Rai
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News Sources' Political Affiliations

Tue Jan 21, 2003 9:17 am

What do you think the political affiliations of each news source (i.e. newspapers, news channels, etc.) is for major sources? Here is my take on some (scale varies depending on where it’s from):

USA
CNN – tilting towards the left, but not as left-wing as people perceive.

FOX – RIGHT-wing!  Laugh out loud

MSNBC – I’d say, somewhat moderate from what I’ve seen, but I don’t watch it too much.

New York Times – Very left, but they have some excellent moderate reporters like Tom Friedman.

Washington Post – Left.

Washington Times – LOL. Right…if you can take it seriously.

USA Today – I don’t read it very often, but it seems left-wing.

Wall Street Journal – Right-wing.

New York Post – Can you even take it seriously?  Laugh out loud Very right.

Canada
CBC – Very left-wing.

CTV Newsnet – I’d say moderate.

Globe and Mail – Generally right-wing.

National Post – I’d say a bit to the left, but sometimes you don’t know.

Edmonton Journal – Left-wing, generally.


UK
BBC – Very left.

Sky News – Very right.

ITN – Seems moderate to me.

Guardian – Is there such thing as a communist publication?  Laugh out loud

Scottsman – Left, from what I’ve read.

Financial Times – Seems right-wing, but more moderate than the WSJ.

Asia
KBS (South Korea) – Left-wing.

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) – I’d say right, but I don’t read it too often.

Chosun-Ilbo (South Korea) – Right-wing, but seems to be turning more left.

Kimsoft (North Korea) – Propaganda…lol. I’m amazed anyone can take it seriously.

Korea Times (South Korea) – Somewhat moderate, but tilted towards the left now.

Asia Times (???) – Left-wing…bordering on very left.

Others
Jerusalem Post – Very right-wing.

Al-Jazera – Very left-wing.

Obviously, there’s a host of others and I’m sure your views will vary even with the ones I suggested. So, are your takes on these? And do you know of any others and where they lie?
 
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RE: News Sources' Political Affiliations

Tue Jan 21, 2003 9:34 am

Hey Rai, pick up a copy of Bias by Bernard Goldberg. I'm reading it now; very interesting stuff.
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RE: News Sources' Political Affiliations

Wed Jan 22, 2003 1:55 am

Not much reaction so far.  Sad Anyways, I'll add two more:

Associated Press: I find them to be pretty moderate in their reporting and generally balanced.

Reuters: Very left-wing. This I know for a fact because a friend of mine is journalist for them and they're told to write stories in a certain way.
 
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RE: News Sources' Political Affiliations

Wed Jan 22, 2003 2:45 am

Like you, I haven't watched MSNBC much, but as far as I can tell it seems fairly unbiased. USAToday is not really left-wing, in fact it scarcely seems to have any political viewpoint at all (that may sound like it's moderate a la MSNBC, but it's different, though hard to explain). Otherwise I'd pretty much agree with your take on U.S. outlets. I'm not familiar enough with the foreign ones to comment.
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RE: News Sources' Political Affiliations

Wed Jan 22, 2003 2:49 am

One more comment. You said that it's hard to take the New YOrk Post seriously. While it's entertaining, I don't really consider it a newspaper. Just out of curiosity, I occasionally do a little page-counting, and most days at least 40% of the pages are devoted to sports.
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RE: News Sources' Political Affiliations

Wed Jan 22, 2003 3:14 am

Just out of curiosity, I occasionally do a little page-counting, and most days at least 40% of the pages are devoted to sports.

Sports or call-girl ads.  Laugh out loud Even its sports section isn't asll that great. Daily News's is much better, in my opinion. Then any paper with John Podhoretz as a chief editorial writer shouldn't really be considered a paper at all!

It's too bad that MSNBC (aside from Maria Baritiomo) doesn't get taken as seriously as the others if it's as unbiased as it is.

I'd also like to change a few of my takes on one:

Korea Times: Left-wing for sure. I just remembered reading an editorial in the paper that criticized the NYTimes for having a "conservative" (LOL) viewpoint on the anti-American protests in South Korea. What a joke.

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