exactly what they're told. Rarely is there truth.
#17 - itachijebest
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The Onion: Obama drinks pepsi, pukes rainbows
User avatar #49 to #17 - SilentRaver
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That actually doesn't sound like something the Onion would do at all.
#43 to #17 - NamidaChan
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The first version I saw had the onion alrady on it, but I like your idea!
#39 - AnonymousDonor
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for all haters who are gonna hate, I am reluctant to reference avatar,
but i've always felt like the news and government were all too strongly reminiscent of that of Ba Sing Se - power hungry scum that use issues like abortion or gay marriage or the president's choice of cola to distract everyone from the actual **** that matters like the economy that's been falling for years or the current and impending wars
User avatar #52 to #39 - sketchE
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thats actually a legitimate point since it is true. the news stations show what they want to portray the picture they agree with. if anyone notice the decrease in death reports after obama was elected it wasnt because people stopped dying its just because the news wanted to make everything seem better when he got into office. the entire treyvon martin incident was only made as bad as it was because the first station to report on it doctored some of its footage
User avatar #54 to #39 - elitetroll
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i agree, and it seems like the president in this case is kind of blind or ignorant of the fact that his power aint ****, and congress pulls all the dirty deeds, kind of like the guy in the dai li
#31 - monotuei
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#50 - nippuhl
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Cokes lawyer.
#53 - ranchochupacabra
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yeeeeeup seems pretty accurate
#64 - TheOriginalNerd
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thats why i only watch the weather
User avatar #48 - challengefailed
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I get most of my news from BBC, the Daily Show, or Colbert Report.
I mean BBC has better US news than US Newsrooms.
User avatar #66 to #48 - onceman
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The Daily Show and The Colbert Report are the most honest news shows in America.

Sadly I have DirecTV. :(
#44 - verby
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I get most if not all of my news from BBC.