Sponsor Message:
Non Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
N.American Citizens Stand Up And Switch To The BBC  
User currently offlineImpacto From Canada, joined Mar 2007, 213 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3643 times:

I never fail to be shocked at the standard of news coverage on some of the main news channels in the US. Whilst in Nigeria, even as an 11 year old kid, I was pretty much well informed of all the happenings around the world. The only international news events they seem to report on concerns US troops in Iraq and this always presented them in a very positive light. I find it all really uninformative, conservative, selective and biased. There is no awareness of events on the rest of the planet unless it involves George Bush visiting somewhere. Some of you might say must people in the US are more interested in domestic issues, but there are few people around this region who deserve to know at least whats going on outside more broadly, rather than listening to some pathetic guy called Glenn Beck for an hour about how he thinks the World is coming to an end which is quite agonizing and disturbing if you ask me.

Ever since I moved to Canada (8 years now) my only reliable source of International news is the Internet. This is very frustrating as it isn't available at all times, but at least some Canadian news outlets such as the CBC and CTV make an effort to show some International news (CBC in fact switches over to the BBC quite often) but not so in the US. It is rather worrying when some people in the US depend on a documentary maker like Michael Moore (who is somewhat biased too) to present an opposing view of world events, bypassing traditional media outlets in order for people to see beyond the official state veneer in order for them to realize the impact of American Foreign Policy around the world.

72 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12878 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3629 times:

Special half-hour USA markets versions of the BBC News is available on most PBS stations in the early morning (usually 6 am) and in the evening (usually 6-7 pm and 10-11 pm). It is growing in popularity with Americans who want an alternative to the USA centered network and cable news stations, better coverage of the rest of the world, especially the Middle East and Africa as well as ignoring the latest crime and celeberty crap.

User currently offlineYWG From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 1144 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3629 times:

All CNN seems to talk about is:
-Paris Hilton
-Iraq
-Bush
-Car chases
-Forest Fires

I was in absolute shock when Manitoba made CNN for tornado's we've been getting lately.

And don't even get me started on that whore Nancy Grace.



Contact Winnipeg center now on 134.4, good day.
User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4124 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3615 times:

Quoting Impacto (Thread starter):

I've been thinking that way for years now. I know I am not the only one but definitely not in the majority either.

TV news (especially 24 hour cable news) is more concerned with ratings rather than actually reporting real news, which is more concerned with reporting about 'Roid Rage and "The Latest Missing White Woman." It's also why it isn't surprising that there's a good number of people that say they watch The Daily Show for their news fix.



"Look Lois, the two symbols of the Republican Party: an elephant, and a big fat white guy who is threatened by change."
User currently offlineVio From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1364 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3575 times:

Quoting YWG (Reply 2):
All CNN seems to talk about is:
-Paris Hilton
-Iraq
-Bush
-Car chases
-Forest Fires

 checkmark   checkmark   checkmark 



Superior decisions reduce the need for superior skills.
User currently offlinePAHS200 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 513 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3568 times:

Quoting YWG (Reply 2):

its better then Fox News

-Paris H.
-women sues over candy
-Rosie O’Donnell
- Iraq
-Forest Fire

MSNBC is no better


User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3562 times:

Quoting Impacto (Thread starter):
The only international news events they seem to report on concerns US troops in Iraq and this always presented them in a very positive light.

You seriously think that US media dithers on the war and portrays it in an overly positive light?

Quoting Impacto (Thread starter):
It is rather worrying when some people in the US depend on a documentary maker like Michael Moore (who is somewhat biased too) to present an opposing view of world events, bypassing traditional media outlets in order for people to see beyond the official state veneer in order for them to realize the impact of American Foreign Policy around the world.

Yeah, because he certainly didn't get ignored in Cannes did he?



User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 7951 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3553 times:

Quoting YWG (Reply 2):
All CNN seems to talk about is:
-Paris Hilton
-Iraq
-Bush
-Car chases
-Forest Fires

I was in absolute shock when Manitoba made CNN for tornado's we've been getting lately.

You guys don't get CNN International in Canada? Totally different programming from CNN US. Yeah, the requisite baseline shows are still on, 360, Larry Corpse Live, etc , but the bulk of anchoring comes from their London and Hong Kong studios and their worldwide correspondent team is top notch.



