Comments on: Audience and the media: a shaky marriage http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/11/12/audience-and-the-media-a-shaky-marriage/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Timuchin http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/11/12/audience-and-the-media-a-shaky-marriage/#comment-369262 Fri, 13 Nov 2009 19:02:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19872#comment-369262 A media source called “Editor & Publisher” points out that all the American media fell for a politically correct lie and propagated it to the country. They reported “Second Cop — Not Kimberly Munley — Brought Down Fort Hood Killer.” It just sounded so much better to credit a woman instead of a black man for the deed. There was no checking internet sources for accuracy.

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By: C M Boyles http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/11/12/audience-and-the-media-a-shaky-marriage/#comment-369217 Fri, 13 Nov 2009 01:29:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19872#comment-369217 If I want or need to know what is going on along with some of the probable outcomes (a context in which those things that are likely to affect me, and my community can be understood and rationalized)I find myself reading the foreign press (London Times, Le Figaro, etc.)as well as national papers. Unfortunately, the newspapers (and broadcast media) don’t get the picture. Whether they are too busy chasing advertisers or pandering to the pols is anyones guess. The simple fact is that the media must understand that unbiased news or reports of events necessarily include things that are often unpleasant and further that the outcomes may be contrary to ones personal views. That’s too bad.Readers and views go to sources that meet or exceed their expectations. Any media outlet that doesn’t get it,(lots of newspapers going down the tubes these days) won’t be around too long.Further, the media has to be accurate. And, the media has to have ethics. I know it’s old fashioned, but it works and it’s infinitely superior to tiing oneself in knots trying to be politically correct.

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By: edsall hilty http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/11/12/audience-and-the-media-a-shaky-marriage/#comment-369214 Fri, 13 Nov 2009 01:03:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19872#comment-369214 Here the US the media is ridiculously bias. Like our politics in recent years the media is far to one side or the other and its hard to trust any one source. In recent years you have daily news reporters getting fired for trying to air stories they knew were not true, but would adversly affect a political figure (Dan Rather I think). Then on the other hand you have news claiming to be fair and balance, but there is no doubt in any watchers mind that each reporter reporting is far to the right (some exceptions may apply but in general its true) Then you have daily news casters highjacking the daily news so they can spin their view. Its rather pathetic no one has created a truely un bias news station. Reuters is the closest thing to un bias I have found but then again many AP reporters are bias in one way or another to the causes they believe in….so I guess we are stuck researching for ourselves and developing our own opinions…could be worse

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By: Alan http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/11/12/audience-and-the-media-a-shaky-marriage/#comment-369212 Fri, 13 Nov 2009 00:48:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19872#comment-369212 Can you really trust someone who is truly objective?

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By: Art http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/11/12/audience-and-the-media-a-shaky-marriage/#comment-369211 Fri, 13 Nov 2009 00:40:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19872#comment-369211 As a reader and a citizen, with a degree in journalism from back when it meant journalism, I never cease to be amazed at how journalism has gone from reporting the facts (and doing the digging to find out what the facts are) to reporting what he said, she said, they said, as if all versions are equal and the public can sort it out. This appears to be the new standard in handling politics, public affairs, and national issues. How can anyone trust journalists when the journalists prefer to present argument over fact?

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By: Alejandro Quinonez http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/11/12/audience-and-the-media-a-shaky-marriage/#comment-369210 Fri, 13 Nov 2009 00:26:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19872#comment-369210 The MSM lost credibility because of zealous reporters not vetting or fact-checking sensational stories from dubious annonomous sources. Also it is quite obvious that MSM is constantly being manipulated into reporting what is nothing more then political spin as a credible story.It is my opinion that MSM is just as much to blame for the ten’s of thousands of innocent lives that have been murdered by the Bush/Chenny Cabal.The seperation of truth from political spin was sacraficed for invitations to power-broker dinner parties.

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By: Connie http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/11/12/audience-and-the-media-a-shaky-marriage/#comment-369209 Fri, 13 Nov 2009 00:14:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19872#comment-369209 The last 12 months of news coverage has been an embarrassment to the free world! The slants, bias and refusal to ask the important questions has made the word journalism into a derogatory term. Wake up journalists and start reporting not taking dictation.

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By: thomas wandless http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/11/12/audience-and-the-media-a-shaky-marriage/#comment-369208 Fri, 13 Nov 2009 00:02:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19872#comment-369208 Report the news,forget the personal opinion. If you want to be known as a news organization,do just that ,report the news. Stop being a cheer leader for the liberal side. I want a balanced report,not the opinion of some doed in the wool liberal joker. Most of the major networks are bias,you cant denie that,be a little more objective. Your ratings prove what the people want. The worst offenders are the two soft spoken yummies,butter woulent melt in their mouth,females. They are like listening to Opera or some soap opera! Where have all the real news men gone,they are going the same direction as,what once were the worlds greatest newspapers,down the toilet. THE FIGURES DONT LIE!

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By: Nathan http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/11/12/audience-and-the-media-a-shaky-marriage/#comment-369207 Thu, 12 Nov 2009 23:55:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19872#comment-369207 A question for the panel: I have noticed local media outlets using various social media sites as sources of information in recent stories. For instance, citing recent posts on personal sites as a source. While these sources are now ubiquitous–and some may indeed contain up-to-date information on certain individual–the information you find on them is hardly reliable. Do you see news outlets continuing to use Facebook, Twitter and other social media tools for information?

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By: CJ http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/11/12/audience-and-the-media-a-shaky-marriage/#comment-369206 Thu, 12 Nov 2009 23:54:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19872#comment-369206 When will the news media return to working for the public good? It has been more than 100 years of collusion with the elite banking and political elite. Quote by David Rockefeller “… it would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government …” – David Rockefeller in Baden-Baden, Germany 1991, thanking major media for keeping secret for decades the movement of the prophetic one world government.How can we trust the very people who are hearding us to our ends.

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