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Politics on tv stations

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CircleWXYZ
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Politics on tv stations

Post by CircleWXYZ » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:32 am

For the most part, I think our local stations do a decent job of being objective and not letting politics influence how they deliver the news.

Fox 2 shows a little in ‘Let it Rip,’ but even then, they let both sides give their opinion. This is a lot, coming from a Fox O&O, where the owner is ultra conservative.

This is why I’m glad 4 and 7 are not network owned and operated. In today’s political climate, I’m not sure either would be objective as ABC or NBC owned stations.



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Re: Politics on tv stations

Post by ZenithCKLW » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:34 am

I knew "O&O" would be in this post before clicking it.

I read the owner is not ultra conservative, but Fox News airs what it does because it makes money.

I also read local stations are not connected in any way to "Fox News."

Can't remember sources.



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Re: Politics on tv stations

Post by borderboy653659200 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:31 am

Objectivity is a myth. All humans have biases. ( Though the unthinking ones let them permeate every aspect of their being .) A journalist's job is to recognize his/her biases and remove them from their reporting as much as humanly possible .



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Re: Politics on tv stations

Post by stopnswop2 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:13 pm

You think that just because someone local owns the station that they are not a corporate run station?

You are very naive. I don't think you understand how media works.

There is NO news station that is not owned by one of the 6 owners of network television.


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Re: Politics on tv stations

Post by CircleWXYZ » Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:52 pm

stopnswop2 wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:13 pm
You think that just because someone local owns the station that they are not a corporate run station?

You are very naive. I don't think you understand how media works.

There is NO news station that is not owned by one of the 6 owners of network television.
4 and 7 are not network owned and both deliver the news objectively. They aren’t MSNBC or FNC.

This is local news, not national news.



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Re: Politics on tv stations

Post by stopnswop2 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:57 pm

That's not how it works sir


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