Originally Posted by Donutz
Hey, maybe without all the spinning, we can get back to just calling them 'democrats' and 'republicans'. Wouldn't that be a treat?
We live in a capitalist society. Nearly everything is privatized. This includes news organizations. Th owners of these organizations are not unbiased reporters, but extremely biased businesspeople. They seem more willing than not to sacrifice integrity and use their companies as mouthpieces for whatever agenda they support. So long as the jobs of journalists are controlled by their political affiliations, they will never be unbiased either. Nor, do I believe, a news company would hire an unbiased reporter in the first place unless they believed they still had something to gain.
No one who gets their news from major organizations, especially television, will ever get the truth. My hope is that people can learn to find raw data and facts for themselves and extrapolate their own opinion. But that flies in the face of the direction our country is taking, what with corporations dictating our lives and inflammatory news personalities telling us what to believe.
In a word; fustercluck.