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CNN Lays Off 40 or More Journalists

CNN has laid off more than 40 senior journalists in its newsgathering operation - including a pregnant producer who was two weeks away from giving birth to twins - as part of a reorganisation of the business.

Where do you get your news? What sources do you check on a regular basis? Did CNN have balanced news stories from the left and the right?

Read an article during the elections that showed how CNN ratings were dropping compared to Fox and MSNBC, as they attempted to present a more journalistic approach as opposed to picking a side and crucifying the other.

Masses mostly viewing to reinforce their viewpoint.

I watch Headline News to stay somewhat current and Fox if I want to be “validated”. Although Fox irritates me also with the wimpy questioning and excess pontificating

[quote]treco wrote:
Read an article during the elections that showed how CNN ratings were dropping compared to Fox and MSNBC, as they attempted to present a more journalistic approach as opposed to picking a side and crucifying the other.

Masses mostly viewing to reinforce their viewpoint.

I watch Headline News to stay somewhat current and Fox if I want to be “validated”. Although Fox irritates me also with the wimpy questioning and excess pontificating[/quote]

fox news walks a fine line and msnbc does not. it tends to make their treatment of liberal guests appear wimpy. they do not go in for the kill as msnbc does.

my homepage is drudgereport.com. both sides of the isle check it on a daily basis owing to the fact that it has it’s fingers on the nation’s pulse. this is not my opinion, he has produced web stats showing individual hits in the billions and is worth hundred of millions of dollars.

http://www.businessinsider.com/drudge-report-is-worth-2012-10

VISITS TO DRUDGE 1-26-14

020,280,639 PAST 24 HOURS
801,902,936 PAST 31 DAYS
10,762,046,458 PAST YEAR

there was a famous picture of algore a few years back of him at his desk with two pc monitors, one of them had drudge report.

i listen to am talk radio while i lift (except for squats and dead lifts, whereas i listen to nothing because it breaks my focus.)

Dennis Prager in my opinion is the most intelligent radio talk show host. he looks kind of like hugh hewtit another radio host so don’t mix the two up.

Dennis Prager can put the most damning difference that separates liberals from conservatives and transform it down to it’s simplest idea. that is a gift that has changed many minds on political hot potatoes.

His show is like a college class. it takes on all sides of an argument and dissects each to come to down to what usually one has no other option but to yield to. i would highly recommend finding what time he is on your am station and give a few programs a try. they usually repeat his programming from earlier during the overnight hours - maybe 2:00am.

Dennis Prager has one show a week that is called the Happiness Hour and it life changing:

Dennis stumbled onto the happiness theme by accident when he was asked to write a column for the woman’s magazine McCalls. Ever since then, Dennis has been very focused on determining what happiness is and where it comes from. He truly believes that happiness is a serious problem and one that everyone needs to face. To help with that, each week Dennis hosts a Happiness Hour on his radio show and it has become on of the most popular segments.

NPR, Al Jazeera, RT, BBC and AZ Republic

[quote]pittbulll wrote:
NPR, Al Jazeera, RT, BBC and AZ Republic [/quote]

no liberal bias at npr, just ask npr.

i do listen to some npr and bbc so i know where the left attacks are going when we get into heavy debate on lunch hours or sitting in car at work.

but npr would not still be on the air without public funding. governement money which has distributed a total of $8.85 billion in federal funding since 1969 to the public broadcasting system and national public radio.

also universities give. imagine those universities complaining about the smaller piece of the pie they are getting from their states. but have money enough to PAY npr in order to further the american socialist agenda. in turn universities continually raise tuitions higher and higher.

“Newsgathering” operation?

I’d say lackthereof is the problem…

Fire Piers Morgan, rating increase 25% overnight.

[quote]conservativedog wrote:

[quote]pittbulll wrote:
NPR, Al Jazeera, RT, BBC and AZ Republic [/quote]

no liberal bias at npr, just ask npr.

i do listen to some npr and bbc so i know where the left attacks are going when we get into heavy debate on lunch hours or sitting in car at work.

but npr would not still be on the air without public funding. governement money which has distributed a total of $8.85 billion in federal funding since 1969 to the public broadcasting system and national public radio.

also universities give. imagine those universities complaining about the smaller piece of the pie they are getting from their states. but have money enough to PAY npr in order to further the american socialist agenda. in turn universities continually raise tuitions higher and higher.

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There is no way around bias , if you think FAUX is not biased then you have a bigger problem than not being able to find an unbiased news outlet

As far as the alleged socialist agenda I am sure they NPR is more concerned with the social aspects of society than FAUX is but they are not Socialists . They probably do not share your phobia of the word .

IMO Faux is more disinformative than any useful service of informing

[quote]Brett620 wrote:
Fire Piers Morgan, rating increase 25% overnight.[/quote]

Awesome.

Just thinking about that makes me smile.

Pitt, You actually believe that Fox news is more disinformative than msnbc?

[quote]Phoenix44e wrote:
Pitt, You actually believe that Fox news is more disinformative than msnbc?[/quote]

I think they both suck. Two sides of the same coin.

[quote]Phoenix44e wrote:
Pitt, You actually believe that Fox news is more disinformative than msnbc?[/quote]

This is like asking someone which skunk smells worse. It is subjective and at the end of the day they both smell like shit.

[quote]pittbulll wrote:

[quote]conservativedog wrote:

[quote]pittbulll wrote:
NPR, Al Jazeera, RT, BBC and AZ Republic [/quote]

no liberal bias at npr, just ask npr.

i do listen to some npr and bbc so i know where the left attacks are going when we get into heavy debate on lunch hours or sitting in car at work.

but npr would not still be on the air without public funding. governement money which has distributed a total of $8.85 billion in federal funding since 1969 to the public broadcasting system and national public radio.

also universities give. imagine those universities complaining about the smaller piece of the pie they are getting from their states. but have money enough to PAY npr in order to further the american socialist agenda. in turn universities continually raise tuitions higher and higher.

