These days you can turn to pretty much any of the major news channels and get details about late breaking stories, but there is 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’re pure tabloid and usually they only provide gossip about the newest missing child or murdered wife or regardless of the latest juicy tidbit is. Others like “Fox News” are simply fronts for political stances, in this case the Republican party which seems to manage all of Fox’s news programming in a very blatant and disturbing way. They even walk out their way to pronounce themselves “Fair and Balanced” but the contrary holds true and it’s transparent to any or all but 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 an undeniable fact, however that they called the election early and only Bush without any real proof he had actually won. Regardless of the real story was we may never know.
Most of us understand that the tabloid news shows like “Entertainment Tonight” and “Extra” are all fluff and more worried about following celebrities around town like paparazzi than covering any real news, however when Fox News and CNN, supposedly real news channels start reporting the same trivial material, it becomes a matter for concern. Many people have stopped watching these news channels altogether and instead favor the hard hitting and incisive PBS News Hour. This is one of the few remaining news channels that take their time reporting a tale and each goes in-depth to cover all the various angles. They’re interested to find out the facts and this can not be done 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 standard media had disappeared he was still there since the story and the aftermath of the great quake, which left thousands dead and a lot more 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’s much to be admired for his humanitarian efforts, despite what you could personally think of his liberal politics.
Fox News could not have considering the fact that type of coverage to Haiti and especially not Sean Penn whom the standard talking heads on Fox like Sean Hanitty and others detest. This is another example of allowing political views to cloud investigative journalism and one of the reasons that these news channels are evading the true news.