If you need someone to blame / throw a rock in the air / you'll hit someone guilty
User currently offlineStarAC17 From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 3333 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3537 times:

Quoting Mdsh00 (Reply 3):

TV news (especially 24 hour cable news) is more concerned with ratings rather than actually reporting real news, which is more concerned with reporting about 'Roid Rage and "The Latest Missing White Woman." It's also why it isn't surprising that there's a good number of people that say they watch The Daily Show for their news fix.

Yes this is the disadvantage to having media privately owned as they only care about making $$$ and don't care about what is really actual news. Canadian news is better because they discuss issues that Wolf Blitzer won't touch with a 10 foot pole and tend to state the facts instead of bringing an alleged expert to talk about Iraq, legal issues.etc.

Also I don't like the "Missing White Woman Syndrome" incidents because I do think it is the level that racism is at right now which is good considering the progress but this is mainly for ratings and this recent case is really interesting when the people involved in the case talk about it and not Nancy Grace!!. Just do not bring up the Natalie Holloway case again as its 2 freaking years old.

Quoting YWG (Reply 2):
All CNN seems to talk about is:
-Paris Hilton
-Iraq
-Bush
-Car chases
-Forest Fires

Very true and I have no problem reporting on the other four and they might actually affect the average citizen depending on your region. I just love how a Paris Hilton, Anna Nicole Smith going to jail, dying etc. is breaking news and warrants interrupting a discussion on Iraq. . Thank god for the Daily Show to catch this and make fun of ot

My biggest issue with North American Media is that they do not address the other side of things like the Israeli-Palestinean conflict and actually present solid facts and not just the opinons of experts on the issue, which can be done by talking to people not affiliated with the US government and actually talk to a 3rd party journalist that has no stake in the conflict and is covering the event.

Also the other day I absolutely hated that Wolf Blitzer basically accused Ralph Nader of costing Gore the 2000 election and made it very difficult to let Nader make a single point about Michael Bloomberg leaving the GOP to become an independent which he was brought on to do. This grilling of guests is really annoying and is not effective to actually discuss an issue such as when Tucker Carlson attacked Jon Stewart on Crossfire about being easy on democrats and making the point that Stewart was biased to the left and heckled the right which is 100% true but his show is not on CNN but on Comedy Central.

The Clip is below:



Quoting Aaron747 (Reply 7):

You guys don't get CNN International in Canada? Totally different programming from CNN US. Yeah, the requisite baseline shows are still on, 360, Larry Corpse Live, etc , but the bulk of anchoring comes from their London and Hong Kong studios and their worldwide correspondent team is top notch.


We get the same one along with all the other US networks but they cost a bit extra on digital, we also get BBC and our news networks. I would like CNN International and it may be available on digital but I haven't seen it.

[Edited 2007-06-28 04:45:46]


Engineers Rule The World!!!!!
User currently offlineAlias1024 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2715 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3529 times:

US news outlets are pretty much all crap. CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC all focus on total crap, while the major networks nightly news is basically a half hour commercial for drug companies. BBC world news on PBS and NPR are the ways I usually get my news. Hell, I'd give Al Jazeera International a shot if I could get it. Can't be any worse than the crap on Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC.


It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems with just potatoes.
User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3516 times:

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 6):
You seriously think that US media dithers on the war and portrays it in an overly positive light?

as I only can see CNN (CNN International), I cannot really "judge" this aspect at all. But CNN shows quite a realistic picture of the situation. And quite many views. If there may be a bit of a problem, a problem which under given circumstances would be with ANY country, is that most of their reporters look at matters from a US-American point-of-view, which is their good right, but does not cover the matter at hand in a way. However, CNN employs many "outsider-contributors" and whenever many of those folks are a bit of attention-whores, they give a very nice contribution.
-

Quoting Aaron747 (Reply 7):
their London and Hong Kong studios and their worldwide correspondent team is top notch.

of course, CNN in Europe in a way is a London-station !
-


User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 7951 posts, RR: 26
Reply 11, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3500 times:

Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 10):
But CNN shows quite a realistic picture of the situation. And quite many views.

