Wednesday, March 23, 2005

CNN: Oprah Without the Couches

In response to a post about CNN's horribly sensationalistic coverage of the Terri Schiavo mess on the newly discovered Attytood blog, Biobrain wrote this:

I don't want a liberal media, as the bias we need to protect the most against is our own. It's easy to spot bias against your point of view, so obvious in fact that many people simply imagine bias that does not exist. But the bias that we miss will be the one that tells us what we want to hear, rather than what we need to hear. And because news bias is self-perpetuating and will create a bigger expectation of bias in that direction (without the biased viewer being aware), we will head further off the path of truth until we are no longer able to distinguish truth from the fiction that we've been fed.

That's why I don't want a liberal media. But that's not why I utterly ignore CNN. They're just a daytime talk show which uses the format of a news channel. All they need now is to trade in their desks for couches and the change will be complete.

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