Recently, Keith Olbermann, in his MSNBC news show, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, called Fox News “the worst person in the world”. He claimed that Fox News Channel was a blatant right-wing propaganda. He also noted that President Obama, in a recent television interview (the same interview, incidentally, as the now-known fly-robbery incident, in which, according to reports on MSNBC, NBC, CBS, CNN and elsewhere, the president demonstrates his “remarkable skills in flying”) asserted that there was at least one news channel dedicated to undermining his administration at all costs. Olbermann suggests that the president was referring to Fox News.
At a time when Republicans controlled both Houses and the presidency, a period that could well be remembered as the age of darkness or the reign of terror in modern times, Fox News was considered bastion of credible information. . So much so that all the other news agencies were too afraid to question their authority.
Fox News, owned by Australian media tycoon Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., had assumed that conventional news sources such as CNN and TV stations were operating on the principle of a subtle cultural bias on the left. educational and social media of their journalists. . The solution proposed by Fox News apparently consisted in dedicating a news channel to a coverage supposedly “fair and balanced”. “Fair and balanced” became their watchword, but it soon became ironic. Over time, their so-called objective coverage of the news was revealed as a right-wing propaganda that was rather blatant towards the Bush administration while they were in power.
This brings us to the MSNBC news range. MSNBC is an information channel created as a joint venture, as its name suggests, between Microsoft (the monolithic software giant founded by Bill Gates) and NBC. Their television programming supposedly offers us an alternative to Fox News, but, as Keith Olbermann has suggested, what they are really proposing to us is left-wing propaganda aimed at the Obama administration.
The tragic consequence of all this governmental and institutional propaganda is that the main victim of news coverage in the media is its credibility. Where are the Woodwards and Bernstein nowadays, with their magnificent revelations about corruption in high places? Certainly not at Fox News or MSNBC.
Perhaps the solution for finding credible sources of information is CNN – still as bland and objectivity while concealing a subtle left-wing bias – which apparently now uses blogs, Twitter feeds and Facebook posts to complement their on-site correspondent reports. CNN even encourages you to submit amateur videos via the “iReport” section of their website, which allows them to broadcast them on their news programming after a verification and verification process. In fact, in the ongoing Iranian uprisings, where mainstream journalists are banned and extradited by the authoritarian Iranian regime, Western news sources must rely on Twitter feeds, blogs, and videos of Iranian citizen lovers. .
This brings us to the argument that major news agencies have recently advanced against Blogsphere, particularly following recent films such as State of Play, directed by Kevin Macdonald, namely that Blogsphere is mainly composed of amateurs out of their reach. context. If you’re looking for in-depth, state-of-the-art coverage of Woodward and Bernstein, you’ll only find it in major news agencies that have the skills and resources to support this type of coverage.
The reality is that at least two of the so-called major news agencies are devoted to producing partisan propaganda that shamelessly addresses politicians, while the third is increasingly using Blogsphere to spread its news. Woodward and Bernstein, meanwhile, are both retired and writing books for a living.
So the moral of the story seems to be that if you’re looking for cutting-edge journalism, skip the news networks and, instead, check out the Blogsphere!