Would you watch a government ran "unbiased" news station with at least 1 person of each political spectrum for every show, or would you rather hear the information through an "unbiased" media team?
Here's the thing. News is always bias. And if the government controlled the news we would be fed more lies than we already are.
We'd be in big trouble with government-run news because it would be a big step toward government-controlled news, spelling the end of democracy.
Hahaha govt run news. So like China & North Korea? I bet they're told that their news is unbiased as well.
You have more than just state run as an option.
If both were unbiased would it matter?
Because the non govt ones are biased in reality.
To be unbiased for a govt channel they'd have to just say what happened today, do direct quotes and not allow people to do anything partisan.
I did choose gov because they know exactly what happens.
Rota, I am sure you have never watched FoxNews but the have a bunch of liberals there.
I watch it a lot and "libertarians" are not liberal.
They have Colmes and the fat guy on The Five which means they have twice as many as MSNBC who just has Scarborough.
Nope colmes left like 5 years ago
But MSNBC is a government run station!
No, its corporate
Both are bad choices. I chose government because it said "unbiased"; but I don't believe in real life it would be unbiased.
Ironically, a study by the Quarterly Journal of Economics ranked PBS News Hour as the least-biased major news source. See page 30 of this PDF for rankings... www.sscnet.ucla.edu/polisci/faculty/groseclose/pdfs/MediaBias.pdf
There is no such thing as unbiased news. Let many sources thrive and I'll do my own sifting, thank you very much.
Yes there is. It's called just hearing what happened and bloop. End of news story, make your own opinion.
I don't trust any news; therefore, I like to hear as many perspectives as possible.
It blows my mind that anybody would actually trust government delivered news.
I know. It would be far from unbiased.
I think the point is that we're getting biased news from sources claiming to be otherwise, regardless. government-run doesn't sound great, but neither does what we have.
I agree there.
I wouldn't trust either of them, but there are few things I could think of more untrustworthy than government news.
I am always skeptical of government news agencies. Their ideas may be noble, but all too often state run media becomes corrupted. Private media has it's own set of problems, but I feel if you imbibe it en mass it's more reliable.
A diversity of news articles and television to form a rounded opinion of the issue. I wouldn't trust a government-controlled news channel. I don't think presenting a liberal and conservative host makes it better.
The first option would allow the government to control what news they released. I do not approve of such control.