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Media's role

  • Oct. 2nd, 2008 at 11:55 AM
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Hey, all, Melissa here.

Something a little self-indulgent today, since as a reporter, I'm obviously concerned with the way audiences view our role.

Have fun watching the debate tonight! Look forward to hearing what you think on that tomorrow....

Do you trust the media and their covering of the election? Do you think there is a liberal bias? Is it a problem for commentators (and bloggers...) to have a bias? What should the media be doing differently?

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hoppytoad79 wrote:
Oct. 2nd, 2008 09:44 pm (UTC)
It's not the reporter's opinion. They may write their own feed but they get leaned on by those higher up than them, assuming the reporter is fair-minded to begin with. I totally agree with your opinion of journalism. Truly pathetic that doesn't apply to the American media. The media here also considers things like Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes worth talking about on the national news. Hello, that's for the fluffy entertainment gossip shows, not national news where you're supposed to report on things that are important and actually matter.
tiny_josser wrote:
Oct. 2nd, 2008 09:49 pm (UTC)
You're right about where the bias comes from. Unfortunately, news about celebrities and the like get people to pay attention more and sells. National news is just trying to cash in on that and it's more our fault then anything ('our' being the public in general).

If I were to run around polling people on the street about where the candidates stand I would get less opinions and information then I would if I asked anyone what Britney Spears was up to.
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