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CNN Vs Al Jazeera

Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:42 pm

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One of these two is considered one of the most respectable of the western world.   
 
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RE: CNN Vs Al Jazeera

Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:45 pm

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RE: CNN Vs Al Jazeera

Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:51 pm

   I stopped watching CNN ever since the "Breaking News" ticker came on every 30mins to report that someone may have seen someone in someone elses car.
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RE: CNN Vs Al Jazeera

Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:54 pm

CNN is a joke. American media is a joke. Hell, western media is a joke.

But in no way does this mean Al Jazeera is an upstanding model citizen.
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RE: CNN Vs Al Jazeera

Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:54 pm

Both channels are crap, plain and simple!

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RE: CNN Vs Al Jazeera

Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:01 pm

Well.. the news media can keep telling about explosions in Pakistan or rockets fired into Israel or whatever, but stuff like that happens almost on a daily basis and it gets trivial.. or maybe that's just me but I don't have to see it every single day to know that it is going on. This world is so full of bad news all the time that I don't mind reading about something else once in a while and I'm sure I'm not the only one.
 
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RE: CNN Vs Al Jazeera

Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:04 pm

Al Jazeera often reports on things we would never get to see. I like it although its not as out spoken as it used to be. It seemed to be dilluted the time when US troops were in Doha oddly enough.   
 
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RE: CNN Vs Al Jazeera

Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:06 pm

The strange thing is that Al Jazeera is biased against some Arab countries more than CNN. Al Jazeera can imply that they are independant but they are not. CNN is more independant. CNN has less finances available, Al Jazeera is funded by the rulers of Qatar, so they have a political agenda contrary to CNN.
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RE: CNN Vs Al Jazeera

Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:09 pm

In the Internet age, there's absolutely no reason not to be well informed on a broad basis. Heck, I've got websites linked for Al Jazeera, BBC, CNN, CTV, CBC, and about 100 others around the world where I can check in for a local "take" on how they view world events. Why would anyone stifle themselves by only having a single favourite news source?

But whining about which news source is "better" is an exercise in futility. To each their own. There's no virtue in being myopic on news coverage.
 
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RE: CNN Vs Al Jazeera

Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:16 pm

Quoting OA260 (Reply 6):
dilluted the time when US troops were in Doha oddly enough

Another aspect of Al Jazeera is that they change there tone around. In Arabic they are anti USA, Israel you will not find that same message in there English version. They are good walking the ropes i will give them that.
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RE: CNN Vs Al Jazeera

Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:20 pm

Also, once you click on the 'World' tab at the top of the CNN page, you will find disaster news just like the ones you can find elsewhere.
 
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RE: CNN Vs Al Jazeera

Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:47 am

The fact is, if you want to REALLY get your news, you need multiple sources. On a near daily basis, I read news from my home in Kansas City (KC Star) as well as: Chicago Tribune, CNN, Fox News, BBC, Al Jazeera, China Daily, Frankfurter Allgemeine and The Namibian. They're all a piece of junk, so by getting news from multiple sources, you are more likely to avoid looking like a total fool.
 
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RE: CNN Vs Al Jazeera

Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:42 am

I actually find Al Jazeera pretty good, not always completely balanced but certainly at least makes an attempt at informing, as opposed to entertaining.

Some CNN programming is good, in particular their sports and travel stuff. The straight out news programming is OK but their "special pieces" are often slanted editorial so this doesn't interest me.

BBC similar to CNN, maybe a little more balanced, (but not much)

I can't watch Fox, as this is not really news. They seemed to be more focussed on entertainment, so it gets boring pretty fast
 
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RE: CNN Vs Al Jazeera

Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:52 am

Personally, I like that you can clearly tell the people who ONLY watch CNN or ONLY watch Fox...for example "CNN is so biased, Fox isn't" from people who never stray from Fox, and "Fox is so biased, CNN is as balanced as can be" from people who never stray from CNN. Blindness is never a good thing...
 
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RE: CNN Vs Al Jazeera

Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:27 am

http://www.news.google.com

Sort the real breaking news from the sports / tech news... it's what I use everyday.
 