Yes, exactly why I actually like the network. 'Eye on India', 'Eye on Russia', 'Inside the Middle East', 'Inside Africa', 'Spotlight Indonesia' all feature excellent progams. 'International Correspondents' is great as well, as they feature contributions from independent TV journalists in China, Pakistan, and numerous other hot spots. Overall, they reach quite a substantial balance.



If you need someone to blame / throw a rock in the air / you'll hit someone guilty
User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3496 times:

Quoting Mdsh00 (Reply 3):
which is more concerned with reporting about 'Roid Rage and "The Latest Missing White Woman." It's also why it isn't surprising that there's a good number of people that say they watch The Daily Show for their news fix.

Having watched both regular news and the Daily Show, the Daily Show doesn't show any international news I wouldn't see on FOX, CNN, or MSNBC.

What international news am I missing by watching the US networks?


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 13, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3496 times:

Impacto:
 checkmark 
You are spot on!  yes 

The BBC gives excellent coverage about many issues worldwide and is one of my favorite news sources.
You picked CNN as a bad example of a US news outlet, yet it's the best thing we have. I can understand that a guy as intelligent as you are wouldn't waste your time with the garbage on Fox....err....faux news.

Quoting StarAC17 (Reply 8):
Yes this is the disadvantage to having media privately owned as they only care about making $$$ and don't care about what is really actual news.

Many of the conservatives on this side of the pond think that is what it's all about. They think if a news outlet is profitable, then everything they say must be the truth.  Yeah sure

Quoting Aaron747 (Reply 7):
the bulk of anchoring comes from their London and Hong Kong studios and their worldwide correspondent team is top notch.

 checkmark 
When I was watching CNN in a hotel in Bangkok, I was amazed at how much more detailed news coverage was and the issues they covered. I was almost glued to the TV!
I never do that here.

Quoting Aaron747 (Reply 7):
Larry Corpse Live

Although I like Larry King, that was still very funny!  Silly



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 14, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3489 times:

Quoting Aaron747 (Reply 11):
they reach quite a substantial balance.

right, and give those outsider-correspondents the right to show quite differing points of view


User currently offlineMham001 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3389 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3489 times:

I am amused that some believe that the BBC, CBC, etc are not also "biased". Although I find some of the BBC stories interesting, I can't help but hear the bias that comes across. I stopped watching the CBC long ago. The Canadian condescension was too much.
Just as an aside, several polls have all found that 90% of US newsroom editors and reporters are Democrats.


User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4845 posts, RR: 16
Reply 16, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3478 times:

The BBC is not perfect but it gives far better coverage of world events. The hurdle is that most Americans could not care less about what goes on outside the 50 states so this is just not going to happen.

I am appalled on a daily basis at just how bad the news is on our fine continent. The infotainment style news is such bullshit it drives me nuts. Honestly I think Paris Hilton getting out of jail has gotten more airtime than Nelson Mandela's release around a decade ago... appalling.

YOWza



12A whenever possible.
User currently offlineStarAC17 From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 3333 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3454 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 13):
Many of the conservatives on this side of the pond think that is what it's all about. They think if a news outlet is profitable, then everything they say must be the truth. Yeah sure

They just don't care if its the truth or not because there is no accountability for not being an ethical or responsible journalist so if they can profit from talking about celebrities they will. The only thing we can do is use resources that are more reliable and stop watching things about Paris Hilton.

Quoting Mham001 (Reply 15):
I am amused that some believe that the BBC, CBC, etc are not also "biased". Although I find some of the BBC stories interesting, I can't help but hear the bias that comes across. I stopped watching the CBC long ago. The Canadian condescension was too much.
Just as an aside, several polls have all found that 90% of US newsroom editors and reporters are Democrats.

All news outlets are somewhat biased in someway but the difference is that they make more of an effort to discuss seriously the issues by at least looking at the other side of the issue and there is a lot you will hear on CBC for example that will not be aired on CNN as it makes the US look very bad, its better but its not 100% perfect.

The issue I have is not weather or not newsroom editors are Democrats or members of the GOP as their opinion is shown very obviously when someone open their mouths when they speak and most educated people know the difference between opinion and fact. Just talk about the important stuff and make people care about it, I couldn't care about what celebrities do and don't want to see it on CNN that is what Entertainment Tonight is for.

Quoting Impacto (Thread starter):
Glenn Beck for an hour about how he thinks the World is coming to an end which is quite agonizing and disturbing if you ask me.