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There is no way around bias , if you think FAUX is not biased then you have a bigger problem than not being able to find an unbiased news outlet

As far as the alleged socialist agenda I am sure they NPR is more concerned with the social aspects of society than FAUX is but they are not Socialists . They probably do not share your phobia of the word .

IMO Faux is more disinformative than any useful service of informing
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john f. kennedy would be ashamed of democrats thinking socialism which he hated is now likened to “social aspects of society.” socialism does not work because it is not consistent with fundamental principles of human behavior.

the reason it doesn’t work pitt is because it is a system that ignores incentives. taking from the rich loses in the long run because they eventually run out of money. or the rich move out of the country. then how do you make everyone happy?

socialist equality is achieved only in the sense that everyone is equal in his or her misery.

you are mistaken if you actually believe npr doesn’t hold the flag high for socialism.

but please give an example of fox news disinformation.

[quote]H factor wrote:

[quote]Phoenix44e wrote:
Pitt, You actually believe that Fox news is more disinformative than msnbc?[/quote]

This is like asking someone which skunk smells worse. It is subjective and at the end of the day they both smell like shit. [/quote]

…don’t pick a side, that way you will be right half of the time. if they both smell like shit what does H believe in?

if you don’t have a strong position on a political point, you are more likely to believe anything people tell you.

CNN won’t be around long, it seems. What they were originally and what they are now are very different.

[quote]Phoenix44e wrote:
Pitt, You actually believe that Fox news is more disinformative than msnbc?[/quote]

no , I did not list MSNBC

Larry King says CNN has “problems”, should run cartoons.

NBC and MSNBC sink bigtime:

“NBC News and sister cable network MSNBC rank at the bottom of media outlets Americans trust most for news, with Fox News leading the way, according to a new poll from the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling.”

In its fifth trust poll, 35 percent said they trusted Fox news more than any other outlet, followed by PBS at 14 percent, ABC at 11 percent, CNN at 10 percent, CBS at 9 percent, 6 percent for MSNBC and Comedy Central, and just 3 percent for NBC.

[quote]pittbulll wrote:

[quote]Phoenix44e wrote:
Pitt, You actually believe that Fox news is more disinformative than msnbc?[/quote]

no , I did not list MSNBC
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It’s confirmation bias. Left wing people want to read stuff that confirms what they want to be true. Right wing people want to read stuff that confirms what they want to be true. It is getting harder and harder to find outlets that aren’t skewed heavily towards one side. In a sense right now none of the money is in the middle. Probably been that way for a while.

No one wants to hear anything is going good. We want to be told what to fear, who to fear, and how to make the fear stop. The fear peddlers on both sides use this to profit. Most of the wealthier people in media and politics are those that peddle fear the best or on the left use biased comedy.

Most of the country desperately wants to think they are correct so they will be careful not to read anything that challenges those notions. It’s better to just read outlets designed towards your view than think about an issue in multiple terms or from multiple viewpoints.

This is another reason why you see both left and right talk about bias all the time. Lefties and righties will scream about bias and literally avoid places because of fear of bias so they can read stuff that is completely skewed toward their viewpoint (yeah, even though that is bias).

Actually a lot of social psychology research has looked into this and shown how much people’s brains change when presented a piece of information that is from a Dem or Republican based on what they want to believe.

I do not think there is a news source that lacks bias,

[quote]H factor wrote:

Most of the country desperately wants to think they are correct so they will be careful not to read anything that challenges those notions. [/quote]

that’s horse manure.

i’m conservative and can’t help but get barraged with the liberal ideology whether it’s slipped in a paragraph of a magazine and i’ve seen it in college books. pure opinion slipped innocently in an accounting book about ronald reagan.

i do want to know what the enemy is thinking and i read my local liberal newspaper and watch some msnbc.

[quote]H factor wrote:
Actually a lot of social psychology research has looked into this and shown how much people’s brains change when presented a piece of information that is from a Dem or Republican based on what they want to believe. [/quote]

…leave it to psychology research to screw it all up.

[quote]H factor wrote:

[quote]pittbulll wrote:

[quote]Phoenix44e wrote:
Pitt, You actually believe that Fox news is more disinformative than msnbc?[/quote]

no , I did not list MSNBC
[/quote]

It’s confirmation bias. Left wing people want to read stuff that confirms what they want to be true. Right wing people want to read stuff that confirms what they want to be true. It is getting harder and harder to find outlets that aren’t skewed heavily towards one side. In a sense right now none of the money is in the middle. Probably been that way for a while.

No one wants to hear anything is going good. We want to be told what to fear, who to fear, and how to make the fear stop. The fear peddlers on both sides use this to profit. Most of the wealthier people in media and politics are those that peddle fear the best or on the left use biased comedy.

Most of the country desperately wants to think they are correct so they will be careful not to read anything that challenges those notions. It’s better to just read outlets designed towards your view than think about an issue in multiple terms or from multiple viewpoints.

This is another reason why you see both left and right talk about bias all the time. Lefties and righties will scream about bias and literally avoid places because of fear of bias so they can read stuff that is completely skewed toward their viewpoint (yeah, even though that is bias).

Actually a lot of social psychology research has looked into this and shown how much people’s brains change when presented a piece of information that is from a Dem or Republican based on what they want to believe. [/quote]
Convictions are more powerful enemies of the truth than lies.