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RE: CNN Vs Al Jazeera

Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:09 am

I always find the BBC very good and scrupulously balanced and fair; the quality of the journalism is, on the whole, very good. I actually find very little fault with CNN; I don't watch it that often (although I visit the website on an almost daily basis).

I rarely watch Al Jazeera, but from what I've seen, it's fairly good; they do their best to to provide a good quality, informative service and they seem to do it well.

I just cannot take Fox seriously; they went so far beyond the boundaries of impartiality with the US healthcare debate that they can only be regarded now as a mouthpiece for the Republicans. The big battle is between them and CNN, because although, in comparison, CNN is a much more respectable news agency, they are haemhorraging viewers to Fox at a frightening rate.
 
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RE: CNN Vs Al Jazeera

Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:34 am

Quoting Elite (Reply 14):
http://www.news.google.com

Sort the real breaking news from the sports / tech news... it's what I use everyday.

+1 Google News has been my homepage for years.
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RE: CNN Vs Al Jazeera

Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:01 am

Domestic USA CNN is worthless. I was stunned at how insipid it has become. A huge chunk is dedicated after each story by the anchor going to the web and quoting what "average Americans" think. Wolf Blitzwad will go on to say, "BangBang08 from East Cupcake, Iowa says ___________________", or "PoodleLover says this _________________" and then they go to read Tweets! That's what is considered "journalism" and "reporting" at CNN these days. What a joke. Inevitably these "Average Americans" they quote only have talking points, and don't know their head from a hole in the ground, and only repeating what they've heard on the radio or FOX / MSNBC host. That has become the news..... the news reporting on themselves.

I was even more floored last week when I was watching one of the NBC/CBS/ABC news shows and they were talking how most Americans may not know what Obama has done and what's in the legislation, and then they sit there and debate / talk about if the Obama Administration should do a better job "selling" what's in the bills! I was thinking, "isn't that your flipping jobs you airheads".

And people wonder why I only usually watch Daily Show w/ John Stewart, Channel Asia, and the BBC for TV news. Al J is ok. I watch it every 2 or 3 weeks just to see what they are saying and consider an alternative viewpoint.
 
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RE: CNN Vs Al Jazeera

Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:18 am

Quoting SOBHI51 (Reply 7):
The strange thing is that Al Jazeera is biased against some Arab countries more than CNN. Al Jazeera can imply that they are independant but they are not. CNN is more independant. CNN has less finances available, Al Jazeera is funded by the rulers of Qatar, so they have a political agenda contrary to CNN.

That sounds smart. What if one company had 2 news channels, 1 in the Arab world anti-USA, but also owned Fox News urging war with the Arabs? And the same company could make weapons also!

That would be the perfect company.
 
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RE: CNN Vs Al Jazeera

Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:02 am

I'm with Elite. Google News is all you need, choose your story and then read about it from every possible angle. Ignore the screaming assholes from Fox and MSNBC telling you what to think and hone your reading and thinking skills at the same time.
 
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RE: CNN Vs Al Jazeera

Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:51 am

Quoting MoltenRock (Reply 17):
Domestic USA CNN is worthless. I was stunned at how insipid it has become. A huge chunk is dedicated after each story by the anchor going to the web and quoting what "average Americans" think. Wolf Blitzwad will go on to say, "BangBang08 from East Cupcake, Iowa says ___________________", or "PoodleLover says this _________________" and then they go to read Tweets! That's what is considered "journalism" and "reporting" at CNN these days. What a joke. Inevitably these "Average Americans" they quote only have talking points, and don't know their head from a hole in the ground, and only repeating what they've heard on the radio or FOX / MSNBC host. That has become the news..... the news reporting on themselves.

   I agree with MoltenRock! It's a cold day!  
Quoting MoltenRock (Reply 17):
And people wonder why I only usually watch Daily Show w/ John Stewart,

...right up to there.

That said, the Beeb isn't too bad. CNN has taken an unabashed left turn in the past few years (for some reason, CNN.com seems to be worse on weekends), Fox is embarrassing as is MessNBC. It's growing more difficult to read between the lines.
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