Regarding Glenn Beck he is a radio host that is a call in show, who happens to have a TV show and he does that because that is his way of getting attention. He does have dramatic opinions that are the absolute worst case scenarios of our actions and he is good at saying that Iran is going to kill us because it makes people pay attention to him and contribute to his show. He does have the occasional show that makes people think such as his show on Global Warming where he talks about the holes and the flaws of the Kyoto Protocol and actually suggests alternative solutions.



Engineers Rule The World!!!!!
User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 18, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3454 times:

Quoting YOWza (Reply 16):
The hurdle is that most Americans could not care less about what goes on outside the 50 states so this is just not going to happen.

True. I found this aspect shocking on all four visits to the USA. And in case of Texas, the "care" is limited to Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and New Mexico. I when travelling in the USA often had my radio fixed onto Radio Canberra, an excellent short-wave channel.


User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 7951 posts, RR: 26
Reply 19, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3446 times:

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 12):
What international news am I missing by watching the US networks?

Oh gee, almost everything.

Of recent note, high level meetings in Sharm El-Sheikh of several Arab regional officials regarding what to do about the Gaza situation...the disparity between outside reporting of Russian economic progress and internal struggles with Soviet industry towns that have been sorely left behind as a result...an interview with the despicable captured leader of Indonesian terror group Jamaah Islamiya, in which he detailed growing rifts with Al Qaeda and their overall sense of purpose...renewed debate between Beijina, Seoul and Tokyo regarding the recent visit to Japan of Taiwan's president and his highly controversial visit to Yasukuni shrine...severe flooding in southern China that yet again highlighted the government's inability to provide basic services to the poor even in disaster situations...the list goes on.



If you need someone to blame / throw a rock in the air / you'll hit someone guilty
User currently offlineFanoftristars From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1600 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3444 times:

The absolute most sensational and awful news channel has got to be Fox News, and I consider myself somewhat politically neutral--in fact, socially liberal and and fiscally conservative, and there is no part of Fox news that is appealing at all. It's pathetic. Fox accuses all the other networks of being biased to the left, and they might be slightly biased to the left. The problem is, to compensate Fox news has ended up SO FAR TO THE RIGHT that their programs are unbearable! I was in Mexico for a week, and the only news channel in english was FOX news! Gesus, what a long week. I like to watch the news in the morning, but I ended up watching HBO instead because their coverage was so sensationalistic and pathetic. Fair and balanced my arse!

It was refreshing to be in Europe in May and watch BBC and actually see what's going on in the world. While I'm sure my home cable has the BBC somewhere (maybe channel 517 or something like that) it was nice that the BBC was readily available, and the only choice in english... It forced this American to learn a little bit about our big old world...



"FLY DELTA JETS"
User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4626 posts, RR: 37
Reply 21, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3423 times:

Canadians: BBC World is available on regular cable now. It used to be only available on pay digital cable, but a few months ago it moved to regular cable. In Calgary it is channel 28, right beside CNN at channel 29 so it's easy to compare. As far as actual international news is concerned BBC World totally blows CNN out of the water. It makes CNN look like Inside Edition.

Kris

[Edited 2007-06-28 06:39:58]


Word
User currently offlineLAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3396 times:

BBC world is my choice, atleast theyre not running shit about Paris Hilton all day long. They have global news, and they keep me informed, much better than any of the American Networks, CNN shows what a credible and worthy new network it is after taking care of the Paris Interview. Although i understand its about making money, ratings and so forth, i think there are far more important things the the public needs to know than how paris felt in Jail, geez.


"Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel" Samuel Johnson
User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3396 times:

Quoting Aaron747 (Reply 19):

Thanks for giving a real answer. I don't even see those events on the US networks websites.


User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4124 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3350 times:

Example:
CNN US Edition website right now
Big version: Width: 1280 Height: 800 File size: 194kb


Even this afternoon when it first broke about the White House subpoena, Chris Benoit was main headline material and the subpoena was only one of the many small headlines...great priorites.

