Today you can turn to just about any of the major news channels and get information regarding late breaking stories, but there’s also a decidedly entertainment aspect to these news channels that is disturbing. Some of them, like “Headline News” don’t even attempt to become a solid news provider anymore. They are pure tabloid and usually they just provide gossip about the most recent missing child or murdered wife or regardless of the latest juicy tidbit is. Others like “Fox News” are simply fronts for political stances, in cases like this the Republican party which seems to manage most of Fox’s news programming in an exceedingly blatant and disturbing way. They even walk out their way to pronounce themselves “Fair and Balanced” but the contrary is true and it is transparent to all but probably the most partisan of viewers. Michael Moore claimed that Fox News helped to push the 2000 election and only the Republican candidate George W. Bush, but it appears far-fetched that any of the news channels could affect something as important as a national election. It is a fact, however which they called the election early and only Bush without the real proof that he had in fact won. Whatever the real story was we might never know.
We all realize that the tabloid news shows like “Entertainment Tonight” and “Extra” are fluff and more worried about following celebrities around town like paparazzi than covering any real news, nevertheless when Fox News and CNN, supposedly real news channels start reporting the same trivial material, it becomes a matter for concern. Many folks have stopped watching these news channels altogether and instead favor the hard hitting and incisive PBS News Hour. That is one of the few remaining news channels that take their time reporting a tale and they go in-depth to cover all different angles. They are interested to find out the reality and this can’t be finished with twenty second sound bites. This kind of journalism requires investigative reporting done by real professionals.
To be fair, CNN does have some semblance of reporting left with Anderson Cooper, one of the few reporters left that actually ترددات النايل سات hangs on to a story. It was in evidence just recently with the massive earthquake that hit Port Au Prince, Haiti. Long after the normal media had disappeared he was still there covering the story and the aftermath of the fantastic quake, which left thousands dead and additional injured and homeless. The struggle to rebuild continues in Haiti and you can still switch the channel to CNN and see Anderson Cooper there with Sean Penn, who is much to be admired for his humanitarian efforts, despite what you could personally think of his liberal politics.
Fox News could not have given that form of coverage to Haiti and especially not Sean Penn whom the normal talking heads on Fox like Sean Hanitty and others detest. That is another exemplory instance of allowing political views to cloud investigative journalism and one of the reasons these news channels are evading the true news.