TV Political Commentators

juanjuan By juanjuan, 15th May 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1179qstg/
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Political commentators could serve a very useful function by educating the voters of America about how government affects our daily lives.

Bias

Political commentators tend to "report" the news according to their built-in biasness, which is alright provided they declare their political party affiliation prior to presenting the news, to guide the populace in accepting or rejecting the commentators' reportage.
Over the years I have noticed a subtle but ever increasing biasness creeping into how the news are reported.

Balance

In times gone by, news commentators would present both sides of whatever was being presented. The public would then evaluate the news according to how they were potentially affected and not so much according to political inclinations. Integrity was considered to be of utmost importance. Any slight political overtones were forgiven because we all are human after all.

Courtesy

So, as a matter of courtesy, news commentators should inform the public as to, for example, identifying the owners of the news channel from which they are reporting, in case the public is interested in learning about the political afiliation of the owner. Also, if the news manager is also identified, the public could do further research about that person, as well.

Objective

The objective of news commentators should be to provide accurate reporting free of biases, thereby educating the public, as best as they can because the mediums of communication actually belong to the public.

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Contitution, Elections, Electoral College

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author avatar Retired
17th May 2015 (#)

There isn't a news commentator who is not biased. Every one of them comes with their own agenda, or rather, the agenda of the newscasting network. Besides, they are not reporting news, they are reporting to you what you should think about the news.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
17th May 2015 (#)

I was going to make a comment but LeRain stated exactly how I feel. The fact is we only hear what they want us to hear and nothing more. It's sad but true.

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