CNN International Website
Big version: Width: 1280 Height: 800 File size: 180kb


What a difference that makes? Honestly I feel in the name of ratings, cable news networks severely dumb down the news for the local audience and perpetuate ignorance. Browsing around on CNN during the day, I find that their quality news is usually in the middle of the day when everyone is at work, or late at night when everyone is sleeping. Otherwise, it's the same sensationalist crap. On top of that, I think all US networks are horrible at reporting on Africa and parts of Asia. News stories about Africa only show the poor refugee camps, and until recently reports on South Asia never cared to show the large metropolis' like Delhi, Bombay, Karachi, etc unless they were hit by some huge disaster. Otherwise they show the filthiest and most depressing slums they can find; and then it makes Americans baffled that "those people" are able to do the same jobs.

Anyway...I have some issues with the news media

[/rant off]



"Look Lois, the two symbols of the Republican Party: an elephant, and a big fat white guy who is threatened by change."
25 Post contains images WestJetYQQ : And Paris is probably 80% of that.
26 Post contains links Banco : CNN international is quite good. CNN domestic is appalling - if you want to know what's actually happening in the world. Having said that, the situat
27 TheCol : I used to be an avid CBC viewer. Though it seems that the CBC has biased itself more and more to the left, as well as focusing stories on their easte
28 Aaron747 : I think you're absolutely right. Now this begs the question: is the local audience really that ignorant? Which comes first, really, the cart or the h
29 Post contains images Babybus : It won't be long before the BBC goes the same way as the others. It gets worse every day.
30 ZakHH : Commercial news channels work the same way as any other TV channel. They provide their viewers with what they think their viewers want to see. If they
31 Post contains links Melpax : We get Fox News here on cable (Foxtel, part owned by you guessed it - Rupert) & compared to CNN International, BBC World & even the local version of S
32 Post contains images Dougloid : Who fucking cares? I get news feeds from the Scotsman, the Globe and Mail, the National Post, the Los Angeles Times, L'Haaretz, Al Jazeera, and a coup
33 Impacto : My point was, It was easier for me to have access to International news in Nigeria as news networks such as CNN International, BBC world and Sky news
34 Post contains images Banco : Ah no, that's not immature, that's git-speak. Once past the age of 30 you have a right to be ever more outraged by the world in general, and by all t
35 Max999 : Good point. Missing persons are much more likely to be found if the case receives lots of media attention. However, if the missing person is not whit
36 Solarix : US media stations are just sickening. I am so glad the BBC World (not the 30 min PBS blurb) and CNN International are available here via Verizon FIOS
37 Mdsh00 : Of course there are sources of quality news and like I said above, the educated public will go to those sources. But take a look back and realize tha
38 Post contains images RIHNOSAUR : I disagree....strongly..... mainly because If I am interpreting the original poster and subsequent ones, it seems to me that the point in NOT in whet
39 Post contains images Dougloid : Why is it that all you want to do is sit in your chair up in Canada today complaining about how lame the US media is? We KNOW that. But yet everyone k
40 Post contains images Banco : Now, I remember you telling me once not to react to a bit of gentle teasing.! Anyway, as someone who regularly wanders along to watch still stunning
41 Post contains images Impacto : First of all, you can't decide for me what I should or shouldn't post in this forum. Secondly, most of the news shown in the US (like the CNN) is exa
42 Oli80 : I know it's not a tv channel, but the BBC world service is the best station of any sort that I know of. Give it a listen, you won't be disappointed.
43 Post contains links Banco : In 33 different languages too! http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/languages/
44 Cairo : WHY were most Americans for the Iraq invasion? WHY do many Americans still think 9/11 and Saddam were related? WHY do Americans have almost no knowled
45 Post contains links Mdsh00 : Here is an interesting article: http://www.wired.com/culture/culture...ews/magazine/15-07/st_infoporn?rss The study also found that people who watch t
46 RIHNOSAUR : very well indeed but you also forgot that another very important thing we CAN do is (if aware of the lack of true global coverage of events and gener
47 Dougloid : I must tell you that back in my earlier days I ran around with a guy who played keyboards for a band known as The Myddle Klass. So one time they were
