Many will interpret this as America bashing, but here it goes....
Here in Canada I have easy access to television news from around the world. I get several US network and news channels as well as international feeds via the CBC (Candian Broadcast Corporation).
All in all, the worst quality news broadcasts come from the US. They are typically biased, and very sensationalistic. Although every news cast is somewhat biased towards the interests of the country of origin, the US newscasts are very transparent in this regard in my opinion.
I tend to find the BBC does a much better job than the US channels when it comes to foreign and domestic affairs.
Again, in my opinion Canadian broadcast news is well balanced when it comes to telling the truth without the glitz factor, without pulling any punches even when it means national embarassment. Canadian news agencies seem to be very defensive about their credibility and try not to risk it by going soft on any country, including Canada.
When I watch the news about identical items on US then Canadian TV
, it's almost like its a completely different story sometimes.
So..don't rely on any single news outlet. If you want to form an opinion look at several sources and for heaven's sake, don't restrict your research to TV
. Go outside and read a newspaper once in awhile!