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    So, we all get encouraged to watch the news, especially politics and law students. We eagerly do watch it....
    Then suddenly, others say that the info on the news tends to be biased?? :confused: so don't believe everything.

    Your views on this?
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    There is an inherent bias in any media. It naturally reflects the values of a special interest, perhaps more openly in corporate media but also in state owned media like the bbc. Doesn't mean you don't have to watch it, just research and look behind the news for any real truth.
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      All news will have bias, that doesn't mean you can't watch it.
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      By all means, watch the news but don't base your opinion on one source alone. Treat the news as something to encourage you to research the facts for yourself before forming an opinion.
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      Freedom of expression. It's a free country, let them say what they want.
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      There certainly is bias. Pick up almost any newspaper and you can detect it straight away. It can be mitigated by receiving news from a variety of sources. It would be almost impossible (and wrong) to attempt to change this.
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      There is. But really I would hope most people on here are smart enough to tell when the facts end and the BSing starts in a newspaper
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      Yep. Check out different sources for news and always look for the opposite perspective or other perspectives on a story that is different from the one you either want to believe, or the rich/authority present to you.

      If you want to engage yourself in fear based paranoia useless crap to sell papers that is
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      All news is biased except the BBC, which is less biased. Thing is, if you watch BBC news, you get no detail, just gimmicky graphics to explain basic things in a few sentences. Nobody really understands any of politics or economics because we only have an appetite for mini-quotes. Like when Cameron, Clegg or Miliband says something, we judge them on like a 20 second clip. These people have spent years reading massive books on political, economic and philosophical theory. Whether they're left or right wing, they are very intelligent and they make massive decisions. But they only say what we want to hear - a few seconds of vague stuff.
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      Just because the news is often biased doesn't mean that it isn't valuable. So long as you'reaware of the bias, and don't get all your news from the same source, then there shouldn't be a problem.
     
     
     
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