48 Post contains images ME AVN FAN : two years older than me, ok, and your fitness may be better than mine, BUT "old" ? possibly grumpy at times, but as a 98years old and a 99years old u
49 Post contains images Impacto : So you are basically accusing me of being Anti-American just for saying US news outlets don't cover enough International news? Why does this not surp
50 Post contains links AeroWesty : Or you could just watch the BBC 10pm news online: http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/avdb/new...f8/nb/09012da68003ba64_16x9_nb.asx (It's one of the few BBC
51 Post contains images Bwest : Can I just say that I'm thrilled to read threads like these! The civilised level of discussion in here (and in some other recent threads) shows the re
52 RIHNOSAUR : Cool..I will give it a shot....I also know they may have some small time segment on Public TV in the US, as I mentioned earlier, PTV probably has som
53 Post contains images BigOrange : I think you should re-phrase that..The hurdle is that most Americans don't know anywhere exists outside the 50 states
54 Dougloid : Apparently you still don't get it, and that's about what I would expect from someone who doesn't have a fundamental notion of what free speech is abo
55 Post contains images YOWza : I was chatting up a girl in Buffalo once told her I'm half South African. Her response, "Where is that?" Is there a country out there with a more sel
56 Dougloid : That's hilarious.....are you sure that your leg wasn't being pulled because you were being a smarty pants? I remember doing the same thing one time,
57 PeterPuck : My favourite part of CNN is Lou Dobbs showing ever more threats coming out of "Communist China". Where is "Communist China" I can't find it in the atl
58 Post contains links Dougloid : The following press release from the Chinese Embassy here suggests that perhaps the Dobbster is better informed than you are. all due deference to da
59 Post contains images Windshear : Well that sorta depends on how you view things, doesn't it? I think it is you who disagree with the views expressed on the channels that you mention.
60 PeterPuck : It isn't called "communist China", it's called "China". I'm at least that informed dumbass.
61 Post contains images Nosedive : That term is a bit Cold War relic, pre-One China. But the Communist Party of China does run the country. The fact that so many people do "confuse" th
62 PeterPuck : I have been to China, I know it is a communist government. Everyone knows this (or ought to). Lou Dobbs, however, uses the term for the purposes of st
63 Dougloid : In the interest of accuracy it is called the People's Republic of China by the folks who run it, and it has a government that is predominately compos
64 Post contains images Dougloid : Well, that there book learnin' jes gets in the way of a good ole fashioned ill informed tirade.
65 Impacto : The topic itself may be biased to some people. As I stated earlier, I wasn't expecting everyone to agree with me because we all have different views
66 Mham001 : Something being overlooked here is that cable news channels draw a minute percentage of total viewers, so don't hold your breath that they would have
67 N1120A : I certainly do CNNI is as good a news source as there is. It is unfortunate that CNN-US doesn't hold itself to the same standard. That and Femi Oke (
68 Pelican : And who is going to win? Okay, could be worse. What media did you listen to? Again were did you learn that? That, indeed sounds like a typical stereo
69 Banco : You think the BBC commissioning reports on itself is an example of bias in itself? You don't get it, do you? The whole point of the BBC being so self
70 Nosedive : My point is there are ill informed all over.
71 Post contains links Lurch : Having visited the US in the Past having a choice between the BBC News Service or a US station ile take the BBC every time as its been doing the News
72 Post contains images Nosedive : It's about 20-30 minutes of news repeated multiple times through out the day. I'm not too overly thrilled by the "news magazine" stories through out
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
All Clogged Up And Nowhere To Go! Rhaa! posted Wed May 11 2005 08:56:35 by UTA_flyinghigh
Onward And Upward To The Nlcs! posted Mon Apr 4 2005 23:57:10 by Texan
Stand Up Comedy By "Biff" From Back To The Future! posted Mon Oct 9 2006 04:13:01 by Falcon84
The Ultimate Music (And Reel To Reel) Thread posted Fri Oct 12 2007 06:28:50 by Matt D
American Athletes And Violation Of The Law(s) posted Wed Sep 12 2007 15:23:18 by UTA_flyinghigh
People Walking Up And Down Trains All The Time posted Fri Jan 5 2007 20:46:17 by Runway23
Ahmadinejad's Letter To The American People posted Wed Nov 29 2006 20:27:39 by Miamiair
Saddam Hussein: Letter To The American People posted Mon Aug 21 2006 02:30:13 by NWDC10
And The Trip Back To The Stone Ages Continues.... posted Sat Jul 30 2005 20:35:53 by TedTAce
TV Shows Common To The UK And The US? posted Sun May 1 2005 01:10:15 by USAFHummer